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  • posted: November 13 @ 7:27am
For all that guessed that it had something to do with pressure, good one! It's a stainless steel-braided flexible hose that's used in the experiment racks on the Japanese Kibo laboratory module on the International Space Station.

Although I *did* like @davidbean's suggestion that it was a hookah from the Turkish space program enough to take this shot.


Beardwinner says:
Your mouse is from the future.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:29am -
KC says:
A crack pipe made from space-age polymers. Nice.

Can you get us some Area 51 goodies to gaze upon? Cause you've clearly got access to those top secret things.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:32am -
Daniel says:
It's clearly casual drug use Friday.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:40am -
michaeljstraub says:
So that's how the astronauts do it. And they said you couldn't have fire in space.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:42am -
Voltron says:
I'm diggin' the Space Shuttle on your desk, may just have to get one for mine.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:43am -
elldub says:
please move to Wilmington so we can hang out all the time.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:45am -
folliclejuju says:
man, it wasn't a beer funnel after all?? oh, JApaNESe...got it. sake funnel.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:46am -
gfmorris says:
@beardwinner I freakin' love that mouse. Not as much as the one I have at home, though. :)
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 7:47am -
hale. says:
so what are those two high tech space gadgets on the desk between the keyboard and monitor stand?
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:01am -
kidstatic says:
someone stole your outlet.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:06am -
jclutch says:
Is that a red rocket on your desk or are you just happy to see us?
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:13am -
Greybeard says:
Let me guess. Black ink in one pen and and red in the other (for edits/redlines, because nobody's yet told you it was "an angry color"). Personally, I go for the '
"inside" carry when wearing polo shirts to preclude pen-lanyard interference.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:32am -
Twisted Sistare says:
well i'm glad it wasn't the space catheter, now that it's in your mouth!
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:37am -
Finn MacCool says:
I could for a painting of astronauts sitting around a space age hookah.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:38am -
jnonfiction says:
heh. "pen-lanyard interference."
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:57am -
gfmorris says:
@greybeard You're dead on about the pen colors. And I keep them on my lanyard so I don't ruin a shirt.

@hale Not sure what you're asking about, but the black circular object is a JBL speaker stand for my iPhone and iPod.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 9:26am -
tedford says:
ingenious way to disguise all your illicit parphernalia. just call them "space artifacts". *wink*
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 9:32am -
Pip says:
Bring that to the game tonight and use it as a horn.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:40am -
gfmorris says:
No amplification needed, @pip. ;)

[Hey, I'm gonna stop by The Nook before the game.]
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 11:12am -
CraigwithaK says:
could have sworn it was a stainless steel bong from the front page, classy.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 12:59pm -
mercantilever says:
I wanted to see the connection between shuttle and beer bong rip. sigh.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 2:04pm -
Finn MacCool says:
So what's the deal with this water on the moon business. I would have expected some inside information before that hit the masses.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 6:07pm -
gfmorris says:
@finnmaccool I stay focused on ISS, man. I heard about that same time everyone else did.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 8:36pm -
Dschonn says:
@hale. I shall give you a hint. They both clip.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 9:21pm -
wondermade says:
@davidbean brings out the best in all of us.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:13pm -
hale. says:
@gfmorris - i was playing dumb. @dschonn is on to me though.
Posted: Nov 13th, 2009 - 10:55pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Good call. Job focus is important. Big dumb moon.
Posted: Nov 14th, 2009 - 1:03pm -
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