What if Apollo 11 had been a failure?

President Richard Nixon had a speech prepared in case things went wrong for the first men on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, according to Gizmodo. It went:

“Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.”

It wasn’t needed.

They were the first to walk on the moon. Fortunately, they weren’t the last.

What do progressives believe?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared at Netroots Nation Friday and explained it all to you.

Most true Americans believe these things, not the stuff that the Tea Party terrorists stand for, and …

Wait?! Wasn’t that the Incredible Hulk at the end? If we’re gonna fight, and Hulk smash, we will win.

Man on the moon: July 20, 1969

And here’s a Nova episode on the lunar mission:

I’ve probably said this before, but this was the greatest human achievement in history. So it’s frustrating to think that what I consider the most outstanding event of my lifetime happened 45 years ago.

C’mon, people. We’re now in the 21st century. We can do better. We already did.

Russians can’t drive

One interesting subsection of the YouTube world is watching dash cam videos from Russia. I’m not exactly sure why every car in Russia is videotaping everything it does, but it does lead to a constant flow of car-crash footage.

Like this:

And that was pretty mild. Just go to YouTube and type in “Russian Road Rage.”

The hits keep coming.

Let’s spoil some movies

Not really. If you’re a movie fan, you’ve already seen these. If you’re not, they’re so old, you weren’t going to see them anyway.

But the one spoiler that pissed me off years ago was when a New York Times film writer gave away the ending of “Thelma and Louise” several months after the movie opened with a glib line that started something like … “By now, everyone knows that Thelma and Louise …”

I was going to see “Thelma and Louise” that afternoon at a second-run theater that was a lot cheaper than the first run places. I’ve avoided Times reviews ever since.

I haven’t read ‘Archie’ in decades but …

What the hell!!!

Archie

Archie dies??!!! (Via Mashable):

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

Wait a minute, there are gay characters in “Archie.”

This is not the Archie I remember going up with. And he dies!!!