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  • November 20, 2018 at 12:13 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Not again! You’d think for an engineer, she could learn; 1-how to NOT launch a turkey again, and 2-how to aim it better. At least she did it outdoors this time, and not in the barn.
    Meanwhile, I’m ROFLOL.
    I’ll say it now, and several more times through the week.
    Happy Thanksgiving, all you flyover basket of deplorables.
    And now, I’m to bed. I still have to get up early for one more day of work this week. (ain’t PTO great?)

  • November 20, 2018 at 12:18 am
    Too Tall

    Consistency is the hallmark of good engineering.

    Sam’s cooking continues to develop an impressive Specific Impulse (Isp). NASA is jealous.

    Glad to see Sam remains true to form (in so many ways).

    Once again the Owens will have Chinese take-out for Thanksgiving. Family traditions are important in so many ways.

    • November 20, 2018 at 2:02 am

      Chinese take-out works. Obviously. Otherwise she’d learn from the previous years.

      • November 20, 2018 at 8:03 am
        MasterDiver

        We go out to Cracker Barrel. Good Food, great price, no dirty dishes!

        Zar Belk!

      • November 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm
        John

        That last point sells it for me no matter what the menu.

  • November 20, 2018 at 12:35 am
    Delilah T

    You’re supposed to let the turkey thaw if you don’t want to launch it.

    Have a quite, pleasant, well-fed Turkey Day.

  • November 20, 2018 at 12:41 am
    Pamela

    Sam, too bad you couldn’t have revised the trajectory to aid in the “hurry up, get the hell gone from here” to the retreating antifa…

    • November 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm
      John

      Yeah, I want to see a black clad bozo on a gurney and his EMT saying he was beaned by a frozen turkey.

      • November 21, 2018 at 11:55 pm
        Peter Sanders

        EMT notes to ER “SOCMOB, HBFT”

        Standing Sn the Corner, Minding my Own Business.
        Hit By Flying Turkey

  • November 20, 2018 at 12:57 am
    Malatrope

    Great artwork on the sunset, Chris!

    • November 20, 2018 at 7:34 am
      Redleg

      I don’t think that is a sunset. I think that beautiful glow is from the fireball of the turkey launch.

      • November 20, 2018 at 8:04 am
        MasterDiver

        I wonder what DEFCON NORAD went to when they got the first sighting?

        Zar Belk!

      • November 20, 2018 at 11:28 am
        Kafiroon

        I agree with the “launch” glow. The trajectory streak is still climbing!
        Good One!
        Lawn chairs, Beer and Popcorn to watch the yearly launch.

      • November 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm
        John

        I’m more concerned by what the Russian satellites tell their boozed up button pushers.

      • November 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm
        Malatrope

        Yeah, I see that now. It’s a nice sunset too, at least the kind we get around here. I was assuming the main point of the frame was the trail in the sky!

  • November 20, 2018 at 12:59 am
    John M.

    Travis has “gone walkabout” again? Why isn’t he doing Thanksgiving dinner?

    • November 20, 2018 at 1:37 am
      JSStryker

      No he’s doing Suzy Q…:D

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:03 am
    Merle

    I can’t help but wonder who would benefit the most from Sam’s secret – NASA, or the Army??? 🙂

    • November 20, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Maybe Elon Musk and SpaceX?

    • November 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm
      John

      They’re not all that far from White Sands. Maybe the Air Force will show up.

      • November 21, 2018 at 10:53 am
        cfm56dash7

        Blue Origin is out there, somewhere near Marfa.

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:13 am
    interventor

    Sam, next year, look for a good catered takeout.

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:20 am
    WayneM

    Let’s hope Sam’s turkey doesn’t hit the Hubble Telescope again…

    • November 20, 2018 at 1:24 am
      TomZ.

      Or a Keyhole.

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:35 am
    TomZ.

    Downtown, as in beautiful downtown Burbank?

  • November 20, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Damn, girl. Have you not read the instruction manual?

  • November 20, 2018 at 4:31 am
    Punta Gorda

    … so, since “downtown” is the probable impact area, is this gonna be as calamatous as the WKRP turkey drop?

    Sams is going be carrying a but more kinetic energy than a bird dropped from a Helo. Hers approached LEO before coming back down…

    • November 20, 2018 at 4:34 am
      Punta Gorda

      Gerald Bull would be proud.

      • November 20, 2018 at 6:50 am
        Deplorable B Woodman

        Especially with that short of a “barrel”. (the height of the pot)

    • November 20, 2018 at 7:24 am
      GWB

      “With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

      (Wild ones do. Quite damn vigorously, though neither high nor far.)

      • November 20, 2018 at 8:25 am
        Advo

        In this case, it would be “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fry.”

      • November 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm
        John

        Yeah, and don’t disturb them when they roost. The thunder of takeoff will make you have flashbacks.

    • November 20, 2018 at 9:08 am
      PaulS

      “They can’t fly?!?!?!?!” LOL

  • November 20, 2018 at 7:05 am
    Bill

    Day-um I thought it was a Falcon Heavy Space X launch!!!

  • November 20, 2018 at 7:32 am
    Badger

    Have a good Thanksgiving holiday Chris. Reflection & smiling on family are good for the soul as well as steeling the heart to protect them.

  • November 20, 2018 at 7:39 am
    gafling

    Loved the re-entry contrail … pretty sure that after that flight there will be very little mass that actually hits ‘downtown’. Friction, ya know …

    • November 20, 2018 at 7:43 am
      JSStryker

      Whatever is left if they could find it should be well cooked!

  • November 20, 2018 at 7:42 am
    JSStryker

    “Do it again Mommy” sells the whole thing.

  • November 20, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Did anyone else first read that as a metaphor for the beginning of labor?

    • November 20, 2018 at 10:26 am
      PaulS

      Da bun is done!?

  • November 20, 2018 at 8:03 am
    eon

    Happy Thanksgiving, Chris and everyone.

    Oh, and….

    INCOMING!!!

    😉

    cheers

    eon

  • November 20, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Tagg

    Where are we going out to eat dad?
    Mom “cooked the kitchen” again, didn’t she?
    Heads nodding.
    Best thanksgiving ever. Even mom enjoyed it.

    • November 20, 2018 at 9:11 am
      PaulS

      Who’s eating dad, ain’t that mommies job? 😉

  • November 20, 2018 at 8:58 am
    Browncoat

    Just how far is “downtown”? As I recall, Domino’s is 70 minutes away.

    • November 20, 2018 at 9:12 am
      PaulS

      Low earth orbit can get many places fairly quick.

  • November 20, 2018 at 10:23 am
    Old Codger

    Looks to me like the turkey was headed for orbit; although without a circularizing burn it might end up just being a ballistic trajectory.

    • November 20, 2018 at 10:50 am
      kadaka

      If we launch turkeys into North Korea then that’s a good thing since they need the food, yes?

  • November 20, 2018 at 10:25 am
    kadaka

    Yesterday the 6:30 ‘world news’ started with the Chicago hospital shooting, CBS had a witness who said shooter was a black guy. So I assumed the news would soon stop mentioning it.

    Today the news stories say shooter was Juan Lopez. And not much else from the Sanctuary City is being said and I’m not assuming, seems a pretty common name.

    Check out the crazy pic of the second police officer’s holster and handgun that saved him by taking the bullet. Whoa, that’s close. https://abc7chicago.com/mercy-hospital-chicago-shooting-2-dead-including-gunman/4720765/

  • November 20, 2018 at 10:28 am
    kadaka

    Weaponized turkey, yum.

  • November 20, 2018 at 11:30 am
    BeijaFlor

    Oh, brother. She’s shooting turkeys again.

  • November 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I’m with the kids…do it again!

    Sam can’t cook for shit but that engineering comes in mighty handy with this fowl incendiary tradition she’s got going…and as to impact who knows what the composition of that thing is since she knew it was made to launch?

    Light show. Then Cracker Barrel. Or if you’re lucky enough like me to have a Georgia wifey that knows her some Southern cooking, ‘specially for Thanksgiving to share with the babies and grands. OTOH we went camping one year in Ocala Forest and had our “turkey” dinner at the only open place that felt a lot like the Christmas Story thjng except instead of chinese and a goose we had rednecks and meat loaf. Good though.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all; Chris if you should find yourself over Sebring way…

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    kadaka

    College is becoming un-American.

    ‘Thanks But No Thanks-Giving’: University Of Oregon Student Groups Focus On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    “The main messages are that of gratitude, food, and family; however, Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe,” the event description reads.

  • November 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    James Gemind

    Weaponized Turkey is NOT against the Geneva Convention…:)

  • November 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    Stephanie Osborn

    Speaking as somebody who worked for a couple decades in civilian & military space programs (think NASA Shuttle program and DoD stuff), I gotta say I was howlin’ over here…

  • November 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm
    James Gemind

    In fun news, I now have an AR Lower receiver, and will be going .300 BLK for the extra parts. Shopping Daytona Tactical. Should be ready to shoot feral hogs by the end of January! 🙂

  • November 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm
    S Hooks

    Does this mean south Texas is now Fryover Country?

  • November 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    Mort
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