Thursday, July 27, 2006


Today's post is a salute to astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Buzz Aldrin is so much cooler than you it's not even funny. Although he was the second man on the moon, he was THE MAN on the moon. In the news recently for having stared down a UFO, Buzz continues to amaze. Heck, he even has his own action figure. And he has managed to give us 50 years of Buzz Aldriny coolness while suffering from Bipolar Affective Disorder the whole time.

The coolest thing about Buzz Aldrin, however, is that he will not hesitate to kick your ass if necessary. (No charges were filed.)

Aldrin: Now, obviously, the three of us were not going to blurt out, 'Hey Houston we got something moving along side of us and we don't know what it is, you know, can you tell us what it is?'. We weren't about to do that, cause we know that those transmissions would be heard by all sorts of people and who knows what somebody would have demanded that we turn back because of Aliens or whatever the reason is, so we didn't do that but we did decide we'd just cautiously ask Houston where, how far away was the S-IVB?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting! Did you know that Al, the kids, and I met Alan Shephard
in Florida and he autographed the book MOON SHOT for us? I have photos take with him. He's since passed away. He was the first one of the Mercury astronauts named by NASA in April 1959, and he holds the distinction of being the first American to journey into space. We stood in line to meet him. The kids didn't have a clue who he was but i was very thrilled to meet him. Love ya! Sis Judy

10:17 PM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

WOW now that's cool. Have you ever seen the movie The Right Stuff? It's the ultimate portrayal of the Mercury Seven.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Variant E said...

The Right Stuff is great! I especially like the Yeager portrayal. But Buzz kicking ass? Hmmm...yeah, maybe mine; but I'll pit Jack LaLanne at nearly 92 up against him anyday. Jack would kick all their asses and then go do several hundred push ups to finish his workout properly. I mean, how many 91 year old guys have 20/20 vision and still enjoy sex with their wives?!

11:35 PM  
Blogger markjamesmurphy said...

Now there's a visual I could do without :p

12:02 AM  
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