Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Snapshot

1. This just came up on the TV.  I was watching Antiques Roadshow and someone came in with a collection of space memorabilia. It reminded me about the excitement when the first moon landing occurred. People were glued to their sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the Moon. It was breathtaking and there can't be many people who don't know of the iconic statement of 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' - except that Armstrong always maintained he actually said was 'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' Apparently his version has now been vindicated by a computer programmer.

2. Someone is having something delicious for dinner tonight. There are yummy smells wafting in my bedroom window (I'm laid up having to rest my knee after treatment).

3. On the weekly satire program Clarke and Dawe tonight they are 'doing an interview' which views the news as an on-going soap opera. Biting satire which can be viewed on ABC iview here.


Jo said...

I didn't see it when it happened Denise, I was in Yugoslavia, as it was then called, and in the process of returning home. The news was on their radios, both in our taxi and later a bus to the airport. Couldn't hear too well as naturally everything being said was being translated into the local language. Now I relive the moment by watching The Dish, one of my favourite movies.

Did you see Glenda Larke won the Douglass award? She is so excited.

Helen V. said...

I'd spent the weekend in Paris, Jo, and came back to London to find my flatmates - who should have been getting ready for work - still fixed on the TV.

I did see that Glenda had won the Sara Douglass award. So well deserved.