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(Yahoo)   To the delight of conspiracy theorists, astronauts walking on NASA soundstage doesn't make TV's 20 most memorable moments   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-07-12 09:54:16 AM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-12 09:55:12 AM  
Suck it, Buzz
 
2012-07-12 09:55:37 AM  
So...they were all disasters or bad things.

I guess it's true: If it bleeds, it leads.
 
2012-07-12 09:57:35 AM  
Apollo Launch
Moon landing
Nixon's resignation and departure for California
Walter Cronkite announcing the Vietnam War to be unwinnable

The creator of the list is a pop-culture tool.
 
2012-07-12 09:57:44 AM  
Because people have fleeting memories?

5 of the 20 are from the last two years.
11 of the 20 are from the last 12 years (including first 5).
6 of the 20 are from the 90s.

Altogether 17 of the 20 have happened in the last 22 years.
 
2012-07-12 09:57:49 AM  
The 20 most memorable moments on TV, as remembered by people who- SQUIRREL!
 
2012-07-12 09:59:23 AM  
#20 is my earliest memory.
I was 2 yrs 2 months old.

/Lawn, yadda yadda
 
2012-07-12 10:00:01 AM  
Part of the survey was if the person remembered where they were when they saw it. Considering the Moon landing was in 1969, and a person probably has to be 8 or older to remember well, the youngest person alive who could have recalled that event is 51. Statistically, a 30 yo who watched man walk on the moon is already dead.

/9-11 for me. Absolutely otherworldly.
 
2012-07-12 10:02:46 AM  
And this, ladies & gents, is why China will have a moon colony while Americans are still thinking that the Earth is flat and rides on the back of a giant turtle.
 
2012-07-12 10:05:13 AM  
Oops, goofed that (added 30 to 51, which exceeds the 78 year US life span). More accurate to say: statistically, anyone who was 35 or older when man walked on the moon is already dead.

Being dead makes it hard to "remember where you were when you saw it".
 
2012-07-12 10:06:43 AM  

TV's Vinnie: And this, ladies & gents, is why China will have a moon colony while Americans are still thinking that the Earth is flat and rides on the back of a giant turtle.


No, no, on the backs of four elephants who ride on the back of a giant turtle. Get your facts straight, bro.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:11 AM  
People are stupid. How is Saddam's capture and execution considered a powerful moment? They were not even consecutive moments. The execution was not even shown live here, was it? Also, Whitney Houston's death was televised? I would rather they televise Erin Andrews changing clothes some more if they are going to have hidden camera feeds televised. And Houston's death was more powerful than man reaching the moon? Heck, John Lennon's assassination was more powerful than Houston's death coverage. He was murdered; she was a druggie who was due for a tub related death.
 
2012-07-12 10:07:28 AM  
I'll bet Nguyen Van Lem could have thought of a moment that should be on the list.
 
2012-07-12 10:09:35 AM  
TV's Vinnie Smartest
Funniest
2012-07-12 10:02:46 AM


And this, ladies & gents, is why China will have a moon colony while Americans are still thinking that the Earth is flat and rides on the back of a giant turtle.


Because of television?
 
2012-07-12 10:10:11 AM  
scrapetv.com
www.fas.org

/anybody?
 
2012-07-12 10:14:53 AM  
List fails without R. Budd Dwyer. I didn't see it live but caught the replay before they decided to edit the actual suicide part out.

/quick, but not pretty way to go
 
2012-07-12 10:15:04 AM  

TheHumanCannonball: Because people have fleeting memories?

5 of the 20 are from the last two years.
11 of the 20 are from the last 12 years (including first 5).
6 of the 20 are from the 90s.

Altogether 17 of the 20 have happened in the last 22 years.


Fleeting memories? More like a total inability to recognize anything that happened outside of their lifespan. If these polls honestly represent the opinions of the public they demonstrate the astonishing ignorance of people nowadays. Whitney Huston's drug-addled death is in no way more memorable than the moon landing, or even Nixon's resignation speech. Nobody will ever ask you where you were when you heard the Casey Anthony verdict. Saddam's capture, trial and execution? That took years, were people really riveted to the television the whole time waiting for that to play out?
 
2012-07-12 10:19:28 AM  
Wow, rea;;y?

Casey Anthony and Whitney Houston are on this piece of shiat list? I can deal with some of the others, and I totally understand some of them. Hell, I can even understand the whole Lady Di thing, but the Whitney Houston thing is a farking joke, and i never watched a second on TV containing Casey Anthony, I got all I needed on that from the interwebs.
 
2012-07-12 10:23:28 AM  

Private_Citizen: Part of the survey was if the person remembered where they were when they saw it. Considering the Moon landing was in 1969, and a person probably has to be 8 or older to remember well, the youngest person alive who could have recalled that event is 51. Statistically, a 30 yo who watched man walk on the moon is already dead.

/9-11 for me. Absolutely otherworldly.


A lot of this probably also has to do with the proliferation of tv/media availability now compared to just a decade or two ago. For the more recent "moments" everyone has access to tv, streaming video, feeds on smartphones, etc making a larger amount of the public more likely to watch them just because of the overwhelming availability.
 
2012-07-12 10:25:23 AM  
That's bullshiat. The production values on that soundstage were top-notch.
 
2012-07-12 10:26:53 AM  
10. Princess Diana's funeral (1997)
11. Death of Whitney Houston (2012)
14. The Royal Wedding (2011)


These but no moon landing?

/ Fark you world. Just fark you.
 
2012-07-12 10:30:26 AM  
I'd argue that the royal wedding of 1981 was a far bigger TV moment than the 2011 edition, and neither was nearly as historic as Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.
 
2012-07-12 10:30:51 AM  
11. Death of Whitney Houston (2012)

The only reason I remember this...

There I am watching Charlie Brown then the news breaks into the program with a special report. Loooooong, seriously long pause. The guy behind the desk starts up with language to let you know THIS IS FOR REAL FOLKS. "I regret to report..." pause "I apologize, I realize there may be kids in the room..." another long pause. "Terrible, just terrible..." pause. Can't. Get. It. Out. Of. His. Mouth. At this point you're thinking it's WWIII.

Whitney Houston has died.

WTF?!?!?!? That's it? That's the sort of thing that can wait for the next Extra episode.
 
2012-07-12 10:31:04 AM  
1. The chick who loses her tube top on The Price is Right
2. The chick in the short skirt who bends over to hug a star on Match Game
3. Jaye P Morgan flashing on The Gong Show
4. The girls eating ice cream pops on The Gong Show
5. Jane Krakowski singing to Bill Gates
6. The Waikiki Rapist going to prison crying and then screaming "F*** You" to the camera (live tv)
7. When Channel 11 in St. Louis showed boobies after 9 pm (Benny Hill, Bizarre)
8. Mary Hartman flashes her underwear (numerous times)
9. Katy Couric flashes her breasts on the evening news (May have been an alcoholic delusion or sweeps week)
10.The night I "accidentally" rented one of those tapes from the video store. "Why this isn't Top Gun, honey. But we should watch it to see if they recorded over the whole movie or what."
 
2012-07-12 10:31:34 AM  

TV's Vinnie: And this, ladies & gents, is why China will have a moon colony while Americans are still thinking that the Earth is flat and rides on the back of a giant turtle.


No, they won't. China will face the same limits in practical engineering and reality as the US did. For many reasons, space colonization is a religion among westerners, but that's all it is, and all it ever will be.
Besides, you think that without massive quantities of cheap energy any of these pipe dreams make any sense? They barely made sense *during* the Space Age.

OK, suppose I'm wrong. How would having a handful of people on the Moon at colossal expense mean anything besides nationalistic symbolism? How would it change anything for the lives of the other billions???
 
2012-07-12 10:32:05 AM  
With the exception of at most three positive events (Obama's speech, the royal pudding, and maaaaybe bush v. gore), the rest of these events are tragedies/disasters.

Positive events missing from this list include:

The first moon landing
Fall of the Berlin Wall
1980 "miracle on ice"
South American miner rescue
Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl
The first royal wedding (Charles and Diana)
Baby Jessica being rescued from the well
John Ceno being booed at the Home Run Derby
 
2012-07-12 10:34:03 AM  

Great_Milenko: With the exception of at most three positive events (Obama's speech, the royal pudding, and maaaaybe bush v. gore), the rest of these events are tragedies/disasters.

Positive events missing from this list include:

The first moon landing
Fall of the Berlin Wall
1980 "miracle on ice"
South American miner rescue
Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl
The first royal wedding (Charles and Diana)
Baby Jessica being rescued from the well
John Ceno being booed at the Home Run Derby


I have no idea where I got John Ceno from. Meant to say Robinson Cano.

/Pirates fan, doesn't know shiat about the AL
 
2012-07-12 10:34:10 AM  
Futurama where Nixon glues a bomb in Bender and it will explode and destroy the planet when he utters his trademark sentence. Just as he does, Fox News break in and says the the Supreme Court decided that George W. Bush would be the next President of the United States.
 
2012-07-12 10:37:05 AM  
Yeah a lot of that was a little too modern. Hell I think the Apollo landing is more "powerful" than Whitney and I was born at the tail end of the Apollo program. Im suprised since they put her on there they didnt put Michael Jackson.
 
2012-07-12 10:47:45 AM  
What about the MASH finally?
 
2012-07-12 10:53:56 AM  

USCLaw2010: [scrapetv.com image 360x235]
[www.fas.org image 396x330]

/anybody?



Yep. People are morons.
 
2012-07-12 10:54:54 AM  
Who is Casey Anthony and why the fark is she on that list.

I weep for our future.
 
2012-07-12 10:56:15 AM  
I was six when the Mooon landing happened and remember it fully. Of course, astronauts pretty much filled my dreams and ambitions at the time.

And peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
 
2012-07-12 11:00:13 AM  
 
2012-07-12 11:00:27 AM  
fletchwhipp.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-12 11:03:07 AM  
My own:
1) 9/11. Woke up, turned on the tv, wtf is happening, holy shiat there's an airplane going in to a building
2) Gulf War 1. Get home from school and there's a reporter on TV with sounds of war in the background discussing the invasion. Distinctly remember the scene, what channel I was watching, etc.
3) Sipowicz shows his ass on TV
4) White Ford Bronco
5) Reginald Denny getting his ass kicked during the LA riots(closeby to my residence at the time)
 
2012-07-12 11:11:38 AM  
A question I'd like to as a moon landing conspiracy theorist is "Why do you want so badly for it to be true that we did not send astronauts to land on the moon?"
 
2012-07-12 11:13:36 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A question I'd like to as a moon landing conspiracy theorist is "Why do you want so badly for it to be true that we did not send astronauts to land on the moon?"



Please don't get them started.
 
2012-07-12 11:16:07 AM  

misterfweem: TV's Vinnie: And this, ladies & gents, is why China will have a moon colony while Americans are still thinking that the Earth is flat and rides on the back of a giant turtle.

No, no, on the backs of four elephants who ride on the back of a giant turtle. Get your facts straight, bro.


Paint my muscle car octarine, biatches:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-12 11:16:27 AM  
Dating myself ....
But a few missed ones on there...

Bud Dwyer (grew up in Philly and saw live)
Waco Texas
Tienanmen Square (really not on list?)
GB Sr Desert Shield to Desert Storm.
 
2012-07-12 11:17:45 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A question I'd like to as a moon landing conspiracy theorist is "Why do you want so badly for it to be true that we did not send astronauts to land on the moon?"


That's not even remotely the point. We want the truth exposed. We DID send astronauts to the moon but it wasn't THOSE astronauts. As early as 1889, using alien technology, the United States was building bases on the darkside of the moon. You might ask yourself one question: Why doesn't the public know about this? Ask that question again around June of next year and the answer will be a lot easier to comprehend.
 
2012-07-12 11:18:31 AM  

TheHumanCannonball: Because people have fleeting memories?

5 of the 20 are from the last two years.
11 of the 20 are from the last 12 years (including first 5).
6 of the 20 are from the 90s.

Altogether 17 of the 20 have happened in the last 22 years.


Nope. It's because the survey was specifically designed to show that TV is still important in the internet age. Kudos to the developers for successfully developing a survey that gave them the results they wanted. It is not always as easy as it sounds.
 
2012-07-12 11:18:51 AM  
The article says they asked for the most "universally impactful" moments, not the same thing as powerful. Man landing on the moon was awesome... but how much did it actually impact peoples day to day life?
 
2012-07-12 11:21:13 AM  
I'm going to say that the following should not have been on that list:

#10
#11
#12
#14
#19

Yeah, a quarter of that list should not have been there. The moon landing should have been there. Possibly Apollo 13, The Waco Stand Off, The MASH final episode, the death of Michael Jackson (How was that over looked by the death of Whitney Houston???), the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the fall of the Soviet Russia just to name a few events that were bigger events than the Casey Anthony verdict or the royal wedding.
 
2012-07-12 11:21:26 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-12 11:22:21 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: A question I'd like to as a moon landing conspiracy theorist is "Why do you want so badly for it to be true that we did not send astronauts to land on the moon?"


Because that would give creedence to the Big Lie theory of government and give them the ability to decry everything as a government consiracy meant to control the citizenry and prevent them from exercising freedoms that they perceive they should have but in fact never did.

It's not about the actual event, it's entirely about what it means. Landing on the moon isn't as significant as the tax money that was spent on it, for instance. 9/11 is significant only because of the actions that were taken as a result. if they could "prove" that the US government actually made it happen that would undermine the government to the point of destruction. Kennedy's assassination would "prove" that the government undermines democratic traditions and the will of the citizenry by killing its rightfully elected leaders for nefarious purposes.

All conspiracy theorists are shadetree anarchists.
 
2012-07-12 11:23:35 AM  

Alonjar: The article says they asked for the most "universally impactful" moments, not the same thing as powerful. Man landing on the moon was awesome... but how much did it actually impact peoples day to day life?


If your day to day life was effected by the Casey Anthony verdict, you need a life.
 
2012-07-12 11:44:48 AM  

Great Janitor: Alonjar: The article says they asked for the most "universally impactful" moments, not the same thing as powerful. Man landing on the moon was awesome... but how much did it actually impact peoples day to day life?

If your day to day life was effected by the Casey Anthony verdict, you need a life.


I think one of the few people that it effected that was not related to her was Nancy Grace
 
2012-07-12 11:45:53 AM  

Alonjar: The article says they asked for the most "universally impactful" moments, not the same thing as powerful. Man landing on the moon was awesome... but how much did it actually impact peoples day to day life?


But they measured it by asking what other details people could remember about the event. Where they were, when it happened, and if they remember having discussions about it afterwards. Even though people like to think of themselves as deep and thoughtfull, more people probably remember when they saw the ending of The Sopranos and then having discussions afterward than they do the murder of John Lennon or any of the other events people above have listed..
 
2012-07-12 11:51:12 AM  
When America learned that "Hello Larry" had been canceled.
 
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