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NASA Fakes Moon Landing! Photographic Proof!

Today is the 45th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. To this day, there are some people who maintain it never happened, that NASA faked the whole thing.

In August, 2001, a friend sent me a link to a web page that mercilessly lampooned the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landings. It contained a series of photos and paragraphs. The photos became increasingly ridiculous while the accompanying paragraphs supposedly debunking the photos grew ever more fixated on alleged inconsistencies. The progressively wider contrast between the absurd photos and the paranoid “explanatory” text was almost painfully funny.

Unfortunately, in 2003, some morons defaced the webpage and the site owner never restored it to its original condition. I thought it had been lost forever, but then I stumbled across a copy of the original page, retrieved from the Internet Archive and lovingly restored by Pigeon. So here it is again in all its scathing glory! :)

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San Fransisco Man Becomes First American to Grasp Significance of Irony

The link above is to one of my favourite jokes, and is dedicated to anyone reading this in the US on Independence Day. :)

It relies on the widely-held perception on this side of the pond that many Americans have difficulty appreciating irony. Surely not! ;)

Originally published in May, 2001, on the defunct UK-based satirical herdofsheep.com. Fortunately, the website was preserved for posterity by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

Bertie Ahern’s Most Memorable Quotes

Bertie Ahern stepped down as Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) 6 years ago today. He was in office for an historic 3 consecutive terms and enjoyed consistently high popularity ratings throughout his 11 years in power.

However, he also had a reputation for using Bertiespeak, memorable malapropisms, and making controversial off-the-cuff remarks.

Below are some of Bertie’s more famous (and infamous!) quotes.

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What Is Easter?

Happy Easter! :)

Here’s a classic “three blondes” joke about the true meaning of Easter for your delectation.

It dates from March, 1998, and is all over the web. A Google search unearthed thousands of results. So why not link to one of them instead of reposting it here? Well, I couldn’t track down the original source and besides, it’s so funny, I felt it was too good to… pass over. ;)

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