Wednesday, July 20, 2005

one small thought from rex

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the moon landing, if you believe that sort of thing. I personally do. I am not one for conspiracy theories, but something about the moon landing has always bothered me:
If the whole point of the race to the moon between the US and the Soviet Union was to see who could get there first, then why not fake it? In that context it would've been incredibly stupid not to just save millions of dollars and do it on a stage somewhere in Hollywood. We had much better special effects than the Ruskies, and it isn't like anyone was going to be up there with a stopwatch at the finish line.
Just a thought.

12 Comments:

Blogger Janek Albinsky said...

Being the first to send people to the moon was more than just a publicity stunt. It was not just about proving to the world that American technology was superior to Russian technology, it was also about proving to themselves that this was the case. While you could feed the public with fake pictures, you would still need to know for real if you really are the best... I guess.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Rodger said...

You think any one's been on the Moon , your about goofey. Must be a Republican

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

If it was phony, it woulda been really lame!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Joe Subpar said...

Ah, a person skeptical of skeptics; delicious and refreshing. To think I use this medium called blog to write whatever I feel like writing. You are a breeze that, compared to most of the dank stirrings that pass, carries relatively little of that country-fresh air. You are certainly observant. It is good to be aware, is it not?

6:59 PM  
Blogger red molly said...

Orgasms you can fake...landing on the moon you can't.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Sarcastro said...

We had already faked the bombing of Hiroshima. The Soviets would have caught on if we had faked the moon landing, too.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Yes, Rodger, I am indeed about goofey. However, I am a Libertarian. By the way, are you John Prine?

That was a great line, Red Molly. I choked on my coffee a bit.

Good point, Sarcastro. However, I do believe that enough time has passed so that we can sufficiently get away with a fake Mars landing.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

We've been to the moon? Where the hell was I?

And, I think Rodger just MIGHT be John Prine. (Oct. 1 at the Ryman).

8:03 AM  
Blogger Stella said...

I personally dig the whole moon thing. It is sort of a strange race to have, but hey, at least we now know for a fact that it's just a bunch of dust and rock.

And just in case any aliens come for a visit, we've left Old Glory so they'll know who to vaporize first.

9:23 AM  
Blogger melusina said...

Yes, yay for us, we claimed the moon! I am sure it will come in handy for all our colony building needs.

I guess we can say that just about anything can be faked. We could all be living in the Matrix or a postmodern novel by Calvino or Borges.
Will we ever know?

11:18 AM  
Blogger Stella said...

Or is it all just A Wrinkle In Time?!?

(insert Twilight Zone theme song)

11:27 AM  
Anonymous ciaobella said...

If aliens do come for a visit, I should be safe and sound because I've already been hibernating in a fully stocked cave trying to avoid the Arizona heat.

12:26 PM  

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