Posts Tagged ‘Apollo 11’

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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.

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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.”