Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Some … person – oh, god, it’s really hard not to say nutburger, or loonie toon, or crackpot with doots for brains, or batshit crazy foamer, or just plain old clueless idiot, but that would be an unfair ad hominem attack, which I know I am not supposed to do, but this particular person claims to have found new “proof” the moon landings were faked, and when someone does that I have to assume they don’t really have proof, because in the forty-eight years since the first moon landing, which was possibly the most thoroughly-documented event in the history of humankind, nobody has ever produced a shred of credible proof it was a hoax.

Anyway. Someone claims to have seen a stagehand reflected in the visor of astronaut Gene Cernan after examining a photo on his laptop. “It looks like a man, back in the early 70s, long hair, wearing some sort of waistcoat-type thing.”

The “proof” he pointed to in a grainy blow-up of the photo was a blob. There was no long hair, no waist coat. It was recognizable as a man only as much as any blob in a Rorsach test would be recognizable as a man. And frankly, the people who are debunking this guy seem almost as delusional to me as he is, claiming they can clearly see a suited astronaut, or his backpack, or his helmet, but I’ll call bullshit on that, too. It’s a blob.

I understand why someone might want to believe the moonshot was a conspiracy: the government was involved, so something about it must have been shady. I get that. But don’t ask me to look at a blob in a photo and call it the proof that will crack this conspiracy wide open.

Stage hand | 7:00 am CST
Category: daily drivel
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