williambanzai7's picture

I remember watching Neil Armstrong land on the Moon...And I remember the days when our national heroes looked like this...


JULY 1969

And not like this...


or this...



or this...



Yet here we are...


JULY 2012


Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong...

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diogeneslaertius's picture

i was born in 77

in NWO-occupied America

where we dont land on the moon and we dont make things

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris surprised many Amerikan is not believe MIC lies! Maybe is hope in Amerika?!

Mises knows best's picture

I remember my father had a calculator in the 70s.  It was about an inch thich.  Main frames were the computer of the day with punch cards.  Modems literally had a phone stuck into a receptor.  


Now we have cell phones and live like Inspector gadget, yet haven't been back to the moon in 40 years.  Does that seem odd to anyone else besides me?



FeralSerf's picture

In the 60s, I used a Curta "coffee grinder".  They were good for sports car ralleys too.  In the office we used hand crank Monroes most of the time for surveying and adding columns on numbers.  Engineering calcs were done on slide rules -- they're plenty accurate enough.

hbjork1's picture


"-----haven't been back to the moon in 40 years." 

Right, Putting people on the moon is pretty expensive.  And now that they have found there is no green cheese or anything else that is marketable, they are off to Mars to find out what Martians look like.  As a taxpayer, I would rather they would spend some money on infrastructure anyway.

Let's let the robots explore Mars.  I, for one, don't believe there is any green cheese there either. 


HeadintheGame's picture

Seems like its worth having a reasonable discussion as to whether we went or not.

hbjork1's picture

Ans, bon a y the way, I started programing in Fortran 4 with those punchcards.  The practice was to write the code on a special form and take the pages of code to the computer center.  A staff of gals would punch the cards, one card for each line of code.  The gals would run your card stack, give you the resulting printout rsults and bill your department for the run time. 

Rest assured, that was much faster that doing relaxation method calculations with a slide rule. 

Prior to those punch cards and clunky computers, ships design calculations were done with a big room full of "engineers" that did stress calculations with slide rules and the results recorded with pencil and paper.  The room had an aisle down the middle with people on the left duplicating the calculations of those on the right.  That insured that errors could be detected. 

Those were the "Good old days".

New_Meat's picture

"A staff of gals would punch the cards, ..."

Why, you weren't MAN enough to punch the cards yourself? ;-)

- Ned

{I became very familiar why DEL is ASCII 127 in them times.}

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is fondling remember of first calculator device. Russian engineer making is 6-bit Reverse Polish Notation. After press enter is making requirement convert from hex to decimal. Boris is now have iPad, much in preference.

solgundy's picture
Moon-sized Liberal Media Blooper - Classic Rocker "Neil Young" dies

That keep me searching for a heart of gold And I'm getting old. -- Astronaut Neil Young, first person to step foot on the moon From Cliff Thies: NBC News is reporting that astronaut Neil Young, the first man to step foot on the moon, has died. (see screenshot) On July 21, 1969, Neil stepped off the lunar landing vehicle onto the surface of the moon. To a worldwide audience of 450 million people, he said, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." The "a" is in parenthesis as, although Neil intended to say it, it was not audible in the transmission. Computer-aided replays leave the matter in doubt. Tang's for the Memories Adjusted for inflation, the cost of sending a man to the moon has been estimated as $170 billion. Among the legaces of sending a man to the moon is Tang, which was actually developed in the private sector, but became popular when it was associated with the space program.

steveo77's picture

Being that there are any number of black swans out there, it seems clear to me that doing some degree of preparation to handle unexpecteds ranging from a 4 days mini weather disaster to as extreme as TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).  
So I made this list, in Excel, intended to be used as both a checklist and an assessment. Feel free to download it in Excel and use it, improve it, mod it, send it back with new ideas.  
What would be really cool would be additional links to resources for some items on that list. Comments appreciated.

Uncle Remus's picture

Extraterrestrials already know they can throw the whole planet in disarray as soon as they say "take me to your leader".

saturn's picture

And beam me some onion rings with pepper spray, while at it.

hbjork1's picture

Cap, Armstrong was already a man among boyes when he was a student at Purdue.  He was in the Korean war flying the early version of the  F-86 "Saber.  He was an "Ace" (5 kills) when he finished his tour and came to Purdue on the GI bill (I heard) for the Aeronautical engineering.    

Obviously, the jerk with the bible was there with a camera peson, posssibly under false pretenses.  Armstrong wouldn't be getting involved with such a jerk under those circumstances. 

The TV fantasy is not the real world and not everyone lives in it.



“Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.”-ThomasJefferson's picture

Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon was actually a stroll in a movie studio on the MGM Grand lot.  Figure it out!

Oldrepublic's picture


Lots of countries (shown in various shades of green) did not have any TV in 1969. Some South Africans actually flew to the UK to watch the moon landing.!


blindman's picture

Graham Parker and The Rumour -- "Watch the moon come down"

Curt W's picture

I lived on a farm in SD and not everybody had tv's back then so all the kids went to school in July 69 and watched the landing on TV  I remember being mad that we had to go to school during summer, and then mesmerized by what was happening.  I will never forget it.


... Houston, we are bringing back moon dust and moon rocks.


Moon Dust?

Roger that!

We are bringing back moon dust to use as douche powder for women who think their ass is out off this world...


KK Tipton's picture

Secret Nasa - Real Footage! - YouTube -

"We are...on...the...fucking...moon...over"



NuYawkFrankie's picture



1969: NASA exploring Moon for WMD (Whatever Might be Discovered)

2012: TSA exploring Uranus for WMD (Weapons of M-ass Destruction)

resurger's picture

Great Work Banzai . RIP Neil

hardcleareye's picture

Great work as usual....


Ever wonder what Mitts draft number was...  seeing as he is all fired up to go into Iran.

Some interesting links, love the draft deferment to do missionary work in FRANCE...

And of course as you read play this in the back ground.

"......he didn't protest against the war; he protested against the anti-war protesters"


"Some folks are born to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no   governor's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,  
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no

SmallerGovNow2's picture

as opposed to obama the socialist from kenya?

Goldilocks's picture

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son (2:19)

John Fogerty "Fortunate Son" Live from "The Long Road Home" (2:46)

SmallerGovNow2's picture

great music, but not a workplan for civilization...

jelyfish's picture

All the manned moon missions happened in the first Nixon term. Most don't know this, they think it went on for a decade or so. (1969 - 1972)

Also, our scientists (US) had a theory as to how the moon was formed.  This has been disproven in the last few years. That and the recent discoveries of water on the moon...  I'm staying short.

Haole's picture

Unfortunate that "we" haven't been further than 350 miles off the planet (conventionally/officially?) since Kubrick quit making space movies... The "secrets" some of these guys take to the afterlife... At least Neil is at peace now.

philosophers bone's picture

No joke.  Funny how you never see many of the pictures / clips of the Moon Landing.  They should have waited until George Lukas could have worked with them.  Would have looked more realistic.  I draw an analogy between MSM coverage of moon landing and MSM coverage of stock market / economy.  Wilfully blind, reckless or just flat out dishonest.

Chartist's picture

I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Mr. Armstrong taught at the U. of Ciny for a time....Well, one of my neighbors actually had Neil as a professor for one course.  After the final, Neil invited any student who wanted, to join him for a few beers after the final, and Neil picked up the tab.

My neighbor covets that final exam signed by one Neil Armstrong and the memories that went with it.

ptoemmes's picture

Damn wippersnappers....I'm surprised they even named a relative contemporary like Neil Percival Young.  Well 15 years contemporary or so...

Now Neil Young is an entertainer and, well, we don't really expect NBC (or MSM) news to cover anything like real news in lieu of entertainment.

NO DIG on Neil Young - he's not that much older than me:  In 1969 looks like he had just transition out of Buffalo Springfield to the solo world.

Anyway...this is about Neil Armstrong...

I was parking cars for 1%'ers in North Miami Beach and in between runs watched the moon landing on a 13 inch - or smaller - BW with rabbit ears.  RIP Neil Armstrong - keep an eye on your lunar footprints.

The Summer of 69 (yeah I know that song well)...I was just out of high school and a very interesting and  a weird time in my life.



NuYawkFrankie's picture

Neil Armstrong steps out onto the Moon....


.. and sees two two pot-bellied Irishmen leaning against a rock swilling Guinness.

Armstrong: "WTF!! What are you doing here - I'm 'sposed to be the First Man on the Moon!"

"Ay sure ye are....  " came the reply, "and don't be minding us -we're just the Mooney brothers"

Haole's picture

So THAT's why Neil looked like he was about to cry during the post flight press conference.  Thanks.

Slightly Insane's picture

Folks, if you ever want to ponder the definition of "cool", this cat, Neil Armstrong had it.  His name even evokes a certain "aptitude" for "can-do". If I could pick my friends or associates in any time period, this guy would have been on the "A" list.  Unfortunately, I think they broke the mold when he was born.  We could sure use more folks like him.

goat's picture

Im pretty sure the Vikings were the first to reach the moon.

I am on to you's picture

Thank you!

In all modesty we conqured the Universe,first on the Moon, first in US, we burned London Bridge,the Frence payd tons of silver to us ,for Not Burning Paris,they even gave us Normandie,and Anglo springs from Angels(old Denmark)=England!

Poof, someone punctured my illusion here,it was all a Farytale,a Buble,and The Queen is German!

trichotil's picture

If you thought Mitt couldnt look scarier...(not that Oybama isnt equally scary).

Enjoy these unsettling pictures of Mitt Romney with a very tiny face.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

The moon landing tapes accidently got erased.  That is one huge fuck up for mandkind.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

No, landing tapes is not erased, is in Australia, but is no showing real landing! No joking!