Monday, July 20, 2009

What do you believe?

Before I get to my question, let me tell you about my weekend. It was a great one. We had an outstanding day at the market. There was a great crowd all day and no odd people sightings. It was never totally packed but it was steady and so were the sales. I can’t complain at all. I actually have nothing to complain about at all except maybe some sore muscles but they aren’t that bad.

Sunday I fixed a nice dinner consisting of Shrimp Gumbo with hot Peach Cobbler for desert. I grew the okra and tomatoes myself and I used fresh local peaches in the cobbler. The only thing missing was some vanilla ice cream. Because of our hectic schedule we don’t always get to sit down to eat as a family but we try to do that every Sunday.

With all the things going on in our world these days, it is becoming increasingly evident that we can’t believe everything that we see, hear or read. And that makes me wonder about certain things. The government, backed by the media tells us what they want us to hear. I have heard countless stories that were reported as true only to be labeled as false at a later date.

This past weekend marked the 40th anniversary of landing a man on the moon. I remember watching it on our Zenith TV. It was one of those huge models that sat on the floor and it was always breaking down. For the longest time, I thought the TV repairman lived at our house. I don’t think a week went by that he wasn’t there replacing tubes. Technology just wasn’t that great back then. There were no microchips or modern computers as we know it today. There were only tubes and magamps. So the fact that we were able to make a spacecraft that would travel to the moon and return is truly amazing. Too amazing!

So do you think we really did it? I mean with all the advances that we have in technology these days, we have trouble getting the space shuttle to lift off on time. Somehow way back then, using primitive technology we were able to do something that gives us trouble now. This morning there is a report that the toilet is clogged on the space shuttle. Hmmm something sounds fishy. I didn’t say smells I said sounds.

My theory is that it never happened. I think the government staged the entire thing just so we could say we were leading the space program. And I am not alone in this thinking. Lots of people believe as I do. Now they are talking about taking a photo from the space shuttle of the flag on the moon to “prove” that we really did it. Well if they can put on an entire show, from the surface of the moon they can surely come up with some fake photos. So what do you think? Did it happen?

Have a great day,
Greg

11 comments:

Carmen said...

Too....early....to think. But I'll try. First I want some of that Shrimp Gumbo and Peach Cobbler. YUMMY! I would have even brought the ice cream.

As for the space program, I sometimes wonder. But if 1 + 1 doesn't add up, maybe we should be looking a bit closer. You and my hubby would get along well. He has questions about a lot of things we're told. People really are sheep, and unfortunately, that's not a compliment.

Becky said...

I often wonder that. It could be that all the stuff just lined up right. The fact that they can't get a space toilet flushing proper does make one wonder though.

Terri Tiffany said...

I too want some peach cobbler. Yum!
As to that theory did it happen or not? I heard the other day that the space center accidentally erased or used over the original tapes of the landing. Hmmmm.

2Thinks said...

Odd people sightings? I like those. heehee And I know I'd also like some of your gumbo and peach cobbler, so you can just package that up for me right now and send it. Call me on my cell for the address- it's a Verizon! :)

I hope you are okay with me calling you "one funny blogger". I shoulda asked first. But you are funny.

Finally, they are teaching in some schools around here now that theory about how it may have never happened- the old guy on the moon thing- and, perhaps, it did not. I say, most likely, did not. But who am I? If it were me up there (which it will never be- too scarey), I'd really care more that I had a flushing toilet.

Heidi

Debbie said...

I believe it.
I also believe if you were a good friend you'd bring that meal to my house!

The Dental Maven said...

I'm a believer. But keep in mind, I'm an ardent believer in the tooth fairy - job requirement.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Are you serious or pulling our collective leg? But I did comment on Facebook that i think "Endeavor" is a weenie word for launching a shuttle into space. It should always sound intrepid.

When you describe what you grow/cook/eat, I want to bang my head on the computer desk with envy.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

All these hard questions, Greg!! I don't know what I think, to tell you the truth. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if it wasn't true BUT, golly, that's a huge secret for people to have kept for all these years. I don't even understand what purpose a space program has served other than to spend a bunch of money, but then, I'm a simplie-minded girl.

Blasé said...

I'm not sure, but I am confident that BigFoot is Blurry.

..and remember, the 'Garden of Eden' went out of business a long time ago.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Not much of a Gumbo fan but if you could fry some of that fresh okra and send it over...

I'm with Belle - if it was a hoax someone would have spilled it by now - if for no other reason than for the book deal!

And Belle, we got Tang and Velcro from the space program. Well worth the expense, don't you think ;)

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