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Behold, A Strong Contender For The Best Headline Ever Written

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In 1961, John F. Kennedy made a speech to Congress declaring that America should commit “to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” This seemed a tad overambitious, even when you factor in how much speed Kennedy was on at the time. The Soviets were popping into space every other week, but the American space program basically consisted of paying a really strong guy to huck empty beer cans at the sky in the hope that one of them hit Sputnik. An American hadn’t even been into orbit, now they were suddenly supposed to go to the moon? 

And yet, against all the odds, they did. In just eight years, NASA designed and built, almost from scratch, moon landers and rockets and space suits. Whole landscapes were leveled to build test sites and launch pads. Over 400,000 people were recruited to work on the program, which is more people than worked on the Pyramids, or the Great Wall. The moon itself was so mysterious that scientists genuinely worried that the entire lander might just sink straight into the moon dust like quicksand. Fortunately, the surface was solid enough to support Neil Armstrong’s small step in July 1969. It was one of the greatest achievements in human history. 

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Armstrong, after completing his moonwalk and confirming that the whole thing wasn’t just a complex life insurance scam.

The moon landing captivated the entire world. Even on tiny boats in the middle of the ocean, they were glued to the radio and breaking out the champagne. The astronauts instantly became national heroes, which helped compensate for the brutal punishment of having to hold several conversations with Richard Nixon. Naturally, America’s newspapers went berserk. The New York Times‘ headline was a series of all-caps F-bombs, while the Chicago Tribune published a special 40-page supplement that just contained the word “America!” typed over and over. The LA Times ran a front-page op-ed solemnly inviting Leonid Brezhnev to “suck our giant moon-hog,” while the Miami Herald staff set fire to all their printing presses and simply walked into the sea, declaring that the age of man had surely peaked and ended. 

At least, we assume that’s what happened, but there’s no need to Google any of those actual headlines, because the greatest coverage of the moon landing was unquestionably provided by the local newspaper in Neil Armstrong’s tiny hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio. While the rest of the world was going nuts over the scale of the achievement, or the political and scientific implications, the Wapakoneta Daily News simply went with the adorably perfect “Neil Steps On The Moon.”

Behold, A Strong Contender For The Best Headline Ever Written - the front page of the Wapakoneta Daily News reading Neil Steps On The Moon

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Well, let’s hope he wiped his feet first.

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Revolver Teams With Puscifer for Exclusive Limited-Edition Vinyl

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Tool singer, A Perfect Circle frontman, Puscifer ringleader, winemaker, restaurateur, jiu-jitsu practitioner, farmer, philosopher and father — what doesn’t Maynard James Keenan do? In our never-ending quest to try and keep up with the rock & roll renaissance man, we’ve now teamed with him for an exclusive “translucent tri-color clear blend” vinyl variant of Puscifer’s all-too-timely new album, Existential Reckoning, which includes the singles “Apocalyptical” and “The Underwhelming.” Get your Revolver-exclusive variant — strictly limited to just 500 worldwide — before they’re gone. Existential Reckoning is due out October 30th via Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG.


Existential Reckoning track list:
Bread and Circus
Apocalyptical
The Underwhelming
Grey Area 5.1
Theorem
UPGrade
Bullet Train to Iowa
Personal Prometheus
A Singularity
Postulous
Fake Affront
Bedlamite

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Cette compagnie montréalaise de lumières et luminaires organise un pop-up ce week-end avec plusieurs rabais!

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Si vous êtes en plein processus de redécorer votre maison ou l’enjoliver avec de belles lampes et de super luminaires, cette vente éphémère sera faite pour vous!

Ce dimanche 20 septembre de midi à 20h se déroulera une vente de garage — de style pop-up — dans la ruelle entre les rues Chabot et Bordeaux, juste au nord de la rue Bellechasse, organisée par la compagnie montréalaise Jacques et Anna.

 

C’est donc en plein Plateau Mont-Royal que se tiendra ce charmant pop-up, dans le garage et atelier de la lampiste de la petite entreprise. « Soleil, ruelle festive, petit drink en plein air et rabais exceptionnels sur les anciennes collections »: voilà ce que promet Jacques et Anna.

 

Sur place, plusieurs bons rabais sur les collections 2018 et 2019, des modèles surprise à petits prix, une sélection de globes vintage, des suspensions et lampes de table ainsi que quelques pots à plantes.

Il sera également possible de vous y procurer quelques photos « petit format » de la photographe Fannie-Laurence.

 

Avec les nombreux designs uniques et minimalistes offerts par la compagnie, c’est l’occasion rêvée d’y trouver LA lampe qui complétera votre décor!

 

 

Pop-up Jacques et Anna

Dimanche 20 septembre 2020

12h à 20h

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Quatre nouvelles présumées victimes de Goûchy Boy se manifestent

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Quatre nouvelles victimes se sont manifestées après l’appel lancé par le Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL), jeudi.

Chijoke Onyechekwa Ugochukwu, âgé de 48 ans, mieux connu sous le nom de Goûchy Boy, fait présentement face à deux plaintes formelles et à quatre chefs d’accusation d’agression sexuelle, de harcèlement criminel et de séquestration dans deux dossiers distincts, sur des femmes de 38 et 39 ans.

Les événements se seraient déroulés entre 2016 et 2018, à Brossard.

 

«Goûchy Boy» : 4 nouvelles potentielles victimes À la suite de la parution médiatique d’hier concernant CHIJOKE…


Publié par Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil sur Vendredi 18 septembre 2020

 

En plus des quatre nouvelles victimes potentielles confirmées par la police de Longueuil, plusieurs nouveaux éléments d’enquête poussent les policiers à croire que ce ne serait que la pointe de l’iceberg et que le comédien aurait pu faire d’autres victimes… C’est donc pourquoi les enquêteurs du SPAL demandent à toute personne détenant de l’information sur le comédien de composer le (450) 463-7211. Toutes les informations transmises seront traitées par un enquêteur de façon confidentielle!

On a pu voir Goûchy Boy au petit écran dans les séries Unité 9, Cheval-Serpent, 19-2 et au cinéma dans Mafia Inc. et Death Wish.

 

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