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

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.