Captive Audience
  • asdf
    August 31, 2009

    I like airbus. When flying is common we can dress up for going in space. Then going in space is one step closer to being common.

  • Andrew
    January 19, 2010

    living in CT makes me miss the china town bus..and yes i remember the china town bus and still miss it.

  • The Prolific Mr. Anonymous
    January 23, 2010

    I really hope we never stop dressing up to go into space. There’s special suits for that for a reason.

  • Tell the difference!
    May 26, 2010

    The above must have been the most clever comment in the inordinate history of commenting.

  • Dante Wynter
    January 20, 2011

    We used to name airplanes, and now they’re just numbers. Yes, they’re depressed.

  • The lurker
    July 16, 2011

    Are you saying princes diana comited suicide with that DIANAirbus thing

  • Andy
    October 28, 2011

    @lurker: no, it’s (almost) the name of a famous photographer.

    (Sorry if that’s a spoiler or something; if our roles were reversed, I’d want someone eventually to explain the joke to a puzzled me.)

  • Golux
    September 28, 2013


  • greg
    February 13, 2017

    The Hindenburg had a dining area. The ride was so smooth you could stand up a flat-ended pen on the table without it tipping.

    There’s been a recent idea to bring back dirigible flight, now that we have space age materials to make them safer and more economical. Sadly, all the new dirigible concepts I’ve seen have been no more luxurious than the typical airliner. They’ve missed the point entirely.

  • Elliptical Reasoning
    December 10, 2019

    @The Prolific Mr. Anonymous
    We had special suits for flying for similar reasons, and in some contexts still do. Spaceflight has already abandoned space suits in some contexts, and I see no reason to believe it will not continue to leave them behind.

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