Lunar landing "hoax" - enough already!

Written by Bob McCormick on 7/20/2009 10:15:00 PM

With the 40th anniversary of the 1st landing on the moon, you'd think that most folks would finally drop the lunar hoax conspiracy theory.

If they did, I think I'd shout "Whooppie"!

Or maybe I should just shout ... "Whoopi"?

You see, Whoopi Goldberg did it again. On the July 20th taping of ABC's "The View", Whoopi insinuated that NASA faked the moon landings, based on the obviously fictional movie "Capricorn One". Even Barbara Walters had to set her straight, with the weak "evidence" Whoopi Goldberg presented, since the landings were done SIX TIMES.

But in my opinion, I think the coolest "evidence" (as if I needed more) of the Apollo Lunar landings came from NASA's next attempt to get back to the Moon. Three days ago, NASA's Lunar Reconnaisssance Orbiter provided detailed images of the Lunar surface - images that are much more detailed than could have been obtained back in the Apollo years. As you can see from these photos, the LRO flew over the old Apollo landing sites, capturing images of the lunar descent stages still sitting on the landing sites!

Perhaps Whoopi Goldberg and her pseudo-intellectual "lunar hoax" crowd can argue with those images.

HAT TIP: Mark Whittington/Curmudgeon's Corner and Debbie Schlussel

A face only a mother could love ....

Written by Bob McCormick on 7/19/2009 03:23:00 PM

I had to have a bit of surgery on my forehead ... turned out, it was skin cancer. It was squamous, so it shouldn't be a serious issue, as long as I look after it.

I managed to take 11 stitches, and I developed a nice shiner on my left eye.

"... but you should see the other guy!"

- Bob

Here's a nice, semi-blurry picture of me from my blackberry.

"We Witness News" material

Written by Bob McCormick on 7/16/2009 11:30:00 PM

Back in my Middle School and High School Daze, some friends and I put together a mock newscast for our Middle School and High School's talent show. We called it "We Witness News" ... as a parody of a local TV channel's newscast (Eyewitness News). We had all sorts of jokes, puns, and sight gags in the skit - folks loved it.

Every once in a while, I come across some news story that's so funny, it would have been perfectly designed for our We Witness News skit.

Back in December, I came across another one, courtesy of Boing Boing.

What really cracks me up are some of the comments to the story - particularly, #14.

Truth is stranger (and funnier) than fiction!

Time for a restart

Written by Bob McCormick on 7/15/2009 09:08:00 PM

It's been too long since I've posted.

Stay tuned ... more posts are coming!!!