Showing posts with label Neil Armstrong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neil Armstrong. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Neil Armstrong: How his moon walk helped Mr. Gorsky enjoy oral sex

By Pablo Fanque, Aerospace Ed.

[Reprinting this story because for some reason many folk on Twitter and Facebook are announcing his death.  He actually died last summer!]

37 years ago today [ed's note: this story was published here July 20, 2006], Neil Armstrong walked on the moon (yes, we believe this actually happened) and may have helped Mr. Gorsky enjoy oral sex.  Sure, the story has been debunked, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be repeated.

When Apollo Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon, he made his famous "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" statement, and followed it by several remarks, including the usual COM chatter between other astronauts and Mission Control. Before Armstrong re-entered the lander, he made the remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

People at NASA thought it was a casual remark about a rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, there was no Gorsky in the Russian space program.

In Tampa Bay, FL, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26- year-old question to Armstrong. He finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died and so Armstrong felt he could finally answer the question.

When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in front of his neighbors' bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorksy. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

This legend began racing around the Internet in the 90's and was picked up by the media. The inclusion of specific details (e.g., the name of Armstrong's neighbor, the date of the press conference on which he revealed the meaning of his remark) apparently led some to believe the story was true.

It has obviously been debunked and discredited numerous times (see, by Armstrong and others. . .but, hey, it's such a good story that it bears repeating.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong, one of the people who helped us dream

By Jack Brummet, Aerospace Editor

R.I.P. Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) .  Neil Armstrong was an American astronauttest pilotuniversity professor and navy aviator. He was the first human to set foot on the Moon (we're pretty sure!).


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

41 years ago, we landed on the moon. Links to alternate theories on whether we actually made it, or made it first. . .

By Jack Brummet
Paranormal & Extraterrestrial Affairs Editor

Forty-one years ago, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, a quarter million miles from Earth stepped on the moon saying, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." He became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.  Probably.  Or did he?  We've covered this story a few times in the last six years as part of our Alien Lore series.  Here are links to some of the possibilities, ranging from wildly improbable to somewhat plausible:

Alien Lore: Neil Armstrong's Moonwalk and Oral Sex
Alien Lore No. 81 - The Skeleton on the moon
Forty years ago today, we landed on the moon
Alien Lore No. 154 - Life on the moon?
Nixon's back pocket speech in the event of a moon landing disaster
Alien Lore No. 134 - Moonwalker claims cover-up
Michael Jackson moonwalk video clips
The Six Faked Moon Landings?
Alien Lore No. 29 - Nazis On The Moon!!
Alien Lore 53 - The Moon Dust File
Alien Lore No. 108 - The spaceship on the moon


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nixon's back pocket speech in the event of a moon landing disaster

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Thanks to Jeff Clinton for pointing out an article and link to the speech I discuss below.

It was interesting to read the excerpts of the speech Dick Nixon would deliver in the event of a disaster during our moon landing. Only a few other speeches like this have slipped out over the years.

When FDR was commander-in-chief, he had a speech prepared in the event that the Normandy beach landings, a/k/a D Day, failed. Other events have triggered back pocket speeches over the years. Mostly, the President (or whoever) has not had to deliver them. But you can bet that every President has had a few of them drafted, waiting in their back pocket.

You may or may not recall an episode of The West Wing where President Bartlett's daughter had been kidnapped. His speechwriter Toby handed him a copy of the speech he would give when he daughter was safely released. The President asked him "what about the other speech?" Toby, said, yeah, he had written that one too. Bartlett asked for a copy. And then read it. He approved, but never had to use it.

Neil Armstrong memorably spoke “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped onto the moon. But Nixon's two hundred and some other words, written in the event of a disaster, have been hidden away in an archive until now. Richard Nixon’s speechwriter, Bill Safire sent a memo to White House chief of staff Bob Haldeman, on July 18, 1969 – just days before the landing, that included this very brief speech Nixon would have delivered had something gone terribly wrong during our first moon landing in 1969:

If Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin had been stranded on the Moon, unable to return to Michael to the orbiting Apollo 11 command ship, Nixon would have called their widows, of course, and then addressed the nation.

“Fate has ordained that the men who went to the Moon to explore in peace will stay on the Moon to rest in peace,” he would have told the watching millions.

"These brave men know there is no hope for their recovery but they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice."

“These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.

“They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.

“In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.”

If you have any, or know of any other back pocket speeches, send them to us! One that comes immediately to mind was JFK's speech following the disastrous invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.