independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Tue 12th Dec 2017 11:34am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > General Discussion > Flat Earther builds rocket to prove Earth is flat, and to run for governor
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 2 12>
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 11/21/17 7:18am

RodeoSchro

avatar

Flat Earther builds rocket to prove Earth is flat, and to run for governor


Yes, you read that right. Flat Earther "Mad" Mike Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket (out of spare parts and for only $20K! His launch pad is a motorhome he bought on Craigslist!) and is planning to reach an altitude of 1,800 feet in order to somehow prove the Earth is flat. He will be relying on gravity to bring him back to Earth, which he realizes is a contradiction with the whole Flat Earth Theory. Nevertheless, he says he knows about science stuff like aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. And also rocket nozzles and thrust. However, he says science itself doesn't exist, and that there's no difference between science and science fiction.

You can watch this guy blow himself up this Saturday, although you'll have to pay for the privilege.

Actually, Hughes (no relation to famed aviator Howard Hughes, obviously) already has one homemade rocket ride to his credit. He made a jump in a DIY rocket that traveled 1,374 feet. That would have cleared the Snake River Canyon, which is something Evel Knievel failed to do. Unfortunately, Hughes was not quite physically prepared for this jump, and it took him three days to recover from the G forces he experienced. But he lived, so there's that.

Another guy flew his own rocket, too. His name is Eddie Braun and he actually jumped over the Snake River canyon in a rocket made from the blueprints of Evel's rocket. It worked! He went 2,000 feet in the air. Here is what that looked like:



Assuming Hughes lives through this, he plans to announce that he's running for governor of California. Seems about right.

Beyond that, he wants to blast into low Earth orbit using his patented "Rockoon" which is sadly has nothing to do with raccoons. Rather, it's a rocket attached to a balloon. At a certain altitude it will separate from the balloon, ignite, and carry Hughes up high enough to finally confirm the Earth's actual shape.

Or, it could fail to ignite which would send it crashing to the Earth, and it wouldn't matter whether the Earth was round or flat. Flator round, it will be hard and solid and not bouncy at all.

This Saturday's event is only available for viewing on "Internet PPV". However, there is no link on Mad Mike's website to actually pay for "Internet PPV" so I don't know for sure how you can see it. Which, if you think about it, is exactly like the edge of the Flat Earth. People will tell you about it but no matter how much money you have, you can't pay to actually see the edge of the Flat Earth.

Mad Mike's website is minimal, to say the least. But while it doesn't have an actual link to the "Internet PPV" it does have some links to his sponsors. They include something called Research Flat Earth, and a construction company whose motto is "We'll Move The Earth For You". Presumably they will move any kind of Earth, be it round or flat. And it turns out that Burts Construction, Inc. is not far from me! Maybe I can meet Burt some day and talk about Flat Earth stuff.

Here's Mad Mike's website: http://madmikehughes.com/ You should check it out because after all, he IS "The World's Most Famous Limo Driver".

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 11/21/17 7:46am

KingBAD

RodeoSchro said:


Yes, you read that right. Flat Earther "Mad" Mike Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket (out of spare parts and for only $20K! His launch pad is a motorhome he bought on Craigslist!) and is planning to reach an altitude of 1,800 feet in order to somehow prove the Earth is flat. He will be relying on gravity to bring him back to Earth, which he realizes is a contradiction with the whole Flat Earth Theory. Nevertheless, he says he knows about science stuff like aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. And also rocket nozzles and thrust. However, he says science itself doesn't exist, and that there's no difference between science and science fiction.

You can watch this guy blow himself up this Saturday, although you'll have to pay for the privilege.

Actually, Hughes (no relation to famed aviator Howard Hughes, obviously) already has one homemade rocket ride to his credit. He made a jump in a DIY rocket that traveled 1,374 feet. That would have cleared the Snake River Canyon, which is something Evel Knievel failed to do. Unfortunately, Hughes was not quite physically prepared for this jump, and it took him three days to recover from the G forces he experienced. But he lived, so there's that.

Another guy flew his own rocket, too. His name is Eddie Braun and he actually jumped over the Snake River canyon in a rocket made from the blueprints of Evel's rocket. It worked! He went 2,000 feet in the air. Here is what that looked like:



Assuming Hughes lives through this, he plans to announce that he's running for governor of California. Seems about right.

Beyond that, he wants to blast into low Earth orbit using his patented "Rockoon" which is sadly has nothing to do with raccoons. Rather, it's a rocket attached to a balloon. At a certain altitude it will separate from the balloon, ignite, and carry Hughes up high enough to finally confirm the Earth's actual shape.

Or, it could fail to ignite which would send it crashing to the Earth, and it wouldn't matter whether the Earth was round or flat. Flator round, it will be hard and solid and not bouncy at all.

This Saturday's event is only available for viewing on "Internet PPV". However, there is no link on Mad Mike's website to actually pay for "Internet PPV" so I don't know for sure how you can see it. Which, if you think about it, is exactly like the edge of the Flat Earth. People will tell you about it but no matter how much money you have, you can't pay to actually see the edge of the Flat Earth.

Mad Mike's website is minimal, to say the least. But while it doesn't have an actual link to the "Internet PPV" it does have some links to his sponsors. They include something called Research Flat Earth, and a construction company whose motto is "We'll Move The Earth For You". Presumably they will move any kind of Earth, be it round or flat. And it turns out that Burts Construction, Inc. is not far from me! Maybe I can meet Burt some day and talk about Flat Earth stuff.

Here's Mad Mike's website: http://madmikehughes.com/ You should check it out because after all, he IS "The World's Most Famous Limo Driver".

see PROOF IS AT HAND!!!

all they gotta do is put a cam on it

and erthing it don't see don't exist...

heheheeeeeeeeeeeee

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 11/21/17 9:00am

RodeoSchro

avatar

KingBAD said:

RodeoSchro said:


Yes, you read that right. Flat Earther "Mad" Mike Hughes has built a steam-powered rocket (out of spare parts and for only $20K! His launch pad is a motorhome he bought on Craigslist!) and is planning to reach an altitude of 1,800 feet in order to somehow prove the Earth is flat. He will be relying on gravity to bring him back to Earth, which he realizes is a contradiction with the whole Flat Earth Theory. Nevertheless, he says he knows about science stuff like aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. And also rocket nozzles and thrust. However, he says science itself doesn't exist, and that there's no difference between science and science fiction.

You can watch this guy blow himself up this Saturday, although you'll have to pay for the privilege.

Actually, Hughes (no relation to famed aviator Howard Hughes, obviously) already has one homemade rocket ride to his credit. He made a jump in a DIY rocket that traveled 1,374 feet. That would have cleared the Snake River Canyon, which is something Evel Knievel failed to do. Unfortunately, Hughes was not quite physically prepared for this jump, and it took him three days to recover from the G forces he experienced. But he lived, so there's that.

Another guy flew his own rocket, too. His name is Eddie Braun and he actually jumped over the Snake River canyon in a rocket made from the blueprints of Evel's rocket. It worked! He went 2,000 feet in the air. Here is what that looked like:



Assuming Hughes lives through this, he plans to announce that he's running for governor of California. Seems about right.

Beyond that, he wants to blast into low Earth orbit using his patented "Rockoon" which is sadly has nothing to do with raccoons. Rather, it's a rocket attached to a balloon. At a certain altitude it will separate from the balloon, ignite, and carry Hughes up high enough to finally confirm the Earth's actual shape.

Or, it could fail to ignite which would send it crashing to the Earth, and it wouldn't matter whether the Earth was round or flat. Flator round, it will be hard and solid and not bouncy at all.

This Saturday's event is only available for viewing on "Internet PPV". However, there is no link on Mad Mike's website to actually pay for "Internet PPV" so I don't know for sure how you can see it. Which, if you think about it, is exactly like the edge of the Flat Earth. People will tell you about it but no matter how much money you have, you can't pay to actually see the edge of the Flat Earth.

Mad Mike's website is minimal, to say the least. But while it doesn't have an actual link to the "Internet PPV" it does have some links to his sponsors. They include something called Research Flat Earth, and a construction company whose motto is "We'll Move The Earth For You". Presumably they will move any kind of Earth, be it round or flat. And it turns out that Burts Construction, Inc. is not far from me! Maybe I can meet Burt some day and talk about Flat Earth stuff.

Here's Mad Mike's website: http://madmikehughes.com/ You should check it out because after all, he IS "The World's Most Famous Limo Driver".

see PROOF IS AT HAND!!!

all they gotta do is put a cam on it

and erthing it don't see don't exist...

heheheeeeeeeeeeeee




falloff Yes, it really makes me wonder - why has no one ever, in the entire history of photography/human flight, ever taken a picture of a Flat Earth? I mean, we have MILLIONS of round Earth pictures already!


Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 11/21/17 9:01am

EmmaMcG

I know 20 grand is well below the going rate for rockets these days but surely he could have just bought a plane ticket for 50 quid and saved himself the hassle. With the money he saved he could have bought himself some common sense.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 11/21/17 9:02am

RodeoSchro

avatar

EmmaMcG said:

I know 20 grand is well below the going rate for rockets these days but surely he could have just bought a plane ticket for 50 quid and saved himself the hassle. With the money he saved he could have bought himself some common sense.



The Flat Earthers will tell you that jet windows are curved, so that anything you see out of the window will look curved, too. It's all part of the conspiracy - a conspiracy that involves literally millions of people over dozens/hundreds of years. And no one has ever spilled the beans!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 11/21/17 9:27am

Phishanga

avatar

RodeoSchro said:

EmmaMcG said:

I know 20 grand is well below the going rate for rockets these days but surely he could have just bought a plane ticket for 50 quid and saved himself the hassle. With the money he saved he could have bought himself some common sense.



The Flat Earthers will tell you that jet windows are curved, so that anything you see out of the window will look curved, too. It's all part of the conspiracy - a conspiracy that involves literally millions of people over dozens/hundreds of years. And no one has ever spilled the beans!

WTgoddamnF. Haven't heard that one before. lol

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 11/21/17 12:29pm

lust

avatar

He wants to attain a low earth orbit huh?

Orbit is not a concept that can exist on the flat earth “model”.

lol

To be fair. I couldn’t build a rocket and plenty of really stupid people have attained high office. No one particular comes to mind!
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 11/21/17 4:03pm

KingBAD

i heard one of them say

"we have scientific proof from

scientist 'around' the wold..."

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
evilking
"KingBAD, well you are just a troll" (an emotional fan)
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 11/22/17 11:28am

kpowers

avatar

Not this again rolleyes

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 11/22/17 12:15pm

ThisOne

kpowers said:

Not this again rolleyes



I know I know I know.....

Well every Superman movie I’ve seen shows a round earth!!!
They need to watch more tv

lol
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 11/23/17 2:47pm

Slave2daGroove

Rodeo you really like these people...LOL!

.

My two favorite things about this guy are; he's launching off an RV AND he's been hospitalized before for trying this stupid shit.

.

The World has a lot of different people in it I guess...

[Edited 11/23/17 14:48pm]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 11/24/17 10:22am

RJOrion

KingBAD said:

i heard one of them say


"we have scientific proof from


scientist 'around' the wold..."




lol
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 11/24/17 11:21am

ThatWhiteDude

RJOrion said:

KingBAD said:

i heard one of them say

"we have scientific proof from

scientist 'around' the wold..."

lol

falloff falloff

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 11/25/17 7:00pm

morningsong

avatar

So, what happened? Did he prove it or not?
“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 11/26/17 7:57am

Slave2daGroove

Genius has postponed it...

https://www.washingtonpos...750d5072f7

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 11/26/17 9:33am

lust

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:

Genius has postponed it...



https://www.washingtonpos...750d5072f7



Hmm, reading that. It sounds to me like he’s just a danger junky and rocket enthusiast whose using the Flat Earthers to get funding for his rocket. Fair play to him if he is.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 11/26/17 3:15pm

XxAxX

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:

Genius has postponed it...

https://www.washingtonpos...750d5072f7



giggle

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 11/27/17 7:30am

RodeoSchro

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:

Rodeo you really like these people...LOL!

.

My two favorite things about this guy are; he's launching off an RV AND he's been hospitalized before for trying this stupid shit.

.

The World has a lot of different people in it I guess...

[Edited 11/23/17 14:48pm]



It was a slow news day, LOL.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 11/27/17 9:49am

RodeoSchro

avatar

Dude is hoping to blast off tomorrow.

Funny story: Saturday night, the International Space Station flew over Houston (there's a GREAT app called Spot the Station that you can get at www.nasa.gov. They'll send you email alerts whenever the ISS is going to be visible in your area). It flew over at 6:21 PM and since we were at the condo in Galveston, we decided we'd go sit in the hot tub and watch it fly over.

It was so cool! In fact, it was so cool that I decided to tell the other family in the hot tub what was flying overhead. It was a mom, dad and a teenage daughter. We made conversation. It turned out they lived in California now, but had lived by us down in Clear Lake. In fact, the dad had worked at NASA.

I asked if he knew any astronauts and he said he did. I asked if he knew my buddy Shane, and he replied, "Oh sure. He's one of the new guys". Huh? Shane's been an astronaut for more than 10 years. New guy?!?

Well - yeah! At least, compared to my new friend Jim Newman, who was an astronaut himself! Jim had flown four times to space. His first two flights were on ISS-building missions. He built that thing!

Needless to say I felt kind of goofy for telling him all about the ISS. HE BUILT IT. But he was cool, and in fact was really happy that a civilian like me was so jazzed about space flight that I would approach strangers and point out stuff in the sky to them.

The funniest thing though, was that he actually made a flat earth reference! Apparently these Flat Earthers are getting enough press to be noticed. We shared a good laugh!

Here's the International Space Station zooming by, framed by some Galveston, Texas palm trees:



Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 11/27/17 10:30am

lust

avatar

^. That is a great story. I’d become a total fanboy if I met someone who’d been space.

I’ve always wanted to ask an astronaut who’s been up there for a long time if they keep dropping stuff when they get back.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 11/27/17 10:55am

RodeoSchro

avatar

lust said:

^. That is a great story. I’d become a total fanboy if I met someone who’d been space. I’ve always wanted to ask an astronaut who’s been up there for a long time if they keep dropping stuff when they get back.



They do! It takes a couple days or so to get used to gravity again.

If you ever come to Houston, Texas let me know. I'll do my dead-level best to introduce you to some astronauts.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 11/27/17 1:45pm

lust

avatar

RodeoSchro said:



lust said:


^. That is a great story. I’d become a total fanboy if I met someone who’d been space. I’ve always wanted to ask an astronaut who’s been up there for a long time if they keep dropping stuff when they get back.



They do! It takes a couple days or so to get used to gravity again.

If you ever come to Houston, Texas let me know. I'll do my dead-level best to introduce you to some astronauts.




I would love to take you up on that. Thank you. There’s direct flights from Auckland now. Maybe on my way Paisley. Thank you.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 11/28/17 6:34am

Slave2daGroove

I decided to tell the other family in the hot tub...

.

Rodeo, I'm going to need some clarification on this...how many families and how big is this "hot tub"?

.

falloff

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 11/28/17 6:48am

RodeoSchro

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:

I decided to tell the other family in the hot tub...

.

Rodeo, I'm going to need some clarification on this...how many families and how big is this "hot tub"?

.

falloff




smile Hey, you think my life is some '70's-type movie all the time?!?


It was a big hot tub attached to the swimming pool of a resort condominium complex. Complete occupancy was 5 people. I guess it can hold 8 or so adults. So we potentially had room for 3 more astronauts!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 11/28/17 7:01am

Slave2daGroove

RodeoSchro said:

Slave2daGroove said:

.

Rodeo, I'm going to need some clarification on this...how many families and how big is this "hot tub"?

.

falloff




smile Hey, you think my life is some '70's-type movie all the time?!?


It was a big hot tub attached to the swimming pool of a resort condominium complex. Complete occupancy was 5 people. I guess it can hold 8 or so adults. So we potentially had room for 3 more astronauts!

lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 11/28/17 7:21am

RodeoSchro

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:

RodeoSchro said:




smile Hey, you think my life is some '70's-type movie all the time?!?


It was a big hot tub attached to the swimming pool of a resort condominium complex. Complete occupancy was 5 people. I guess it can hold 8 or so adults. So we potentially had room for 3 more astronauts!

lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol



falloff No cowboy hats. Here we are (astronaut is the guy on the right; I'm the ugly guy in the middle and yes - that is a symbol necklace I'm wearing!):


Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 11/28/17 9:25am

lust

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:



RodeoSchro said:




Slave2daGroove said:




.


Rodeo, I'm going to need some clarification on this...how many families and how big is this "hot tub"?


.


falloff






smile Hey, you think my life is some '70's-type movie all the time?!?


It was a big hot tub attached to the swimming pool of a resort condominium complex. Complete occupancy was 5 people. I guess it can hold 8 or so adults. So we potentially had room for 3 more astronauts!




lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol




I WAS picturing a 70s style swinger party but the presence of the teenage daughter reined me in!

As for being room for three more astronauts, I’m now picturing adults sitting their chatting whilst 3 fully kitted astronauts float about weightlessly under the bubbles.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 11/28/17 9:40am

RodeoSchro

avatar

lust said:

Slave2daGroove said:

lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol

I WAS picturing a 70s style swinger party but the presence of the teenage daughter reined me in! As for being room for three more astronauts, I’m now picturing adults sitting their chatting whilst 3 fully kitted astronauts float about weightlessly under the bubbles.



Fully suited? Hmmm, I think only one of these guys would have fit!


Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 11/28/17 9:53am

Slave2daGroove

RodeoSchro said:

Slave2daGroove said:

lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol



falloff No cowboy hats. Here we are (astronaut is the guy on the right; I'm the ugly guy in the middle and yes - that is a symbol necklace I'm wearing!):


Love it! Rodeo, you're a real fan...thought I was only one who still wears the symbol... boxed

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 11/28/17 10:23am

lust

avatar

Slave2daGroove said:



RodeoSchro said:




Slave2daGroove said:




lol I didn't picture some 70s swingers party, more like, everything's bigger in Texas. Huge hot tub with like 20 people, all sipping cocktails and telling stories. With cowboy hats... lol





falloff No cowboy hats. Here we are (astronaut is the guy on the right; I'm the ugly guy in the middle and yes - that is a symbol necklace I'm wearing!):





Love it! Rodeo, you're a real fan...thought I was only one who still wears the symbol... boxed



Nah, me too. A tasteful little one (like Rodeo’s) that I had a jeweller make for me 20 years ago.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 2 12>
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > General Discussion > Flat Earther builds rocket to prove Earth is flat, and to run for governor