Wednesday, January 30, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] It's a Pole, People!

Moon-Landing deniers are such a silly group, and as Phil Plait points out,
they'll pretty much grab onto every image taken from man's various landings up there and scream about the "suspicious" or "questionable" things they find.

In this case, it's a pole.

See it there?

Phil did a bit of legwork in deciphering this "odd" object, and he quickly, and quite easily, discovered that the thing is actually something called a "double-core penetrometer."

In light of that explanation, it's crystal clear there's absolutely nothing suspicious in this picture (here's a link to the original --not much suspicious there either), and once again, Phil Plait has quickly put to bed another tedious conspiracy theory.



Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 1/30/2008 01:28:00 PM


  1. Look Ma it's a know that long skinny thing.....what's it called...Yeah that's it a isn't that something.....(winks-I couldn't resist) (Hugs) Indigo

  2. I saw a photo of "the" South Pole today.  Okay, the pole at the South Pole.  I never even thought to question it, cuz sheesz, why wouldn't it be a pole?  Of course, all directional signs from it point north :)


  3. Am I missing something here, or do I see a shoes on the ground?
    Gaz ;-)

  4. hehe...  It's a shot taken during one of the Apollo lunar landings, Gaz.  The moon landing hoax people were making a huge deal out of the pole in that it wasn't a flag pole, there are no footprints around it, etc.  

    So, I added a shoe and didn't make a big deal out of it.  

    My hope is that one of these Hoaxer-folks will stumble upon this picture and say "WTF?  There's a worn out Converse All-Star on the moon!  Dude!  It's all a lie!"

    Plus, you know, I was kind of proud of my meager Photoshop skills.  I had wanted to put some empty beer cans on the surface of the moon, but I couldn't find any good enough pictures.  

    In the end, the old, worn-out shoe is a perfect symbol for the tired, silly arguments of the moon landing deniers.  It fits.