Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I feel better...

...since I've learned that the inexplicable female behavior that has -- shall we say -- messed with my head is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Even astronauts, educated and trained to a fine edge, can act is if their mental circuits aren't all wired up properly.

Consider Lisa Marie Nowak, A Navy Captain and astronaut with flight time in the Space Shuttle. The 43 year-old Ms Nowak, married with three children, seems to have gotten the hots for another astronaut, Cmdr William Oeferlein, who is unmarried and apparently is in a relationship with another astronaut, one Colleen Shipman.

Distressed with the situation, Nowak jumped in her car and drove 900 miles (wearing a diaper to cut down on the need for stops along the way, according to some reports) from Houston to the Orlando (FL) Airport to confront Ms Shipman.

Unfortunately, Nowak had a can of pepper spray -- which she used on Ms Shipman -- and a BB gun, a steel mallet, a 4- inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag when she showed up to discuss the situation with Shipman. Nowak has been arrested for kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.

Fellow astronaut Chris Ferguson said he was "perplexed" by Nowak's alleged actions.

That's a nice way of putting it....

If you haven't read the rest of the details already, you can find most of them here or here.

Up to now I thought Gavin Newsome was going to be the champion in the Total Wack-job sweepstakes. Lisa Marie has him beat seven ways from Sunday.


betty said...

I thought it was weird, then I heard about the diaper and thought it was really weird. Now I understand. She didn't want to stop at a restroom. Ah, that makes sense. :-/

lowandslow said...

The diaper thing is so low-tech. As a Navy Captain you'd think she would have heard of a "piddle-pack". Haha

Bill Nimbus said...

I wonder how many miles per diaper she got?

Just think how this could revolutionize car travel.

NASA spawns another innovation we can all use!

HarpO'Fly said...

The wife of Nwsome's aide is a nucase. You aren't supposed to come clean on such things after the fact if it .."will harm them or others". She got her revenge on both guys while playing the poor recovering lamb.

I think NASA went downhill trying to include less qualified people to please the quota folks.
They have really gone downhill.

Hell hath no fury...