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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:04 PM
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Buzz Aldrin punches a guy who calls him a coward and a liar.
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:08 PM
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1. Good for Buzz
That guy was a real asshole getting in his face like that.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:53 PM
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2. That's one small punch for a man, one small bitch slap for mankind. n/t
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:15 AM
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3. Coward, liar...
and thief. Them's fighting words where I come from.

Jeez louise, that asshole had at least six inches on Buzz, too. :rofl:
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:37 AM
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7. Not to mention he looked to be a great deal younger
what an ass I don't know what sort of man Aldrin is but one thing I think is for certain, nobody who has the guts to go up into space is a coward.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:22 AM
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4. BUZZ KICKS ASS!!!!11111
God, did that asshat have it coming, staged or not. Jerk. :mad:
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:27 AM
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5. Good on Buzz!
That guy had it coming for sure! What a wacko.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:29 AM
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6. Go buZZ!
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Indi Guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:55 AM
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8. Buzz for Prez!...
:)
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:15 AM
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9. Woohoo!
Hitting people rawks.



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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:28 AM
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10. No kiddin'. Buzz wasn't defending himself. He was assaulted the guy for expressing an opinion.
When our government assaults us for expressing our opinions, we flip out (and rightly so). But when Buzz assaults someone for expressing an opinion, people shower him with praise. :wtf:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:45 AM
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11. Oh, good you're here
The BBC would like to apologize to the police about the character of Police Constable Pan Am. He was not meant to represent the average police officer. Similarly, the reference to Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut, was the product of a disordered mind and should not be construed as having any other significance.

(Superimposed caption over NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin: "THE BUZZ ALDRIN SHOW STARRING BUZZ ALDRIN WITH... (credits)" with American national anthem.)




It's at the end of this. Watch and learn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCKVRoC-WgE








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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:08 AM
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13. It was more of a slander, than an opinion
Striking the man wasn't the way to go, some sort of witty comeback would have been best-served. But I can understand Buzz's frustration given the constant stalking by "Moon Landing Hoax" tinfoil loons.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:13 AM
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14. If he's got a beef about slander, there are legal remedies.
Aldrin wasn't defending himself. He was committing assault.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:59 AM
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19. Jim Lovell gave a lecture at my college when I was there
There was a "meet and greet" thing beforehand, with media and "friends of the college" and shit. I was there, from the college paper, as was our government reporter.

She asked him, "Did you go to the moon?"

"Yeah. Twice."

"How did you know you were on the moon?"

He said something like "We'd seen pictures of it." Guess he'd had that question a few thousand times before. :)

Funny, though Lovell went to the moon twice, on Apollo 8 and Apollo 13, but never got to walk on it. He was supposed to, but the "problem" with Apollo 13 kinda screwed that pooch.

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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:34 AM
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15. Maybe. I didn't click the link. But I gotta say that I'm on Buzz's side, just on principle.
With age comes PRIVELEDGE.

Right or wrong, Buzz FREAKING Aldrin has certainly earned the right
to SLAP an annoying little punk every now and then.

If, God forbid, I ever live as long as he has...I will be slapping
the HELL out of young, punk-aaassed little bastards every time I leave my house!

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:45 AM
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17. oh I can't wait to be old and grouchy
I've been practicing it all my life. It's what I was born to do. :)
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:46 AM
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18. If you're determined to assault people, I hope you have very competent legal counsel
and equally deep pockets. I love ya to death, dicksteele, but I'm convinced that the reason Buzz Aldrin wasn't prosecuted for that videotaped assault (which occurred about five years ago) is that he's Buzz Aldrin. I doubt the same latitude would be extended to you or me if we physically assaulted someone who ruffled our feathers.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:08 AM
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12. Do taze him, bro
Buzz, live up to your name and taze him!
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:42 AM
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16. the guy wouldn't leave him alone
Buzz tried to get away from him and the guy kept harassing him, trying to get him to put his hand on a bible and swear he went to the moon etc. Plus, the guy was bigger and like 40 years younger. But the guy also lured Aldrin there under the pretext of an interview for a children's show and once Buzz showed up the guy started harassing him.

But yeah, he probably shouldn't have hit the guy, but he had enough and the guy wouldn't back off. It wasn't a case of this guy just walking up, saying this stuff and getting hit, he legitimately was being a jerk and wouldn't let Buzz leave.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:27 AM
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20. This guy got in Buzz's face, and must have did it multiple times.
A "Flat Earth" kind of asshole, and you could tell he'd confronted Buzz before because of the emphatic "LEAVE ME ALONE" reaction he got.

I figure the "Sister Mary Elephant" response is perfectly legitimate with truly persistent non-4th Estate assholes.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:35 AM
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21. We don't get to punch people just because they're annoying and insane.
:shrug:
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:45 AM
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23. I know, I know.
I just have a soft spot for Aldrin; he's been through a LOT, and I don't mean the moon.

I look on the "...coward and liar..." from that asshole the same as if he'd said it to some serviceman given a medal for heroism.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:45 AM
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22. punching is so five minutes ago -- TAZER his ass! nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:12 AM
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24. What would Buzz Lightyear have done?
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:00 AM
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25. Not bad for a 70-something year old man! nt
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:26 AM
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26. Looks like it was Mike Huckabee...
He doesn't believe in evolution, either.



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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:38 AM
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27. maybe he shouldn't have hit the guy
I know there are legal ways to handle these things and blah, blah, blah. But. some asshole gets in my face and calls me a coward, liar and theif....he's goin' down. Take me to jail, I bet I could raise the bail within an hour.

go Buzz!!

:applause:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:22 PM
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28. Oh please, I can't believe you people are falling for this!
Buzz Aldrin did not punch the guy--it's a fucking hoax. Look at the shadows on the video. Look at the flag in the background: it's flapping, but there's no wind! It's a total hoax!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:24 PM
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29. Epic!
:D
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