July 17, 2004

Winston, No. 2


The Winston Review is a new Flea-feature intended to offer spirited, uplifting alternatives to the defeatists and apologists of the mainstream media. This second installment begins with a tip of the hat to Dr. Buzz Aldrin.


Becoming an astronaut? Great. Being one of the first men on the Moon? Even better. Punching out a moonbat? Priceless.

Bart Sibrel, a conspiracy theorist who believes that NASA faked the moon landing, confronted retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin on September 9, 2002.

"You're a coward," he exclaimed, "and a liar, ..."

At that point, Aldrin (age 72) landed a spirited punch to Sibrel's jaw.

This was floating around the blogosphere some time ago but I only ever saw the low-resolution version of the incident. Let us watch that again in high-definition, shall we?

A spirited punch! Quite right.


This week in the Red Box:

"A Tale of Long Ago", Belmont Club explains the true source of American power. Arthur Conan Doyle's vision of Waterloo is quoted for effect, "The Guard is beaten! The Guard is beaten!"

"Stardate 20020122.1103", Steven Den Beste offers advice on what to do in the unfortunate event folks try to hijack your flight. Can anyone give me the Thac0 on a seat cushion?

"The Star Spangled Banner", Natalie Gilbert's grasp of the lyrics needs work but with her performance has all the heart that anthem deserves.

"History's Verdict", Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of the war in the hedges after the D-Day landings and argues we need to keep the big picture in mind.

"Saddam invulnerable? We'll see about that", Christopher Hitchens argues Saddam Hussein stands out from the "sorry riff-raff" of fascists that free peoples have hitherto managed to put on trial (via Daimnation!).

"The Warning", Redban documents a jihadist group of some description seething with rage at Verizon DSL. This walks the line of poor taste but I have decided to err on the side of everyone getting the joke. (I later found a video called "Nick Berg's Revenge" that turns the tables in a different, more direct manner. I think we are looking at a new genre here.)

"Blog for Victory", Taylor & Company calls for Canadians to "counteract the aimless drift of Canadian political thought and deed."

Your courage. Your cheerfulness. Your resolution.
Will bring us Victory.

Posted by the Flea at July 17, 2004 09:31 AM | TrackBack

If anybody's a liar and a coward it's B.S. (get it?). I hope someday somebody lands something heavier on his pointy head.

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at July 17, 2004 09:28 PM

Clone Buzz Aldrin. Make thousands of Buzzes. Send them to college campuses. Point them east.

Posted by: rick mcginnis at July 18, 2004 11:07 AM

I'll agree with that, but I'm not sure why you'd want to point them east...

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at July 18, 2004 08:56 PM

I thought pointing them east was a nice touch. :)

Posted by: Flea at July 18, 2004 11:17 PM
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