FCW Insider

Blog archive

Lost moon tape jokes

So our Buzz of the Week this week is about the lost recordings of the historic 1969 moon landing. [Hear the audio version here or read it here... plus our weekly round-up of what happened in government IT in the past week.]

Anyway, in the Buzz, we noted that the subject seems ripe for the late night talk shows, yet nobody seemed to really pick it up. But FCW Senior Editor John Monroe is an avid listener of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." Wait, Wait bills itself as a "weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up." I'm not a regular listener, but I listen when I can.

So John noted that the missing moon records didn't go unnoticed over at Wait, Wait. The Wait, Wait folks said that Neil Armstrong's mother gave him some good advice -- to go back and retrase his giant steps for mankind until he found the tapes.

You can listen to the show for yourself here. The Moon bit is in the item titled "Who's Carl This Time, Round II."

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Aug 21, 2006 at 12:15 PM


Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.