Saturday, August 05, 2006

Major Buzzkill

".....khhhrrrrr.....that's one right hook for man.....khhrrr.....and one fat lip for another.....khhrrr....."

I am posting this video of Buzz Aldrin punching a guy mostly so I can tell you the whole story behind it:

This was filmed during the making of a documentary by the guy who got clocked by Mr. Aldrin. Apparently, this man had been trying to get Buzz Aldrin to place his hand on a Holy Bible and swear that he did indeed really walk on the moon; Mr. Aldrin absolutely refused to do so - for years and years. This, of course, led the younger man to believe that this was more proof that the entire moon landing was a lie. What was happening before the 20 seconds in the video is the man attempting his usual routine of trying to get Mr. Aldrin to say he'd walked on the moon while placing his hand on a Bible. That's why he was calling him a liar, etc. I'm not posting about the correctness of either man's behavior - I just always found it interesting that Mr. Aldrin so vehemently refused to do so..... After he gets hit, the young man just turns and walks away, asking the cameraman if he "got that on film." Out of this world, huh?

This is all written to the best of my recollection, so I apologize if it's not completely accurate & please don't form any of your own opinions based solely on this post.


Blogger Bear Slayer said...


Would you not be slightly offended that some wackjob had the audacity to approach you and call you a liar and furthermore, have the gall to ask you to prove yourself by swearing on the Bible? Buzz Aldrin is no ordinary man. He is an extremely accomplished astronaut who I think is a bit above stooping to some wackjob's level and swearing on a Bible.

Conspiracies like this one are utter nonsense. It would require such a massive cover-up on such a grand scale that it would be impossible to keep quiet. So many people would have to be involved and all of those people would have to remain quiet for the rest of their lives, and live a huge lie for the rest of their lives. We are guilt-ridden creatures by nature and we love to tell secrets and get things off our chest. Well if the moon landing was faked then that would have happened by now.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

lol Indeed, I probably would have been offended. Fortunately, I've got both feet planted firmly on the ground regarding such matters. (pun intended, naturally) I wasn't trying to sway opinions or promote any conspiracy theories - I just thought it was an interesting story, and the video is quite a conversation starter... And on that note, check this out everybody!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Ciro III said...

Hello from Spain

6:10 PM  
Anonymous anonymouse said...

a new look, i see...i like! whatsup with that video?

7:05 PM  
Anonymous mel said...

I don't c what the big deal is. Why wouldn't he just do it? Then again I don't know if the reporter should have called him a coward. Heh I didn't know there were any astronauts that old.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous NomDePlume said...

I thought everybody already knew about the hoax anyway?

9:44 AM  

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