An almost daily update on my journey into trying just about anything that ever interested me. Tap dancing? Photography? Video making? Coaching an NFL football team?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Huffin' and Puffin
Dear NASA and President Obama:
How was your Christmas? Sorry a new months have gone by since my last letter. This Winter Olympic thing, as I'm sure you're noticing, is really eating my lunch timewise. I wish you'd send me a crate of Tang to help me keep my nourishment up.
I just want to tell you how cool your Puffin Project is. This "one man stealth plane," as it's being referred, looks like a whippin' good time, and I want to help you get the popular support that it deserves.
That's why I am suggesting this: let the Budding Ventriloquist Winter Olympic Coverage's (TM) own Steed Hideaway do one of his soon-to-be-famous "Hey, Let me try that" pieces and fly the Puffin. You know what they are, those wacky "news" stories where the reporter plays hockey without a mask or plays contact bocce ball with the pros or goes cross country bowling or something, all to help promote a cause.
I know what you're going to say; it's only a concept, it's too experimental, it's too risky. That it will boldly crash where we've already crashed before.
Your concern is noble and very appropriate. But let's just say Steed owes me one. Because of me, he's a member of the working press. Let's say I have some pull with him.
Any news on my application for the Mars trip? My back problems are almost gone, so I stand ready.