The Day William Shatner Tweeted at an Astronaut (and the Astronaut Replied)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis makes me giddy…. The Atlantic shared this Twitter exchange between Star Trek legend, William Shatner, and a Canadian astronaut who is currently serving aboard the International Space Station.On January 3, Shatner sent a tweet to Chris Hadfield, whose Twitter handle is @Cmdr_Hadfield:@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you Tweeting from Space? Hadfield returned a tweet that same day:@William Shatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.(Read more from the Atlantic)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Widower’s Search For Fishing Buddy Ends in Quite a Catch

first_imgRay’s advertisement read: “My name is Ray Johnstone. Australian. I’m a widowed pensioner who is looking for a fishing mate. My previous mate is now deceased. What I want is a fishing mate in a similar position to myself who also wants someone to go fishing with. I am willing to share all costs, e.g. petrol, bait, and should you happen to own a boat (I am) willing to pay all ramp fees, but happy if you are also a land-based fisherman. If you are interested, contact me to arrange a meeting to see if we could get along with each other.”RELATED: Lonely Elderly Pianist Places Ad, Drums Up 80 Musicians to JamThe 70-year-old had apparently already posted the plea on Facebook without any luck, so he then transferred the ad to Gumtree at the suggestion of his nurse.Since he published the ad on January 19th, it has been viewed over 80,000 times. Social media users have started the hashtag #I’llFishWithRay and extended offers of friendship from across the country.Following the outpouring of support, however, Ray has apparently finally found a local fishing mate in a similar social situation who will accompany him to the water later this week.The identity of the fishing friend has not yet been revealed, however the internet community is rejoicing the success of the pensioner’s search.Reel In Your Friends: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRay Johnstone was only looking for a fishing buddy to replace his deceased wife and friend – but after posting a heartbreaking online ad, the internet went wild.last_img read more