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Mike Smith (Bubbles) Leading the Race For Space

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the free-range-space-kittys dept.

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New submitter reovirus1 writes "Mike Smith, the character Bubbles on the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys, is leading the Race for Space contest that will send one lucky reader into space. 'Throughout the series, Bubbles often talks about his love for space and his lifelong desire to become a spaceman someday, but his poor eyesight has always prevented him from even owning a driver's license. It's a fictional show obviously, but Bubble's desire to go to space on the show was actually born out of my love of space and rocketry. It has been a hobby of mine since I was 5 years old. If I win this chance to go to space, I intend to shoot a documentary of the entire process leading up to the flight, in hopes of inspiring a new generation of young people to become involved in space exploration,' he writes."

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Holy fack boys! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546159)

Truly awesome.

That cocksucker better get off the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546207)

Hopefully they will give the vehicle an honorary name for the flight.

I vote.. The Swayze Express

Re:That cocksucker better get off the ground (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546333)

The Swayze Express? But that uses illegal parrts.

We should call this cocksucker the Kitty Hawk. Not to be confused with a shit-hawk.

Because Sometimes... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546213)

... life gives you a reason to smile.

I hope he sings "Liquor & Whores" in space.

dreams (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546269)

what a stupid fuck who puts all his time into that fucking dream.. he could have been doing some computer shit to get his country back on industry.. whats wrong with people these days..

Awesome. (3, Funny)

Formalin (1945560) | more than 2 years ago | (#39546289)

Ricky: Breaker breaker, come in Earth, this is Rocket Ship 27, aliens fucked over the carbonator on engine four, I'm gonna try to refuckulate it on Juniper. Uhh, and hopefully they've got some, space weed there, over. How... how was that buddy? I don't fuckin' know.

Bubbles: Ricky... that's not very good. Use space words, real ones, not talking about space weed.

Ricky: NAYSA, power rockets are firin' all over the place... they got lasers that are shootin' and uh... Bubbles I can't fuckin' do this.

(This was just after they stole a model rocket kit from Zellers, and Bubbles is wearing the child's 'spacesuit' that comes with it).

Hilarious show. Good luck Mike.

Re:Awesome. (3, Informative)

Formalin (1945560) | more than 2 years ago | (#39546729)

Heh, found the scene - here [youtube.com] .

Re:Awesome. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39548895)

Hilarious show. Good luck Mike.

Having realized that the show is filmed in, and set in, my home town I have a much harder time seeing it that way. Unfortunately, it reminds me of all of the reasons I left in the first place.

Sadly, you don't have to look far to find examples of people who are disturbingly like that in real life. I actually find it depressing.

I'll never forget how shocked I was to find the actual trailer park on a visit home (this was before they moved to a set which was a fake trailer park). It's tucked into a little corner you could drive past and never know it was there. But it's a crappy little part of a shitty part of town.

Posting as AC to hide my shame. ;-)

Re:Awesome. (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 2 years ago | (#39549705)

Mr. Lahey: Julian, don't just stand there in your sexy shirt. There's a solar shit storm coming. Can you hear it, Randy? It's the sound of the solar shit winds.

Popularity Contest? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546309)

Wow, a celebrity winning a popularity contest? Who would have ever guessed that? That doesn't even seem fair to let him compete.

I didn't think it was possible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546321)

"Mike Smith, the character Bubbles on the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys"

But I'm feeling less embarrassed about American TV.

Re:I didn't think it was possible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546757)

Don't knock it until you've tried it. It's the best show to come out of Canada.

(Yeah, we have trailer parks here too. I'd live in one if the lot fees weren't fucking $700 a month in this area. We've got a batshit insane real estate bubble here.)

Re:I didn't think it was possible (1)

Erect Horsecock (655858) | more than 2 years ago | (#39547321)

The best show to come out of Canada still is The Kids In the Hall

Re:I didn't think it was possible (1)

Loughla (2531696) | more than 2 years ago | (#39547797)

That may be, but Trailer Park Boys is genuinely a close second. The scene mentioned earlier in this thread where they're preparing to send a rocket into space, and Bubbles is wearing a metallic children's space suit the entire time. . . . Outstanding. Absolutely outstanding.

Re:I didn't think it was possible (1)

SirSlud (67381) | more than 2 years ago | (#39549237)

Why try and name the best? Canada has produced many amazing television shows, and I have a hard time putting KITH over SCTV.

Re:I didn't think it was possible (1)

kyrio (1091003) | more than 2 years ago | (#39550909)

Yeah, SCTV is definitely better than KiTH.

Re:I didn't think it was possible (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 2 years ago | (#39549739)

I'll make them equals, but they're really two different kinds of shows. Kids in the Hall was much more in the Pythonesque tradition; absurdist skit-based comedy, but TPB, well, since it was story-arc based and involved the same cast of characters, was a different kind of comedy.

Seriously? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546337)

Its/It's, Bubbles/Bubbles's - really?

I get that Slashdot isn't a fancy, international news organisation, but is even a little bit of proofreading too much to ask?

Re:Seriously? (1)

chadenright (1344231) | more than 2 years ago | (#39565349)

The one time I had a story "accepted", the editor rewrote the entire thing...the only part of my submission he kept was the link to the original article. Based on that standard, I think we need editors for our editors.

If I win this chance to go to space, (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 2 years ago | (#39546361)

If I win this chance to go to space,....

What I want to know is, if you win a trip into space, how you are going to pay the taxes on it, and if you really feel that you can justify spending the money on taxes rather than something else.

Re:If I win this chance to go to space, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546427)

Fuck off Cyrus and send bubbles to space!

Re:If I win this chance to go to space, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546553)

In Canada windfall gains (prize winnings) are non-taxable.

Re:If I win this chance to go to space, (1)

dave420 (699308) | more than 2 years ago | (#39547875)

In saner parts of the world you don't pay taxes on winnings such as this.

Here's the Help Send Bubbles to Spacevideo (2)

Eightbitgnosis (1571875) | more than 2 years ago | (#39546377)

http://youtu.be/n4M6bMuQkqc [youtu.be]

It's pretty funny

Re:Here's the Help Send Bubbles to Spacevideo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546479)

7.8 sustained G's without pissin myself!

shIt!? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546573)

And he just passed 150,000 votes... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39546617)

He's fast nearing double the votes of the second-place contender, despite his account suddenly vanishing at one point, and a good 20k votes being placed on a secondary account for him. And yeah, it's not surprising a (minor) celebrity is winning a popularity contest, but frankly, fair play to him. He's not exactly rich, he makes a living performing in relatively small shows and selling autographs, and he wants to achieve a childhood dream that's otherwise out of his reach. Celeb or not, he's no less deserving than most of the other entrants...

Re:And he just passed 150,000 votes... (1)

kyrio (1091003) | more than 2 years ago | (#39550937)

Just the simple fact that he will document the entire process puts him above the rest, for me.

Whoa, wait a second... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39547263)

It's fictional?

Wrong Bubbles (1)

goodmanj (234846) | more than 2 years ago | (#39547759)

Well, at least he won't get no hassles from them Barksdale boys up there. Don't need no space ship neither: just give him a couple testers, he'll be higher than the moon in no time.

As Bubbles would say: (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 2 years ago | (#39548809)

deeeeeeeeeeecent!
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