Mmm... Well That's Disappointing
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Mmm... Well That's Disappointing is a meme that saw incredible use on Mission Dragan. It was invented by Ian Martin and Samuel Baltz at a school play rehearsal the Saturday before the mission. It must be said in a specific voice.
In a phenomenal anti-climax, the origin of this meme is simply that the two 2010-11 Commanders were on their way to Loblaws for the annual astronauts shopping trip after a rehearsal when one of them mockingly said that something was disappointing. It caught on.
The voice which must be used to say the sentence was pioneered by either Ian Martin or Samuel Baltz. It soon turned into a meme of its own; people would use the voice to say something insulting to the intelligence of someone else (often by implying that they studied the humanities, and then implying the stupidity of studying that), and/or as a way to exaggerate someone's very minor mistake, such as a typo or dropping an object. Most of these statements inexplicably end with "thanks," "thank you," or, in reference to Nicely Done, Lyra, "over"; it is often jokingly remarked upon afterwards how oddly polite "he" (the voice) is. It bears a striking resemblance to that of the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
Used extensively over CAPCOM in lapses of professionalism and in conversation during that mission's extended crunch time, this voice appeared with exponentially increasing frequency as the mission wore on and the Astronauts's patience wore thin.