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Offline RAF

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The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« on: April 08, 2012, 12:26:44 PM »
Originally, I was going to post a review of The Race for Space DVD set...then things got kinda weird...


Anyway....an assortment of some very old documentaries on the race to the Moon. 2 of these documentaries are hosted by a very young Mike Wallace. It also has a "grab bag" of other Moon race related documentaries, and I would only recommend it to a true space "nut".

Now the coincidence...

I bought this DVD set early yesterday, at Target for 5 bucks.

This morning I awoke to find that Mike Wallace had died last night at the age of 92.


What a weird coincidence...but it once again proves to me at least that coincidences DO happen.

Offline raven

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 01:34:52 PM »
Charles M. Schulz died shortly after I took out his autobiography from the library.
Coincidences do indeed happen.

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 03:00:51 PM »
...I would only recommend it to a true space "nut".

Boy was I wrong....I've had a chance to watch the first 2 documentaries, the Mike Wallace ones, and it is my opinion that everyone should own this DVD...if you are reading these words, you need to get this DVD. It is as simple as that...go to Target and get it for 5 dollars. The archival footage contained in the first two documentaries (the Mike Wallace ones) is AMAZING.

Trust me....



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Offline Count Zero

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 11:35:05 PM »
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2 of these documentaries are hosted by a very young Mike Wallace.

Meaning he was ~52.

That makes me feel better (I'm 48).
"What makes one step a giant leap is all the steps before."

Offline RAF

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 11:15:42 AM »
Well, it doesn't make me feel any better...I'm half a year shy of 58. :)

Offline raven

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 03:16:15 PM »
I want my bottle, I'm 25. ;D

Offline RAF

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 07:05:33 PM »
I want my bottle, I'm 25. ;D


...and my daughter is turning 31...and my son is 34...my wife is 117....ooopsey...

...and i'm really around 12.

Offline RAF

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 07:06:53 PM »
Please forgive my last post....I put too many "1's" in my wife's age. :)

Offline Echnaton

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 07:47:26 PM »
Please forgive my last post....I put too many "1's" in my wife's age. :)



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Offline ka9q

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Re: The race for space DVD...and a coincidence...
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 07:16:27 AM »
Hey, twice in recent months, while mentoring at a local high school, I mentioned to the students the name of a person who had personally helped me as a budding engineer and/or greatly contributed to my profession generally, only to find out a day or so later that they had just died.

I guess I gotta stop doing that.