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(MSNBC)   Space historian James Oberg recounts and debunks a few myths about Neil Armstrong   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 66
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2012-08-26 04:04:51 PM
Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again
 
2012-08-26 04:23:28 PM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again


Seriously? I wasn't watching TV at the time, wouldn't have noticed that. That is pretty sad. He wasn't young, no doubt they all had a canned obit/tribute peace ready to go, the least they could have done would be to air that, a 5 minute segment anyway.

The kids, and even my generation (no moon, but space shuttles) don't seem to realize the impact of this. He walked... on.... the... farking... MOON.
 
2012-08-26 05:02:46 PM
Hmmm, Subby, I submitted this to Twitter with a better the same headine.

/heh
 
2012-08-26 05:56:35 PM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again


That is seriously depressing.
 
2012-08-26 05:59:55 PM
When Neil Armstrong was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: "What is courage?"
Neil received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.
 
2012-08-26 06:15:13 PM
He recorded 'What a Wonderful World' in one take
 
2012-08-26 06:18:46 PM

Richard Saunders: When Neil Armstrong was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: "What is courage?"
Neil received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.


What is that? Some proto-Chuck Norris joke?
 
2012-08-26 06:20:31 PM
He didn't, in fact, have massive balls of steel. Such features are unheard of and would certainly prevent liftoff in a rocket ship, and might have caused physical damage to Mr. Armstrong
 
2012-08-26 06:20:38 PM
He won the Tour de France 7 times without the use of performance enhancing substances.
 
2012-08-26 06:23:22 PM
Fact I didn't know till today: Neil Armstrong lost a daughter to cancer in 1962.
 
2012-08-26 06:38:43 PM

zerkalo: He didn't, in fact, have massive balls of steel. Such features are unheard of and would certainly prevent liftoff in a rocket ship, and might have caused physical damage to Mr. Armstrong


Neil Armstrong didn't walk on the Moon.

He walked on the surface of his testes, which are approximately the size of, and made contact with, the Moon.
 
2012-08-26 06:41:02 PM
The news agencies did not report it right away because it is uncool to have your own opinions, have balls of steel, go against the grain, and yet be a patriot with a fark you attitude. He was old school and we should all be ashamed of what pussies we have become.
 
2012-08-26 06:45:40 PM
That's what Oberg wants you to believe, but he was bought and paid for many years ago.

We're forgetting the real secret hidden space program that went to the "dark" side of the moon, rousted the NAZIs, carved the face of Cydonia, and pissed off the aliens which is why we haven't gone back and just concentrated on scribbling mind controlling chemtrails in the sky. Rainbows! -- Hoaglund.
 
2012-08-26 06:49:51 PM
the heart beat thing was sort of weird. then again i was told that we only had so many orgasms in us. i've gone way.....past that number.
 
2012-08-26 07:06:42 PM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again


Probably for the same reason NBC reported the passing of Neil Young, First Man on the Moon.

No one gives a crap about important things. They only care about Jersey Shore.
 
2012-08-26 07:11:34 PM
cman

Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again

They couldn't find a way to blame it on the tea-party.
 
2012-08-26 07:28:30 PM
Mr. President, Neil Armstrong deserves a state funeral with the highest honors.

With his family's consent, of course.
 
2012-08-26 07:30:21 PM
Any mention of the hyper intelligent talking mice?
 
2012-08-26 07:33:20 PM
Myth: During the moon walk, Armstrong made a cryptic comment, "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky," in honor of a childhood neighbor of his in Ohio whose outraged wife had screamed that she'd perform a sex act requested by her husband "when the kid next door walks on the moon."

Fact: The comment is not on any recordings or transcripts, nor was it heard by anyone in real time. It appears to have originated from a comedy routine by Buddy Hackett.


Aw, poop.
 
2012-08-26 07:40:11 PM

turbidum: Richard Saunders: When Neil Armstrong was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: "What is courage?"
Neil received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.

What is that? Some proto-Chuck Norris joke?


As soon as I read the headline I came here to suggest we make this thread exactly that. fark Chuck Norris!
Neil Armstrong was so bad ass that the rockets used for the launch were just for show- he actually threw the vehicle staight up and jumped on as it went up..
Who's next?
 
2012-08-26 07:58:53 PM
He almost married Liz Lemon's mom.

/stupid moon! He walked on your face!
 
2012-08-26 08:02:26 PM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again


The big TV networks at least probably figure the numerous 24 hour new channels have it covered, and for the cable channels there is really not a whole lot they can talk about outside of announcing that he died and giving a quick overview of his life and accomplishments. For something like this, Fark is going to gave have a much more informed discussion than any newscast, anyway. The internet really has made most breaking news reports pretty pointless anyway, since most people just get alerts on the phones these days. If they'd actually DO it, I'd much prefer thoughtful analysis from cable news rather than have them yammer on for hours if they don't know anything.
 
2012-08-26 08:27:23 PM
Moon landing was faked. It was shot on a soundstage staged at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino.
 
2012-08-26 08:28:22 PM
Obama ordered flags at Federal facilities to fly at half-mast for 4 (5?) days in the wake of the Sihk temple shootings. I'm waiting to see what he does now.
 
2012-08-26 08:38:05 PM

AndreMA: Obama ordered flags at Federal facilities to fly at half-mast for 4 (5?) days in the wake of the Sihk temple shootings. I'm waiting to see what he does now.


And you really hope he does nothing so it justifies your derp? I really hope that's not your point, but if it is fark you. Trolling a thread about an American hero's death is so Westboro. Take that shiat to the politics thread. I'd farking hurt someone for that kind of disrespect right now IRL.
 
2012-08-26 08:39:54 PM
To the people who didn't give a shiat about this: 

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-26 08:45:14 PM
Rust Never Sleeps is my favoriet Neil Armstrong album
 
2012-08-26 08:54:52 PM

redsquid: Who's next?


Bill Brasky's family crest is a picture of a barracuda, eating Neil Armstrong.
 
2012-08-26 09:00:39 PM
Neil Armstrong was so strong that arms and strength are both named after him.
 
2012-08-26 09:06:17 PM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again


Buy or rent the shows of iTunes or Amazon. The networks don't deserve your business.
 
2012-08-26 09:07:33 PM

Richard Saunders: When Neil Armstrong was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: "What is courage?"
Neil received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.


Gutsiest move I ever saw.
 
2012-08-26 09:12:01 PM
He was afraid of bees.
 
2012-08-26 09:22:27 PM
Once while flying an X-15 Neil Armstrong was enjoying the flight so much he almost forgot to turn back and land.

That would have been awkward, as the rocket powered X-15 was, as planned, out of fuel and gliding at the time.

/actually true. His 'coolness' unnerved a lot of his test-pilot friends.

/Buzz Aldrin 'forgot' to take Armstrong's picture during the moon-walk. The only picture of Armstrong on the moon is him as a reflection in Aldrin's faceplate (that Armstrong took - he took a ton of pictures of Buzz).
 
2012-08-26 09:24:03 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again

Probably for the same reason NBC reported the passing of Neil Young, First Man on the Moon.

No one gives a crap about important things. They only care about Jersey Shore.


That's not true! They cared about the fake moon walker Jackson when he died! Remember that coverage?
 
2012-08-26 09:26:36 PM

aaronx: Once while flying an X-15 Neil Armstrong was enjoying the flight so much he almost forgot to turn back and land.

That would have been awkward, as the rocket powered X-15 was, as planned, out of fuel and gliding at the time.

/actually true. His 'coolness' unnerved a lot of his test-pilot friends.

/Buzz Aldrin 'forgot' to take Armstrong's picture during the moon-walk. The only picture of Armstrong on the moon is him as a reflection in Aldrin's faceplate (that Armstrong took - he took a ton of pictures of Buzz).


Buzz can't help it, he's a glory hound through and through! I'd never say that to his face though. I quite like the arrangement of mine.
 
2012-08-26 09:37:42 PM
"Good luck, Mrs. Gorsky."
 
2012-08-26 09:41:11 PM

OnlyM3: No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.


Damn it as a person who watched NASA press conferences for Curiosity every day the week it landed, as someone who routinely checks for the raw images page for new images, etc I think I can say that I am a big fan of space.

But I don't see why any TV network would break into programming to announce the passing. I am sure they all mentioned it on their regularly scheduled newscasts just like they do for most any notable person that dies. It does not make people more informed to be informed that very second. And I dare say that unless someone is on vacation away from media and the Internet, that very close to everyone who would cared to have known does know that Armstrong has died.
 
2012-08-26 10:14:46 PM
"Good luck, Mr. Gorsky"

[thatsgoldjerry.jpeg]
 
2012-08-26 10:34:00 PM

redsquid: AndreMA: Obama ordered flags at Federal facilities to fly at half-mast for 4 (5?) days in the wake of the Sihk temple shootings. I'm waiting to see what he does now.

And you really hope he does nothing so it justifies your derp? I really hope that's not your point, but if it is fark you. Trolling a thread about an American hero's death is so Westboro. Take that shiat to the politics thread. I'd farking hurt someone for that kind of disrespect right now IRL.


That's not my point. I hope Obama does the right thing, but given how he's treated NASA in the past 4 years I'm not confident that he will. You may recall that while running the first time, Obama proposed funding some education initiatives by slashing the NASA budget. He backed away from that, but I think he still doesn't see value in the space program.

I don't think Romney would be any good either; I'll probably end up writing in "None of the Above". If that qualifies as derp, I'm sorry. Armstrong has been a hero of mine since I watched him step on to the Moon, my 8-year-old self laying on my stomach, staring in fascination at the grainy black-and-white images.
 
2012-08-26 11:29:41 PM
Kids today think the first man to walk on the Moon was "Michael Jackson"
 
2012-08-26 11:30:38 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.

When someone can tell me how the fark that happened, then I will start to watch your shiatty shows again

Probably for the same reason NBC reported the passing of Neil Young, First Man on the Moon.

No one gives a crap about important things.. They only care about Jersey Shore.

Wasn't the last successful Moon Mission, didn't hold the interest of the American Public as the first one did in a quick time frame? I mean come on I admit our attention spans are a lot worse. Yet, when you have in less than a decade time frame either not caring, or simply believe that it was so common placeto ignore. One must admit our species was doomed way before today on the collective conscience.
 
2012-08-26 11:39:10 PM
turbidum

What is that? Some proto-Chuck Norris joke?

Chuck Norris doesn't need to walk on the Moon.
 
2012-08-26 11:56:23 PM

AndreMA: redsquid: AndreMA: Obama ordered flags at Federal facilities to fly at half-mast for 4 (5?) days in the wake of the Sihk temple shootings. I'm waiting to see what he does now.

And you really hope he does nothing so it justifies your derp? I really hope that's not your point, but if it is fark you. Trolling a thread about an American hero's death is so Westboro. Take that shiat to the politics thread. I'd farking hurt someone for that kind of disrespect right now IRL.

That's not my point. I hope Obama does the right thing, but given how he's treated NASA in the past 4 years I'm not confident that he will. You may recall that while running the first time, Obama proposed funding some education initiatives by slashing the NASA budget. He backed away from that, but I think he still doesn't see value in the space program.

I don't think Romney would be any good either; I'll probably end up writing in "None of the Above". If that qualifies as derp, I'm sorry. Armstrong has been a hero of mine since I watched him step on to the Moon, my 8-year-old self laying on my stomach, staring in fascination at the grainy black-and-white images.


I stand corrected and apologize for the potential FU. I live in Tampa and I'm about to OD on stupid after the last few weeks. (OK it's been a lot longer than a few weeks.)
 
2012-08-26 11:59:25 PM

bill4935: He was afraid of bees.


Yeah but only because if insects bit him they got super powers.

(I wrote that with 'bite' and 'get' first and then I got a sad)
 
2012-08-27 12:35:15 AM
Just in case this post is the only bit of digital information that survives to the next ten millenniums, I just want to state unequivocally that it was Hitler who first flew his private spaceship around, and landed on, the Moon. It was the dark side (of course, him being evil), where all the major cheese deposits were and still are to this day. Make no mistake - today's lunar exploration is completely in the hands of Big Cheese.

Also, there's no need to defile Armstrong's memory with midget porn, in case anyone was thinking of doing that.
 
2012-08-27 01:06:10 AM

diaphoresis: Moon landing was faked. It was shot on a soundstage staged at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino.


That filming was done with body doubles so you wouldn't find out the real astronauts were on the moon.
 
2012-08-27 01:48:20 AM

invictus2: Wasn't the last successful Moon Mission, didn't hold the interest of the American Public as the first one did in a quick time frame? I mean come on I admit our attention spans are a lot worse. Yet, when you have in less than a decade time frame either not caring, or simply believe that it was so common placeto ignore.


Call 911, you're having a stroke. That made no sense whatsoever.

invictus2: One must admit our species was doomed way before today on the collective conscience.


Oh, you're one of those "the species" fruitcakes.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-27 01:56:20 AM
armstrongs in the news almost a trifecta. who's next?

(looking at you, louie)
 
2012-08-27 03:37:05 AM

cman: Here is a fact:

No TV network broke into their programming to announce his passing.




Shhhh......Honey Boo Boo Child is on.
 
2012-08-27 04:15:23 AM

wookiee cookie: armstrongs in the news almost a trifecta. who's next?

(looking at you, louie)


Louis Armstrong comes back to life and jazzes it up before eating farkers brain.
 
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