12/23/22 – Hanger Ons

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 23, 2022.




Have a jolly ol’ Christmas if you celebrate that kind of thing. 🙂

And people asked for dog pics. Here are dog pics. 😉

Rosie, Annie, and King. My charges.



  1. The Shadow

    Was the computer’s sigh and tactics comment sarcastic and frustrated, or sincere and dreamy? I fear the latter.

    Obviously they shouldn’t call it “artificial intelligence”. More like “artificial stupidity”.


    It would be mighty satisfactory if “Science” had jumped in one the the ships that are about to be blown up, but I presume that this is not that case.

    Still a lot of things can happen with his fondness for cheesy jalapeño chips, and the risk that Ruddock might sneeze again.

    And then, once in orbit, they will be in the middle of a space battle.

  3. someone

    I get the pun between hanger and hanger-on, but really it should be hangar for the big room where the ships are stored.

    I guess one way to remember the difference is that the “gar” in “hangar” is etymologically the same “gar” as the one in “garden”, with a meaning of “enclosure”, “walled/fenced area”. Comes from Frankish haimgard which basically had the meaning of “shed”, the “home” in the “garden”.

      1. Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad

        This is technically correct (the best kind of correct) for the same reason “attorneys general” is correct and “attorney generals” is incorrect, unless you’re talking about members of the armed forces who are lawyers and who have attained the rank of general.

  4. Pete Rogan

    Lucky they’re all on the same ship they came in on, that’s responsive to Ruddock’s will. Which makes me realize that Science and Ruddock are the two beings with the greatest knowledge of the ship and its capabilities. This causes me both amused bemusement and some concern. What’s Science got in mind here? He hasn’t got his army of aliens behind him. He’s got something else in mind. But what?

    I guess it will be our late Christmas present to find out. Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Except for Science. He gets insomnia, if there’s any justice.

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