We all remember Apollo 11 and those famous words uttered by Neil Armstrong when he placed his size nines onto the studio set floor, I mean the surface of the Moon back in 1969.
"That's One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind"
Stirring stuff indeed and I've never had a problem with it. It seems people say he made a mistake and should've said "A Man" instead of just "Man" as otherwise it just makes no sense. Basically both halves of the sentence mean the same the way Neil said it.
What-evv-ahhhhh. He probably thought no one would remember it anyway !! My theory is that he felt the "A" was implied.
But it got me thinking. Did he spend weeks and months thinking what to say ? I mean, despite what I just said, he had to have known that his words would go down in history forever. But what if those carefully planned words had been screwed up by some unexpected action or sight just as he climbed down the Lunar Module ladder.
So lets see what my blog readers can come up with as -
Things you didn't expect Neil Armstrong to have said when stepping onto the Moon.
And under the generally accepted Laws Of Blogging ( Law 25a, subsection 13 ), I get to go first and here are my 10 to get you going :
"Houston, I see a Russian flag !!! "
" Awww shit, Buzz has just jumped out the window and got down first."
"Fuck me Buzz, there's a bucket and spade down here."
" I CAN smell cheese."
" Damn it Houston, my pee bag just burst."
"Turn off those spotlights, guys, I can't see a thing."
"Collins, how did you get here ?"
"Ewwwwww it's true what they said about a fart in a spacesuit."
"That's one small step for man, one giant.....no wait........ aww shit I've fucked it up."
"Ahhhh Houston.........what-y-mean one way ?"