Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Silliness

      MR. GORSKY ? 

    In case you didn't already know this little tidbit of trivia....
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 re-entered the Lander, he made the enigmatic remark - "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky."
Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut.
However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian orAmerican 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 about Mr. Gorsky to Armstrong.

This time he finally responded because Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could now answer the question. Here is the answer to "who was Mr. Gorsky":

In 1938, when he was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard.  His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by their bedroom window.  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!"

It broke the place up.  Neil Armstrong’s family confirmed this is a true story.  


Have you ever wondered who first uttered the phrase "You Gotta Be Shittin Me?" 

Well, it just so happens to have originated through the Father of Our country, way back when George Washington was crossing the Delaware river with his troops.

There were 33 (remember this number) in Washington 's boat. It was extremely dark and storming furiously and the water was tossing them about.

Finally, Washington grabbed Corporal Peters (remember this name) and stationed him at the front of the boat with a lantern. He ordered him to keep swinging it, so they could see where they were heading.

Corporal Peters, through driving rain and cold, continued swinging the lantern back and forth, back and forth.

Then a big gust of wind and a wave hit and threw Corporal Peters and his lantern into the Delaware . Washington and his troops searched for nearly an hour trying to find Corporal Peters, but to no avail. All of them felt terrible, for the Corporal had been one of their favorites.

Sometime later, Washington and his troops landed on the other side, wet and totally exhausted. He rallied the troops and told them that they must go on.

Another hour later, one of his men said, 'General, I see lights ahead.' They trudged toward the lights and came upon a huge house.

What they didn't know was that this was a house of ill repute, hidden in the forest to serve all who came.

General Washington pounded on the door, his men crowding around him.

The door swung open, and much to his surprise stood a beautiful woman..

A huge smile came across her face, to see so many men standing there.

Washington was the first to speak, 'Madam, I am General George Washington and these are my men. We are tired, wet, exhausted, and 
desperately need warmth and comfort.'

Again, the Madam looked at all the men standing there, and with a broad smile on her face, said, 'Well, General, you have come to the right place. We can surely give you warmth and comfort. How many men do you have?'

Washington replied, 'Well, Madam, there are 32 of us without Peters .'

And the Madam said, 'You gotta be shittin me.'




Brian Miller said...

oh my gosh...that is an awesome story about armstrong...ha...never heard that before...

happy saturday eva

The Dose of Reality said...

Bwahahahahahaha. The best way to start the weekend is with laughter!! Thanks, Eva!! --Lisa

fishducky said...

I remember that "Mr. Gorsky" comment!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Gorsky clearly had the thirty third 'peter'...

Stephen Hayes said...

I can't decide which story is better. I can't wait to repeat that first one but the second made me howl.

Merlesworld said...

Very good stories I will tell the beer fairy he will get a chuckle out of them.

River said...

Well I hope Mr Gorsky DID get lucky, he certainly waited long enough.

Sue said...

Cool story about Neil Armstrong. Is it really true, for sure? If so, it's classic!


Eva Gallant said...

Brian: I thought it was pretty cool and had to share!

Lisa: Glad I could start your weekend right!

fishducky: Really? I don't, but I'm glad to have additional confirmation of the story!

Yamini: That was a good one!!

Stephen: Glad I scored some laughs with you!

Merle: Hope the beer fairy gets a good chuckle!

River: I hope so, too!

Sue: Apparently so; fishducky even remembers him making the comment!

Michelle Nahom said...

Love that story about Neil Armstrong!! That is awesome!!