Re: Was <Magnetic space propulsion

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 19:34:20 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> wrote:
> > On the other hand, interacting with a few of the opinionated
> > schmucks, might drive them kicking and screaming back to their solitude.
> > Please warn them about what goes on here, also so we can avoid culture shock.
> Sure but dont worry about culture shocking Zubrin. Hes been an
> out-there kinda guy for so long and people are always taking pot
> shots at him. Hes developed a rugged suit of armor. {8^D

I had a few beers with Zubrin at Case for Mars IV back in 1990, when he
unveiled Mars Direct. My buddy Steve Jones (no relation) and I were
trading cab driving war stories when Bob chimed in with, "I, too, once
drove a cab..." Bear in mind that Zubrin looks just like Danny Devito,
only taller ;) Bob continued:

  I picked up this guy at LaGuardia, wanted to go to a spiffy
  hotel in Manhattan. He kept dropping hints about the movies
  he'd been in, but just to be difficult I refused to "realize"
  who he was. As I was dropping him off, he finally said, "Don't
  you know me? I'm Jose Ferrer!" So I replied, "I'm sorry,
  I don't follow Puerto Rican baseball..."

I like him, just for that.

Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the
system, and it's too early to shoot the bastards."   -Claire Wolfe

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