One small step for a Southern Man…

…one giant leap for Southern Mankind!

And in a weirdly prescient piece of synchronicity….

I think I’ll go listen to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Armstrong and think all this over.

  • Katie

    LOL! I wonder what the members of Lynard Skynard have to say about that.

  • Nick R

    How are Mitchell and Webb always so awesome?

  • http://thecrawfordfamily.net/blog Ken Crawford

    From what I understand, the Neil Young mistake was a “staffer error”, meaning that some ignorant moron who works at the company was fuzzy enough about recent history to confuse Neil Armstrong and Neil Young in their mind.

    Which, frankly, is a perfectly believable explanation.

    So why is it that we suggest news organizations deserve any credibility whatsoever? Any organization that would let a person THAT ignorant of recent history (and also so bold as to post it without double checking any one of the thousands of sources one could find) have the rights/privileges to post headlines has no credibility whatsoever.

    • http://www.likelierthings.com Jon W

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: every time I read a newspaper article that covers a subject about which I know something, I always (and I mean always) find one or two significant errors.

    • Peggy Hagen

      A favorite example from my town: it’s a local tradition to have a heart, shaped from rocks, in the river on the edge of town. If storms wash it away, someone re-creates it. This river and heart are right beneath some train tracks where recently two girls died in a derailment. It took NBC nô time at all to decide that “friends [of the girls] had created a heart-shaped memorial…”

  • David J. White

    “One more dead in O-hi-o …”

  • http://www.likelierthings.com Jon W

    P.S. Darn you to heck, Mark, for linking to Mitchell and Webb. I don’t even want to subtract the times between my two posts.

  • Steven Cornett

    Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. That’s not even southern Ohio, but northwestern Ohio!

    He lived in Cincinnati Ohio after the moon landing, and had a moon rock donated to the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.


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