Sunday, August 26, 2012

                      Looking At The Moon---Give It A Wink For Neil

Neil Armstrong was  the first man to set foot on the moon.   I emphasise his accomplishment for I read that many on twitter were asking who he was. Wow!  Kind of a sad commentary I'd say on the state of modern education that some wouldn't still consider him on the level of a household name. Oh sure everyone knows the name of the latest star of say a Batman film, or the latest antics in Europe of the pop singer Madonna...but the first man to walk on the moon...Who was he again?

  I'll repeat...Neil Armstrong. Am I being a tad bit unkind towards those  not be in the know? Perhaps. First of all I grew up as a kid in the 60's when I'd say the whole world was looking on with fascination at the  accomplishments the Americans were achieving in space. I followed with much enthusiasm the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs knowing all the astronauts names and what goals they were set out to accomplish. It was an exciting time and it was never too difficult for NASA to hold everyone's attention.

Will they be able to do it or won't they...that is land a man on the moon. Well the space agency worked hard to make it happen and did so slightly ahead of schedule. This brought about the well known saying, "We can land a man on the moon but we can't do this or that". Could the question now be, "We can land a man on the moon but do we really want to do it again?' I'm sure some time it'll be repeated but is the thrill of doing so gone? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

That being said the super great achievements of NASA and their astronauts of the 1960's should never be forgotten. They demonstrated how a great many people could come together and work out a plan on making the impossible happen and they had the courage and determination to see it through. Thanks Neil Armstrong for being the Commander of that Great Apollo mission. When we look up to the moon from time to time we'll give it a wink for Neil!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

                               A Strange Visitor To The Olympics

An unusual thing happened at the Olympics. The lady in the picture to the left, rode her bike into London. She stated it seemed she'd be riding for years trying to get there from Oz.  From Oz?  The athletes from [Oz] Australia had a faint recollection knowing they'd seen her somewhere but they assured officials she was not a part of their team therefore was not allowed to ride in their group.

Upon learning this she became quite perturbed and began calling everybody a bunch of stupid Munchkins got on her bike and rode away. Sadly she rode right into an approaching storm with a whirlwind and has never been see again. HELLO YELLOW BRICK ROAD?? LOL

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

                       2009 "Joe The Plumber"  2012 "Bob The Builder"

Whipping through headlines today I saw two words..."Store hammers" and for a second considered it was encouraging people to store their hammers away. In other words if the American President was saying people didn't build their business they could respond by saying, "Fine we'll store our hammers away never to use them again!" Upon closer examination I saw the headline really was saying that a store hammered Obama with a sign on the street making light of his statement they had not built their businesses.

Maybe a campaign strategy for ole Mitt though? "If you don't think Mr President that Americans built their businesses maybe henceforth they should store away their hammers? Maybe they should build no more?" That's where Romney would get hammered however....Obama could counter by saying, "Store away their hammers? Mitt...Your idea is as dumb as nails!" ;)) makes me ponder to consider. The 2009 U.S. Presidential Campaign saw "Joe The Plumber" come to the forefront. Might Obama this time round in 2012 have to deal with someone like "Bob The Builder"? Or maybe "Hester the Carpenter"? Maybe they'll even take him and show him the things they've built.