History Aint What It Was #27

Everyone always accepted the official story that bits just fell off the Apollo 13 module.  Now you know the truth behind the story.

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Discussion (24) ¬

  1. Theodore

    Another stow away… worse than the last time at the new colony.

  2. thedualityprinciple

    Those darned demons, screwing good old all-american engineering for decades! lol

  3. Kiriel

    Not just the engineering.. also with history in general, but hell, it’s their job to fark stuff over.

  4. Melkior

    The real story of what happened to Apollo 13 is a fascinating detective story. I won’t outline it all here (partly because I don’t remember all of the details I read), but it was a series of human errors, equipment failures and incorrect assumptions which all culminated in the explosion which caused the emergency. If just one of the errors hadn’t happened, very likely the explosion would have been avoided.

    But I like the idea that it was all caused by naughty imps playing with the controls. :-)

  5. keylaleigh

    I suddenly really want to watch Dexter’s Laboratory.

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  7. dale_mettam

    @keylaleigh – You think Alisdair is the Deedee of the Imps?

  8. keylaleigh

    Yes. Yes I do.

  9. Ragedoll

    I love Dexter’s Laboratory!

    @Dale, please do not compare the imps to Deedee… she was the queen of annoying, I disliked her and love the imps. Wouldn’t want a negative impression to go onto the imps hey!

    ps I love the strip! Although we need another bonus comic : ) mmmhmm!

  10. Courtney

    @ Ragedoll: Yeah, we plan to get some more bonus strips up very soon. I blame SDCC! I’m still recovering.

    @Keylaleigh: I would join you in watching Dexter’s Laboratory…if I could get this stupid Boomerang Channel to work. Aluminum foil and wired coat hanger on the antennae just isn’t picking up a signal at the moment.

  11. Baughbe

    Of course that would make Alisdair a gremlin. Not the car, nor the cute movie critters, but the bane of all war equipment in WWII- For further information, watch a bunch of WWII era Bugs Bunny cartoons.

  12. dale_mettam

    @Baughbe – Someone with an appreciation of the classics is always welcome here. 😀

    Also, we have a new WEEKENDER on the Facebook page… link is above and to the right… as always.

  13. Wisdn

    @keyla @Courtney It is time for a Dexter’s Laboratory party! Also, @Courtney my coat hanger set-up works fine. Did you try tilting it down at a slight angle? It usually works better that way. Great comic, as well, as usual. *movie announcer voice* Where will our impish friends decide to stowaway next? Only time will tell…

  14. Courtney

    @Wisdn: Hey thanks for the tip. It worked for the most part, but the missing element had to do with where I was standing. As long as I was standing BESIDE the TV, it worked fine. So I had to use the mirror to watch yrotarobaL s’retxeD. :)

  15. jjmblue7

    Just like a little kid in an elevator!
    @Ragedoll: Although DeeDee was *really* annoying, she was a sweet and usually well-intentioned sister. I loved when she was Racer D in the Speed Racer spoof.
    @ Baughbe: Ah, Al is the original gremlin!
    @Wisdn: Well if Al is the granddaddy of all gremlins, I would take a guess at the Hindenburgh. Maybe that was before people started catching him in the act.

  16. comichero

    ha nice misfortune started the fire this time nice

  17. comichero

    poor Luci tho i would assume no matter how much the powers of hell had influence over her the fragile psyche of a small child these days isnt somthing to toy with then again a child imagination is andwhat not is able to cushion the blows of such shocking events fair well

  18. Bismarck

    I can’t believe NO one has made a comment about the LAST panel!
    Are you telling me NO ONE has seen the can of P-s-i*?
    *(some kind of soda that has been trade marked)

    But this comic does explain some of the things that I have seen go wrong that should have not been possible do to the circumstances at the time. Now that I think about it, I my have seen that green tail out of the corner of my eye, when I couldn’t turn my head fast enough.

  19. dale_mettam

    I think technically the astronauts shoulda been drink TANG… but that’s just my opinion.

    We have a new Behind the Imps on the FB page. You know where and how to find it. 😀

  20. Courtney

    @ Dale:
    I would have given them Mello Yello, Shasta, or Slice even…before I would have given them TANG.

  21. dale_mettam

    @ M’ colleague: And I quote from wiki….

    “It was initially intended as a breakfast drink, but sales were poor until NASA used it on Gemini flights in 1965 (researched at Natick Soldier Systems Center — with Tang heavily advertised as the drink was first used on John Glenn’s Mercury flight).

    Since that time, it has been associated with the U.S. manned spaceflight program such that an urban legend emerged that Tang was invented for the space program”

  22. Courtney

    @ M’ colleague:

    Your wiki quote is subject to change as the imps continue traveling through and tampering with time and history. 😀

  23. dale_mettam

    @ M’ colleague again:

    How do you know that the quoted wiki entry is already not post-imp and previously Tang was the nectar of the gods?

  24. Wisdn

    @Courtney Ah, I hadn’t thought of that. @jjmblue7 Agreed. It would be a fun stop. @dale and @Courtney anyone up for a Mello Yello/TANG hybrid experiment?