Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Lee, one of my favorite bloggers over at My Letter of the Day, put up a post today about the completely psychotic actions of Astronaut Lisa Nowak. For those of you who haven't read the news today, Nowak drove 900 miles while wearing an adult diaper (so she wouldn't have to stop for potty breaks) in order to confront a woman who she felt was a rival for the affections of fellow Astronaut William Oefelein. Nowak tricked her nemesis into thinking she was stranded so she could spray the poor woman in the face with pepper spray. The other woman managed to drive away and call police who then found a wig, a BB gun, a steel mallet, twist ties, a knife and rubber tubing among Nowak's belongings. She'd like authorities to believe she just wanted to talk things over with her adversary. Yeah right. This got me to thinking though. What if this was a Stephen King novel? Imagine. You have a female Astronaut in the dark recesses of space prey to all kinds of alien contact. What if she went on a spacewalk and stepped in some alien goo? Do they decontaminate when they come back into the space station? Who's to say that all the Astronauts are not now infected, ticking time bombs waiting to blow? Really, it wasn't Nowak's fault. It's the alien who took over her body and is now in control of her brain. I mean, why else would a person drive 900 miles in a diaper? Only an alien would think this is normal. Well, Stephen King might also. But what if folks? What if? Seriously though, what a whack job.