So Over The Moon – Another a$$-true-not implying the truth

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I know this American Life is mainstream, and the interviewer may know the truth that no man can or will ever probably go to the moon, whatever it is.

Listen to this audio and hear Frank Borman implying quite clearly that he in no way went to the moon. As these ass-true-nots age and slowly lose their (blue) marbles, it’s clear that the secret that must have eaten them from within that they didn’t go anywhere isn’t as important to them as they prepare for death.

One of the astronauts, Frank Borman, was saying things I had just never heard an astronaut say. Like this–

Frank Borman

Space science fiction still bores me. I’ve never seen– what’s the name of that– that very popular–

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

2001?

Frank Borman

Yeah, all that crap. I’ve never seen any of that.

David Kestenbaum

Emmanuel, the filmmaker, also seemed amused. He pressed on. What about when you were a kid?

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

And what about the stars or astronomy?

Frank Borman

No.

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

None of that?

Frank Borman

Airplanes.

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

Airplanes, and airplanes only.

Frank Borman

Airplanes, and airplanes only.

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

Wow. Wow.

Frank Borman

And a certain particular girl.

Emmanuel Vaughan-lee

Susan.

Frank Borman

Yeah. So–

Producer David Kestenbaum tells the story of an astronaut who returns with a very unexpected view of the great beyond

Source: So Over The Moon – This American Life

I couldn’t help thinking of this cartoon, when I listened to the over-eager narrator as the little dog, and Frank as Spike.

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