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Loud Metallic Noise Heard at ISS

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the pieces-falling-off dept.

Space 281

Z4rd0Z writes "Russian Cosmonauts at the International Space Station today heard a loud drumlike noise for the second time since November. The sound seemed to be coming from the same place as before. In February a space walk to find the source of the sound was cut short."

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281 comments

Could it be.... (4, Funny)

mrpuffypants (444598) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754524)

some type of alien space drummer trying, in vain, to be noticed doing the solo from inagaddadavida?

Re:Could it be.... (4, Funny)

OneBarG (640139) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754531)

In space, no one can hear you scream...but, apparently, they can hear you drum.

WMD's ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754541)

perhaps this is where Iraq hid them

Re:WMD's ? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754587)

I still believe they're hidden in George W. Bush's anus.

Re: WMD's ? (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754708)


> I still believe they're hidden in George W. Bush's anus.

No, he would have seen them by now.

Re: WMD's ? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754777)

Yeah, at least Blair would have.

Re: WMD's ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754778)

I don't know about you. But I've found that when I've had my head in my ass, I was pretty much in the dark.

Sure the goatse.cx guy, he's got a colman lantern and an extra tank of propane, and maybe a lawn chair. But he's a pretty rare individual.

Re:Could it be.... (-1, Redundant)

illuminata (668963) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754571)

My sources tell me that it was Lars Ulrich banging on trashcans... in space!

Re:Could it be.... (1)

KozmoStevnNaut (630146) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754645)

Don't talk about him!

He'll sue ya good!

Watch out! It's a Space Monster! (3, Funny)

CrystalChronicles (706620) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754573)

I saw it last night on the screen!

session 11 [aaanime.net]

Re:Watch out! It's a Space Monster! (5, Funny)

U.I.D 754625 (754625) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754581)

There's some THING on the wing!

Re:Watch out! It's a Space Monster! (1)

smclean (521851) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754637)

What a day to have my mod points expire. Hilarious. Thanks

Sean

Re:Could it be.... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754589)

Nah, it's just tiles that fell off the Columbia.

The source of the problem? (3, Funny)

gid13 (620803) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754526)

Neil Peart was found to have stowed away on board.

i, for one welcome.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754535)

if this is ever funny, now's the time, and as an AC, i'm not even karma whoring

Do you suppose... (5, Funny)

g00bd0g (255836) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754527)

Whatever it is wants in?

Re:Do you suppose... (1)

Derf the (610150) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754551)

Knock...
Knock...
Who's there?
"The name is Bond. James Bond."

Re:Do you suppose... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754797)

Or, as Ali G would put it:

"Me name is James Bond.... James.... Bond...."

Cosmonauts? (2, Offtopic)

modifried (605582) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754532)

The difference between a cosmonaut and an astronaut being what, exactly?

Re:Cosmonauts? (5, Informative)

OneBarG (640139) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754538)

Russian space travelers - Cosmonauts
American space travelers - Astronauts.

That's the difference.

Re:Cosmonauts? (5, Informative)

bircho (559727) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754558)

The only difference is the words' origin. But it means same thing.

Astronaut = American

Cosmonaut = Russian

Taikonaut = Chinese

Re:Cosmonauts? (5, Funny)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754600)

then there's:

Whatnauts = porcelain figurines

Havenhavenauts = rich and poor simultaneously

Doublenauts = James Bond and Co.

Squarenauts = tough lil' fellers to tie

Doenauts = cop fodder

Micronauts = "Long live Lord Karza!"

Forgetmenauts = Everyone except Neil Armstrong

Thoushaltnauts = God's Top Ten

I could go on, but you'd probably form a lynch mob.

Re:Cosmonauts? (2, Funny)

boneshintai (112283) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754707)

I could go on, but you'd probably form a lynch mob.

Judge Naut, lest ye be Judged?

Re:Cosmonauts? (1, Funny)

hangingonwords (581642) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754841)

don't forget the huguenots!

Re:Cosmonauts? (4, Funny)

ozbird (127571) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754608)

Taikonaut = Chinese

Are you sure there isn't a Japanese Taikonaut [taiko.com] on the ISS? That would explain the drumming noise.

I know! (5, Funny)

Lane.exe (672783) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754533)

10 bucks says when they open the door, it's a pair of spacewalking Jehovah's Witnesses.

Re:I know! (4, Funny)

ross.w (87751) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754696)

Numbers 127,439/144,000 and 132,976/144,000 respectively

Bitches! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754540)

5 year old pantyshot

i can see between her legs
5 year old pantyshot

5 year old mother fuckin pantyshot cant complain
i didnt even touch her so i can't be blamed
5 year old
pantyshot in my brain
my life has meaning when she spreads her legs

5 year old pantyshot
i can see between her legs
5 year old pantyshot

shot shot shot

5 year old mother fuckin pantyshot cant complain
i didnt even touch her so i can't be blamed
5 year old
pantyshot in my brain
my life has meaning when she spreads her legs
5 year old pantyshot

i suffer again because me want to fuck and touch
and fuck and touch the children
me fucked for life
me grow old and then they dont want me but i still want them
They want me fucked cuz i be da monstar getting down in my evil ways
down in my evil ways

right me suffer again cuz me want to fuck and touch
and fuck and touch the children
they want me dead because i be the monstar they see
i dere baby they think im john wayne gacy

Loud Metallica Noise? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754544)

Ah! So that's where they've been hiding?

Re:Loud Metallica Noise? (0)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754671)

I always said John Bonham wasn't dead!!! Now I know. He's probably up there trying to play the 3 hour version of Moby Dick!

Excellent (2, Funny)

borius (711380) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754745)

The real Metallica is back after having been missing since 1991! Excellent!

A Passenger Perhaps? (2, Funny)

QuantumFTL (197300) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754545)

Someone call up Lance Bass - this would be a great time to send him up there!

Then again, one of the russians might have brought some duct tape...

Cheers,
Justin Wick

Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754791)

I've been trying to enough funding together to get he and his "crew" together for a manned mission to sample soalr prominences.

I know who's drumming (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754548)

Stewart Copeland, is that you up there drumming again?

I can see it now.... (1, Funny)

Neko-kun (750955) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754557)

They send Bruce Willis to find the source of the sound...

Which happens to be a gateway to another dimension...

With an asteroid the size of Texas headed from the otherside to earth...

SAVE US MR. WILLIS!!!

You've saved the earth over a dozen times now, what's one more?

cue sentimental music

Is that you HAL? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754560)

No Dave, I haven't taken up the drums. I think you should go check on that noise, Dave. No Dave, you don't need any of your emergency equipment, I'll keep you nice and safe Dave. Now go have a good time on your space walk, Dave.

Re: Is that you HAL? (5, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754698)


> No Dave, I haven't taken up the drums. I think you should go check on that noise, Dave.

Dave: [bangs to get back in] It's me, Dave!

HAL: Dave? Dave's not here.

Obvious... (5, Funny)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754564)

It's a poltergeist: the ISS was built on an Indian cemetary.

Re:Obvious... (1)

varj (581639) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754811)

Poltergeist? Shouldn't that be Space Ghost [aol.com] ?

From the write-up... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754572)

Russian Cosmonauts...


There's only one cosmonaut on the ISS, Alexander Kaleri. The other current occupant, Michael Foale, is an astronaut.

Nightmare at 20,000 feet (4, Funny)

CODiNE (27417) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754574)

BOB: I-I don't mean a man, I mean... I don't know what I mean. I mean, maybe a... what'd they call them during the war? You know, the p-pilots? Gremlins! Gremlins. You remember the stories of the...

Julia just stares at him.

BOB: Julia, don't look at me like that.

JULIA: Bob...

BOB: I am not imagining it. I'm not imagining it. He's out there.

Julia glances at the window.

BOB: Don't look. He's not there now. He... ... He jumps away whenever anyone might see him. Except me. Honey, he's there. I realize what this sounds like. Do I look insane?

Damn you, Ike! (5, Funny)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754575)

I *told* you not to put the helmets in the dryer!

Well (5, Funny)

ev1lcanuck (718766) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754578)

It's something that makes noise every once in awhile, could be very costly to fix, and is damn annoying.

I didn't know Darl McBride owned a space shuttle...

Re:Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754748)

He dosen't but we can kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak.

Send hi up to fix the ISS in one of the suspect NASA shuttles. hell get the job done and be obliterated on the way home!

Poor guy (5, Funny)

Repugnant_Shit (263651) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754582)

*BANG* Let me back in you assholes! This isn't funny!

In space, nobody can hea.... (0, Troll)

dn15 (735502) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754590)

...blah, forget it.

After all of this time (1)

beforewisdom (729725) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754602)

Dave Bowman returning home?

Who is doing that? (1)

chip_s_ahoy (318689) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754604)

Well...Space Ghost isn't on anymore, right?

i know! (-1, Troll)

ErichTheWebGuy (745925) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754607)

Clearly, it's Indians (native americans).

I think they might want the real-estate for a new casino...

Insert... (0)

beforewisdom (729725) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754609)

.... favorite XFiles or Outer Limits story here

Relax... (4, Funny)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754610)

It's just those punks from X-prize knocking and running off... whippersnappers!

Re:Relax... (2, Funny)

cybermace5 (446439) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754680)

If the ISS crew goes out to take a look and finds a burning paper bag on the welcome mat, they better not stomp on it to put out the fire!

It's ... (1)

the bluebrain (443451) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754614)

... those damn Polish astonauts knocking on the door again, giggling with glee.

/so how come a land-locked country came to have submarines anyway?

Re:It's ... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754693)

Land-locked? [lonelyplanet.com]

Re:It's ... (1)

the bluebrain (443451) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754792)

Darn - foiled again.

And it would have worked, too, if it weren't for those pesky anonymous cowards.

/lesson learned: respect the Google

Re:It's ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754734)

land-locked? Before you decide to make fun the poles you should definitely take a look at their northern border, only 500 some kilometers of coastline. Who's the idiot now?

Seriously though... (4, Insightful)

ErichTheWebGuy (745925) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754616)

Aside from all the funny comments (and btw I was bustin a gut over here) ya gotta think that would be some scary shit!

Those guys up there have families and what-not that gotta be pretty on-edge right now. I for one hope they pull through.

Re:Seriously though... (5, Funny)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754625)

You're right, a joist in my house settles and I wake up at 3 a.m. unable to get back to sleep. Just think how I'd fare with a gimpy airlock... I am such a sissy.

Re:Seriously though... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754627)

Why should I care. I don't know anyone of them.

I'm sick of people telling me I should feel sorry for some people I've never met. That applies to 9/11, Madrid and the corpse I saw the rescue service people pulling out of a car-wreck earlier this week.

Every second hundreds of people die here on Earth. So what?

Re:Seriously though... (0, Offtopic)

ErichTheWebGuy (745925) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754635)

grrrrrrrr I used up all my mod points... rest assured you would me modded down if I could.

Re:Seriously though... (3, Insightful)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754647)

Man, somebody's Mom was a monster... He probably got rolled for lunch money a lot too.

Okay, i'll make this brief, since it's wasted on an AC. The very fact that you can use a telecommunications device designed and built thousands of miles from a home you probably didn't construct with electricity you didn't generate to participate in a discussion you were previously ineligible to enter patently and completely negates your "why should anyone give a rip about anyone else" whining. Altruism (sprinkled with a bit of avarice) drives society, and if you had the guts to be a true societal seperatist, you'd be in a cave eating bat-meat and we wouldn't have to read your inane attempts at having a unique perspective.

Re:Seriously though... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754709)

Well, I can only say that I've never felt anything for people I don't know personally. I don't hate them, I don't love them, I don't care about them - I just don't feel anything. I love my family and felt horrible when a close friend of mine died.

Why does this disturb you so? Would it be better if I flat out lied and pretended to feel strongly?

Re:Seriously though... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754747)

Perdition is obviously american. USA, the country of charity and false compassion.

Re:Seriously though... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754750)

I agree. I was very sad when the events of 9/11 happened, but I realized i wasnt sad because of the loss of life, i was sad at the loss of 2 amazing buildings. They were beautiful.

As for people i dont know dying, maybe it wasnt their time, and im sure their friends/family are sad, and i understand their sadness but it doesnt affect me so i have no feelings on the matter

Re:Seriously though... (1, Offtopic)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754784)

"Would it be better if I flat out lied and pretended to feel strongly?"

Would it kill you to try? What you're saying in essence is that if you saw a baby on a railroad track with the 5:30 from Pittsburg bearing down on it, and that baby wasn't a close friend or relative, you'd have a tough time working up the requisite concern to scoop said child off the track. They have a word for that in psychological circles: sociopath. Granted, requesting that you burst out in tears for a couple of complete strangers in a space station hundreds of miles above your head in non-iminent danger is a bit of a stretch, but nobody asked you to do that. Actually, no one asked you anything, but you felt it neccesary to enlighten us that you feel nothing for anyone that you "don't personally know". Somehow, you felt that this was a reaction with some exchangeable parity with sincere, if somewhat muffled, sympathy. Call us back, Mr. Grinch, when your heart isn't two sizes too small.

Re:Seriously though... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754817)

Would it kill you to try?

I don't get it. Are you really saying that I should force myself to feel something that I don't naturally feel? Why the hell would I want to work on evoking an emotional reaction that doesn't come naturally to me?

and that baby wasn't a close friend or relative, you'd have a tough time working up the requisite concern to scoop said child off the track.

Where is the emotional response in your baby example?

I'd pick up the baby because I could and it'd make sense to do it. Being horrified about the corpse being pulled out of a car would not make sense at all. I didn't know him, I couldn't have done anything to save him and getting all torn apart over it afterwards wouldn't change anything.

Somehow, you felt that this was a reaction with some exchangeable parity with sincere, if somewhat muffled, sympathy.

Fake sympathy would be the correct term.

It all comes back to the fact that I find it a disgusting habit to display signs of emotions one does not actually feel.

Re:Seriously though... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754643)

and did we learn nothing from Colimbia? "engineers suspected space junk may have damaged something on the exterior" isn't really good enough - there's potentially lives at stake - It might be nothing, I hope it is! but if it needs another space walk, DO IT!

Re:Seriously though... (4, Funny)

feidaykin (158035) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754822)

I for one hope they pull through.

No, no no. You can't start a line with "I for one" on slashdot without making it a reference to the infamous Kent Brockman [wikipedia.org] newscast.

Here, I'll give you some examples:

I, for one, welcome our new knocking alien overlords.
I, for one, welcome our new colliding space debris overlords.
I, for one, welcome our repetitive slashdot joke overlords.

See how it works now? I hope that next time you start a sentence with "I for one" you will not make the same mistake.

or (2, Funny)

beforewisdom (729725) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754619)

some astronaught left her/his sneakers in the dryer?

*creak* (1, Informative)

cinderful (586168) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754624)

Someone call Ripley.

Why Not.... (4, Funny)

UniverseIsADoughnut (170909) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754633)

Why not call maintance and have them come check it out and fix it. I hope they got the extended warrenty and undercoating on the ISS. Who's got the receipt?

Re:Why Not.... (4, Funny)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754669)

Because unless they can repeatedly demonstrate the noise, Maintenance Personnel would simply spray some WD-40 on it and go into hiding for three weeks!

Re:Why Not.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754711)

And just how is matinance going to get there?
No room in a soyz and the americans can't even get to ISS at present. somthing about.....sefety and reliability

Your mad (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754653)

You all mad and you need help ... :D

That timing sounds all wrong (3, Funny)

cgenman (325138) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754658)

They first heard this potentially dangerous noise in November, as a possible precursor to total systems meltdown and other heinous stuff, and they didn't go to check it out until February?

I know they were looking for experience, but they shouldn't have hired management team from the Mir.

Re:That timing sounds all wrong (0)

pedicabo (753738) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754832)

Yeah they should have hired the team that looks after the Shuttle. They're not busy just now.

I hear it (2, Funny)

roalt (534265) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754659)

... I also just heard the same sound!

It's the newspaper...

How can they hear sounds in VACCUM? (-1, Troll)

XChilde (748078) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754660)

I'm confused. Maybe they read too much Stephen King novels.

Re:How can they hear sounds in VACCUM? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754697)

Hey guy, Do you think that astronaust/cosmonauts live in vacuum?

The iss is pressurized, thus, sound can propagate INSIDE the ISS

Re:How can they hear sounds in VACCUM? (3, Interesting)

XChilde (748078) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754729)

Of course I don't think so :-) But if they can hear the sound, the source must be inside the ISS, or on the body of the ISS. That means there must have some metal things of the ISS which was broken. So I don't see anything about alien. Otherwise, the source must be in the space, where is vaccum, so how can they hear the sounds?

Re:How can they hear sounds in VACCUM? (4, Informative)

BenHmm (90784) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754820)

The same way you can hear the sound if someone taps on an airtight window. The vibrations travel through the glass. They only have to be in air when they hit your ear. That is it in a vacuum is irrelevant: all it means is that whatever is making the noise is touching the ISS (i.e. part of it.)

Re:How can they hear sounds in VACCUM? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754758)

With all the suspect noises it may not be long before they DO live in a vaccume!

a loud metallica noise? (5, Funny)

Paladin144 (676391) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754661)

What man? Oh yeah, sorry, I'll turn that shit down. It's no problem, we were just rockin' on a new jam, and we may have gotten a little carried away. What? Oh yeah, I dunno how the fireworks and golf clubs got involved. Maybe we shouldn't've lit the mattresses on fire for effect. I'm sorry; it won't happen again...

...tonight.

Paladin144
Always Rockin'
Trees Eat People [timoregan.com]

oh Shit!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754700)

So who crapped themselves first?
Russian or American?

Could it be... (5, Funny)

Aaron_Pike (528044) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754710)

*bam* *bam* *bam*

"Two dollars!!!"

It's somehow both sad and great.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754762)

That a Better Off Dead reference made it before a Lifeforce comment.

I was thinking along the lines of, "Look out the window. If she's naked don't let her in."

Or the truly obscure, I guess the Lion added a drum solo. [lyricsfreak.com]

Translation, please? (5, Funny)

Aaron_Pike (528044) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754720)

Russian Cosmonauts at the International Space Station today heard a loud drumlike noise...

What's Russian for "fool of a Took!"?

Re:Translation, please? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754781)

ystnytnicode for the russian translation.

arnrnk' characters.
Important Stuff:

Please try to keep posts on topic.
Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads.
Translation, please?
Translation, please? (Score:3, Funny)
by Aaron_Pike on 05:14 AM Saturday April 03 2004
Russian Cosmonauts at the International Space Station today heard a loud drumlike noise...

What's Russian for "fool of a Took!"?

gotta learn to read... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754737)

i first read the headline as "Loud Metallica Noise Heard at ISS"
and thought that sb was listening to Metallica way too loud on earth, so they could hear it at ISS

Metallic(a), drumlike noise? (3, Funny)

gspr (602968) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754743)

Lars Ulrich! Get your ass down here and start working on the next album, goddamnit!

Time to send up some subwoofers (5, Funny)

Powercntrl (458442) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754744)

Here's a trick I learned from all the noisy (usually metalic and exhaust sounds) Honda Civics driving around town... If you don't feel like fixing the source of the noise, drown it out with head-splitting bass!

I'm sure the engineers at NASA will have no trouble designing a high-powered space space station stereo system with plenty of earth-shattering-kaboom bass. After you've got that bitchin' system, you can focus on more important things - like installing a nice spoiler or some spinner solar panels. Even when you're in orbit, your ride must be pimp.

Re:Time to send up some subwoofers (1)

Perdition (208487) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754845)

Too true. My car has an anti-roll bar with poorly designed bushings on it, and it makes a pronounced thump even on mild seams in the road. Luckily, I have a fairly powerful stereo, and it rarely bothers me. I actually think that Saturn puts robust stereos in their cars for this simple reason, since they know that re-engineering a quieter engine and body would cost thousands per car, they figure a good 200-buck stereo should suffice.

I thought.. (-1)

0x54524F4C4C (712971) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754754)


One could not hear in the space..

Could it be.. (1)

bl4nk (607569) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754757)

An inanimate carbon rod?

Re:Could it be.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754780)

going down,
next Floor stratosphere,

Shit they completed the space elevator before time rather than late as most projects!

Not to worry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754763)

Nothing to worry about,

Its just GNAA trying to find out if the cosmonauts are ex russian saliors!

On second thoughts they batter panic and protect their ARSEes!

drumming (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754774)

A biology graduate student went to Borneo to take some samples for his
thesis work. He flew there, found a guide with a canoe to take him up the
river to the remote site he where he would make his collections. About noon
on the second day of travel up the river they began to hear drums. Being a
city boy by nature, the biologist was disturbed by this. He asked the guide,
"What are those drums" The guide turned to him and said "Drums OK, but
VERY BAD when they stop."

Well the biologist settled down a little at this, and things went
reasonably well for about two weeks. Then, just as they were
packing up the camp to leave, the drums suddenly stopped! This hit the
biologist like a ton of bricks (to coin a phrase), and he yelled at the guide

"The Drums have stopped, What happens now?"

The guide crouched down, covered his head with his hands and said

"Bass Solo"

(From: GARYE@MAX.ACS.WASHINGTON.EDU)

It's Homer (2, Funny)

rixstep (611236) | more than 10 years ago | (#8754779)

It's Homer Simpson. I'm sure of it.

Besides, there are no sounds in space. They're always vacuuming up there.

i know what it is.. its a !BALROG! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754809)

They have taken the bridge and the second hall.
We have barred the gates, but cannot hold them for long.
The ground shakes. Drums, drums in the deep.
We cannot get out. A shadow moves in the dark.
We cannot get out...
They are coming...

Urgent Delivery (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8754833)

Urgent delivery,

1 case Playboy magazines.
10 liters ky
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