“I’m not Joey. Don’t you dare call me Joey. The papers say I’m finished, so don’t call me fucking Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I’m moving on. I’m not Joey. For the last time. I’m not fucking Joey. It’s Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey’s in the past. I’m trying to do something new.”—
Matt LeBlanc, AKA Joey, ranting at a Mirror reporter after being asked “You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?”
“ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON. HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,” WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS. BUT JUST BEFORE HE REENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK “GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY.” MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGH IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS. OVER THE YEARS MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE “GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY” STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED. ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA, WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED. MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD ANSWER THE QUESTION. IN 1938 WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MIDWEST TOWN, HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR’S YARD BY THE BEDROOM WINDOWS. HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS.GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY. “SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU’LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!” TRUE STORY.”—Untitled Document (via conordjpc)
Back in 1974, Ireland had its own terrorist attack. Thirty three died when bombs exploded in Dublin and Monaghan without any warning. Thirty three may not sound very many, but in proportion to the population, it was a significant number. If you scale the number up it would be equivalent to around 2,700 Americans, so the parallels are quite close. Did the Irish demand war on the North, or the UK? No. We grieved for the dead, and have not forgotten them, but we carry on our lives. We didn’t give the event a tacky name – it is just remembered as the Dublin Monaghan Bombings. I doubt that the majority of Irish could even hazard a guess at the date.