Neil Armstrong vs Shatner ... all I'm sayin

So I am flipping and watching the History Channel last night and the name of the show is "How William Shatner Changed The World." a show dealing with how Star Trek vision inspired much of what we see in the world today. Hand it to the HC for reeling me in .... but I throw in here that I speculate that 200 or 500 or 1000 years from now ... How will a real, not fictional space hero be remembered. I can almost hear the voice of a 2206 third grader upon learning that the first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong, on July 20, 1969, asking if Armstrong must have been celebrated as a world hero and fabulously famous for all his remaining days. We know that is not true. Most don't give the guy a thought, and probably won't until his pre-packaged euology is given on network tv on the day he dies. It was one of the most amazing day ever on earth LANDING A MAN ON THE MOON!!!! is a site where people tell their stories about it. He's a quiet man from Ohio these days ...but he should be celebrated always and often.

Scutters Final Thoughts On American Idol 2006

American Idol

I told many who would listen that it was kinda weird, and satisying, that the two favorites I had since the auditions were the two in the finals. I am not someone who usually agrees with Peoria. When Chris Daughtery got to sing with his favorite band, I wondered who Taylor Hicks would sing with on the finale. I seriously seriously wondered if Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes were going to come out. Predictions for the Idol Final Four as we peer into the future .... Lets say the season 5 American Idol Final Four WHERE ARE THEY NOW 2010.

Taylor Hicks -- Has become to 60's and 70's music what Michael Buble is to 40's and 50's music.

Catherine McPhee - Is America's TV, Movie, and oh she does sing too darling. Married to someone very famous and clean cut --- Now in 2010 she and her family, husband and children and weepy dad are set to host the first of her annual Christmas Specials much like the old Andy Williams specials.

Elliott Yamin -- dude ..DUDE just keepin it real ... the great voice combined with the pure luck of the draw gave him one giant top 40 hit in 2007 ...and that was IT for the career. Elliott isn't quite working at the pharmacy again ...but he is out of the entertainment business. The no charisma thing hurts.

Chris Daughtery -- an established rock band fired their singer and hired Chris in 2007 .... He is living the true life of Superstar despite not being the fact the underdog factor helps as well as his complete distancing ...which even got ugly -- from the Idol Mentality.


Saturday Night Live

Al Gore

Announcer:And now, a message from the President of the United States.
President Al Gore:Good evening, my fellow Americans.
In 2000 when you overwhelmingly made the decision to elect me as your 43rd president, I knew the road ahead would be difficult. We have accomplished so much yet challenges lie ahead.
In the last 6 years we have been able to stop global warming. No one could have predicted the negative results of this. Glaciers that once were melting are now on the attack.
As you know, these renegade glaciers have already captured parts of upper Michigan and northern Maine, but I assure you: we will not let the glaciers win.
Right now, in the 2nd week of May 2006, we are facing perhaps the worst gas crisis in history.
We have way too much gasoline. Gas is down to $0.19 a gallon and the oil companies are hurting.
I know that I am partly to blame by insisting that cars run on trash.
I am therefore proposing a federal bailout to our oil companies because - hey if it were the other way around, you know the oil companies would help us.
On a positive note, we worked hard to save Welfare, fix Social Security and of course provide the free universal health care we all enjoy today.
But all this came at a high cost. As I speak, the gigantic national budget surplus is down to a perilously low $11 trillion dollars.
And don't get any ideas. That money is staying in the very successful lockbox. We're not touching it.
Of course, we could give economic aid to China, or lend money to the Saudis... again.
But right now we're already so loved by everyone in the world that American tourists can't even go over to Europe anymore... without getting hugged.
There are some of you that want to spend our money on some made-up war. To you I say: what part of "lockbox" don't you understand?
What if there's a hurricane or a tornado? Unlikely I know because of the Anti-Hurricane and Tornado Machine I was instrumental in helping to develop.
But... what if? What if the scientists are right and one of those giant glaciers hits Boston? That's why we have the lockbox!
As for immigration, solving that came at a heavy cost, and I personally regret the loss of California. However, the new Mexifornian economy is strong and el Presidente Schwarznegger is doing a great job.
There have been some setbacks. Unfortunately, the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Michael Moore was bitter and devisive. However, I could not be more proud of how the House and Senate pulled together to confirm the nomination of Chief Justice George Clooney.
Baseball, our national passtime, still lies under the shadow of steroid accusations. But I have faith in baseball commissioner George W. Bush when he says, "We will find the steroid users if we have to tap every phone in America!"
In 2001 when I came into office, our national security was the most important issue. The threat of terrorism was real.
Who knew that six years later, Afghanistan would be the most popular Spring Break destination? Or that Six Flags Tehran is the fastest growing amusement park in the Middle East?
And the scariest thing we Americans have to fear is ... Live From New York, its Saturday Night!

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best late night rumsfeld jokes --seems hayden and rumsfeld have been a bit chippy over the years

"The big story continues to be that seven retired generals have come forward and called for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to step down. In response to that, President Bush said he fully supports Rumsfeld. You know what that means? Sounds like somebody's going on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno

"That shows the difference between administrations. Bush can't control his generals, whereas Clinton could never control his privates." --Jay Leno

"Rumsfeld is defiant. He says he is not backing down and he says he's going to stick around and let people criticize him for the Iranian invasion." --David Letterman

"But not all the generals are against him. He still has the support of a lot of generals: General Electric, General Dynamics, General Motors." --Jay Leno, on generals calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation

"But here is the sad part -- before the trip Donald Rumsfeld had denied the guy's request for body armor." --David Letterman, on Harry Whittington's hunting trip with Dick Cheney

"Over in Kuwait Donald Rumsfeld held a question answer session with soldiers on their way to Iraq. One soldier asked him a really tough question, it was kind of embarrassing. He asked why don't we have proper armor for our vehicles. The guy who asked the question was Army Specialist Thomas Wilson. I'm sorry, Latrine Specialist Thomas Wilson. He has been re-assigned." --Jay Leno

Jon Stewart: "Will Rumsfeld take personal responsibility for this problem? Clip: Rumsfeld: "I talked to the General coming out here about the pace at which the vehicles are being armored and it is essentially a matter of physics. It isn't a matter of money or on the part of the Army of desire. It is a matter of production and capability to do it."] Stewart: A matter of...physics. Don't you soldiers driving with no armor get it? Mass times velocity squared equals force. Damn you Einstein! Rumsfeld quickly moved from physics to philosophy. Clip: Rumsfeld: "You go to war with the Army you have not the Army you might want or wish to have." Stewart: "Actually they go to war, the Army. You fly in occasionally."

"Donald Rumsfeld held a question and answer session with soldiers on their way to Iraq and one soldier asked why a lot of their vehicles still don't have the proper armor and Rumsfeld said, 'You go to war with the army you have. Not the armor your wish for.' And then he got into his armored car and drove away." --Jay Leno

"Note to Donald Rumsfeld, you might want to cancel the next question and answer session with the troops. Unlike our media, they ask real questions apparently." --Jay Leno

"Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad. The bad news for President Bush, he came back ... He told the troops, 'I'm a survivor.' Yeah — a survivor about to be voted off the island." —Jay Leno

"An article came out in New Yorker Magazine that said in order to gather intelligence Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized a secret program that encouraged the sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners. Rumsfeld said the article is outlandish, conspiratorial and full of conjecture. He didn't say it was wrong. He just said all those things." —Jay Leno

"Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad where he visited Abu Ghraib prison. Apparently, the visit was going well until Rumsfeld took out his camera and said, 'Hey, how about a few pictures?'" —Conan O'Brien

"Rumsfeld visited that famous prison and he said he has all those guards under control now. In fact, he said he's got them all on a very short leash." —Jay Leno

"Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad this week where he told reporters, 'If anyone thinks I'm here to throw water on a fire, they're wrong.' So, more bad news for Iraqi prisoners who are on fire." —Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"

"Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad. He was tired of the open hostility in Washington. He just wanted to get away in Iraq. No, he was there to deliver our new policy in Iraq: What happens in Iraq stays in Iraq." —Jay Leno

"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told senators that the Geneva convention on prisoner's rights applies in Iraq, but not for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay. When asked what the difference was Rumsfeld said that nobody has pictures of Guantanamo Bay." —Conan O'Brien

"President Bush said he will not punish Donald Rumsfeld. Which is good, because no one wants to see pictures of a naked, old man." —Craig Kilborn

"Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that he was responsible for the abuse of the Iraqi prisoners. And today President Bush said the abuse was cruel and disgraceful and an affront to the most basic standards of morality and decency. And then he told Rumsfeld that he was doing a superb job. Then Rumsfeld said, 'What the hell do I gotta do to get fired?'" —Jay Leno

"Donald Rumsfeld testified before Congress today. Donald Rumsfeld said he didn't read the report on Iraqi prisoners because it was too long and it contained too much information. When he heard this, President Bush said 'Hey that's my line.'" —Conan O'Brien

"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today that those pictures of Iraqi POW's being humiliated are deeply disturbing. Well dude what else is he going to say, 'Well you know, I found them to be kind of a turn on.'" —Jay Leno

"Today at a speech in New Hampshire, President Bush defended the war in Iraq saying, 'I was not about to leave the security of American people in the hands of madman.' So, I guess he's firing Donald Rumsfeld." —Jay Leno

"In a recent press conference Donald Rumsfeld said that he had no idea that the U.S. was reorganizing the leadership structure in Iraq and that nobody had consulted him. Rumsfeld was furious and said, 'I'm tired of being treated like President Bush.'" —Conan O'Brien

"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield said Wednesday that he still believes we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. These statements used to make me angry, but now I just feel kinda sad for him. The way I feel when Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin." —Tina Fey

"Speaking on his first visit to Baghdad since the fall of the Iraqi regime, American Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Iraqi people that Iraq belongs to them. He promised that U.S. troops will not stay one day longer than is needed to establish a democratic government, or until gas is under a bucket a gallon, either one." —Jay Leno

"In a new interview, Secretary of State Colin Powell repeated that the U.S. has no plans to attack Syria or Iran. After hearing this Donald Rumsfeld responded, 'Like he'd know.'" —Conan O'Brien

"Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said he believes Syria is harboring former members of Saddam's regime. When asked if Syria was next after Iraq, Rumsfeld said, 'It depends on people's behavior. Certainly, I have nothing to announce.' A dark hint from Rumsfeld, who is the only high ranking member of the U.S. government to speak entirely in dark hints." —Jon Stewart

"Over the last several weeks, several of TV's so-called armchair generals, of which there are many, along with many of the Army's so-called real generals, have been openly critical of the U.S. military planning. Donald Rumsfeld's frustration with these critics boiled over at a press conference earlier this week. Rumsfeld said the only way you're going to be able to get people to believe something is true is if you print it up two million times and drop it from airplanes." —Jon Stewart

"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had a press conference at the Pentagon. If you listen to him speak, it really makes you wonder what the f**k he's thinking. [Shows clip of Rumsfeld threatening to hold Syria and Iran accountable for hostile acts against the U.S.] Do you see what he just did there? We're in the middle of a war, and he's starting another war. We're already fighting Iraq and he's like, 'Syria, you want a piece?' ...There is nothing like a cantankerous old man who takes a hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn approach to foreign policy. The guy's literally just like drunk swinging a broken bottle at people. 'Hey Netherlands, you looking at me?'" —Jon Stewart