Sunday, August 26, 2012

You Couldn't Even Take A New Picture?

So, Neil Armstrong died on Saturday.  You want to talk about a guy who could be labeled a hero, he would be the one.  The guy risked his life and subjected himself to quite harrowing circumstances (eg knowing that if something went wrong that he would never return to the only freaking planet in the solar system with life on it), all for the furthering of space exploration and science.  Why we don't keep on doing those sorts of things I have no idea.  But Neil Armstrong was only one of twelve guys who walked on the surface of the moon and that's something.  So when you try to share a sentiment about such an amazing and humble guy who just died, what say you do so by commemorating the occasion with, at the very least, a picture of the dearly departed and not one of yourself that was taken back in April.  President Barry, I'm talking to you.  Behold! 
President Barry had this on his Tumblr account with the caption "Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown—including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure—sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step. "  OK, that's nice and all, but what say that you express that without a picture of yourself?  Maybe I'm being overly picky on this one, but it seems strange to me.  It seems even stranger that he would use a picture that he had already posted on his Tumble back in April.  That's right.  Couldn't even go outside and stare at the moon for a new picture of himself.  Would it have been that hard?  Neil Armstrong allowed himself to be shot into space and President Barry can't even use a picture of the guy, let alone take a new picture of himself?  Again, maybe I'm making too big of a deal about this.  All I know is that I've known a lot of people who have died and I have never commemorated them nor expressed by condolences via a picture of myself.  I'm just saying.

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