Perhaps you heard the news over the weekend that some lunatic who claims he does not believe in science or that the earth is round was going to launch himself into the air at “500 miles per hour” on a home-made rocket near Amboy for reasons that I still can’t fully understand. Well, his launch got cancelled because the government requires permits when you plan on using public land for this type of thing, but this dude says he has a new spot to launch his steam-powered rocket on private land tomorrow, according to Z107.7. Oh yeah, there’s one other thing: fuck this guy.
This dude is nothing more than a big ‘ol troll. I mean look at this thing…
Does anyone really care if this pile of garbage, a converted motor home he bought on Craigslist, is going to launch a rocket at 500 miles per hour? No, no one does. All anyone is hoping for is a big ‘ol train wreck (rocket wreck?), because America just loves that shit.
This is how dumb a previous launch of his was:
That flight flew a whole 1/4 of a mile or one time around the track of a football field. That would’ve been impressive in 1903 – but, the scientific community has advanced things just a bit more since then.
As for the science of it all, well…actually don’t talk about science with this idiot.
“I don’t believe in science,” Mad Mike Hughes told NBC News. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the area, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”
Yes. Yes there is, guy.
Hughes, a former limo driver, is now selling shirts in advance of his dumb launch, plans to show it afterward on some sort of PPV internet stream, and says that once he completes his jump, he’s going to announce his plans to run governor of California.
And in these Idiocracy-like times we’re living in, this dumbass will probably win.