Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Now Where Did I Put That Thing?

NASA can't find original tape of moon landing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

Armstrong's famous space walk, seen by millions of viewers on July 20, 1969, is among transmissions that NASA has failed to turn up in a year of searching, spokesman Grey Hautaloma said.
"We haven't seen them for quite a while. We've been looking for over a year and they haven't turned up," Hautaloma said.

No need to panic, folks. I found it on Youtube.....

First Moon Landing 1969

And yes, I actually took the time to e-mail a link to the video to NASA...

To: public-inquiries@hq.nasa.gov
Subject: I found your tape...

Dear NASA,

I have great news for you. After a brief search of the internet, I have discovered your missing tape of the first lunar landing. It can be found at Youtube.com by clicking
here, or you can view it at my blog by clicking here.

If you need any help finding anything else such as the keys to the space shuttle or anything of that nature, feel free to contact me. I'm always here to help.

Yours truly,

NOTICE: Due to Presidential Executive Orders, the National Security Agency may have read this email without warning, warrant, or notice. They may do this without any judicial or legislative oversight. You have no recourse nor protection save to call for the impeachment of the current President.


At August 15, 2006 4:42 PM, Blogger dada said...

Oh shit PT....you really screwed up on this one. Despite your best efforts to do the right thing, expect a
visit real soon from NASA real soon (or better yet, NSA--notice the similarity?) to delete your link to that
hoax perpetrated on the world 37 years ago. (Oh Youtube.com too!) NASA obviously saw--at last--that discarded
MacDonald's cheeseburger wrapper in the lunar landscape background and needs to retrieve all copies before anyone
else notices.

God, we were such a greater nation when we accepted and just lived under all these delusions. Oh well. (sigh)

At August 15, 2006 5:17 PM, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

How bizarre. Is that for real?

At August 15, 2006 5:34 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Funny, that's what I said when I saw it in the news this morning. It'll be even funnier if they write back to me.

At August 15, 2006 7:38 PM, Blogger dada said...

pt--Well, all seriousness aside--I didn't mean to detract from the wonderful gesture you extended to NASA.
It's not everyday you get to help restore the national archives. WTG!

At August 15, 2006 8:27 PM, Blogger Rory Shock said...


At August 15, 2006 8:59 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Hooooo Agggghhhh!

PT, that is some very funny stuff!

Keys to the shuttle! Ha!

Oh... My sides hurt...

At August 15, 2006 10:20 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Poetryman and Rory,
I still giggle when I look at it. This was a fun one to put together.

I'm just one man trying to do my best to improve life for everyone, even government officials. Before I hit the send button for the e-mail, I actually paused and thought, "Do I really want to do this?" Then I started laughing uncontrollably and firmly clicked on the send button.

At August 16, 2006 12:40 AM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

HA! funny shit dude. Very creative.

At August 16, 2006 12:43 AM, Blogger sumo said...

You live dangerously eh? They'd better not find out about your freeway blogging...or you'll really be schniked! I hope they don't check up on me because I showed up here...I don't have to worry over a few cartoons...

At August 16, 2006 3:52 AM, Blogger dada said...

Hey, congratulations, pt: I know how it feels (well, almost, I've never done anything THIS good!) when you hit on an idea for a blog that's 'above and beyond' the ordinary day to day blog. See, it was so good, it even had you hesitating whether to help poor NASA out of a really embarrassing situation, then share it with the rest of us, it was so simple, yet so brilliant. You gotta being basking in the glow of this one. You gotta be proud of it!

At August 16, 2006 5:58 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thanks, man.

I'm pretty sure they know all about my freewayblogging (and a lot more than that)

No doubt, Dada. No doubt about it.

At August 16, 2006 7:55 AM, Blogger Butchieboy said...

Are you sure you didn't email that to NASCAR?

At August 16, 2006 9:10 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Good point, Butchie. I better check. Thanks.

At August 16, 2006 10:03 AM, Anonymous DAD said...

Hi PT Nasa called looking for your present address.Congrats on your promotion.Make shure you demand union wages.

At August 16, 2006 12:02 PM, Blogger LadyCelticFire said...

HAHA PT you make me laugh LMAO I think there are only a handful of us, bored enough and sarcastic enough to actually email NASA with this video LOL

At August 16, 2006 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All kidding aside, I hope they find the SSTV recordings, it would be quite something to see those now translated into HDTV.

At August 16, 2006 5:43 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...


Oooo... Yeah! Colorize them too! Add some really catchy jingles and throw in some deep character development like in Leave it to Beaver! Yeah!

Oh. HDTV... What's that again?

At August 16, 2006 7:02 PM, Blogger John Good said...

Great job, PT! I saw some lovely satellite photos of your place today on NASA.com, nice place! ;)

At August 16, 2006 8:42 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thanks, John. I'm glad I cut the grass last weekend.

At August 17, 2006 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, PT. I cruise by here often for inspiration & you do not disappoint. Is that little disclaimer you put at the bottom of your NASA email proprietary? Or can I copy it for personal email use? especially the "you have no recourse save to call for the impeachment of the current president". loved that! D.K.

At August 17, 2006 4:39 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Oh, it's open to the public. I got it from some other site and attach it to all of my e-mails.

Thanks for your kind words, D.K. I hope to see you here often.


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