Week’s Most Obvious Comment
First, the context: The SpaceX Starship became a fireball on landing. That’s the “landing mishap” referred to in the excerpt.
Musk said in a tweet immediately following the landing mishap that the rocket’s “fuel header tank pressure was low” during descent, “causing touchdown velocity to be high.” – Reuters article via National Post (emphasis added)
Week’s Best Glass-is-Half-Full Comment
[Musk] added that SpaceX had obtained “all the data we needed” from the test and hailed the rocket’s ascent phase a success. – Reuters article via National Post
The ascent phase was a success? I’ve known many marketers but never one like this.
“Because it’s not the fall that kills you, Sherlock.
It’s never the fall. It’s the landing.”
Week’s Best Don’t-Hold-Back Statement: A Tie
“I’ve never ever been more disappointed
in an announcement. Ever.”
– Premier Ford of Ontario, reacting to a federal announcement
that the carbon tax will increase from $30/tonne now
to $170/tonne by 2030.
“Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna lied to Canadians.
Just before the last election
they vowed that they would not raise the carbon tax.”
– Premier Moe of Saskatchewan
in a written statement on the same subject
Week’s Funniest Parenthetical Comment
The set-up is long but the wait is worth it.
The Export Development Bank, always stingy with information, absolutely will not publish the names of the businesses that received $31 billion in Canada Emergency Business Account loans. Their attitude is that they’re a bank, and the borrowers are customers. My attitude, and perhaps yours, is that having your borrowing disclosed to the public should obviously be a condition of borrowing from the public. (Editors: please double-check to make sure I haven’t left any curse words in that sentence.) – Colby Cosh, National Post, 2020 Dec 09