Funny Moment: Almost the entirety of "Pirx's Tale". The hired crew is a ragtag bunch of misfits: most of the crew is stricken down with mumps for the entirety of the story, the radio operator is a passive-aggressive, alcoholic Mexican, and the engineer is actually a decent guy... only he's a highway engineer. The ship is also a wreck. Pirx, completely exhausted, restricts himself to either reading sci-fi pulp novels in his bunk, hunting the radio operators booze stashes, or snarking about the whole mission.
"Every takeoff and landing took place in infringement of all laws - not only those of physics."