Space Secretary

Isn't it a shame that bright young ambitious girls today, who might wish to serve their nation's astronautics corps, can no longer dream of becoming--SPACE SECRETARIES!?!

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 04, 2010
     Category: Stereotypes and Cliches | Work and Vocational Training | Space Travel | 1960s | Women

Getting in touch with your feminine side, Paul? :lol:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/04/10 at 11:30 AM
KDP, no, they'd be Space Cadets.
Boyo, most of the other titles are also in that vein. I can just imagine the breathless young thing telling her career counselor that she want's to be a Governor's Girl. And how they managed to name one "Linda's Champion Cocker" with a straight face, I don't know.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 05/04/10 at 04:01 PM
You all made me think about the difficulty of sex in zero gravity considering newtons third law. That any action results in an equal and opposite reaction (unless acted on by friction or gravity).

Ok .. now I'm thinking about elastic sex harnesses :red:
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/04/10 at 04:32 PM
I'm going to apply to be the Buyer of Dreams! Best job title ever? I think so.
Posted by Nethie on 05/04/10 at 05:09 PM
great '50 reading material.

'elastic sex harnesses' reminds me of something i heard once-
you can't trip the light fantastic while wearing cheap elastic!

Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/04/10 at 07:18 PM
I know what your reference is about patty .. shame and kinkiness on you

Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/04/10 at 07:52 PM
omg! how bad is it bd? i really do not remember where i heard that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/04/10 at 08:26 PM
Well I tried to google the phrase, and it brought me right back here, to a comment that patty made on one of Chuck's posts back in October. 🐛
Posted by Nethie on 05/04/10 at 10:39 PM
OMG! it does! and i didn't remember where i heard it then either. maybe benny hill?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/04/10 at 10:50 PM
I also found this rhyme recorded by American antrhopologist Dorothy Howard in Brisbane, Australia in 1954;

"Dainty and fleet, the maiden sweet
Was doing her light fantastic.
When she suddenly tore to the dressing room door,
You can never trust elastic."
Child's play: Dorothy Howard and the folklore of Australian children
by Kate Darian-Smith and June Factor

But it's even older than that, Google Books has various versions going back to 1944 (where it ends "you can't trust this wartime elastic") and to a 1925 edition of the Sheet Metal Workers' Journal where it appears as a comic aside.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 05/05/10 at 05:24 AM
thanks dumbfounded! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/05/10 at 08:21 AM
expat is that you? 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/10 at 08:37 AM
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