Narco Dictator Hugo Chavez was said to be "out of his mind" with happiness after a recent visit from KGB strongman Vladimir Putin who promised to bring Venezuela into the space age with Soviet Rocket Technology.
While most westerners consider Soviet Technology an 'oxymoron', as first pointed out by Spoof Investigative reporter Earl Grey, others consider it no laughing matter.
Reports have surfaced that Sean Penn and Danny Glover, long known as Follywood Space Cadets, are eager to join the program and be the first shot into space by Hugo's new scheme to further bankrupt the already stalled economy of the country.
Apparently a feud that had developed over a bad drug deal where Putin short changed Hugo, and the matter of the WWII subs that leaked and couldn't submerge, have been forgotten with the "Oil for Rockets" deal worked out over the weekend.
The duo were all smiles after the trade agreement was signed, and Putin even acknowledged that Russia Sanitary Scientists had worked out past problems with the malfunctioning toilets that had plagued Mars Missions and Space Station visits for years, but probably wouldn't meet new "Emission Standards' recently enacted by the EPA in the US.
Scientists at the UK's East Anglican Climate Control center are now studying the Kevlar Waste Buckets, and the impact that human waste will have on the atmosphere after being ejected from the rockets at an altitude of 135,000 miles above earth.
Characteristically Chavez and Penn both said they weren't concerned, "Can't smell shit from MY house", they chorused while celebrating over a latte and some Banana Creme Pie in Hugo's candle lit bunker.