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If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?

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Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by afoken (Canon) on Jul 20, 2019 at 21:11 UTC

    "One small ... - He! What's that? W... AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh..... *crack* *static*"

    Alexander

    --
    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by davido (Cardinal) on Jul 21, 2019 at 18:23 UTC

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Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by choroba (Bishop) on Jul 20, 2019 at 20:36 UTC
    There was this joke when I was a child. The Soviets sent a rocket to the Moon, the Americans watched them, but did nothing. The Soviets landed on the Moon, the Americans watched them, but did nothing. The Soviets took out barrels of red paint from the rocket and started painted the Moon red, the Americans watched them, but did nothing. Once the Moon was completely red, the Soviets got on the rocket and returned home. "Well, guys," the US president said, "get a can of white paint, fly to the Moon and write Enjoy Coca-Cola there!"

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by davies (Prior) on Jul 20, 2019 at 18:51 UTC
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by pryrt (Prior) on Jul 20, 2019 at 20:20 UTC
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jul 26, 2019 at 22:31 UTC

    "Holy hell, whose boot prints are THOSE?!"

    Of course, it would guarantee it was my last time walking on the moon, but it's a once-in-a-sentient-species chance to make that joke.

      It would still be a good joke on mars.

      Alexander

      --
      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Jul 20, 2019 at 19:08 UTC

    "Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me,
    Other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me
    What a long, strange trip it's been ..."


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by hippo (Canon) on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:10 UTC
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by holli (Monsignor) on Jul 22, 2019 at 13:20 UTC
    Cut! Cut! My nose is itching.


    holli

    You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by Gavin (Bishop) on Jul 31, 2019 at 15:16 UTC

    So this is where Paco has been all this time!

Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by LanX (Archbishop) on Jul 21, 2019 at 12:42 UTC
    Hypothetically?

    ...most probably:

    "Für Führer, Vaterland und General von Braun!" °

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

    °) With dyed hair and blue contact lenses to protect me from the "radiation" ;-)

      BTW, Wernher von Braun was never a general. Just SS-Sturmbannführer which was something like Major in the Wehrmacht which is/was a rank similar to Captain in the U.S. Army as far as I remember. The Führer promoted him to "Professor" at the end of the war. Yet another useless title. And his role in the U.S. space program is totally overestimated according to some newer findings. See also.

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

      perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

        his role in the U.S. space program is totally overestimated...

        I can't read german and so I can't see what the arguments are for von Braun's role being overestimated. it's understandable (judging from mankind's history) that a lot of people if they could would revise history and flush out a "nazi" (notice the quotes) or at least the inventor of the V2 (but not the one who gave the order to fire it onto civilians) from one of their nation's greatest achievements. I mean peaceful achievements ...

        I am for using knowledge wherever it comes from (not the same as banning some knowledge as too dangerous, e.g. nuclear bomb), but I am willing to discuss this and possibly change my mind. The dilemma being if said knowledge was a product of human/animal exploitation or just unethical and we used it, it may encourage further exploitation and we may find ourselves back to colonialism and the slave-trade. The DNA trio and the unfortunate fourth (the only female btw) is a case where colleagues antagonize and eventually backstub others. Sure Capitalism is based on the exploitation of labour of human beings. A lot of medicines and technology came from overworking and profiting from your workers (foxconn and france telecom suicides are an example of extreme exploitation). MOST importantly, not everyone has access to the products of that knowledge - do you know what diabetes medicines cost in some countries? So, what was the sacrifice and pain all about? The profit of the few?

        But my problem is with the hypocricy behind trying to eliminate the roles of disputable knowledge and people after we used them and made sure we sucked out all we could from them. Operation_Paperclip brought to the USA 1600 nazi (with or without quotes) to transfer knowledge gained under the 3rd reich and even from within auswitch so it was very intentional.

        Set the rules against exploitation and that backstubbing antagonism first, then punish those that violate the rules. Any knowlegde smuggled through should be stripped from authorship and eliminate its source. But keep it and reuse it- it was too expensive to gain anyway. But those in power, media or government, please! spare us the hypocricy.

        In the name of science

        bw, bliako

        > BTW, Wernher von Braun was never a general. Just SS-Sturmbannführer

        Don't you think he would have been promoted till 69?

        Please compare Sergei_Korolev#Awards_and_honours

        > his role in the U.S. space program is totally overestimated

        IIRC he popularized the idea with the help of a Disney TV show, before NASA was even founded.

        NB: I wasn't too serious just watching a lot of alternate reality shows, while weirdos are taking over real governments.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!"
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by LanX (Archbishop) on Jul 21, 2019 at 12:58 UTC
    "Oh my god, it's full of sand!"

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Jul 22, 2019 at 11:19 UTC

    NOW WE CAN POLLUTE THE UNIVERSE.

    if you can read this line you dont need glasses

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by ptizoom (Beadle) on Jul 25, 2019 at 08:55 UTC
    all your base are belong to us.
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by stevieb (Canon) on Jul 31, 2019 at 19:52 UTC

    "One small step for a man, one giant leap for covfefe".

Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by marto (Archbishop) on Jul 22, 2019 at 13:37 UTC

    I think you'll find The Onion published what Armstrong actually said....

      That site is crashing my Chrome (Version 75.0.3770.142 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)).


      holli

      You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.

        and the dark side is crashing Explorer

        Works fine here, Chromium    75.0.3770.90 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu

Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by soonix (Abbot) on Jul 31, 2019 at 10:23 UTC
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Aug 16, 2019 at 08:23 UTC
    Uh, guys? Why is the LEM lifting off?
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by syphilis (Bishop) on Jul 22, 2019 at 11:56 UTC
    Commiserations, Neil.

    Cheers,
    Rob
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by jdporter (Canon) on Jul 25, 2019 at 20:50 UTC

      Least funny Onion article ever, sorry.


      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

        I'd definitely call it a "miss". Still, apropos to the topic.

Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by Don Coyote (Friar) on Jul 31, 2019 at 07:26 UTC
    Copy That!
Re: If you were the first to set foot on the Moon, what would be your epigram?
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Jul 31, 2019 at 19:42 UTC

    By chance i recently discovered the truth - as always.

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

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