Bikinis on the Vomit Comet

A few days ago I had this conversation:

I really hope they never, ever remake Barbarella.
I can't even imagine how awful that would be.
Hate to break it to you...
Oh, they've been talking about it for decades.
It's inevitable.
And I will be studiously ignoring it.
Just like I plan to ignore whatever Katy Perry / Blade Runner atrocity is coming down the pipe.
Maybe they should just combine those two!
*wet regurgitative sounds*
"We've got 4 skin jobs on the loose. Their leader is Durand Durand."
bad touch
"I need the old magic, Barbarella. I need the old Babe Runner."
you're sick.

And then this happened:

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14 Responses:

  1. Glaurung says:

    Worse than a movie remake, Barbarella is going to be a direct-to-Amazon streaming tv series, allegedly:

  2. Ben says:

    I've been on that plane. If you don't get motion sickness easily, it's definitely worth the $4-5k to fly on it once in your life.

    • Pavel Lishin says:

      How about if you have a crippling fear of heights and falling?

      • Ben says:

        There's only two windows, in the doors over the wings, and most people are too occupied to ever look out of them. In the rear of the plane where the seats are that you sit in for takeoff and landing there are no windows. There's no reference for the plane's altitude or attitude.

        I felt no sensation of height or falling. It's just that there's gravity, then there's Mars gravity for thirty seconds, then there's a bunch of gravity, then there's Lunar gravity for thirty seconds, then lots of gravity, then you're floating for thirty seconds, and so on.

        Though I did crawl over to the window during one of the high-g portions. It was really neat to see the horizon out the window of a 737 looking like it's at 45 degrees.

        • Pavel Lishin says:

          But... you're not "floating". You're falling. That's what it is. You're in freefall.

          I'm not really afraid to look out of the airplane windows down at the clouds. I'm afraid of literally falling. The sensation.

          This is probably not for me, but I bet that if I can casually toss $5k on a fun adventure, I'll end up doing it. Just because people would slap me if I didn't.

          • Ben says:

            That depends on your frame of reference. You can similarly say that people in orbit are falling, not floating.

            I guess I don't know what "the sensation of falling" is on a practical level. I can understand it as an idea to be afraid of, but I'm only afraid of falling itself. Falling requires falling off something, perceiving that falling is happening by some stimuli, and then coming to a sudden stop. None of those happen on ZeroG.

            • Pavel Lishin says:

              It's the same thing if you're the person in freefall. We can thank Newton for showing that floating and falling are the same thing. I would perceive falling because my inner ear would register it!

              And coming to a sudden stop has nothing to do with falling, as you pointed out by referencing people in orbit.

              Oddly enough, I don't think I'd be bothered by one of those held-up-by-force-of-air-by-a-big-fan attractions. Because I don't think that would feel like freefall.

  3. Greg says:

    Further confirmation that I'm gay: I was more interested in seeing what the URL was on that plane than the ample boobage on display. $5k is a bit much for me though.

  4. Leonardo Herrera says:

    Bah, both videos are gone.

    • jwz says:

      This is less than entirely surprising. I suppose you can still watch it on the sucktastic non-Youtube Flash embed on the original site, until they tire of playing whack-a-mole.

  5. Leonardo Herrera says:

    BTW, kudos on displaying that chat window using HTML. Hand crafted or did you hacked some program to do it?

  6. Even worse, the upcoming Kink parody remake:

    • jwz says:

      This appears to be a porn parody made by people who don't realize that the original was already a porn parody.

      That's like making a parody of The Muppet Show with no understanding that The Muppet Show was a parody of variety shows.

      I am disappoint.