First-World Problems...

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[Hat Tip: JT]

I have no idea whether that is true, but it illuminates what was and perhaps will be again about American culture. We had the ability to be deadly serious and lighthearted at the same time. But we seem to have lost the ability to laugh, while at the same time being deeply unserious.

Yes, that is a First-World Problem, since I believe the roots of it are the marvelous advances we have made in all fields, the fabulous wealth our industry and energy and genius has created, and the leisure that has afforded us.

Armstrong and Aldrin and Collins were 240,000 miles from earth, with no possibility of rescue if something went wrong. And they got there on the bleeding edge of technology...our cellular technology is more mature than their Saturn V rocket! But they did it with skill and aplomb and bravery and stoicism and humor.

Our culture has far more problems than 1969 America (and that was a troubled time too); perhaps we can take a page from the Apollo 11 crew's playbook and not take trivialities so seriously. We have enough important stuff to agonize over without expanding everything to an existential issue.

Now...about that maple syrup on your French Toast!

[I may or may not be able to hang around, so please behave...no pulling Nurse Ratched's hair or stealing Garrett's Crocs!]

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 I hope that story is true. Brave men.

Posted by: LASue at December 04, 2022 01:58 PM (Ed8Zd)

2 I have had one all afternoon, laundry pump went, water all over basement. Seems to just decided to die today

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 02:01 PM (xhxe8)

3 Ha!

I went to a comedy club with a friend a couple weeks ago.

Not funny. I drank more. Still not funny. Got fairly plastered. I laughed more at myself than the "comedian."

It was pretty sad, actually.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2022 02:03 PM (U2p+3)

4 So... Kanye was faking it? He's really "sane"?

https://tinyurl.com/mr2w54z7

(Nitter)

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:07 PM (IKuJQ)

5 I believe the roots of it are the marvelous advances we have made in all fields, the fabulous wealth our industry and energy and genius has created, and the leisure that has afforded us.

Posted by: CBD

Children brought up to expect accolades, never feeling any hardship, have bought on generations of soi-boys and girls. They've lost their way.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2022 02:08 PM (jBKjN)

6 Ah laundry issues. My 15 year old Maytag's died this week and the last that's needed isn't made anymore. Who does stuff like that? I have a 25 year old Kenmore in the barn that will outlive me. Different world.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at December 04, 2022 02:08 PM (oWBc3)

7 Neil Armstrong: The Human with the Biggest Bragging Rights

Posted by: Aetius451AD Laptop, Doomscroller at December 04, 2022 02:08 PM (47YPS)

8 Glad to be alive and fascinated during the entire space program. Even ate Sputnik candy. Glued to our b&w tv for every minute.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:09 PM (9X/y4)

9 "We have enough important stuff to agonize over without expanding everything to an existential issue."
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As you all know. It's not us but the "progressive" communist left that is doing this. Until they are ended there is no hoe for our country.

BTW for DeSantis fanboys, looks like he is giving his victory over Disney back with barely a whimper.

https://tinyurl.com/3pfut7va

I hope this is not correct or misunderstood.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (u4CEu)

10 8 Glad to be alive and fascinated during the entire space program. Even ate Sputnik candy. Glued to our b&w tv for every minute.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:09 PM (9X/y4)

What was the flavor of Sputnik candy?

'Mmmmm, tastes like... Bureaucracy and Hopelessness.'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Laptop, Doomscroller at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (47YPS)

11 not a big fan of NASA

I mean, who the fuck likes Tang ?

Posted by: REDACTED at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (us2H3)

12 People have been trained to be scolds who admonish others
so they can feel superior to those they correct.

Humor is too intelligent for them and they lose their scold power if they actually laugh about something.

Commies are your best example followed by the masked karens and democrats. All humorless scolds who love telling others how to live.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (R/m4+)

13 Gallows humor has always been a thing in the military. It's a survival technique to keep soldiers from going mad over what they were experiencing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (UQUAY)

14 Thus ensuring Armstrong would never pay for a beer the rest of his life.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (DhOHl)

15 When I was a kid, all my Dad's superiors in the service were older officers of the WW2 vintage. I can believe the Collins story as the backyard barbecues were an amazing combination of stories of bravery, fuckery and just general being men stuff. The woke crowd would be have their skin melted by stuff they said in front of 12 year olds back then. Good times.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at December 04, 2022 02:11 PM (oWBc3)

16 My 15 year old Maytag's died this week
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at December 04, 2022 02:08 PM (oWBc3)
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They don't make them like they used to. Our Maytag washer is from 1984.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:12 PM (IKuJQ)

17 What was the flavor of Sputnik candy?
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Styrofoam

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (9X/y4)

18 "Our Maytag washer is from 1984."

Wait, wut?

Posted by: George Orwell at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (DhOHl)

19 Collins was kind of an unsung hero on the mission, in the sense that he was pretty selfless. He excelled in his role as command module pilot and never complained at the comparative lack of attention he received. His book Carrying the Fire is well worth reading.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (Xrfse)

20 1969 was a good year. Nixon's The One!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (EZebt)

21 But taking trivialities seriously is the only life the Left has.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (rl2lu)

22 Wait, wut?
Posted by: George Orwell at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (DhOHl)
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You missed your chance, George. You should have commented: "Big brother is washing you!"

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (IKuJQ)

23 That's not funny!

Posted by: Karen McKarenface at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (FVME7)

24 8 Glad to be alive and fascinated during the entire space program. Even ate Sputnik candy. Glued to our b&w tv for every minute.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:09 PM (9X/y4)

Watched the landing and first step in my barracks day room at Ft Gorden, GA. I think activity everywhere at that post stopped and watched it.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (BdMk6)

25 I was too young to see Appollo 11, but I saw a couple of the last ones on TV. Plus, a few years ago I watched that Appollo 11 live stream start to finish, every evening for a week and a half. When the lunar module was re-acquired by the command module I had goosebumps. Absolutely amazing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (UQUAY)

26 Big brother is washing you.

LOL

Posted by: George Orwell at December 04, 2022 02:15 PM (DhOHl)

27 His book Carrying the Fire is well worth reading.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (Xrfse)

I really need to find that. he was an extraordinary man.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:15 PM (UQUAY)

28 I like to think it's true. And that for just a moment, Neil thought of doing just that.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 04, 2022 02:16 PM (Z7Jj3)

29
I mean, who the fuck likes Tang ?
Posted by: REDACTED

Guys eating out of tubes 240,000 miles from home?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2022 02:16 PM (jBKjN)

30 I like Tang. Or did when I was a kid. We would drink it hot when camping (cuz kids didn't drink coffee back in the day).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:18 PM (UQUAY)

31 I really need to find that. he was an extraordinary man.

Amazon has it in every format but Kindle. Not sure why.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:18 PM (Xrfse)

32 We only went to the Moon because of Hilter & Khrushchev.

Posted by: Next2Nothing at December 04, 2022 02:18 PM (tA1/w)

33 We took Tang camping because it was a lot lighter than carrying OJ.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (EZebt)

34 Buzz Aldrin opened a symbolic Lodge on the moon by special dispensation of The Grand Lodge Of Texas. It is Tranquility Lodge 2000. Texas has jurisdiction over that moon.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (z3WCn)

35 Great video... including idiots.

Aviation @ilove_aviation
Slow motion of a PC-12 landing at Saint Barthélemy Airport, ranked as one of the most dangerous Airports.

https://twitter.com/ilove_aviation/status/
1599268423573602304

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (Vwz3I)

36 Watch movies about B-17 (or 24) crews. Bombing runs over Germany must've been terrifying, yet there's lots of banter and what-may-come attitude. No way we'd be able to do that today.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (KAi1n)

37 We took Tang camping because it was a lot lighter than carrying OJ.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (EZebt)

Yeah, Simpson was a pretty beefy dude.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (UQUAY)

38 #35 Another beautiful one here, less the idiots:

https://twitter.com/Girish_99999/status/
1599270821121646593

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 04, 2022 02:21 PM (Vwz3I)

39 We only went to the Moon because of Hilter & Khrushchev.
Posted by: Next2Nothing

Some guy named Bob Goddard had something to do with it.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 04, 2022 02:21 PM (KAi1n)

40 I'm available to help.

Posted by: OJ's white Ford Bronco at December 04, 2022 02:21 PM (DhOHl)

41 Really weird story out of Moore County, North Carolina.

Three electrical substations were deliberately sabotaged last night, blacking out 40,000 people.

The Left is screaming that this is right-wing terrorism - that it was done to stop a drag queen show for children that planned in the area.

Rest assured that if "conservatives" allegedly did this, that there were several FBI informants behind it.

One wonders if this is an excuse for the Biden Administration to crack down on "domestic terrorism" before the Republicans take over the House. And to affect the Georgia Senate race, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2022 02:22 PM (KCOCK)

42 I've read just about everything I could get my grubby paws on regarding our space program. I will forever remain in awe at what was accomplished, given the technological limitations at the time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:22 PM (Xrfse)

43 "I mean, who the fuck likes Tang ?
Posted by: REDACTED "

It's just the thing to go with Space Food Sticks.

Posted by: fd at December 04, 2022 02:24 PM (sn5EN)

44 I've read just about everything I could get my grubby paws on regarding our space program. I will forever remain in awe at what was accomplished, given the technological limitations at the time.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

It was faked by using video technology that did not exist at the time.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 04, 2022 02:24 PM (KAi1n)

45 I mean, who the fuck likes Tang ?
Posted by: REDACTED "

It's just the thing to go with Space Food Sticks.
Posted by: fd at December 04, 2022 02:24 PM (sn5E

Freezed dried ice cream is an abomination.

Posted by: polynikes at December 04, 2022 02:26 PM (l4ZPt)

46 Some guy named Bob Goddard had something to do with it.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 04, 2022 02:21 PM (KAi1n)
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"And I'm learning Chinese,"
Said Wernher von Braun.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:26 PM (IKuJQ)

47 I second the recommendation of Collins's book, "Carrying the Fire." It's excellent. And the comment does sound like his sense of humor, so I tend to think it's legit.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 04, 2022 02:27 PM (fTtFy)

48 It's not us but the "progressive" communist left that is doing this. Until they are ended there is no hoe for our country.
Posted by: Jukin


Pardon me?

Posted by: K. Harris at December 04, 2022 02:27 PM (P1f+c)

49 What was the flavor of Sputnik candy?

'Mmmmm, tastes like... Bureaucracy and Hopelessness.'?
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Laika, Dezik and Tsygan.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 04, 2022 02:27 PM (Vwz3I)

50 "Nuts!" Brigade General Anthony McAuliffe

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at December 04, 2022 02:28 PM (z7W9M)

51 I've bragged about this before here, but my Grandpa worked for NASA during the Appollo missions, contracted out from Boeing. He was an engineer and machinist. He also had a hand in building the Enola Gay.

He loved Loony Tunes cartoons. He had a great laugh. Still miss him.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:28 PM (UQUAY)

52 "Carrying the Fire" is definitely available on Kindle. That's what my copy it.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 04, 2022 02:28 PM (fTtFy)

53 no jokes about eating Tang with a spoon?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2022 02:29 PM (xhaym)

54 39 Some guy named Bob Goddard had something to do with it.

Grissom, White and Chaffee

Posted by: Next2Nothing at December 04, 2022 02:29 PM (tA1/w)

55 While here just got done listening to a YouTube video on Schweinfert

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 02:29 PM (xhxe8)

56 Pondering, go get a new laundry pump now or on way home tomorrow

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 02:30 PM (xhxe8)

57 Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:28 PM (UQUAY)
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Very special.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:30 PM (IKuJQ)

58 33 We took Tang camping because it was a lot lighter than carrying OJ.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:19 PM (EZebt)


Tell him to leave the knives behind and that lightens things a bit.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 04, 2022 02:30 PM (Z7Jj3)

59 People have been trained to be scolds who admonish others
so they can feel superior to those they correct.


Cops, teachers, liberals, parents, certain religious types and evangelical sects...they're all over the place and positioned to do enormous damage.

Posted by: Scoldy McScoldersons are everywhere at December 04, 2022 02:31 PM (V6LRK)

60 Commies are your best example followed by the masked karens and democrats. All humorless scolds who love telling others how to live.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (R/m4+)
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Missing a comma.
/grammar nazis

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:31 PM (EZebt)

61 I went bow hunting yesterday. Got enough for all my Christmas presents.

(Needed to change my socks.(

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 04, 2022 02:32 PM (FVME7)

62 Doctors. Can't forget doctors. Some are fine and treat you like a grownup, others are seriously scoldy motherfuckers.

Posted by: Scoldy McScoldersons are everywhere at December 04, 2022 02:33 PM (V6LRK)

63 I think a big part of the problem is that the first world no longer has anything to focus its attention on. So we turned inward, and all this postmodern nonsense is the inevitable result.

Posted by: CppThis at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (UewuT)

64 And just think. The Apollo landing would have been a fatal event if one of the astronauts hadn't brought a ball point pen along in the landing module.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (BdMk6)

65 Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:28 PM (UQUAY)

Talk about getting boned.

Posted by: Femur? I hardly know 'er! at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (V6LRK)

66 I'm OK with multiculturalism. I accept both Star Trek TOS and TNG fans.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (FVME7)

67 We had Tang often as a kid in early 70s

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 02:35 PM (xhxe8)

68 "Carrying the Fire" is definitely available on Kindle. That's what my copy it.

Mine is, too. I just went there and did not see an option for the Kindle version. Hmm.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:35 PM (Xrfse)

69 66 I'm OK with multiculturalism. I accept both Star Trek TOS and TNG fans.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (FVME7)

But we don't want the Irish!

Posted by: That Blazing Saddles guy at December 04, 2022 02:35 PM (V6LRK)

70 Thanks for the hat tip, CBD !

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 02:36 PM (T4tVD)

71 I'm OK with multiculturalism. I accept both Star Trek TOS and TNG fans.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at December 04, 2022 02:34 PM (FVME7)
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A Klingon as security officer?? NEVER!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:36 PM (EZebt)

72 Good grief! UNDP: "Don't choose extinction":

https://youtu.be/3DOcQRl9ASc

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:38 PM (IKuJQ)

73 A Klingon as security officer?? NEVER!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2022 02:36 PM (EZebt)

Gzlordyk you!

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:38 PM (BdMk6)

74 Also, I've often wondered if I would have been quite so hyper-cynical about everything remotely government involved if I had been alive in the 60s and 70s when the space program was relevant and actually doing big things. I only ever knew it as an aging boondoggle, far past its prime and chiefly interested in wagging its tail for Foggy Bottom's harebrained globalist scheme of the month.

Posted by: CppThis at December 04, 2022 02:40 PM (UewuT)

75 i always like a little Tang before my kangxi

Posted by: REDACTED at December 04, 2022 02:41 PM (us2H3)

76
Armstrong and Aldrin and Collins were 240,000 miles from earth, with no possibility of rescue if something went wrong.

__________

Travel with no possibility of rescue if something goes wrong has happened throughout history. But men did it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2022 02:42 PM (LkRZk)

77 I know it's been posted here before, but the Apollo in Real Time website is mesmerizing. At least I think so.

https://tinyurl.com/2dxvdcn9

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (Xrfse)

78 Also, I've often wondered if I would have been quite so hyper-cynical about everything remotely government involved if I had been alive in the 60s and 70s when the space program was relevant and actually doing big things. I only ever knew it as an aging boondoggle, far past its prime and chiefly interested in wagging its tail for Foggy Bottom's harebrained globalist scheme of the month.
Posted by: CppThis at December 04, 2022 02:40 PM (UewuT)

Totally different era than what we have today as a culture.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (BdMk6)

79
Travel with no possibility of rescue if something goes wrong has happened throughout history. But men did it.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Yup my kids learned that early: You die of dysentery.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (jBKjN)

80 And just think. The Apollo landing would have been a fatal event if one of the astronauts hadn't brought a ball point pen along in the landing module.
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When comms went out coming into the atmosphere was tense as shit, then you see the parachutes open. Then Navy divers had to get to them before they drowned. Fucking badasses in b&w.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (9X/y4)

81 UNDP:

Fossil fuels Are the best use of warmistas.

Posted by: DaveA at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (FhXTo)

82 I mean, who the fuck likes Tang ?
Posted by: REDACTED at December 04, 2022 02:10 PM (us2H3)

We mixed it with instant tea and drank it hot, called it Russian tea. No idea why we called it that, but it wasn't bad when camping.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (LOVUx)

83 At the rate we're decaying, in a hundred years humans will be covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (z3WCn)

84 Yup my kids learned that early: You die of dysentery.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron


* nods *

You diss me, you're done.

Posted by: Terry at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (P1f+c)

85 Rest assured that if "conservatives" allegedly did this, that there were several FBI informants behind it.

One wonders if this is an excuse for the Biden Administration to crack down on "domestic terrorism" before the Republicans take over the House. And to affect the Georgia Senate race, of course.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2022 02:22 PM (KCOCK)

Lotta Fort Bragg SF guys live in Moore County. They would have the skills. Pretty easy targets by just being who they are.

Wish I had some photoshop skills where I could shop some of those Patriot Front guys into a pic with electrical substations.

Posted by: golfman at December 04, 2022 02:46 PM (BLVc0)

86 no jokes about eating Tang with a spoon?
Posted by: Kindltot

Everyone loves spoontang!

Oh, wait. My bad.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 02:47 PM (qoGsy)

87 I loved Tang as a kid, not so much now.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 04, 2022 02:48 PM (uNylN)

88 At the rate we're decaying, in a hundred years humans will be covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon.
Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (z3WCn)

Well, I'm not surprised. I'm not surprised at all. You see, off Lake Erie we've got a pack of wierdies up there that bay at the moon once a week. And then around what used to be Chicago, man, we've got a real swinging cult goin' there.

Posted by: Major French at December 04, 2022 02:48 PM (R/m4+)

89 At the rate we're decaying, in a hundred years humans will be covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon.
Posted by: Eromero

I think that's already happening in Commiefornia.

Posted by: She Hobbit at December 04, 2022 02:48 PM (ftFVW)

90 At the rate we're decaying, in a hundred years humans will be covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon.
Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (z3WCn)
________________

SF leads the way!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2022 02:50 PM (YqDXo)

91 I do remember eating Tang on a spoon

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (xhxe8)

92 77 I know it's been posted here before, but the Apollo in Real Time website is mesmerizing. At least I think so.

https://tinyurl.com/2dxvdcn9
Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 02:43 PM (Xrfse)
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This just brought back my childhood. I'm almost crying from recalling the moments.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (IKuJQ)

93 SF leads the way!
_______________

Following Berkeley's lead.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

94 Pug,
That's a lovely story and memory of you pop. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm sad all I got was a brief hug in TX. I so wanted to sit with you and chat. I'm sorry.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (U2p+3)

95 We mixed it with instant tea and drank it hot, called it Russian tea. No idea why we called it that, but it wasn't bad when camping.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (LOVUx)


Heh.
Did the same as a.kid. i liked it.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (anj39)

96 ...covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon...

And I would have achieved it, if it weren't for that meddling congressman.

Posted by: Reverend Jim Jones at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (DhOHl)

97 "....they did it with skill and aplomb and bravery and stoicism and humor."
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They were self assured and confident, based on real achievements, not the pumped up cockyness that now abounds.

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (AmoqO)

98 Things will regress until it reaches the point that the federal government can no longer hold things together, at which point the USA breaks up and the regional powers start to stabilize things. Probably looking at a roughly 1970s technology base with a few outliers here and there.

A notable difference from that of the Roman empire is that the skills and knowledge to keep things going weren't hoarded by the decadent ones; if anything it's the other way around, all the important R&D and manufacturing is done by 'barbarians' with no connection to the decaying collectivist metropole.

Posted by: CppThis at December 04, 2022 02:53 PM (UewuT)

99 "83 At the rate we're decaying, in a hundred years humans will be covered in scabs and feces and they'll be howling at the moon.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:45 PM (z3WCn) "

100?

optimist!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 04, 2022 02:53 PM (j3SBD)

100 Rest assured that if "conservatives" allegedly did this, that there were several FBI informants behind it.

One wonders if this is an excuse for the Biden Administration to crack down on "domestic terrorism" before the Republicans take over the House. And to affect the Georgia Senate race, of course.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2022 02:22 PM (KCOCK)

It will be solved when they find the crispy squirrel laying on the ground.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:53 PM (BdMk6)

101 "....they did it with skill and aplomb and bravery and stoicism and humor."

And every piece of equipment went to the lowest bidder.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2022 02:54 PM (jBKjN)

102 When Tang first appeared, I asked my parents if we could get it and was told "you don't want that shit".

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 02:54 PM (T4tVD)

103 ewoks like a spoonful of Tang in their YooHoos

Posted by: REDACTED at December 04, 2022 02:55 PM (us2H3)

104 First world problem:
Wal Mart extra large eggs 18 count - $7.67.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 04, 2022 02:55 PM (9uCBG)

105 First world problem:
Wal Mart extra large eggs 18 count - $7.67.
Posted by: rickb223

Must be ostrich eggs .....

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 02:57 PM (T4tVD)

106 First world problem:
Wal Mart extra large eggs 18 count - $7.67.
Posted by: rickb223

I swear even the large eggs have been hit by Bidenflation. They look to be 'mediums' if that.

Must be the chickens are also impacted by MAGA type seizing and pouncing. Yeah, that's it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 02:57 PM (qoGsy)

107 Tang and tequila. Desert camping cocktail.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 04, 2022 02:57 PM (gBnOF)

108 That's a lovely story and memory of you pop. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm sad all I got was a brief hug in TX. I so wanted to sit with you and chat. I'm sorry.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2022 02:51 PM (U2p+3)

No worries. I was glad to meet you. The TXMOME gets very chaotic. Fun, but loud.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 04, 2022 02:58 PM (UQUAY)

109 Must be ostrich eggs .....
Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 02:57 PM (T4tVD)
-

Sure, you yolk now.

Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:58 PM (IKuJQ)

110 I do remember eating Tang on a spoon
----
The cheaper version of those paper tubes filled with colored sugar.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2022 02:58 PM (9X/y4)

111 Javems @ 97-
Every manjack of them loved America too! I bet not a single one ever said 'Hey, you know what this program needs? We need mohhamadans in key positions.'

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 02:58 PM (z3WCn)

112 First world problem:
Wal Mart extra large eggs 18 count - $7.67.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 04, 2022 02:55 PM (9uCBG)

Damn you. Now I'm hungry for bacon and egg sandwiches.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:59 PM (BdMk6)

113 It will be solved when they find the crispy squirrel laying on the ground.

Three squirrels crisping simultaneously in three different locations?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2022 02:59 PM (KCOCK)

114 91 I do remember eating Tang on a spoon.

Gotta sous vide that shit.

Posted by: Obligatory horde response at December 04, 2022 02:59 PM (DhOHl)

115 Damn you. Now I'm hungry for bacon and egg sandwiches.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons

What? No cheese on that sammich?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 03:00 PM (qoGsy)

116 They were self assured and confident, based on real achievements, not the pumped up cockyness that now abounds.
Posted by: Javems

And they realized the future was so much larger than they were. Everyone wasn't focused on how many likes they got on Facebook. Or how many virtual friends they had. We weren't a bunch of narcissistic assholes. There was a bigger cause. A National Identity. They were willing to risk their lives to further exploration. Not much different than Lewis and Clark.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2022 03:01 PM (U2p+3)

117 We had the ability to be deadly serious and lighthearted at the same time. But we seem to have lost the ability to laugh, while at the same time being deeply unserious.


I actually think meme-ology is the embodiment of the American spirit

The ability to laugh and parody in the midst of existential crisis.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 04, 2022 03:02 PM (41eBg)

118 Meijer Penny Smart Grade A Large Eggs, Dozen
$2.39

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2022 03:02 PM (63Dwl)

119 First world problem:
Why is it that no matter which way you put any ornament that has a front and back, on the tree, it always turns around with the backside forward!!??
Damnit!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:02 PM (anj39)

120 It will be solved when they find the crispy squirrel laying on the ground.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 02:53 PM (BdMk6)

—————-

The Varmint Cong!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2022 03:03 PM (u73oe)

121 It will be solved when they find the crispy squirrel laying on the ground.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons
—————-

The Varmint Cong!
Posted by: Duke Lowell

There I was. . . . . the little bastids had me surrounded.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 03:04 PM (qoGsy)

122 Diogenes, are those the ones that moon you?

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 03:04 PM (z3WCn)

123 Every manjack of them loved America too!

Indeed, they did.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 03:05 PM (Xrfse)

124 119 First world problem:
Why is it that no matter which way you put any ornament that has a front and back, on the tree, it always turns around with the backside forward!!??
Damnit!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:02 PM (anj39)

Good for a Marilyn Monroe ornament.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Laptop, Doomscroller at December 04, 2022 03:05 PM (47YPS)

125 Diogenes, are those the ones that moon you?
Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2022 03:04 PM (z3WCn)


It's like they plan it all year long when they've been stuffed in boxes.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:06 PM (anj39)

126 Will look when go upstairs how much 1 doz eggs was

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 03:06 PM (xhxe8)

127 Now...about that maple syrup on your French Toast!

[I may or may not be able to hang around, so please behave...no pulling Nurse Ratched's hair or stealing Garrett's Crocs!]

Posted by CBD at 02:00 PM Comments

What about shaking Manhattans?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 04, 2022 03:07 PM (Wnv9h)

128 First world problem:
Why is it that no matter which way you put any ornament that has a front and back, on the tree, it always turns around with the backside forward!!??
Damnit!
Posted by: Diogenes


Why does this human give me all this pretty art, but wants me to look at the back of all of it?

Posted by: Diogenes' Christmas Tree at December 04, 2022 03:09 PM (P1f+c)

129 "The Right Stuff" is a good read about the early astronauts. Shows the different personalities from the straight-laced John Glenn to the fun-loving Wally Schirra to ..
Oh, go read the book. It's really good

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 04, 2022 03:10 PM (XbVLa)

130 I'm sure the rest of you along with me abhor reading the word "we" as used by CBD here. I haven't and I'm sure mist of you haven't lost that ability nor have the vast majority of "us." Instead the idiots among us seem to control messaging - that is the problem. Well, along with the idea that the idiots are indicative of "us" and "we".

All due and sincere respect .. of course ..Charles' Schlong .

It's time WE change this tendency.

Posted by: Son of Dad at December 04, 2022 03:10 PM (8JB5s)

131 Charles' Schlong .
Posted by: Son of Dad at December 04, 2022 03:10 PM (8JB5s)

Chuck's dick.

Posted by: Peppermint Patti at December 04, 2022 03:12 PM (47YPS)

132 Why does this human give me all this pretty art, but wants me to look at the back of all of it?
Posted by: Diogenes' Christmas Tree at December 04, 2022 03:09 PM (P1f+c)


Heh.
Wait until I put that angel up there.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:12 PM (anj39)

133 Ewoks like a spoonful of Tang in their YooHoos
---------------------
It makes the Mandalorian go down in the most delightful way!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 04, 2022 03:13 PM (Vwz3I)

134 The hot dog is Nature's Perfect Food.

I did some work on the space program, overweeningly proud of that.

Posted by: West at December 04, 2022 03:14 PM (QY+6a)

135 Listening to another YouTube video on American and Japanese damage control difference on WWII navy vessels, lots of cool photos never saw before

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 03:14 PM (xhxe8)

136 Meesa like tang, meesa has long tongue!

Posted by: Jar-Jar at December 04, 2022 03:15 PM (0ZuC6)

137 The Right Stuff" is a good read about the early astronauts

I'm actually in the process of reading it again. I'm still not enamored with his writing style but it's a fun read. Additionally, some of the astronauts took exception to his portrayal of certain events. Otherwise, worth pursuing.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 03:16 PM (Xrfse)

138 Humor in dark places: i recall a story from Iwo Jima, as the Marines desperately defending their position from multiple banzai attacks at night. A japanese soldier carrying a satchel bomb fell near a foxhole and when it went off, it blew the soldiers arms and legs and clothes off. The torso was tossed through air into the foxhole, where it landed in the lap of a marine who'd been stunned by the nearby explosion, naked ass up. When he became aware, the marine looked down and screamed "oh my god am I hit that bad???"

The other men in his company reported that they all laughed so hard that they were useless for the next 15 minutes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2022 03:16 PM (r46W7)

139
Heh.
Wait until I put that angel up there.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:12 PM (anj39)

Now you've got to stop and think: What would you feel like with a tree branch stuck up your butt?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 04, 2022 03:17 PM (BdMk6)

140 Grew up in the 60s/70s. Seeing the moon landing on the b&w tv was a marvel.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 03:18 PM (ZEa+g)

141 So GP has a story up that the fucking donks are going to arrest Trump via secret warrant

Posted by: CN at December 04, 2022 03:18 PM (Zzbjj)

142 Wait until I put that angel up there.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:12 PM (anj39)

You know what happens when you look up an angel's dress?

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2022 03:19 PM (AmoqO)

143
First World Problem... Solved:
I just checked out the Official Energy Guide on my new in-line water heaters - $92.00 a YEAR running 24/7/365.

I have them on a timer which kicks in for a half hour period twice a day. So 1/24th of $92.00 is about four bucks a YEAR.

Maybe eventually we'll return to Drill, Baby, Drill - but until then I'm good. FJB.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at December 04, 2022 03:20 PM (enJYY)

144 You know what happens when you look up an angel's dress?
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2022 03:19 PM (AmoqO)

A maxi pad gets its wings.

Posted by: Jar-Jar at December 04, 2022 03:21 PM (0ZuC6)

145 Three electrical substations were deliberately sabotaged last night, blacking out 40,000 people.

The Left is screaming that this is right-wing terrorism - that it was done to stop a drag queen show for children that planned in the area.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2022 02:22 PM (KCOCK)


Actually, if knocking out power stations is what it takes to stop drag queen shows for kids, that's what we oughta be doing. But seriously, I don't think that's an effective way to address the problem.

Posted by: Emmie at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (Emce2)

146 Seeing the moon landing on the b&w tv was a marvel.

I'll never forget it. I was just a kid but the experience is indelibly etched in my mind.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (Xrfse)

147 Long time lurker, second time poster.
I saw Mike Collins in Oshkosh in 2018 or 19. It was one of the most enjoyable evenings I've had there in 40 years of attending.
His long time friend Joe Engle was interviewing him.
He repeated the quote about what Neil should say. But the best line was when asked about the psychological test, that he failed the first time. The Rorschach test .What to you seen in the blank paper, he said he sees 17 fornicating polar bears in a snowbank.
He passed on the second try

Posted by: Mikey L at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (LByQX)

148 Tom,
I read that same story.
Humor in dark places indeed.
My FNL fought in the Pacific and some of his stories were epic.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (anj39)

149 Its cooling off out thar and the wind is picking up.

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:29 PM (T4tVD)

150 My FNL fought in the Pacific and some of his stories were epic.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (anj39)

My father fought in the pacific and woke up screaming a lot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:29 PM (dO/0d)

151 Carrying the Fire, IMHO, is the best book about the US space program. Well told stories. Like the iguana. Collins is a great writer.

I liked his fantasy of inspecting a busty company of girls, in zero gee.

He witnessed a disagreement between Aldrin and Armstrong, when Armstrong landed the Lunar Lander at - feet. He crashed it. Collins stayed out of the fight.

OB Book Thread, it is one of my recommended books in Prof Squirrel's list.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2022 03:29 PM (u82oZ)

152 More gallows humor from the space program. Apollo 8.

James Lovell to crewmates: Did you ever think you’d be orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve?

Bill Anders in reply: I just hope we’re not orbiting it on New Year’s Eve.

Posted by: Rasp at December 04, 2022 03:30 PM (Men5k)

153 Great run by wilson. this kid ain't half bad

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:30 PM (dO/0d)

154 My father fought in the pacific and woke up screaming a lot
Posted by: Nevergiveup

May he RIP .

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:30 PM (T4tVD)

155 "And the wind is picking up"....

Are two riders approaching? Did a wildcat growl?

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2022 03:31 PM (r46W7)

156 Rasp

Back in the day. Astronauts: Manly men.
Military Pilots one and all. With the ego and elan that goes with that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2022 03:31 PM (u82oZ)

157 May he RIP .
Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:30 PM (T4tVD)

If they get the news where he is, he is rolling over in his grave

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (dO/0d)

158 Well, I just got one nasty little job done. Reglazed the broken window in my bedroom with a new, and expensive pane of glass. In order to do this, I had to take out the escape-ready security bars I built a year or two ago. Good thing is, they worked. Pulled and tugged on the release device, and ping! ping! the springloaded bolts released, and the entire 3 by 4 foot steel frame with bars came free.

Meh. so I got some white caulking on the glass. That's what razor blades are for. Security bars are back in place now. Room should be a lot less drafty now. I am having a Big Rock Traditional Ale to celebrate this milestone.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (tkR6S)

159 IWhen I was a new pilot, I liked landing my 172 on Galt airport Illinois, when the runway was just 25 feet wide.

My "home" airport runway was 150 feet wide.

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (yBPl+)

160 Mikey L

Lucky. Collins was one of the best of America.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (u82oZ)

161 Those men all had serious balls

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (mP+mW)

162 Fat-based humour...

https://twitter.com/NansheePeloshee/status/
1599398164431527937

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 04, 2022 03:33 PM (Vwz3I)

163 Those men all had serious balls
Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (mP+mW)

Because they were allowed to. We are not allowed to anymore in case we offended a snowflake, a buttercup, or a transexual

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:34 PM (dO/0d)

164 Nevergiveup

Only the best officers are tight with Chiefs. Like Neptunus Lex. Just saying.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2022 03:34 PM (u82oZ)

165 Greatly appreciate hearing these words of encouragement. I remember the Apollo 8 mission which capped off a bad year with hope. I pray with all my being for God's watchful eye, protection, and blessing for this Great Nation.

Posted by: KungPow at December 04, 2022 03:35 PM (I9Vuq)

166 Those men all had serious balls
Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 04, 2022 03:32 PM (mP+mW)

Because they were allowed to. We are not allowed to anymore in case we offended a snowflake, a buttercup, or a transexual
Posted by: Nevergiveup

A snowflake , a buttercup and s tranny walk into a bar....

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:35 PM (T4tVD)

167 163 I rate this statement true, unfortunately

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 04, 2022 03:36 PM (mP+mW)

168 no jokes about eating Tang with a spoon?
Posted by: Kindltot

Everyone loves spoontang!

Oh, wait. My bad.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 02:47 PM (qoGsy)

Wang Dang Sweet Spoontang!

Posted by: The Nuge at December 04, 2022 03:36 PM (4I/2K)

169 >A snowflake , a buttercup and s tranny walk into a bar....
Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:35 PM (T4tVD)

So, what'll ya have, Admiral Doctor Levine?

Posted by: The Bartender at December 04, 2022 03:37 PM (PiwSw)

170 A snowflake , a buttercup and s tranny walk into a bar....
Posted by: JT at December 04, 2022 03:35 PM (T4tVD)

... and the bartender says "I quit".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 04, 2022 03:38 PM (9UlRk)

171 Police brass have ordered cops to attach stickers emblazoned with the letters “NYPD” to their work phones to try to curb personal calls and texting on duty — but some officers are saying where they can stick it.

The directive requiring the stickers was added to the NYPD’s patrol guide last week, according to a “Finest Message” sent to cops a day before Thanksgiving.

“Upon receipt, all members of the service are required to affix an ‘NYPD phone sticker’ to the outside of their department issued cell phone case, so that it’s clearly visible,” the order dated Nov. 23 reads.

Distribution of the decals comes several months after Mayor Eric Adams Adams told the public to snap a photo of any cops talking on their phones in subways.

Scumbags

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:38 PM (dO/0d)

172 Listening to another YouTube video on American and Japanese damage control difference on WWII navy vessels, lots of cool photos never saw before
Posted by: Skip's phone

Years ago I viewed pictures, which iirc were, and still are, classified, of deceased sailors crammed in the p-ways of the USS Franklin. They didn't drowned, they were asphyxiated by smoke and gasses from the fires. Hundreds of shipmates.

I didn't have a decent night's sleep during my son's entire enlistment.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 03:38 PM (qoGsy)

173 NaCly dog
Indeed he was !
Even in his late 80's he was extremely sharp.
It's on youtube
Look for EAA Oshkosh Michael Collins.
Also, John Young hated Tang .There was an accidental open mike where he went off about it while on the moon.

Posted by: Mikey L at December 04, 2022 03:39 PM (LByQX)

174 Geebus, and there is the neighbor on the riding mover again for 7 days in a row. He has no trees in his yard.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 03:39 PM (ZEa+g)

175 One of the Mercury astronauts. when asked to describe what he saw on the blank white page, replied, "It's upside-down"

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 04, 2022 03:39 PM (yBPl+)

176 That Iwo story, and others like it, show me why humor is so important, and why we have it. It's there to help us cope with rhe most terrible of times, to survive the most horrible situations we get dealt. People without it are terribly crippled, and will break when tested.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2022 03:41 PM (r46W7)

177 Wait until I put that angel up there.
Posted by: Diogenes

Santa was having a terrible day at his North Pole shop. Mrs. Claus had been bitching at him all day, the reindeer had all jumped out of their corral and the elves were threatening a strike. Santa hears a knock at the door and when he answers it an Angel is standing there with a beautiful Christmas tree.

"Santa" she said "What should I do with this Christmas tree?"

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 03:42 PM (qoGsy)

178 Too darn spoiled & naïve nowadays.

Life WAS tougher years ago for many American families & there weren't the number (& $ value) of social & economic safety nets. Kids "timed out" of public school by about 19 & the males were often directed to enlist. Others dropped out by 16, 17 at the latest, to work & help provide for their families or simply to flee. They were often charged with attending physically or mentally challenged relatives.

Knew many families where dad simply left & returned to Greece, Italy, etc. & left mom to take up sewing, parts work, laundry, babysitting. There was a lot of alcoholism & usage of 'behavior modification' meds (Mother's Little Helper, The Rolling Stones) & street drugs, too, among adults. Seatbelts weren't a thing, grandma was, as was cigarette smoking & some religion. Community conflict & local gangs generally stayed within the community.

But the offbeat humor & multitude & diversity of comedies & comedians that were on TV (serials & variety acts) & also in clubs - fabulous. Everyone had the crazy uncle & family members that weren't to be trusted with the silverware.

Posted by: Lola at December 04, 2022 03:42 PM (NIYa7)

179 mover=mower

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 03:42 PM (ZEa+g)

180 A snowflake , a buttercup and s tranny walk into a bar....
Posted by: JT


"Sorry, we're out of White Claw."

Posted by: the Bartender at December 04, 2022 03:42 PM (P1f+c)

181 Everyone had the crazy uncle & family members that weren't to be trusted with the silverware.
Posted by: Lola at December 04, 2022 03:42 PM (NIYa7)

Yeah but now he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2022 03:43 PM (dO/0d)

182 Neighbor on the riding mower - his wife is probably saying "hey hon i want you to help me decorate!" And he's saying "okay sure as soon as i finish the yard."

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2022 03:44 PM (r46W7)

183 174. Do you think the wife is still alive?

Posted by: Lola at December 04, 2022 03:45 PM (NIYa7)

184 The thing that strikes me the most is their ability to think and react under sometimes intense pressure. Not just the flyboys but the folks in Mission Control as well. Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney and Steve bales come to mind.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 03:45 PM (Xrfse)

185 Yes, I read that a lot of the inside information came from one astronaut, Pete Conrad. There are a lot of opinionated descriptions in "The Right Stuff"

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 04, 2022 03:46 PM (YJU1i)

186 So GP has a story up that the fucking donks are going to arrest Trump via secret warrant
Posted by: CN at December 04, 2022 03:18 PM (Zzbjj)

So we can be safe in assuming that won't happen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:47 PM (tkR6S)

187 74. Do you think the wife is still alive?
Posted by: Lola

lol. Haven't been outside today to see if her car is there.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 03:48 PM (ZEa+g)

188 Afternoon'

(cough, hack, sneeze)

Sorry, another bad head cold, just in time for Christmas! Aspirin, ginger ale, canned chicken soup. The head cold cure of my people. I thought I'd try Mucinex. So far, seems to be working with no weird side affects. I also have Alka Seltzer Cold and Advil cold medicines. Plus, trusty ole Anacin. I'm all set.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2022 03:48 PM (sAmhv)

189 181. Right, you are! LOL!

Posted by: Lola at December 04, 2022 03:48 PM (NIYa7)

190
A snowflake , a buttercup and a tranny walk into a bar....
Posted by: JT


Bartender says: Hi, Joe.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2022 03:49 PM (63Dwl)

191 How does getting sand in your Crocs not irritate your feet?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at December 04, 2022 03:50 PM (F5ekr)

192 Actually, if knocking out power stations is what it takes to stop drag queen shows for kids, that's what we oughta be doing. But seriously, I don't think that's an effective way to address the problem.
Posted by: Emmie at December 04, 2022 03:22 PM (Emce2)

What would be fun is for some big, tough guys to put on Barney the Dinosaur costumes, barge on stage, and kick the shit out of the drag queens. Entertain the kids, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:51 PM (tkR6S)

193 Joe Rogan has a mantra:
Hard times make hard men
Hard men make soft times
Soft times make soft men
Soft men make hard times

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 04, 2022 03:52 PM (YJU1i)

194 What would be fun is for some big, tough guys to put on Barney the Dinosaur costumes, barge on stage, and kick the shit out of the drag queens. Entertain the kids, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:51 PM (tkR6S)

Banana Splits costumes. Those fookers creeped me out as a kid.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 04, 2022 03:53 PM (UQUAY)

195 What would be fun is for some big, tough guys to put on Barney the Dinosaur costumes, barge on stage, and kick the shit out of the drag queens. Entertain the kids, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I would watch that.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 03:53 PM (ZEa+g)

196 What would be fun is for some big, tough guys to put on Barney the Dinosaur costumes, barge on stage, and kick the shit out of the drag queens. Entertain the kids, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I would watch that.
Posted by: Infidel


Inman to narrate?

Posted by: mikeski at December 04, 2022 03:56 PM (P1f+c)

197 Inman to narrate?
Posted by: mikeski at December 04, 2022 03:56 PM (P1f+c)

that would be icing on the cake, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:57 PM (tkR6S)

198 What would be fun is for some big, tough guys to put on Barney the Dinosaur costumes, barge on stage, and kick the shit out of the drag queens. Entertain the kids, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2022 03:51 PM (tkR6S)

Ooh, ooh then drag them off the stage making them drag queens.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 04, 2022 03:58 PM (VdGjU)

199 194. There was the Banana Splits murder movie on Syfy a few years ago.

Posted by: Lola at December 04, 2022 03:58 PM (NIYa7)

200 Thanks for the thread, CBD.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 03:59 PM (Xrfse)

201 199 194. There was the Banana Splits murder movie on Syfy a few years ago.
Posted by: Lola

I would have definitely watched that. TeleTubbies getting whacked would even be better.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2022 04:00 PM (qoGsy)

202 Wasn't landing on the moon racist? Seems racist to me. Everybody involved must be canceled and forgotten, expect some obscure black women that did all the maths.

Posted by: Ripley at December 04, 2022 04:00 PM (MxEKc)

203
Actually, if knocking out power stations is what it takes to stop drag queen shows for kids, that's what we oughta be doing. But seriously, I don't think that's an effective way to address the problem.
Posted by: Emmie


Taking out three substations just to shut down power to one building seems quite the overkill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2022 04:00 PM (63Dwl)

204 Nood MisHum!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2022 04:01 PM (97faF)

205 A maple syrup permitted food thread

GET ON UPSTAIRS FOR FOOD NOOD

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 04, 2022 04:01 PM (xhxe8)

206 My late father in law worked for Grumman on the LEM. Before it left Grumman, he was able to have his children suit up in clean room gear and see it up close. My wife talks about that till this day. It definitely was an exciting time to be alive.

Posted by: RetSgtRN at December 04, 2022 04:02 PM (ApZWy)

207 I would watch that.
Posted by: Infidel

Inman to narrate?
Posted by: mikeski

I had to get up so I didn't pee myself.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2022 04:03 PM (ZEa+g)

208 My late father in law worked for Grumman on the LEM. Before it left Grumman, he was able to have his children suit up in clean room gear and see it up close. My wife talks about that till this day. It definitely was an exciting time to be alive.

Very cool. And yes, it was.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 04, 2022 04:04 PM (Xrfse)

209 Who would want to put personal business on their work phone.

If it were my business I would randomly take up work phones for *inventory*.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 04, 2022 04:09 PM (cXfmo)

210
Everyone loves spoontang



Yes, we do!

Posted by: cccp3o at December 04, 2022 04:51 PM (F5oWl)

211 Physics class, 1974. my buddy had graffiti on the front of his spiral notebook, including the word "tang". teacher sees it and asks how his "moon rocks" are doing. hate to post this on a story that deserves some serious respect, but Tang has already been injected into the conversation.

Posted by: tominatl at December 04, 2022 08:04 PM (+TgKV)

212 I bet that joke by Collins is why Neil muffed up the actual first words. He was thinking about it while trying to be serious. I do this all the time.

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Posted by: Tom at December 05, 2022 12:52 AM (Yfbv2)

214 22 Wait, wut?
Posted by: George Orwell at December 04, 2022 02:13 PM (DhOHl)
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You missed your chance, George. You should have commented: "Big brother is washing you!"
Posted by: Biden's Dog, who knows no margin bounds at December 04, 2022 02:14 PM (IKuJQ)

;-)

Posted by: m at December 05, 2022 01:50 AM (1vmZ4)

215 Frankly, I am doubting now that we actually landed on the moon. I have seen that the COVID-19 pandemic was fake, I now see that the official story about 9/11 is bogus (watch building 7 fall in on its footprint in what looks exactly like a controlled demolition, or try to make sense of the small 60 ft hole in the Pentagon being made, supposedly, by a 757).

I see, now, that the people running things from the top have been phucking with us for decades and I think they faked the moon landing. I suggest watching the one and I think only press conference with the three Apollo 11 astronauts a few weeks after they splashed down. For guys who supposedly achieved one of the most remarkable achievements in human history, they look embarrassed and downbeat, like they knew the whole thing was a scam and wanted to be anywhere but there trying to answer questions about things they hadn't done. Issues include the Van Allen radiation belts, two sources of illumination in the moon photos, 400 degree temperatures swings on the moon surface and all these untested variables yet perfect success on the first try with all the various 1960s technologies crammed into something about the size of a SUV.

Posted by: William at December 05, 2022 02:02 AM (u2BSL)

216 For more information on the improbabilities of the moon landing, search for Wagging the Moondoggie: Part I.

I think we are living in The Matrix and lots of the stuff we have been told is true is BS.

Posted by: William at December 05, 2022 02:16 AM (u2BSL)

217 Hopefully the Sun is saving up a big giant sunspot to burp all over us.

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