You say that you love your spouse...

Posted By: MyBrainHurts

You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:33 PM

But could you spend 501 days locked in tin can in outer space with him or her?

http://www.newsday.com/news/world/tycoon...flyby-1.4725435

WASHINGTON - It's a road trip that could test the best of marriages: Mars.
A tycoon announced plans Wednesday to send a middle-aged couple on a privately built spaceship to slingshot around the red planet and come back home, hopefully with their bodies and marriage in one piece after 501 days of no-escape togetherness in a cramped capsule half the size of an RV.

The trying circumstances include: no showers, limits on toilet paper and clothing, drinking water made from the crew members' recycled urine and sweat, and almost no privacy. But the flight also comes with never-before-seen views of Mars. And there's ample time for zero-gravity sex in space, something NASA doesn't like to talk about.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:46 PM

This sounds like a cool experience, until the 144th solid day. With no break. And no escape. When there's not a sharp item in sight.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:46 PM

Simple answer: No way. smile
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:47 PM

My husband wouldn't last the first week.....
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:48 PM

Recycled urine and sweat?

::shudders::
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:48 PM

Well, duh(!) Deek. Everyone knows there's no smoking in space. Plus, even with filling the cargo hold with Tanq, you'd really only have a week or two supply. Tops.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Simple answer: No way. smile


yet you manage to stay engaged for more than 501 days
Posted By: B_F

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 03:57 PM

I'd miss things like Tacos, Spaghetti, salad..... too much to go 500 days without real food.
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:00 PM

People change. Feelings change.
It doesnít mean the love once shared
wasnít true and real, it simply means
that sometimes when people grow,
they grow apart.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Peepers Mac
Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Simple answer: No way. smile


yet you manage to stay engaged for more than 501 days


We have a townhouse, plenty of room to avoid each other. grin
Posted By: manimal

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:22 PM

501 days in those conditions would test even the best of marraiges. Personal space (and a little privacy) is something everyone needs, no matter how much they love their Sig O.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:26 PM

Dave?
What are you doing, Dave?
Posted By: edAudit

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Dave?
What are you doing, Dave?



Mrs Happy: I can not go there is no shopping there.

laugh
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Dave?
What are you doing, Dave?


Love that reference!
I had a ring tone once for a computer geek friend of mine that was the Hal singing Daisy! laugh
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 04:48 PM

At least the husband would have the excuse of not being able to stop and ask for directions.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:12 PM

Give me a sufficient supply of books and I could handle doing that by myself.......
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Personal space (and a little privacy) is something everyone needs, no matter how much they love their Sig O.


...and showers
...and toilet paper
...and fresh water not made from recycled pee or Jen's popped toe blister fluid
sick
Posted By: manimal

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:24 PM

I didn't even think about that. What if they have a medical emergency? What if the wife gets pregnant? You are stuck out there for a year and half!
Posted By: RebekahL CRCM

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
What if the wife gets pregnant?


Maybe that's why they want a middle aged couple. That, and the avoidance of PMS and Aunt Flo. Ewwwwwww!
Posted By: edAudit

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
Originally Posted By: manimal
Personal space (and a little privacy) is something everyone needs, no matter how much they love their Sig O.


...and showers
...and toilet paper
...and fresh water not made from recycled pee or Jen's popped toe blister fluid
sick


or how would you wash your fruit? smile
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
I didn't even think about that. What if they have a medical emergency? What if the wife gets pregnant? You are stuck out there for a year and half!


Well when her water breaks they'll recycle it for drinking....
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:41 PM

"Hello Houston? The wife just stepped out for a while...." smile
Posted By: 'Lil Freak!

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:42 PM

This Tang tastes like dirty feet!
Posted By: Truffle Royale

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:46 PM

Seems notify is the button of the day.
How about not getting any grosser on this?
I don't want to have to make delete my button of the day.
Posted By: Dani York, CRCM

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 05:48 PM

Deleted myself. Sorry Truff.
Posted By: Princess Romeo

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 08:59 PM

I nominate:

Howard and Bernadette

at least they'd get away from his mother for awhile!
Posted By: rainman

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Dave?
What are you doing, Dave?


Open the pod bay doors, Hal! Open the pod bay doors!
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Give me a sufficient supply of books and I could handle doing that by myself.......


::Imagines Burgess Meredith in that Twilight Zone episode with all the time and the books in the world and broken glasses:: crazy
Posted By: DD Regs

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 09:39 PM

Makes me think of a Steven Wright schtick:

"I once drove across country with a buddy in his 74 Grimlin. The radio didn't work, and there was a tape stuck in the player. Funny thing, i can't remember who was on the tape." crazy
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 09:45 PM

If our vacations are any indication, we'd get just a few miles past the moon and have to come back home because both of us would have forgotten something.

"I don't have my phone charger!"

"I forgot my sunglasses!"
Posted By: Princess Romeo

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 10:17 PM

Originally Posted By: DD Regs
Makes me think of a Steven Wright schtick:

"I once drove across country with a buddy in his 74 Grimlin. The radio didn't work, and there was a tape stuck in the player. Funny thing, i can't remember who was on the tape." crazy


And I would walk 500 miles
and I would walk 500 more



How I Met Your Mother?
Posted By: Skittles

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 10:23 PM

PR - we seem to watch the same sitcoms.
Posted By: cbu3

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 10:27 PM

There is no way I would ever go. The issue for me isn't being with hubby in a small space. The issue is the small space itself. Wait, there is one way I would go - put me in a coma for 502 days...
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 10:31 PM

What cbu3 said. It would be a non-issue because five minutes after being shut in the tin can I would be clinically insane.
Posted By: GuitarDude

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 02/28/13 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
If our vacations are any indication, we'd get just a few miles past the moon and have to come back home because both of us would have forgotten something.

"I don't have my phone charger!"

"I forgot my sunglasses!"


"I think I left the stove on!"

"I think I left the water running!"

laugh
Posted By: Purple Pride

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
What cbu3 said. It would be a non-issue because five minutes after being shut in the tin can I would be clinically insane.


Waaay too easy. Being the nice guy that I am, I will let the softball go by...this time. grin smirk
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 01:24 PM

:stares:


laugh
Posted By: edAudit

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
:stares:


laugh


Why the stares he/she seem like a nice person to me. laugh
Posted By: Purple Pride

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
Originally Posted By: DeeQ
:stares:


laugh


Why the stares he/she seem like a nice person to me. laugh


I am not too worried Ed. Not like she can see clearly through the Aqua Net haze. laugh
Posted By: NotPerfect

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 02:19 PM

Next trip - 2 BOL'ers heading to Mars.

I nominate Jenn for one of the spots. Zero gravity running should help all of her bones and muscles heal and save her a trip to PT for 501 whole days!!!
Posted By: Pup

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: NotPerfect
Next trip - 2 BOL'ers heading to Mars.

I nominate Jenn for one of the spots. Zero gravity running should help all of her bones and muscles heal and save her a trip to PT for 501 whole days!!!


::LP Pup has removed themselves from consideration for the trip to Mars::

She'd kill me before we got to the moon. wink

Referring, of course, to either Jen or my spouse.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: You say that you love your spouse... - 03/01/13 02:56 PM

I'm pretty quiet and don't take up much space. I'll go!