Share Your World – Week 185

What do you mean nobody’s going to care about space travel in 35 years?

The curtain officially closed on an era on the morning of July 21, 2011 when the Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of the 135th and final mission for the iconic NASA Space Shuttle program in its 30 year history.  The 1980’s was the last decade where people both young and old were really pumped up about space travel, and Space Shuttle launches and missions were extremely newsworthy events forty years ago.  The Challenger disaster in January 1986 pretty much put paid to that public fascination, as it would be two and a half years before NASA flew another mission, and Americans realized during that moratorium that we could get by just fine without caring about sending a manned spacecraft into orbit… relegating Shuttle launches to the back pages and the middle of the newscast.  I was honestly surprised myself to discover the Shuttle was still flying just eleven years ago…

Why should we care about space when we can’t even see it anymore?

I’d like to take this time to add that I’ve been slower than usual to respond to comments lately because of an issue I’ve been having with WordPress that apparently is isolated only to Firefox.  I was unable to like or comment on some of the blogs I read beginning a couple weeks ago, and the little Notifications bell at the top right corner of my homepage stopped working.  Then last week it hit my own blog, with The Nest refusing to recognize that I was logged in… leaving me unable to comment HERE!  Yet, it works fine on my work phone… and I even held my nose and fired up Microsoft Explorer Edge which also works perfectly fine.  So whatever is going on, I hope the next Firefox update takes care of it, because I hate having to use two different browsers at the same time!

I wonder if I could switch to the Mr. Fox browser?

Alright, it’s Share Your World time!  Questions provided, as always, by Melanie….

The world’s first manned space flight…

In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?

The only place I can run Evil Squirrel’s Nest without getting thrown in jail…

You won’t find this on PBS…

Is true beauty subjective or objective?

Beauty, as with pretty much everything in life, is always in the eye of the beholder…

Sometimes you have to be a bit stoned to see it, though…

How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?

However many it takes to fill a bucket from KFC.  I’m pretty sure the toxic shit I got from there five weeks ago that liquidated my insides would have easily killed an elephant…

Col. Sanders will kill us ALL!

If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?

Notice that I managed to survive just fine without drinking that godawful fucking milk they tried to force on us in kindergarten, and would have thrown the next carton right in the teacher’s face!

It does a body good!

What’s an aspect of your personality that you’re grateful for?

Could it possibly be my overactive, warped imagination?


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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 185

  1. My computer issues are (I’m sure) related to various and sundry “gotta have this and that” programs that are forced on us, and a fair share of browser-itis thrown in for good measure. Things are ridiculously complicated but don’t need to be! ICK on the KFC “issue”….I quit going there after going thru the drive-thru and being given a bucket of obviously NOT FRESHLY FRIED chicken. I noticed in the ‘toon that Uncle Evil’s catch of the day was the very rare possum-fish. Bet it tasted better than KFC.


    • This is the second time in my life that KFC tried to poison me! The first time (when I was just 13) kept me away from there for five years. We’ll see how long my KFC boycott lasts this time. I’m definitely not a fan of seafood, but I guess I’d eat a possumfish before I’d touch any more KFC!

    • No poetic Thursday post? I was worried when I didn’t see it, but then I remembered you’d already replied here!

  2. I love the milk idea a lot… oh how I wish to be 5 years old again LOL

  3. Milk and paddles at school. Yikes. Most kids now are lactose intolerant and think paddling belongs to a canoe, but, the idea of having my five-year-old self in my adult body is terrific. Except five-year-old would learn quickly that the knees and back aren’t what they used to be!

    • The propaganda machine for milk was in full force at the time I went to school… my entire generation was brainwashed into thinking it was the healthiest thing we could put in our bodies! There was one kid in my kindergarten class who got an exemption from the mandatory milk (probably for lactose intolerance, but back then, you didn’t have allergies, you were just weird), and I think he got orange juice, which I do like…

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    I’d say welcome to the club, but it’s not a fun club to belong to. Sorry that your comment/like deals are wonky. Mine has been for I don’t know, maybe a month or so? Still can’t do those normally, plus having to log in to my own blog each time and to whomever I try to like or comment on. I switch from email to reader a jillion times a day just to push a like button or something. I’d wish your Mr. fox would take over and run the thing – would be better I’m sure! 🙂

    • I’ve never had that issue before in all my years here, then it just pops up out of nowhere. And it’s only on certain blogs… others recognize that I’m logged in to WordPress just fine. And only when I use Firefox, which has been my browser of choice for almost 20 years…

  5. KFC is just one reason I became a vegetarian. I don’t recall ever having a pepper or bean try to poison me. 😉

    Periodically I have that same login issue. Mostly with Blogger accounts. And after months of trying to resolve it, I just open them in the stalker Google Chrome since Safari doesn’t seem to be recognized. Logging in with every comment I leave makes me uber crabbish on whichever platform said blog resides! Funny how the ads always seem to work just fine. 😬

    Personally I kinda like the purple/orange hued Sully. Nice job.

    • I’ve ALWAYS had a problem with Blogger. The Trout Towne Tabbies used to follow me… and I tried to follow them as well, but could do literally nothing on their non-WP blog but read. I really hope Firefox has a fix for this, but maybe that browser’s not swanky enough for WP to care about. The bloggers who make money for them probably all use Chrome or Edge…

      • All these different platforms and none of them seem to want to play nice with the other kids in the sandbox. There are always hiccups especially when one of them has an update. 🙄

  6. Thanks for Sharing Your World, Bill! KFC, the mighty (once) has fallen. I suppose not having the ‘evil’ Colonel Saunders/Sanders (who died in 1956 or something – I BET you know that bit of trivia 😉 ) to goad them into making the once yummy dinners they used to offer, has made them giddy and now they’ve screwed the pooch. The same phenomenon is happening with Wendys. Dave, we miss ya! There’s probably a good reason that the stuff is so nasty now – which you touched on in your 5 y.o. question – the lactose intolerance in children being on the rise. (warning. paranoid little side segue) I was never lactose intolerant until 5-6 years ago, although I used to wonder why they gave little kids such big frickin’ cartons to drink. It really was too much milk. What the %$@# did they do to the cows? The beef tastes weird, and there has to be an additive or hormones being added, because it’s making people literally sick. Like KFC and Wendys. Mystery meat comes to reality.. You think they’re recycling possums? Thanks for the laughs and the wonderful cartoon “goodie” at the end. Have a great week and stay cool man. 😎

    • I don’t think KFC is bad (Though I’m sure the quality has gone down since the Colonel left us, which according to Google was in 1980), but they’ve gotten me twice with bad chicken. I’ve eaten a LOT of fast food in my life, and can count the number of meals that have made me sick on one hand, but KFC’s given me two of my worst cases now… so they’re done for a while. I used to like Wendy’s fries circa the early 2000’s…. that was literally all I’d order there. Then they changed them too, and, well, it don’t matter since our Wendy’s got bought out for a development project in 2003 and never came back to my town.

  7. We do get addicted to our browsers and switching browsers as I found out recently is NOT as easy as they tell you it will be. Good luck in getting it sorted out. I tried switching TO Firefox and all all broke out. It was AWFUL. Needless to say, I’m back on Chrome!

  8. draliman says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as a bad KFC!
    Sorry your crappy Firefox browser is giving you grief.

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