Neil Armstrong – Leaving The Era Behind

It was just a few days ago, August 25th, that marked one year since the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to step foot on the moon.

It still seems hard to believe. Not so much the passing of Neil Armstrong, but that the era he represents – probably better than even John F. Kennedy – is forever passing. The golden age of Apollo, almost now unnoticed by new generations preoccupied with smart-phones, ipads, tweeting and something Miley Cyrus does called “twerking.” They hardly seems to notice or understand the monumental strides in virtually everything about civilization that occurred during the 19th century, and especially during the 50 years leading up to the new millennium.

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to suggest there has never been and probably will never be another epoch in human history that will equal the Apollo era. You could suggest the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, captures the first such moment in history when the monkeys have some sort of epiphany while sitting around the obelisk – the not too exact moment when they become “human.” Not to get too involved with a review of the movies satire and the eventual inhumanity of the damn dirty apes, and that bastard HAL created by the newly civilized “human” geniuses. What could possibly equal – a walk on Mars, leaving for the Andromeda galaxy never to return again, discovering a worm hole that could transport macro-scope style to another galaxy? If we ever get there, I bet it won’t be for like a million years.

It seems like only yesterday that that news media pundits were all sitting around trying to figure out how we would say the years once we reached the 2000’s. Would it be two-thousand and one, or would it be two-thousand zero zero one? I swear I remember that discussion. It seems like little more than yesterday that I was just getting fired up on my webpage presentations, all kinds of great html and java scripting and the Internet was blazing with dial-up connections, and 400cpu computers, and laptops were just about to take off and FLY!

Looking back through the TOCC.tv archives that are no longer available on the Internet, I ran across what I felt to be a virtual classic when I posted it in January of 2000, and I still think it’s just too cool to be sitting around gathering dust. It’s a photography page by rights, but it’s a multimedia page that I just can’t recreate using WP. So, I’ve reconnected all the files on the page and I’m providing a link here so you can review it in it’s original form, and in the shadow and honor of Neil Armstrong’s passing, and of course the millennium that already seems to be so long gone.

The page as I say is a multi media presentation using midi, .wav files, java script animation, and a pop-up as you exit. So, it may not work right in your browser. I recommend using I.E. for this page, and if it blocks the Active X controls, go ahead and allow. Turn on your audio, it has background sound too. When you exit, there’s a fun pop-up to check out that opens automatically, but also needs to use the Active X controls to work properly.

I think Stanley Kubrick would like this page.

The last sunset of the millennium

Nearby Links
  • Featured

    FLAG BURNING VIDEO!

    Absolute power corrupts absolute, and as I recall Ted Turner, wise man that he is, once called Christians “stupid.” He eventually apologized, but for what I don’t know. While Christians are foolishly attempting to take over government with religion, the potential grows for a flag burning amendment that would essentially set the stage for the dissolution of all basic constitutional rights to unravel like a braided sisal rope without a boy scout.

    Where’s Colin Kaepernick?

    Our leaders are in denial of what is obvious at face value. The biggest threat to the future of this country is the incompetence and corruption of law enforcement.

  • Vintage Editorials

    The Million Munchkin March

    If the ulterior motives of greed and power win – we all loose. The school shootings are literally a war, orchestrated to overthrow our most basic constitutional values. That cannot be allowed to be achievable.

    The TOCC TV Endorsement: What The F*ing Trump ?!!

    TOCC TV endorses The Jim Casey Write-In campaign !!! I listened this morning to some of Trump’s “pivot” speech explaining his first 100 days in office, and while I didn’t agree with everything he put forth, I wondered as did the radio commentators, why he hadn’t taken this different approach six weeks ago. And I […]

    Contemptuous Healthcare Boondoggle

    Frankly, I haven’t finished reading my 25,800 page copy of the Affordable Healthcare Act, much less the equally voluminous Supreme Court decision upholding most of the controversial law. Even still – IT STINKS! Look at it this way. If Congress had raised taxes across the board and then said, “we will give you a tax […]

    Biden Paybacks Be Crazy

    Biden Puts The Chains on Ryan! Talk about media bias. If you are not aware, I generally watch CBS for news and political information. Not that I always agree with them, I don’t. But I really couldn’t abide a steady dose of an onion breath radish like Martha Radditz – yuck! The bias of which […]

    Mary Winkler Is Sorry Secure Yourself To Heaven!

    Now we all could become amoung the “frozen Cho’s in!” And, speaking of double standards in this once great US of A, I still gaze in awe at how women continue to get away with murder, and then yell “harassment” and “glass ceiling” in the workplace. Never mind the little slut comes to work wearing […]

    Racism And Discrimination Under Colors Of Law

    There’s a joke to it. What’s white and black and blue all over? Well, there’s white and black racism, and discrimination based on the blue color of law. Although, Brett Russell do look a little red-bone. Then the joke would be what’s black and white and red all over – making it a newspaper joke. In a way, it’s a little like the Is’s pledge of allegiance – corroborating the international terrorism connection. Hoo ha !!! Won’t it be interesting to see how long John Lee Bullard goes to jail – for compulsory medication by Novocaine – compared to the two dirtbags. Joke’s not that funny, but then, I’m not a newspaper man, I’m a journalist.