Neil Armstrong, astronaut

My Interview with Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, astronaut

Name: Neil Armstrong
Born: August 5, 1930
Died: August 25, 2012
Profession(s): American astronaut

Best known for: Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon, speaking the immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, not as originally reported by The Onion, “HOLY SHIT I’M ON THE FUCKING MOON!”

Fun fake fact: Armstrong sued singer Michael Jackson for claiming that he did the world’s first moonwalk. The case was settled out of court.


Avitable: Sir, may I just say that you are a legend, and it’s a pleasure to get to speak with you.
Armstrong: Thank you, but there is no reason to moon over me. I’m not anything special, though. Just an engineer, professor, test pilot, naval officer, and guy who went into space and walked on the Moon. Just your average Joe.

Avitable: That’s it, eh?
Armstrong: Well, after I went to the Moon, I also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Avitable: The Congressional Space Medal of Honor? That sounds like a fake medal that was just created for astronauts. Did it have chocolate on the inside? Did you also get the Congressional Super Fantastic Medal For Guys Who Went Into Space?
Armstrong: How’d you guess? I got another one too. It was called the Congressional Medal For Old Guys Who Could Kick Your Fat Ass.

Avitable: Message received. Let’s move on. What do you have to say to that small yet vocal group of people who persist in claiming that the moon landing was a hoax?
Armstrong: Well, now that I’m dead, I don’t have to keep the secret anymore. It was a giant Moon hoax.

Avitable: What?!?
Armstrong: Yeah, we didn’t really land on the Moon. America needed one in the win column, so we rigged the whole thing.

Avitable: I don’t believe you.
Armstrong: It was all done on a sound stage and we actually had Stan Winston, the famous special effects artist, do everything. The moon job was his very first job right after he graduated from college.

Avitable: I don’t even know what to say.
Armstrong: It’s not that we couldn’t have gone to the Moon. We might have made it. But it was just easier to fake the whole thing, and make a secret moon trip up there later for Moon colonization.

Avitable: Colonization?
Armstrong: Yeah, it was President Nixon’s idea. He had his limitations, but he saw where the world was going and wanted to make a moon haven for the right people on the Moon.

Avitable: Are you saying that there are people living on the moon right now?
Armstrong: That’s right.

Avitable: Who?
Armstrong: About 10,000 Americans have been transported to The United States of Amoonica over the last 60 years. They have democratic moon elections and a functioning moon government up there, though there’s some moon conflict right now.

Avitable: What’s going on?
Armstrong: Well, this one candidate is getting flack because some of the Amoonicans are claiming he was born on Earth, not the Moon. And the other candidate is being accused of hoarding space bucks and having filed fraudulent moon returns.

Avitable: It’s eerie how much that parallels what’s going on here, too.
Armstrong: It definitely is, and right now the entire Amoonican population is polarized and fighting over petty moon issues instead of trying to work together. Since I was the first person on the Moon during our real, top secret trip there, I’m an honorary Amoonican citizen, but I can’t decide who to vote for, either.

Avitable: Who are the candidates?
Armstrong: Spacerock Moonbama and Moon Romney.

Avitable: Hold on a second. Is there some way you can prove this to me? I think you’re lying.
Armstrong: Yes I can. I’ll show you Amoonica! Look! *points to a corner of the room*

Avitable: Ummm, that’s a diorama made with Playdoh and filled with dolls.
Armstrong: Welcome to the United States of Moon!

Avitable: I thought it was called Amoonica.
Armstrong: You’re ruining everything!

Avitable: I’m thinking that maybe your time on the Moon may have made you a little obsessed with it. 
Armstrong: Moon you, you mooning mothermooner! Moon moon moon moon moony moon.

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15 thoughts on “My Interview with Neil Armstrong”

  1. Thank you for not only making this funny, but semi-more-respectful than most.
    Mothermooner is my new work swear word for the day.
    Now we need someone to die who you can mock mercilessly!

    1. @Bob Mooney, actually, he said “man”, not “a man”. There’s an argument that static interrupted it so that you can’t hear the “a”, but Armstrong himself admitted that he must have just said “man”.

      1. @Avitable, can you give a reference for your claim that he admitted that he missed the “a”? I understood exactly the opposite, that his midwestern lilting accent and static conspired to make the “a” inaudible, but he said it.

  2. I think I prefer to believe that Neil saw something on the moon that was fucked up enough that NASA decided they should make it really hard to land on the moon ever again. Like in Transformers.

  3. Good interview! I had a dream I went to space last night, and once we left our atmosphere I couldn’t breathe. I was probably dying. ANYWAY. Neil Armstrong was awesome. He walked on the MOON! I’d say that’s an accomplished life.

    I think you should go have some moon’s over my hammy at Denny’s now.

  4. Saturday Afternoon

    Adam Avitable: There we go, another Facebook post about my book. I hope people don’t think I’m spamming them, but I really want to meet my personal goals. If only there was another way to promote my book, instead of just another “Have you bought my book yet?” post. I would blow President Camacho for a good interview right about now.

    Kent Brockman: And today, the world mourns the loss of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the…

    Adam Avitable: JACKPOT! I mean… Oh, so sad. *Evil laugh*

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