Respectful, enthusiastic and occasionally rather touching as the men, now in their seventies, recall how it felt up there. Yet the really important question never gets asked: what was it all for?
what was it all for? I can answer that for you. For the same reason the Wright Brothers built a crappy plane that barely flew, and had absolutely no practical use. If you didn't have these kind of pioneers, humanity would still be in the trees. Just because we may not be around to realise some of the benefits of these explorations, doesn't mean it isn't important in the advancement of the human race. The men of these expiditions are among the greatest explorers history has to offer.
Apr 12 - 04:35 AM
Hmmm. Lessee here. I have, on one hand, the heartfelt memories of most of the men who worked to create an event that united, for a short while, the entire human race. And they SUCCEEDED.
On the other hand, I have a critic who probably got laughed at as a kid because he had the name of a guy in the movies.
And (snicker) Gil Scott-Heron.
Mwahhhahhhahhahha. Yeah, Gil, dude you have had a monster career. I think I remember seeing you like once on Midnight Special about 4 decades ago.
Household name, man.
Must have been your insistence on hanging on to that thin racial angst that has made your music such a global success (snicker again)
Yup these are my new guiding lights for human culture: Anthony (not the movie star) Quinn and Gil (mwahhhaaahhhahaaa) Scott-frickin Heron.
Jun 24 - 06:35 PM