I thought the previous post bearing upon the absurd contention that the moon landings were faked was one stemming from a sensible mind.
Then I saw the compliment to wande's sense of humour, which asymptotes with zero if not actually zero.
Maybe I should rethink my position.
I wouldn't want to be caught on the same side as a sense of humour of that nature. No Sir!
We are very gullible with moving pictures. Even stills. And with all their measuring equipment the President must have known that there was nothing up there worth bothering about. They had had a good look. Maybe they just staged the LEM bit. Fancy landing the LEM eh? Fancy turning the ******* engine off.
I remember a great scene in a movie about going west where this crazy looking guy has a camera on a tripod and he gets a bunch together who don't believe he can take a picture of them. I think Gregory Peck was one. And he got under the black cloth and said "Smile" ( I'm gambling there) and popped something. Then they joshed him a bit about how nutty he was. The crazy guy tapped the camera knowingly and said something to the effect of the earth shaking significance of this equipment.
I give it the benefit of the doubt because it was brilliant to watch and I don't mind having my leg pulled that good. We know one thing--the Soviets would have found the joins if they existed. It sure did make a lot of other stuff look a trifle soppy.
Come to think of it, on my 3 or 4 experiences arguing about it in the pub, I think that there might be characterological similiarities in those who claim it was faked. They were all junior management types. Silly cunts in other words. They couldn't bring themselves to have pretty boundless admiration for another bloke. Difficult to deal with.