If you’ve ever been to Two Headed Beast, which is one of the best storytelling shows in Los Angeles, you may have heard Jake Weisman tell a story about eating a pot brownie before a flight. It’s perfect. The last time I saw him tell it, he had to take long breaks in between the audience’s uncontrollable laughter.
For some reason last night, I just had a craving for it. I was writing with Lauren McGuire and I wouldn’t shut up about that story. “I’m going to ruin it if I try to tell it.” I muttered. So I texted Jake. At midnight and asked if he would tell it because I am a boundaryless person AND HE SAID YES because he is too).
And then we sat there in my kitchen and laughed like loons while one of the funniest comedians in the city told us a story. It made me very grateful for my weird life.
The Astronauts and Cosmonauts of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
The U.S. astronauts took Russian language courses; the Soviets took English courses. Both teams agreed that in space, the Americans would speak to their Soviet counterparts in Russian who in turn would speak English to the Americans.
Photo courtesy of NASA.gov: Astronauts (L-R Donald K. Slayton, Vance D. Brand and Thomas P. Stafford) and cosmonauts (L-R Valery N. Kubasov and Alexey A. Leonov) of the Apollo-Soyuz mission at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.