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Old 07-21-2009, 12:45 PM   #41
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I was at a penny ante poker/moon landing party with extended family and friends. At the "giant leap for mankind" moment, the poker players took a break.....for about 60 seconds. Then somebody said "deal the damn cards".
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Probably at home. I wasn't even 4 years old.
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The Vietnam War was raging, and everybody in our unit was well aware of this. For this reason, for me, the Moon landing and the Vietnam War are joined at the hip. A few years ago, I was surprised to learn to many younger people have no idea the the Moon landing was contemporaneous with the Vietnam War.
Well, I have to admit that even at 14, the two things seemed very separate to me. War was a somewhat vague concept even though it was on our TV so often - something that grownups were worried about and something my older brother would be more worried about in a few short years.

But a 14 year old can be very impressed by rockets with millions of pounds of thrust that shake building miles away, stuff floating in zero gravity. That seems more "real" to a kid, I guess.

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I was in the backseat of my 1960 VW about to nail kiss my g/f when my brother knocked on the window and said the lunar landing is about to take place. She said "Oh....let's go watch". For some reason, the moon landing didn't do a thing for me that day.
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On Rhapsody - Damon Bramblett: Nobody Wants To Go To The Moon Anymore

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When Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon I was having sex. I planned it that way, believe it or not. (Had the radio on, as I did not own a TV) I wanted to always remember what I was doing at such an historic moment. The funny thing is, I do not recall who my partner was at the time.

I wonder if she recalls it as favorably as I do?
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Right after 9/11 there were many talking heads saying things like "life in America will never be the same again".
Similarly to Al, I've seen little noticeable difference in our daily lives other than hassles at airports due to that day. In both cases I don't get why they make these type of statements. Is it for dramatic effect?
I think both event did change everything, maybe not on a day to day living situation but in the views of the leaders and probably most thinking folks (The clueless folks in Jay Leno's jaywalkers and their ilk are exempt.)

After the moon landing people realized that weren't trapped on this blue planet, but also got vivid reminder what special place earth is.

After 9/11 Americans got realized that a couple of oceans and massive military weren't sufficient to keep us safe and a vivid reminder that their is a large group of people out there who want to kill us.
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After the moon landing people realized that weren't trapped on this blue planet, but also got vivid reminder what special place earth is.
Yes...hopefully we'll stop taking things for granted. The moon landing should be a reminder to us all.
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After 9/11 Americans got realized that a couple of oceans and massive military weren't sufficient to keep us safe and a vivid reminder that their is a large group of people out there who want to kill us.
9/11 marked the most fearful day of my life. I felt horribly exposed that day and months afterwards. The feeling of exposure is not as intense now, but it's still there.
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I was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC with my parents. I was 15. Saw it on the motel TV.

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When Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon I was having sex. I planned it that way, believe it or not. (Had the radio on, as I did not own a TV) I wanted to always remember what I was doing at such an historic moment. The funny thing is, I do not recall who my partner was at the time.

I wonder if she recalls it as favorably as I do?
LOL!

BTW, did she say "That's one small ____ for a man?"
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Washington, DC, during the time I worked on Capitol Hill. Remember being in a small club/bar place there--being the date of the solo guitar/singer/entertainer guy and flirting with the owner that night, too. The entertainer did not find that amusing of me, by the way. I was young and into having fun during that time....ahhhh...the carefree days (wish they were here now)!
Anyway, we all stopped the music and watched the landing on t.v. for an hour or so. It was pretty amazing, but so beyond anything I had any comprehension of it was almost unreal to me at that time.
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Speaking of Buzz Aldrin, he's still my hero!

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I can't believe no one has said "the earth".

I watched a program last night showing the moon landing. It sent shivers up and down my spine.

I feel inclined to post this....
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I was not fearful. I was mad. Still am. I tried to re-enlist right then. (Don't tell my wife.) Too damned old, though. If I expanded on my true feelings here, I would be run off the board. Let's just say I would still re-up today if I could.

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Speaking of Buzz Aldrin, he's still my hero!

A bit of context. Bart is one of the "moon landing was hoax" nut cases. Bart had trespassed on Buzz property and stalked bunch of astronauts. Not surprisingly the LA DA declined to press charges against Buzz

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Making of Buzz Aldrin's Rocket Experience w/ Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli from Buzz Aldrin, FOD Team, Ryan Perez, and Snoop Dogg - Video

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Oprah had on Holocaust survivors once years ago on her show. Tons and tons of people called in to say that the Holocaust NEVER happened, also. Oprah drug out her Producer (who was Jewish) to show how upset this made her employee. Where these nut-jobs get these ideas I'll never know, but they seem to be all over. The equivalent of the guys who stand at the corner saying the world is coming to an end I guess. Nut-jobs!
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heh-heh - maybe Buzz should go on "The View", Whoppie needs some sense knocked into her...



She acknowledges that the film with the fake moon landing conspiracy theory was "just a movie", but she actually wonders about a couple points ...

Whoopi: Who is holding the camera? Geez, you've never seen a tripod?

Whoopi: The flag is rippled, but there is no air on the moon? Geez, the engineers thought about that Whoopi, and had the flag formed into that position. Ask before showing your stupidity (and I will call it stupidity, not ignorance. A smart person who is ignorant of a fact would ask the question to find out, a stupid person would think that they "know something" based on their ignorance).

And if she studied the moon landing, she would learn that the blast from the LEM taking off blew the flag over. Now, if they faked it, you think they would do that (one of a million reasons it's stupid to seriously discuss the idea it was faked)?

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I was not fearful. I was mad. Still am. I tried to re-enlist right then. (Don't tell my wife.) Too damned old, though. If I expanded on my true feelings here, I would be run off the board. Let's just say I would still re-up today if I could.

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I was in a hospital room in Poughkeepsie, NY with a diabetic leg wound infection and tethered to an IV. I was 15. I was the only patient on my floor who was interested. I had about 15 nurses and staff in my room watching. My roommate slept through the whole thing.

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That's just a sad comment, MikeD, regarding our citizens. Hopefully, the medical profession wasn't interested, because they were way too busy saving lives. Gosh, I hope so, anyway.
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