Friday, July 24, 2009

Moon Walk

Monday, you can fall apart. Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart. Thursday doesn't even start. It's Friday, I'm in love. With Game Time!

Howdy, folks, and welcome to another edition of Game Time. Before we jump into this week's game, let's reminisce about last week. We played the PSB Original Game, Bests and Worsts, where we asked for the best new show for Animal Planet. We thought all the answers were particularly good this week, so we will shout out a top three.

Coming in at third is Mamma Meg, for her series on ruling animals throughout history, "Reigning Cats and Dogs." Perhaps the show will have an episode or two dedicated to Presidential pooches.

Big A is our runner-up. His show, "Kudos to Kudus" is sure to be a success among the antelope lovers out there.

Finally, the winner is Tony, for his response, "When Pigs Fly," a show about training pigs to become aviators. If that is a success, maybe there will be a spin-off called "Hog Heaven," which follows around the porcine pilots on their flight routes.

Well, done, everyone. That was a fun game, wasn't it! Now, onto this week. For those of you who don't know, Monday was the 40th anniversary of our lunar landing, when man first walked on the moon, and 40 years ago today the Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. To commemorate these events, we will play the PSB Original Game, Headliners.

The Apollo 11 mission blasted off on July 16th, 1969, with the goal of becoming the first manned-mission to land on the moon. On July 20th, 1969 at 8:17 PM GMT, the "Eagle," as the lunar module was called, landed in the Sea of Tranquility on the moon's surface. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Buzz Aldrin soon followed on the moon's surface. While there, the two collected rock specimens, took photographs, and left an American flag. A third astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in orbit. An estimated 500 million people watched the event on television.

Your job? Write a headline to this article. But, to spice it up, pretend that this article was going to run in 1969. Here is ours:

Man Walks on Moon; World Disappointed to Find It's Not Made of Cheese.

Your turn. Post your headline commemorating this great event in human history. If it really did happen and isn't just one giant conspiracy.