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Post 6681


Welcome home mvp!!!! Sounds like you saw amazing sights! Did you take photos and do writings?

So it was a bit packed in, are you exhausted now? Need a break at home now!

Did the other people also find it a bit of an assault course?

smiley - redwine Here's a drink.

I need an eclipse experience preview. In one sentence.

And a Machu Picchu experience preview in two sentences.

That's your homework.

smiley - rofl Homework?? I hear you say. You'll be wanting back to the assault course for a quiet life. Heheh

The late great John Peel died at Machu Pucchu.

smiley - redwine

Home in the arm of home

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Post 6683


Oh, seems John Peel died in Peru, was planning to visit Machu Picchu but never got there. RIP John. There was great music on the John Peel stage this year at Glastonbury.

Home in the arm of home

Post 6684

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Cmdr Hadfield posted a photo of the eclipse on Twitter, which was nice of him. Of course, we'd love some for the Post. smiley - smiley

Yes, do get that Finney book - he found old photos and built his story around them. You'd love it. The main character is an artist, so Finney pretends he drew some of the sketches. smiley - laugh

Home in the arm of home

Post 6685


My husband, who is the phtographer,was busy taking photographs of he eclipse but his camera battery ran flat just before totality. smiley - sadface
He was grumpy for the rest of the trip.smiley - grr

Total(ity) battery failure

Post 6686


What??? mvp this is a total(ity) disaster!

Well now to rely on the poets to describe eclipse totality then.

The poets.



Photo story

Post 6687


Hmm yes I'd love to write a story using photos.

It would be a very short story given that I have the attention span of a flea -

flee flea flea free

- quick hop into another thread there.


Post 6688


Sweat sweat what a journey. I just returned from the moon.

Nice to be home. Bit bumpy out there. And rocky. Awesome though.

smiley - moonsmiley - rofl

For 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the
BBC just put us through an hour and a half of part dramatised part original tapes and photos of the eight days of the mission.

Think this is just for starters.

smiley - redwine

So, its the classic question. Where were we when the Eagle landed?

If we were born that is.

Cue a youngster to appear to remind me thst they weren't born. smiley - rofl

smiley - senior

School summer holidays. Watching TV in early morning and all day. Eating cornflakes. Munch crunch munch. Sitting on the floor with the family dog (golden retriever) Tell her that there's a man on the moon but she's more interested in stealing my cornflakes.

smiley - moon

Actually I'm all of a buzz now.

Go on say it.



I think that programme was a bit realistic. Don't think I'm suited to being an astronaut.

Have to lie down.

Lunar cornflakes

Post 6689


Something to do with the mission did in fact involve Kellogg's. As in cornflakes. 'Cos at the beginning of the TV prog when the rocket was about to take off they showed the Kellogg's logo. A sponsor or something? Didnt catch it' cos already awed by rocket launch footage. Oooh eh rockets.

End of incredibly intelligent posting.

Lunar cornflakes

Post 6690

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

NASA asked people to make short audio tapes of their moon landing memories. I didn't, because I'd already put mine on h2g2: A87867120

smiley - moon

See Mrs Grundy its still there

Post 6691


That is one fine and superb piece of writing!!

See Mrs Grundy, it's still there.

I love it.

It was interesting that Buzz Aldrin took communion up there. I had no idea till the TV docu just now.

smiley - redwine

See Mrs Grundy its still there

Post 6692

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thank you! smiley - hug We live and learn - even about things that happened long ago.

Mrs Grundy knows

Post 6693


We certainly do. I intend to have a sense of awe and wonder about the world till I croak my final croak. And perhaps even after...

See Mrs Grundy? It's still there.


Saw footage of Walter Cronkite on the prog. I always knew the nane but it was fascinating to see footage. Seems he was a very trusted household name? CBS. I always felt secure around the BBC equivalent. The newsreaders and broadcasters.

smiley - coffee

There was a little plastic astronaut in the cornflakes packet around that time. Kind of magic finding him except my brothers stole him. Must find out about Kellogg's and the mission.

smiley - coffee

Why do some people think the landing photos were fake?

Perhaps in the face of such a vast happening, people need to create their own mythology, 'cos story making is inherent in us.

Or is it paranoia and mistrust.



Post 6694


Second coincidence involving a thought and a name on a van, wuthin the space of two weeks.

I was just thinking how Buzz is a cool name. Buzz Aldrin. I'd like to either change my nane to Buzz or Mrs Grundy. smiley - rofl

The flat next door is being refurbed and vans keep turning up outside our communual front door. I just looked out. There's a new van out there this morning. Buzz Electrics.

smiley - coffee

Coincident Memes

Post 6695

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl Good name.

To me, the Moon Landing Hoax goes along with Flat Earth. They aren't 'real' conspiracy theories in the sense of spontaneous myths. They're manufactured delusions fostered by self-important would-be geniuses.

These men - they're almost always men - are so eaten up by frustration that they don't have the status and public adulation they believe they naturally deserve that they keep searching until they find some lunatic idea to sell the public on. Once they strike the right note of paranoia, their stupid idea clicks with the mentally idle.

I realise I've just described Dr Newo Newi New. A87940443smiley - run


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Dou you get a certificate for flat Earth society? I'll put it with my others!smiley - run


Post 6697

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork I'm sure you do. I once bought Elektra some land in lost Atlantis, but I think we've lost the certificate.


Post 6698


...and when they find gold or oil or freewayonium on our few acres of the moon, we'll be filthy rich! Stinkin' rich I tells ya!smiley - winkeyesmiley - crescentmoon


Post 6699

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl


Post 6700

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Light show from last night.

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