Did you hear that the cremated ashes of the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek are lost? Apparently the rocket carrying them into space ended up in some forest.
I know you probably had the same first thought I did: Frickin’ Romulans!
The rocket carrying Scotty’s ashes had other people’s ashes too. I imagine Scotty’s ashes complaining to the other ashes on the way down “Captain, we cannot escape gravity in this bucket of bolts! Divert energy from life support – we don’t need it!”
I also wonder if the people in charge of this mission are admitting their mistakes or trying to cover their ashes. Okay, I don’t really wonder that. I just wanted to write “cover their ashes.” And this:
Q. What do you call a crater left by a rocket full of cremated remains?
A. An ash hole.
Suppose the wreckage of the rocket is found, but the various containers of ashes are broken and mixed up. Do you think the people running this operation will fess up, or will they just scoop equal amounts of ashes in new containers and call it good? Because if that happens, there’s a non-zero chance that Scotty will spend eternity in space with some stranger’s scrotum on his forehead.
I’m sure the whole “ashes in space” idea sounded glamorous when Scotty decided to spend his kids’ inheritance on it. Total bummer.