scratch-mark

He’s an arrogant prick

When I dared to suggest that mankind has never been to the moon, he went on full macho offensive as if I’d insulted his manhood. We all have wounds and problems but some are clearly more deep seated than others.

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Did these fine pieces of engineering (held together with sticky tape, black paper and tin foil) really travel all 238,000 miles to the moon through the Van Allen radiation belt and back again?

https://moon.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/188_detail_as11-40-5927_orig.jpg
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/19/USAT/de3ccf9e-6bd5-4c7f-96be-6ced53e8d0dd-01_jsc2011e118358orig.JPG
https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/the-apollo-14-lunar-module-on-the-moon-stocktrek-images.jpg

And that the moon buggy travelled inside it:
https://moon.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/153_eugene_cernan-full-a.jpg

[Richard’s note: I do seem to recall something like that, though not how “macho” I was or wasn’t. Well, looks like Mark has himself quite a hammer and it’s persistent in pounding this nail.]

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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