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Mike Smith (Bubbles) Leading the Race For Space 32

Posted by samzenpus
from the free-range-space-kittys dept.
New submitter reovirus1 writes "Mike Smith, the character Bubbles on the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys, is leading the Race for Space contest that will send one lucky reader into space. 'Throughout the series, Bubbles often talks about his love for space and his lifelong desire to become a spaceman someday, but his poor eyesight has always prevented him from even owning a driver's license. It's a fictional show obviously, but Bubble's desire to go to space on the show was actually born out of my love of space and rocketry. It has been a hobby of mine since I was 5 years old. If I win this chance to go to space, I intend to shoot a documentary of the entire process leading up to the flight, in hopes of inspiring a new generation of young people to become involved in space exploration,' he writes."
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Mike Smith (Bubbles) Leading the Race For Space

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  • Awesome. (Score:4, Funny)

    by Formalin (1945560) on Monday April 02, 2012 @01:51AM (#39546289)

    Ricky: Breaker breaker, come in Earth, this is Rocket Ship 27, aliens fucked over the carbonator on engine four, I'm gonna try to refuckulate it on Juniper. Uhh, and hopefully they've got some, space weed there, over. How... how was that buddy? I don't fuckin' know.

    Bubbles: Ricky... that's not very good. Use space words, real ones, not talking about space weed.

    Ricky: NAYSA, power rockets are firin' all over the place... they got lasers that are shootin' and uh... Bubbles I can't fuckin' do this.

    (This was just after they stole a model rocket kit from Zellers, and Bubbles is wearing the child's 'spacesuit' that comes with it).

    Hilarious show. Good luck Mike.

    • Re:Awesome. (Score:4, Informative)

      by Formalin (1945560) on Monday April 02, 2012 @04:02AM (#39546729)

      Heh, found the scene - here [youtube.com].

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Hilarious show. Good luck Mike.

      Having realized that the show is filmed in, and set in, my home town I have a much harder time seeing it that way. Unfortunately, it reminds me of all of the reasons I left in the first place.

      Sadly, you don't have to look far to find examples of people who are disturbingly like that in real life. I actually find it depressing.

      I'll never forget how shocked I was to find the actual trailer park on a visit home (this was before they moved to a set which was a fake trailer park)

    • Mr. Lahey: Julian, don't just stand there in your sexy shirt. There's a solar shit storm coming. Can you hear it, Randy? It's the sound of the solar shit winds.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Wow, a celebrity winning a popularity contest? Who would have ever guessed that? That doesn't even seem fair to let him compete.

  • If I win this chance to go to space,....

    What I want to know is, if you win a trip into space, how you are going to pay the taxes on it, and if you really feel that you can justify spending the money on taxes rather than something else.

  • by Anonymous Coward
    He's fast nearing double the votes of the second-place contender, despite his account suddenly vanishing at one point, and a good 20k votes being placed on a secondary account for him. And yeah, it's not surprising a (minor) celebrity is winning a popularity contest, but frankly, fair play to him. He's not exactly rich, he makes a living performing in relatively small shows and selling autographs, and he wants to achieve a childhood dream that's otherwise out of his reach. Celeb or not, he's no less deservi
    • by kyrio (1091003)
      Just the simple fact that he will document the entire process puts him above the rest, for me.
  • Well, at least he won't get no hassles from them Barksdale boys up there. Don't need no space ship neither: just give him a couple testers, he'll be higher than the moon in no time.

  • deeeeeeeeeeecent!

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