Sunday, 26 August 2012
A tribute to Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin, Great Uncle Freddie and the moon
Last night the world learnt of the death of Neil Armstrong who as we all know was the second man on the moon. I know the general view is that he was the first, but Great Uncle Freddie was the first; only he too was a modest chap and of course the only pictures were those on Great Uncle Freddie’s old box brownie. And in an incredible coincidence of fate, the same thing happened to Great Uncle Freddie and the now late great Neil Armstrong.
You see technology was such that when Neil Armstrong went to the moon taking his trusty camera as you do, (lets face it, you are not going to go that far and not take a few personal photos) it was still the days of 35mm film… So on his return to Earth Mr Armstrong popped down to the chemist and left his rolls of film to be developed. However a week later on his return he was given pictures of an unknown family on a beach, luckily his efforts were recorded by NASA, unlike Great Uncle Freddie who then had no evidence to prove his story.
Anyway as a mad distorted and weird tribute to the late Neil Armstrong; I had a re-enactment today of his first steps on the moon, captured on my trusty digital camera. Far safer that letting a little shop send them to a man in a darkroom whom can’t read the labels to see whose film is whose because it is far to dark to read them.
You may notice in order to make it all look as real as possible we have tweaked the picture slightly but only a bit, some of you may notice the resemblance between me and Great Uncle Freddie (but not Neil Armstrong), apparently according to mum he was an IDIOT too (Great Uncle Freddie not Neil he was COOL).
And please remember that you are all expected to have a look at the moon tonight and say hello to Neil, alternatively you could kneel and say hello to the moon….. HAH HAHHAHAH HAH AHh ah hahhah hhah hah haha hah hahahahahhahhahh hah hah ha.
I think it might be good to say hello to Yuri Gagarin at the same time as he was the first man in space (second after Great Uncle Freddie)
Ooooooo by the way we had loads of gliders going over the house today probably about a dozen, which may not seem a lot but how often do gliders go over your house it is not very often at all. And we saw a frog, and ate spicy cheese scones………YUM.