Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 12 @ 7:30am
Happy Thursday, everybody! Continuing a Thursday Whiskerino 2009 tradition, it's time for Guess That Random Space Artifact in Geof's Office! I've worked in manned spaceflight as a contractor for a decade, and over the time, I've gotten lots of detritus in my office in the form of qualification units, spares, etc. that just happen to take up space. So on Thursdays during the W'rino, I bring them forward to you and let you guess what they are!

Guess away. Answer tomorrow!

Comments

rachel says:
shower head! do people take showers in space?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:35am -
Greybeard says:
In honor of Sesame Street's 40th anniversary last week, I'm guessing the letter J.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:35am -
michaeljstraub says:
It's the gas line from a space oven
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:36am -
Scrivener says:
It's a catheter.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:36am -
Shakedown Dave says:
Oh my god @Scrivener that hurts thinking about it. My guess, Space Bong.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:39am -
shularbrau says:
It's a Space Toilet Snake.
When the space toilet is clogged, you use this to push the clog through.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:40am -
Chinese Wildman says:
Oxidizer tank line!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:40am -
rachel says:
pull up bar to put in the spaceship doorways.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:42am -
Dante says:
I also had bathroom hardware. But it's probably just a giant bracket.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:42am -
wiseacre says:
Oatmeal Dispenser. Not cream of wheat or grits - just oatmeal. There are other, different apparati for different hot much cereals. NASA also tests each for durability and the exact moment that each will fail and stop working to the tune of $3.5 million for each piece.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:44am -
Presto Beardo says:
three words: In space Colonoscopy
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:47am -
llIllIIIIII says:
...Space Arc Welder?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:54am -
Shakedown Dave says:
ooh! Space didgeridoo
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:56am -
folliclejuju says:
isn't that what they funnel beer with?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:58am -
Paragone says:
exhaust manifold?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:59am -
benfrank says:
that's a space shuttle model, duh. you gotta make this a little more challenging.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:59am -
gfmorris says:
You're gonna make me move my damn Shuttle model, aren't you, @benfrank!? ;)
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:00am -
Daniel says:
Everyone knows that is a device to removed those face sucker creatures.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:04am -
chance says:
More importantly than the apparatus is your face, @gfmorris! You're crackin me up here. But I'm going to guess that it's some type of handle or something. Like a rail for when climbing ladders are stairs or something.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:17am -
gfmorris says:
@chance I hammed it up, to be sure, and picked the foofiest face for the shot I uploaded.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:20am -
tedford says:
death ray silencer. also allows for shooting around corners with ease. next!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:28am -
Scrivener says:
I love your foofiest face. Can I call you Foof Face in the future?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:36am -
mynameisjason says:
space toilet hose?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:42am -
gfmorris says:
@scrivener You may call me Foof, Foofer, or Captain Foofy Face, if you're not into that whole brevity thing.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:44am -
W E L L S says:
That is a left-handed fuel return hose with the optional magnetic flange attachment...I mean...what else could it be?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 9:17am -
eightyeight says:
it's a tooth brush.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 9:37am -
mackle says:
Babelfish Delivery Tube
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 9:56am -
Scrivener says:
Oh! I know what it actually is. It's a space snorkle. So if you get sucked out of the spaceship without your suit on, you put one end in your mouth and stick the other end back inside the ship or into any other air pocket available so you can breathe for however long it takes you to get yourself back inside.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 10:12am -
keifel says:
it's a doohickey. yes, that's a technical term.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 10:15am -
the_cap says:
It's gotta be for smoking in space. Like, you inhale, then exhale into the tube. Awesome invention.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 10:26am -
hale. says:
space snorkel made me laugh.


does it have anything to do with making astronaut ice cream?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:18am -
hale. says:
would it be braid protection incase @mattyc ever went into space?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:19am -
hale. says:
is it a deflated welded aluminum sphere [circumferentially welded] with a carbon-fiber overlay and a polyurethane top coat?


intentional pun in your caption, in regards to "taking up space?"
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:21am -
jnonfiction says:
Zero-g toilet attachment.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 11:30am -
Just Jamey says:
Do not insert in rectum..

Also, I have no idea what it is.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:12pm -
gfmorris says:
@hale No, it's not a deflated sphere. The pun was unintended. :)
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 12:29pm -
KO says:
Wish I could see it on a bigger screen (I'm on my phone) because I sell s/s hose assemblies with sanitary fittings and camlocks etc. I'm curious to hear what it is. Is it Teflon lined, or stainless all the way through?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 1:32pm -
Matty O says:
Astronaut pee-pee tube. That's the technical term.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 1:41pm -
revgoomba says:
Part of the toilet?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 2:43pm -
mattyc says:
Space Bong.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 3:03pm -
blackbeard says:
space catheter.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 3:38pm -
Pip says:
Probably a condenser tube for your space-still.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 3:40pm -
Matthew Callis says:
Robot arm.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 4:21pm -
gfmorris says:
@pip wins for best Bon Iver reference of the day.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 5:19pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
I'm gonna go with the people that it's something you pee into.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 5:32pm -
Shakedown Dave says:
is that a space milk shake straw?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:43pm -
Andrew says:
is that shirt periwinkle? you pull it off nicely.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:14pm -
gfmorris says:
I was wondering when someone would say something about the shirt. :chuckle:
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:19pm -
david.bean says:
it's a hookah from the Turkish space program.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:38pm -
MrMaggie says:
an essential part of a beer delivery system, i'm sure of it.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:28pm -
FeXd says:
I can literally hear you "ooo"ing!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 8:56pm -
Greybeard says:
Foof, Foofie, Captain Foof, The Foofster, Foof-a-rama, Foofadoofdoof, makin' foof face.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:01am -
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