Have you heard about the search for the missing footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 moonwalk? Well I found the originals – yes, I did – they were at a five and dime art show last spring and here they are (kidding of course).
I had to laugh when I saw what was written on the cover of this old reel. It says, “July, 20, 1969, Man’s First Trip to the Moon. Apollo 11”
The tape had some other things added to it, but this was a nice discussion topic because many people might not know that the lost tape issue has been resolved. It is now believed (after a decade long search for the original and for all other recordings) that the original was recycled and taped over because at the time there was a shortage for tapes.
Throwback with this hand image, by Ann Monn, which was electric and exciting “back in the day” (which would maybe be 70’s or 80’s) when these kind of electric images were new and innovative.
However, Nizer’s words are timeless: anytime you point your finger at someone, remember that 4 fingers point back at you. And one of the takeaways from Nizer’s quote is to just make sure you do needed self-work before you point and constantly criticize. We need accountability and sometimes confront and speak up, but some (some people) are in the habit of only flaw finding in others.
Part 3: Splash of Humor
Mark B (here) was just sharing about hearing the Beach Boys at the New York State Fair.
I grew up going to the New York State fair each August – so fun. And I also heard the Beach Boys one summer at Sherkston Beach in Canada. Our family was there for our annual summer vacation, and this year we were close to the newly built outdoor stadium. On the other side of the trees the Beach Boys played. I was not that much of a Beach Boys fan, but the music pounded our way – and I did like some of their hits.
Anyhow, when Mark shared that the Beach Boys are still making the rounds to play – it was pretty amazing.
Two more throwback comics:
With Apple releasing the new iPhone this week – one that “might” not include a headphone porthole – and a phone that has new color options like “piano black” – (author update – turns out that the options are “jet black” and “matte black”) well it reminded me of when our household had the first version of the iPod (many years ago).
Do you remember those early iPods? One of the early ones we had – this lady (Robin) received it free with the purchase of her Volkswagen New Beetle, think it was 2003, and her Beetle looked exactly like this one (below), which is now for sale for just a couple thousand dollars.
Cars sure depreciate, but thankfully they are not always ousted like an old phone – because many times an older car can be dependable and quite enjoyable to drive (esp those that were well made). And nothing against the brand Chevy (did you notice the Chevy signs in Mark’s above photo of the Beach Boys?) – but I have never really liked this brand (sorry Marcus) mostly because the folks that I know who have driven this brand were usually not pleased with the quality. Just sayin’
In closing, last week someone brought up the topic of “AIDS” and I had to explain some details about this to local teens. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s – people were dying from AIDS and it was very sad, but nowadays, with the “cocktail” available, which has antivirals and different meds, AIDS is not the death sentence it used to be.
And guess what? Speaking of Apple and iPhones, did you know that some folks think Steve Jobs might have had AIDS?
I heard someone posit this once as they said Job’s cancer might have been an opportunistic infection. They argued that it was maybe AIDS which suppressed his immune system so much to allow for liver issues and other ailments.
Hm, sounded plausible, especially when many AIDS’ victims usually die of a secondary illnesses, or opportunistic infection, like cancer.
Anyhow, today’s teens do NOT know about AIDS as much as previous generations did – and here is one of the sheets I used to inform them about this.
Okay – that is all for this Throwback post –
Do you have any throwback memories related to the items here – the iPods that were once so edgy and now feel like a dinosaur? The Beach Boys playing somewhere at a stadium near you? Or an old tape of something?