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2013-06-13 08:01:01 AM  
WTF? At my Bar Mitzvah we all had Cornish Hen, spacefood sticks and astronaut ice cream, while Kansas played for us, they were just starting out, and well it sort of sucked, and now what? They never ate that shiat?
 
2013-06-13 08:36:17 AM  
"While in space, astronauts don't actually eat the freeze-dried "astronaut ice cream" sold as a souvenir in gift shops."

Well there goes my childhood.
 
2013-06-13 08:36:57 AM  
www.badassoftheweek.com
 
2013-06-13 08:37:03 AM  
Yet another lie from the space program
 
2013-06-13 08:38:17 AM  
Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.
 
2013-06-13 08:38:46 AM  
Anyway, like I was saying, Tang is the fruit of the powdered drink aisle. You can mix it with water, boil it into tea, bake it with donuts, saute it in Chinese food. There's Tang-milk, Tang coolers, Tang and vodka. That's about it.
 
2013-06-13 08:41:32 AM  
Tang is great.

For cleaning your dishwasher.  Put it in the soap tray and run it for a cycle.  Nice and clean.  I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to drink it.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-13 08:41:34 AM  
WRONG!!
 
2013-06-13 08:41:55 AM  
Doesn't surprise me. I hear astronauts get all the 'tang they want. I hope I'm still slamming 'tang when I'm that age.

Wait, what?
 
2013-06-13 08:42:19 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


He is actually adhering to the unwritten rule of being elderly....do whatever the fark you want and don't give a rats ass about what anybody thinks.

/it's the only perk of being old
 
2013-06-13 08:42:49 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Anyway, like I was saying, Tang is the fruit of the powdered drink aisle. You can mix it with water, boil it into tea, bake it with donuts, saute it in Chinese food. There's Tang-milk, Tang coolers, Tang and vodka. That's about it.


No sir, that is NOT it. I used to like sprinkling it on top of vanilla ice cream. It tasted just like a Creamsicle.
 
2013-06-13 08:43:54 AM  
I'm not sure why he lashed out at the Chinese. I mean, there was a lot wrong with the dynasty, but why bring it up now?
 
2013-06-13 08:44:49 AM  
"Tell him, Rain Man..."

3.bp.blogspot.com  "Tang sucks!"
 
2013-06-13 08:45:50 AM  
I drank a hell of a lot of Tang when I was a kid.
 
2013-06-13 08:45:58 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


When you get to be old that rule goes away.  Imagine if Pete Conrad had survived his motorcycle crash. (Which is they only proper way for a badass astronaut to die, plane crash, drag racing crash, motorcycle crash, when they are over 70)
 
2013-06-13 08:45:59 AM  

EatHam: Tang is great.

For cleaning your dishwasher.  Put it in the soap tray and run it for a cycle.  Nice and clean.  I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to drink it.


Outstanding
 
2013-06-13 08:46:08 AM  
Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.
 
2013-06-13 08:48:10 AM  

Burr: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

He is actually adhering to the unwritten rule of being elderly....do whatever the fark you want and don't give a rats ass about what anybody thinks.

/it's the only perk of being old


You forgot the unabashed flatulence.

`Can't stand the smell? Stay out of the blast zone!'
 
2013-06-13 08:53:52 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


This.  Why does he want to pee on everyones parade?
 
2013-06-13 08:56:24 AM  

Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.


Holy shiat that sounds like candied vomit, but I'm sure it's good just out of sheer improbability.
 
2013-06-13 08:59:32 AM  

Tom_Slick: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

When you get to be old that rule goes away.  Imagine if Pete Conrad had survived his motorcycle crash. (Which is they only proper way for a badass astronaut to die, plane crash, drag racing crash, motorcycle crash, when they are over 70)


Pete Conrad's one of those guys that, the more you learn about him, the more you want to know.

American badass with a gap-toothed grin.
 
2013-06-13 09:01:56 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

This.  Why does he want to pee on everyones parade?


"Tang sucks," Aldrin said, according to TMZ.

He's a monster!
 
2013-06-13 09:02:07 AM  
No way you haters, Buzz is cooler than every Farker combined.
 
2013-06-13 09:03:05 AM  
sixpacktech.com

Renounces Tangwiches
 
2013-06-13 09:03:43 AM  
It's been decades since they hit on selling Tang premixed with water as orange Gatorade.
 
2013-06-13 09:04:34 AM  

Gonz: Pete Conrad's one of those guys that, the more you learn about him, the more you want to know.

American badass with a gap-toothed grin.


If you haven't you need to read:

Rocket Man Pete Conrad's Ride to the Moon and Beyond

Apollo 12 Uncensored

/Pete Conrad's flight instructor was a lesbian, in the 1930s, he tried to kiss her girlfriend, hilarity ensued.
 
2013-06-13 09:06:03 AM  
Wow, talk about old news...like 44 years old...
 
2013-06-13 09:06:59 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


If you read the book he wrote back in the 70's, you would have known this.  He pointed out that all three of the astronauts voted against having Tang on the flight, but someone put some "purple stuff" (probably Grape Tang) on board, anyway.  The three of them wouldn't touch it, either.  He has been saying for 40 years now that the orange Tang was NOT on his flight and that they did not like it.  How is it suddenly "being a douche" for being honest and consistent?
 
2013-06-13 09:12:07 AM  
But it was so enjoyed by poor Mr. Loopner who was born without a spine...

/If you find that obscure, then you need to get off my lawn.
 
2013-06-13 09:14:21 AM  
Buzz should have stepped on the moon first. Armstrong came back and didn't want to be bothered. WELL MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE AGREED TO BE THE FIRST HUMAN TO SET FOOT ON ANOTHER WORLD!
 
2013-06-13 09:14:39 AM  

Mr. Titanium: How is it suddenly "being a douche" for being honest and consistent?


Because he is taking precious childhood moments and exposing them for what they are.  He is shedding the clean cut all american astronaut image that the government made for him and it makes people uncomfortable.
 
2013-06-13 09:20:05 AM  
I used to intentionally put too much Tang powder in my glass....not to increase the fake orangy taste of the drink, but to make that sugary, fake orangy goo at the bottom of the glass.  I loved that stuff.
 
2013-06-13 09:28:51 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


More like "don't be a tool".
 
2013-06-13 09:30:11 AM  

Burr: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

He is actually adhering to the unwritten rule of being elderly....do whatever the fark you want and don't give a rats ass about what anybody thinks.

/it's the only perk of being old


Wait, I'm supposed to wait until I'm OLD to do these things?
 
2013-06-13 09:31:20 AM  
CSB Time: When I was a kid, like 3 or 4 years old, the only thing I wanted for breakfast every day was a Pop Tart and Tang. I turned 40 not long ago and as a gag my parents gave me some Tang. It was the first time I'd had it probably since I was a kid. It was awful. It was like watered-down orange juice. I had a similar experience watching the Dukes of Hazzard as a grownup after not having seen it since I was a kid when it was one of my favorite shows. Apart from Daisy it was very disappointing. I'm pretty sure my entire childhood was a lie. Excuse me, I have to go call my therapist now.
 
2013-06-13 09:36:12 AM  
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2013-06-13 09:37:13 AM  
Hello, is this President Clinton?  Good!  I figured if anyone knew where to get some Tang, it'd be you.
 
2013-06-13 09:46:46 AM  

cfroelic: Hello, is this President Clinton?  Good!  I figured if anyone knew where to get some Tang, it'd be you.


SHUT UP. And another thing, how come I can't get no Tang round here?
 
2013-06-13 09:48:16 AM  

djh0101010: Burr: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

He is actually adhering to the unwritten rule of being elderly....do whatever the fark you want and don't give a rats ass about what anybody thinks.

/it's the only perk of being old

Wait, I'm supposed to wait until I'm OLD to do these things?


No, you can do them now, but then you are just a douche instead of "senile"
 
2013-06-13 09:49:47 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.


He can be as douchey as he wishes in my view.

Besides, Tang does suck.
 
2013-06-13 10:19:30 AM  

Torrent of Rubbish: Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.

Holy shiat that sounds like candied vomit, but I'm sure it's good just out of sheer improbability.


That's what I thought the first time I heard of it. But yeah, it's weirdly good.

/knows where his towel is.
 
2013-06-13 10:22:00 AM  
Mommy pinches the corners so the orange sand doesn't fall out.

Shut up and eat your Tangwich.
 
2013-06-13 10:29:08 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I drank a hell of a lot of Tang when I was a kid.


I was 8 yrs old when Apollo 11 made the moon landing.  My friends and I thought Tang was awesome.  Spacemen drank that sh*t, IN SPACE!.  Of course 8 yr old boys were digging it. I remember there was always a small amount of undissolved Tang on the bottom of the glass that gave you that supercharged last gulp.
 
2013-06-13 10:29:12 AM  
I remember that last time he went up in the Space Shuttle, he appeared as a guest on the Tonight Show via live camera and he said that one of the accommodations that were made for him due to his age was "Tang flavored Metamucil"
 
2013-06-13 10:29:56 AM  
Just to clarify, it really was live camera from orbit, not a comedy bit
 
2013-06-13 10:30:21 AM  

sundance1028: Apart from Daisy it was very disappointing. I'm pretty sure my entire childhood was a lie. Excuse me, I have to go call my therapist now.


Excuse me, I have to call my Daisy look-a-like now.
 
2013-06-13 10:44:22 AM  
It will be a sad day when there is no living person who has walked on the freaking moon.
 
2013-06-13 10:49:25 AM  

Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.


One of my friends came up with the Fuzzy Astronaut: vodka, peach schnapps and Tang. If you make it right, you don't taste the vodka ... until it's too late.
 
2013-06-13 10:58:37 AM  
I had Mr. Aldrin at an event.  He was a good speaker, friendly enough, but refused to sign autographs because it was unbecoming.  This was a high $ event with only key donors there, so i don't think it would have hurt him to pen a few cocktail napkins...bet he signed the check though.
 
2013-06-13 11:01:03 AM  
 
2013-06-13 11:03:38 AM  
files.abovetopsecret.com

/hot
 
2013-06-13 11:09:14 AM  
My nephew has CF, and Tang is a big part of his diet, Not sure why, but it helps him.
 
2013-06-13 11:11:15 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: I drank a hell of a lot of Tang when I was a kid.


I just ate it straight out of the jar with a spoon, god help me.
 
2013-06-13 11:19:39 AM  
That's a shame. Growing boys need their Tang.
 
2013-06-13 11:27:40 AM  

special20: AverageAmericanGuy: Anyway, like I was saying, Tang is the fruit of the powdered drink aisle. You can mix it with water, boil it into tea, bake it with donuts, saute it in Chinese food. There's Tang-milk, Tang coolers, Tang and vodka. That's about it.

No sir, that is NOT it. I used to like sprinkling it on top of vanilla ice cream. It tasted just like a Creamsicle.


Same here! I would wait until the ice cream softened a bit (this was in the days before consumer microwave ovens) and mix it in. I even also said it tasted like a Creamsicle.
 
2013-06-13 11:37:27 AM  

Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.


That sounds kind of like my favorite camping drink, but with Tang and water added to it.
 
2013-06-13 11:52:33 AM  
*contemplatively chews on Crewmannumber6's red shirt*
 
2013-06-13 12:15:02 PM  
I used to like Tang.

Also Space Food Sticks. I miss those little chewy, vaguely-chocolate-flavored sticks of clay.
 
2013-06-13 12:20:22 PM  
He would have been more correct in saying that he didn't like Tang rather than it "sucked". Tang was better than my grammy's Kool Aid. She made it with saccharine and lived on Dauphin Island, AL so the water had that really nasty beach water taste.  ((shudder))
 
2013-06-13 12:25:27 PM  

Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.


Substitute vodka and the boy scouts will wonder why you use water from two canteens.
 
2013-06-13 12:26:10 PM  
In the late 60s I begged my mother to buy Tang, I was then underwhelmed upon actually trying it.  I was expecting some life altering astronaut drink.
 
2013-06-13 12:28:51 PM  
I always wanted a Skylab-era drink container for my Tang:

science.ksc.nasa.gov

/Still likes Tang
 
2013-06-13 12:31:08 PM  

Vertdang: Tang Bang

1:1 ratio of Tang powder to Wild Turkey, add water to taste.
sounds like shiat, but it's really good. Great for camping.



 i1003.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 12:34:14 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I always wanted a Skylab-era drink container for my Tang:

[science.ksc.nasa.gov image 640x480]

/Still likes Tang


you had your chance back in the late 80's early 90's with the drink mix Burple----too bad they discontinued it.
 
2013-06-13 12:37:52 PM  

Whodat: He would have been more correct in saying that he didn't like Tang rather than it "sucked". Tang was better than my grammy's Kool Aid. She made it with saccharine and lived on Dauphin Island, AL so the water had that really nasty beach water taste.  ((shudder))


The guy is 83 and a national hero. As an early astronaut, he probably gets questions and comments about Tang all the time. I'm guessing he's just sick of hearing about it.
 
2013-06-13 12:42:47 PM  
The Irreversible Slacks had a song called Moon Tang.

Are you telling me that was all a lie? I CAN'T TRUST ANYTHING ANYMORE!!1
 
2013-06-13 01:10:42 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [imageshack.us image 459x575]


I think Armstrong realized that as the first human to set foot on another celestial body his name would go down in history and didn't want to allow his daily life after the moon landing to taint that legacy in any way. Buzz has been free to be a bad ass because his name will be forgotten long before Armstrong's is.
 
2013-06-13 01:27:46 PM  
The only good tang is made by Poon.
 
2013-06-13 02:11:48 PM  

Burr: Mr. Titanium: How is it suddenly "being a douche" for being honest and consistent?

Because he is taking precious childhood moments and exposing them for what they are.  He is shedding the clean cut all american astronaut image that the government made for him and it makes people uncomfortable.


If Tang is your "precious childhood moment", you have my sincere sympathies.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:26 PM  

SwiftFox: It's been decades since they hit on selling Tang premixed with water as orange Gatorade.


Since I'm old, I remember when Lemon/Lime Gatorade first came out.  It was teh nasty.
 
2013-06-13 09:42:49 PM  

Valiente: Crewmannumber6: Buzz Aldrin seems to be abandoning the unwritten rule for astronauts - don't be a douche.

He can be as douchey as he wishes in my view.

Besides, Tang does suck.


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