Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I was browsing through my typical roster of smutty celebrity gossip blogs and came across this little gem today. This week we have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man landing on the moon (if it wasn’t all hoax that is) So you can imagine how excited this TMZ photog was when he spotted Neal Armstrong at the airport. Of course the photog asks him a number of silly questions such as “Which celebrity would you choose to go to the moon,” and give the obligatory Michael Jackson tie in asking “Do you think Michael Jackson should get as much credit for the moon walk, since you were the actually originator?” For an old guy just walking through the airport he is so sweet and plays along and answers the questions. TMZ won't let you embed video if you click on the photo, it will take you to the link.

The only problem is that this was not Neal Armstrong; the photog probably just thinks that all old white dudes look alike. Funny thing is though; this guy actually has been to the moon. It’s Charlie Duke, the 10th (and youngest) man to walk on the moon, and member of the Apollo 16 mission. I think it’s great that Charlie just plays along, answering all the questions without bothering to correct the guy. Maybe he liked the attention, or maybe he just thought that the guy kept calling him “Armstrong” as a slight to the fact that he’s a lesser known astronaut. The person I do feel bad for is the guy in the wheelchair that Charlie Duke takes a picture with – that poor guy probably thinks he got a picture with Neal Armstrong. Either way Charlie is incredibly charismatic and gracious. You should check Charlie Duke's website. If you’re grandpa had his own website, I’m pretty sure it might look something like this.

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