169 - Cameo by Fozzie Bear - Week of 7/17/19

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of the Apollo 11 moon landing on or near the 50th anniversary of the event. This was a huge event not only from a scientific perspective, but also for nationalism during the Cold War and for popular culture (for the TV coverage alone). We talk about NASA, the government, conspiracy theories, space shuttle accidents, and a whole lot of other stuff. Plus our usual weirdness and our picks of the week.
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What we're up to this week:
More music documentaries - this week it was Rainbow and Iron Maiden; I learned a lot about both (which is good, I think)
More online comics - found some older Danger Girl books (good stuff); tangent about the July 4th holiday [sitting at Lew for a week - the county jail is named the Lew Sterrett Detention Center. And now you know 🙂 ]
Reading some DC collections - Invasion, Planetary/Justice League, Catwoman 75 Years
New addition - Batman: The Sunday Classics 1943-1946 

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The moon landing was a huge step for humanity, one I hope we can find a way to make useful sometime soon. We've certainly found plenty of ways to corrupt it, make fun of it, and blindly refuse to believe it.
And I was close, sort of - it was A Trip To The Moon (1902), not The First Men In The Moon (the HG Wells story published in 1901, first made into a movie in 1919). Thomas named it correctly early on 🙂 
And while we're at it, I found this great YouTube video about the moon landing hoax thing
Picks for the week of 7/17:
Vampirella #1 (Dynamite)
Blade Runner 2019 #1 (Titan)
Before Houdini volume 2 (Insight Comics)
Die!Die!Die! volume 1 (Image)
Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim #1 (IDW)
X-Men Epic Collection: It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn (Marvel)
X-Liefelds #1 (Keenspot)
Collapser #1 (DC/Young Animal)
Honorable Mention: They Called Us Enemy GN (IDW) [Allegiance was the name of the musical that I was forgetting here]
Shoutouts:
Condolences to the family, friends and fans of Cameron Boyce, who died this week way too young
And MAD Magazine will cease publication later this year - the end of an era
Pop Goes The Culture podcast network - go check them out! 🙂
#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other; find a podcast on literally anything by searching the hashtag
Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music; check them out by clicking the link
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