I love this

September 14, 2019

Portions of the Apollo 11 mission are dramatized in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon episode entitled “Mare Tranquilitatis”. In that episode, Michael Collins made the following suggestion as to what Armstrong should say upon stepping onto the lunar surface: “If you had any balls, you’d say ‘Oh, my God, what is that thing?’ then scream and cut your mic.”

This whole post is shamelessly ripped off from HMS Defiant (who took it from Daily Timewaster.) Because it makes me laugh.

We are now in the realm not of plagiarism, but of research.


What am I sappy cat blogging?

September 13, 2019


Why am I looking forward to Saturday?

September 12, 2019

The second Saturday of September is Pie Day in Pie Town, New Mexico.  This small community (population 186) has earned a reputation for offering excellent pies for sale.  It started as a crossroads community – a stop for people traveling west – and is now popular with tourists. This Saturday is Pie Day.  I would like to stop by the Pie-O-Neer cafe where they serve pie, “that’s it.” It sounds like my kind of place.  Here is a story about the town at Cowboys & Indians magazine.


Gunsmoke and Trekking?

September 8, 2019

DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as they appeared in various episodes of Gunsmoke.

Star Trek first aired on this date in 1966

Gunsmoke ran from 1955 to 1975


Nod to dailytimewaster


What am I sappy duck blogging?

September 6, 2019


Why am I asking, “not green cheese?”

September 4, 2019

What could be better than a butter cow?

The Ohio State Fair this year featured a life size rendition of the Apollo 11 moon landing to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  Also included were the three Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong (an Ohio boy), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.  They were joined by a butter cow and calf.  Collectively, the display used 2,200 pounds of butter.

From GastroObscura :

“Luckily, each of the Ohio-based sculptors has an area of expertise. Balz, a plumber by trade, is the face and anatomy guy. Dairy farmer Matt Davidson handled the cow. West Chester resident Tammy Buerk worked on the calf. And Columbus resident Erin Swearingen, who loves detail work, crafted the Apollo 11 logo. The team also had an intern: Karen Tharp, who’s pursuing an MFA at Ohio State University, helped detail the spacesuits.”


What am I writing?

September 4, 2019


Like the video “Powers of 10”, but we know more now.

from Colossal