Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Why I Hate FB Memes: Reason #537
Indeed, this is clever:
Shows how vacuous young people (women?) are. Because, of course, we spent billions to send a guy to the moon and he only took a few pictures! LOL, kids are sooooo self-absorbed!
[F]or most of the time he and Buzz Aldrin were exploring the moon in July 1969, the checklist called for Armstrong to have their only camera.
And just on Mag 40:
- View out Neil's window after the landing.
- View out Neil's window after the landing, rightward of 5847.
- Neil takes Pan 1, consisting of twelve frame, 5850-61.
- Neil takes two photos of Buzz coming out through the hatch, 5862-63 and two of the jettison bag under the descent stage, 5864-65.
- Neil takes four photos of Buzz on the ladder, 5866-69.
- Neil takes two photos of the LM, 5870-71, and two of Buzz deploying the Solar Wind Collector, 5872-73.
- Neil takes two photos of Buzz saluting the U.S. Flag, 5874-75.
- After taking 5875, Neil put the Hasselblad on the MESA. Later, Buzz got the camera off the MESA and took the next sequence of photos.
- Neil takes five photos of the plaque, 5897-5901.
- Neil takes two full-length portraits of Buzz, 5902-03.
Be skeptical of things you read online, and pretty much reject any photo meme you see on Facebook. They're bullshit.
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Oh, I go farther than that by rejecting the theory of memes.
The internet hasn't uniformly improved things, it's only magnified things based on ease of their consumption. It has empowered pornographers, video game producers, and bigots of all kinds. It has accelerated the decline of liberalism into a liberalish-libertarianism. It has certainly accelerated the speed with which lies can be told, only leaving any enhanced ability to correct them as a runner up. Improving things requires more difficult and less fun ideas and, gulp(and apologies to M.G.Krebs) WORK!
It has had the effect of exposing the extent to which sexism is embedded in the minds of most people, even those who believe themselves to be on the left. It left me believing our means of determining political identity was flawed and that we need a real left instead of the old "Marxist" left that, due to the all important fact of body count, wasn't any farther to the left than capitalist states with a similarly homicidal record. I think The Reverend Martin Luther King jr's Beloved Community is the actual and logical opposite of those. But that's (no apologies to so many slacker undergrads) HARRRRRRD! and so at a disadvantage in a medium that maximizes easiness and fun.
Ah, I've got a toothache this morning and will probably have to have another molar yanked. I'm feeling grumpy.
Posted by: Anthony McCarthy | Mar 21, 2013 7:04:42 AM