Seems there's quite a bit of discussion about the moon landings in Smoking Mirrors's comments this week. This is going to further strain the credibility of my blog, I know, but I've already said that I believe in reincarnation, UFO's, and chemtrails, so really, it shouldn't be that shocking to hear that I've always harbored doubts about the moon landings as well. But I happen to have at least a little expertise in a related area -- I graduated with a BA in journalism, emphasis on broadcasting. I know that as late as the early 70's network news shows arrived in Anchorage, Alaska *by plane* and had to air a day late. So you're telling me everyone got to watch the moon landing *live* from the *moon* in 1969? What kind of production team put that together? And the pictures from the moon landing were just too ... (iconic? slick? movie-like?) ... they had all the feel of a Stanley Kubrick film. So when someone showed me a website (this was in the mid 90's) that detailed how certain pictures were fake (shadows facing the wrong direction, etc.) I was fairly open minded about it. But in the end I didn't care much one way or the other. To quote Dave McGowan in his funny, must-read series of articles on the subject, Wagging the Moondoggie, it would be "a relatively benign lie." But I should have listened to the words of REM in "Man on the Moon":
If you believe they put a man on the moon, man on the moon,
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve, then nothing is cool ...
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