May 4th, 2006


All your base are belong to us!

Tracking: It looks good at Mach One.
Control: Uh, Roger.
Pilot: DCS arm switch is on.
Control: OK, Victor.
Pilot: Landing rocket arm switch is on. Here comes the throttle. Circuit breaker's in.
Tracking: We have separation.
Pilot: Roger. Inboard and outboards are on. We're comin' forward with the sidestick.
Tracking: All looks good.
Control: Uh, Roger.
Pilot: I've got a blowout. Damper three.
Control: Get your pitch to zero.
Pilot: Engine's out. I can't hold altitude.
Control: Correction. Alpha hold is off. Trip select is emergency.
Pilot: Flightcom, I can't hold it. She's breaking up. She's break... <static>
Tracking: Somebody set us up the bomb!

(no subject)

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian builders who drank their way to the bottom of a huge barrel of rum while renovating a house got a nasty surprise when a pickled corpse tumbled out of the empty barrel, a police magazine website reported.

According to online magazine, workers in Szeged in the south of Hungary tried to move the barrel after they had drained it, only to find it was surprisingly heavy and were shocked when the body of a naked man fell out.

The website said that the body of the man had been shipped back from Jamaica 20 years ago by his wife in the barrel of rum in order to avoid the cost and paperwork of an official return.

According to the website, workers said the rum in the 300-liter barrel had a "special taste" so they even decanted a few bottles of the liquor to take home.

The wife has since died and the man was buried in a proper grave.