This weekend brought us more sad news. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away at the age of 82 on Saturday. Armstrong’s place in history cannot be overstated. Only eleven other human beings have ever set foot on the moon, and he was the first. In remembrance and celebration of Neil Armstrong’s amazing accomplishment, I’d like to take this opportunity to send one of our readers a copy of the excellent documentary ‘In the Shadow of the Moon‘, which features the astronaut in interviews.
From the official synopsis:
Between 1968 and 1972, nine U.S. spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. This chronicle brings together, possibly for the first and last time, the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon; it also allows them to tell their story in their own words. First-hand testimony is interwoven with visual archival material which has been re- mastered from the original NASA film footage–much of it never used before. As a result, this space ‘epic’ communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history when the whole world literally looked up at the United States of America.
Because I feel that Armstrong’s passing deserves commemorating, I will personally order a copy of this Blu-ray from Amazon and ship to one lucky reader.
How can you win? Simply participate in our photo caption contest and give us a funny, clever, patriotic or respectful caption for the following image. Click to enlarge:
For example: “I can’t believe some jackasses still think I faked this.”
I have one additional rule: I will not accept any variation on “Do you remember where we parked?”, “Dude, where’s my car?”, “I can see my house from here” or “I can see Russia from my house.” Those are too obvious. I’m putting a kibosh on entries with those jokes. Pretty much anything else is fair game.
The winner will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality.
This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.
The deadline for entry is this Friday, August 31st. The winner will be announced next week. Good luck, everyone!
And yes, I still need to announce the winners to last week’s contest. I’ll do that later this week, after I’ve finished sorting through all the entries.
You’d think they could’ve swept up a little before company came over.
I can’t believe there’s already a McDonalds and a Wal-Mart.
I now declare this moon open! Wait… Where are the giant scissors and the clown?
Who’s that man in the cool bow-tie?
Yikes, maybe those prunes last night weren’t such a great idea.
Wait, what is that large, black, rectangular, monolithic looking object over there ?
So, this is where the GOP has been hiding Sarah Palin for the last few months !
For all those crack-pots who think that Hollywood faked it: please note the LACK OF TEAL. Armstrong, FTW!!!
We have a winner!
Anyone ever notice that the texture of moondust and the texture of Tang powder is remarkably similar?
Buzz Aldrin (off-screen): “Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly building a weapon with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet! I alone have information that reveals this weapon’s only weakness. And *you*, my friend, are responsible for delaying my rendezvous with Star Command!”
Neil Armstrong: “YOU! ARE! A! TOYYYYY!”
When are my MTV royalties going to show up?
“I claim this land on behalf of the United States of America. It shall be called henceforth… This Land!”
“First we take The Moon, next we take the Solar System!”
I thought there was no wind on the Moon!
Thanks Buzz!!! Next time I’ll fart in your suit before you leave.
“Is that a fleet of ships on the Dark Side? Maybe we should leave before they notice us!”
Ah Crap! Should have dump the tank before we left.
When I retire, I’m going to move here!
I pledge alegance to the flag of United States of America, and to the country that got us here, “Do We Really Have to GO Back”?
“Hey Buzz, do you want me to tend the flag?”
I can’t believe it! We’ve finally found where they’re selling the McRib!
Someday those fifty stars should represent fifty worlds, not just fifty states on one world.
Alice, “Ralph, Ralph…I’mmm Sorry”
Hey Buzz, you put the flag up backwards!
Back on earth, Buzz: “Neil, didn’t you forget to take a picture of yourself on the moon? how will we ever know you were there?”
Neil: “Crap, I guess we must have faked it if I didn’t even get a picture of myself!”
“Buzz, are you leaning, or is the flag leaning?”
“I was strolling on the moon one day, in the merry merry month of May… wait… in the merry merry month of July!”
It is befitting that we won’t be flying that one at half-mast.
That’s one giant leap into history..
♫ When the Moon ’neath your feet
’S like a heap of gray peat
When the Earth seems to shine
And a leap’s for Mankind
That’s Apollo ♬
In the shadow of the moon? More like in the shadow of the earth, duh!
Somehow I just know some Hollywood jackass is going to ruin this moment in history by making his film about an alien invasion starring some good actors delivering some seriously cheesy lines. I bet there will be a giant alien spaceship flying by here and it will make the ground rumble and…
I can see my country from up here.
Still waiting for the ball to leave the green…