The man on the moon
June 1, 2004 11:15 PM   Subscribe

Moon Walk 1835 -- Was Neil Armstrong Really The First Man on The Moon? The Europeans did not arrive in American till nearly the end of six thousand years; this time was necessary for them to carry their navigation to such perfection, so as to cross the ocean. The people of the moon know already, perhaps, how to make little flights in the air, and at this time may be exercising themselves. When they shall be more able, we may see them.
posted by travis (8 comments total)
Ohhh! Cliche to the max!

From the beginning the moon has fascinated man. At first he gazed at in simple awe. Gradually his sense of wonder grew.

Didn't I see a quote like that on a Simpson's episode?
posted by shepd at 11:43 PM on June 1, 2004

oh television, my dear, help me categorize everything i hear.
posted by Satapher at 12:04 AM on June 2, 2004


"They were chiefly engaged in eating a large yellow fruit like a gourd, sections of which they divided with their fingers, and ate with rather uncouth voracity, throwing away the rind. A smaller red fruit, shaped like a cucumber, which we had often seen pendant from trees having a broad dark leaf, was also lying in heaps in the centre of several of the festive groups; but the only use they appeared to make of it was sucking its juice, after rolling it between the palms of their hands and nibbling off an end."

Sigmund is calling. He wants that fruit basket back. It's for his niece.
posted by loquacious at 1:44 AM on June 2, 2004

Everyone knows the Vikings landed on the moon at least four centuries before we did.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:34 AM on June 2, 2004

"Since the beginning of time man has yearned to destroy the sun."
posted by Ljubljana at 5:53 AM on June 2, 2004

Issue 18 of Planetary covered this same topic in a more readable fashion. I guess the suspension of disbelief worked for me, because when the orbiter opens and there are those skeletons draped in fittingly Victorian "moon gear", it was eerie.
posted by yerfatma at 6:51 AM on June 2, 2004

Here's a nice page on this from the Museum of Hoaxes (which has a pretty funny post on the front page right now about "Unfortunate URLs").
posted by taz at 9:16 AM on June 2, 2004

I think some Dutch guy has been up there for a while now.
posted by Hypharse at 1:39 PM on June 2, 2004

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