Friday, April 27, 2007

This One's For Don!


Hawking in zero gravity in this handout photo provided by Zero Gravity Corp., astrophysicist Stephen Hawking floats on a zero-gravity jet, Thursday. The modified jet carrying Hawking, a handful of his physicians and nurses and dozens of others first flew up to 24,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Nurses lifted Hawking and carried him to the front of the jet, where they placed him on his back atop a special foam pillow. The plane made a total of eight parabolic dips, including two during which Hawking made two weightless flips like "a gold-medal gymnast," said Peter Diamandis, chairman of Zero Gravity Corp., the company that owns the jet. Doesn't Hawking kind of look like Robin Williams???

14 comments:

Ratty. said...

Yes and William Shatner has got hold of his legs.
I understand that poor old Stephen, having sat on his arse for all these years, experienced an incredible 'wood on' and a huge expolsion of haemorrhoids in zero gravity.

Jenny! said...

Ratty:

Gross! That gave me a nasty mental image!

Ratty. said...

Jenny.
Having enjoyed our social banter over the fleeting days, I have added you to my list of 'Must visit' Please prepare yourself for deletion by Mr. Blogger

Jenny! said...

What does that mean???

Ratty. said...

Jenny.
Probably, total wipe out.

Jenny! said...

Oh, sounds cool!

Hammer said...

I was hoping he wasn't going to be flying around in his chair.

Jenny! said...

Hammer:

Good thing, he could have knocked someone's ass out!

mutleythedog said...

He looks like hes grinning - do you think he understands anything we say?

Jenny! said...

He probably shit is pants and now his nurse has to clean his privates again...probably the highlight of his day...hence the grin!

mutleythedog said...

Thats not very kind Jenny - I understand he used to play the banjo you know!

Jenny! said...

So you have noticed that I am not kind...the banjo huh?!?

mutleythedog said...

And the Harp Ms J - hence they spotted his tremors at an early stage...

Jenny! said...

Now, the banjo was one thing, but the harp is just plain gay!