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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke 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 Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including 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 (except where noted) without compensation.