Friday, July 08, 2011

Possibly one of the most awesome things on teh interwebs

The interior of the Discovery Shuttle cockpit. In panoramic surround-view.

There ya go. Look around. Make yourselves comfortable.




Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

Pretty cool.

But I know the real reason you posted a link to this: the only flag visible anywhere in the panorama is... Canadian.

3:46 a.m.  
Blogger Brian Fies said...

Neato. Thanks!

2:47 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

where do you get this stuff? do they need about six people in there to fly it?

8:34 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

BTW, Ronnie, the wonderful Prince of Petworth blog has some DC fans of POUTINE!! How does one make it? got a good recipe?? I also suppose you may have a sound opinion on the subject of using mayonnaise in lobster rolls. Care to sound out?


8:44 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Sherwood: You just sent me on the toughest game of "Where's Waldo" ever. I hadn't even noticed it! But there it is. Controls for the Canadarm, one presumes?

Brian: Only fair. How much neat space stuff have you shared with us?

XE: A lot of this stuff I find through Twitter.

I haven't visited your link yet but will do so anon. As for a recipe for poutine, the recipe is as simple as milk: hot, crispy french fries, cheese curds on top, hot gravy on top of that. The makeup of the first and third elements may have individual recipes but poutine is *always* something best bought from a truck on the side of the street or in a diner where people speak a lot of French, not made in one's own kitchen.

Yes, I have strong opinions on the use of mayonnaise in lobster rolls: yes, not too much, and real mayonnaise. (Also green onions and celery.) Use of Miracle Whip instead should be responded to with summary execution of the cook, immediately after s/he is made to apologize to lobsters everywhere.

9:20 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

Ronnie, I am happy to announce that yesterday as I was editing away in a Dupont Circle bar with WIFI, I looked at the menu and saw.....POUTINE! Of course I ordered some, and I'm happy to be alive today. It was absolutely delicious, but the cheese was not the curds they sell in Wisconsin by the bagful. It was gruyere cut into little cubes. The gravy was brown, but otherwise not identifiable. It's a great combo, but I suspect "poutine" means "death by grease"??
Where this came from on the menu beats me, as it was NOT THERE last week! But now I know....

9:53 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

Also, the wait staff, mele and female, all had big smiles on their faces when I ordered it and they brought it to me. When I asked them about it, they said they all LOVED it. It's a big improvement over french fry sandwiches, I'll say that. I never heard of those before I got here, either. If the economy gets any worse, I predict great popularity for poutine!!

Also, I agree totally re "chefs" using Miracle Whip. OMG, NOOOOOOO

10:02 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

ME: That's awesome! Glad the poutine gospel is being spread south of the 49th. Yes, it is something you would order once a month - at most!

10:02 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Oh and you're right ME - little cubes of cheese are not in the true spirit of poutine. Must be curds, preferably those made in a convent by nuns, and the curds should squeak against your teeth. (It's complex, but trust me.)

10:05 p.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

re: kids used to beg for "squeaky cheese" when we'd stop at roadside cheese shops on our way through Wisconsin! No nuns involved in the manufacture there. Just jolly Wisconsinites with beer bellies.

2:34 p.m.  

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