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Comedian Knows He’s Too Dumb To Work For NASA, Still ‘Applies’, ‘Receives’ A Hilarious Rejection Letter
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Comedian Knows He’s Too Dumb To Work For NASA, Still ‘Applies’, ‘Receives’ A Hilarious Rejection Letter

Alex Falcone is a comedian and writer living in Los Angeles with few notable accomplishments. He wrote a novel about a teenage girl who dates a mummy that Publisher’s Weekly called “unfortunate”, has a podcast about movies called Read It and Weep, and that’s just scratching the surface. Alex also came close to becoming an astronaut!

That is if you consider receiving a rejection letter from NASA coming close. And you should. How many of the companies you applied to thought you’re so hopeless, they didn’t even bother to reply? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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The reason Alex was dreaming about becoming an astronaut rather than a policeman or firefighter is because he’s always wanted to go to space. Even though he’s supremely unqualified. “I’m dumb, have no useful skills, am hard to get along with over long periods of time (ruined more than one road trip and multiple book clubs), and I do get motion sick in even short car rides,” he told Bored Panda. “I would be the worst candidate for NASA.”

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So, considering this rejection has crushed his lifelong fantasy, you’d think Alex would be pretty bummed out. But that’s not necessarily the case. For one thing, the guy already has a thick skin when it comes to getting the cold shoulder. “Man, I’ve gotten so many rejections for comedy festivals, writing jobs, and gigs. I used to tell myself, ‘Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team’ but then I watched that documentary about him and realized he grew, like, a foot and worked his butt off after that, and I’m not doing either. So now I’ve got nothing to comfort me,” he said. Another reason is, the rejection letter isn’t real. Alex wrote it himself. As a joke. C’mon people, you knew this was coming!

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Scagsy
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2 years ago

Absolute comedy gold. Send more letters to other places please!

Ian Milne
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2 years ago

I don’t care if it’s fake or not - “can I still jerk it up there?” made me burst out laughing.

Tony Rozensky
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2 years ago

Curiosity got the best of me, there doesn't appear to be a Lt Benjamin Paradise at NASA. Of course, I didn't CALL them but....

Random Internet Person
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2 years ago

It says in the article that the "rejection letter isn't real". The guy wrote it himself.

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolute comedy gold. Send more letters to other places please!

Ian Milne
Community Member
2 years ago

I don’t care if it’s fake or not - “can I still jerk it up there?” made me burst out laughing.

Tony Rozensky
Community Member
2 years ago

Curiosity got the best of me, there doesn't appear to be a Lt Benjamin Paradise at NASA. Of course, I didn't CALL them but....

Random Internet Person
Community Member
2 years ago

It says in the article that the "rejection letter isn't real". The guy wrote it himself.

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