Weekend Open Thread: ‘Space Oddity’ Oddity from Space


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This is great. You’ve probably seen it by now, but when the alien life forms unearth and decode the Orange Juice Blog archive, we want to make sure that they see it too.

That’s Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station, releasing a music video to mark the day of his return home. Some of the best stuff is near the end, so stay in your seat until the landing.  And, please, don’t try this at home!

Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield picks up his guitar and leaves

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield picks up his guitar and prepares to leave the building.

This is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about this, or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of taste and decorum.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)