Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stanley Kubrick & Faked Moon Landings

[This is one of the first occurrences in print linking director Stanley Kubrick to fake moon landings. Hoffman, however, unlike later conspiratologists, isn't serious.]

Abbie Hoffman, Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album (New York: Vintage Books, 1969), p. 40.

Last night a group of us weirdos sat up all night and watched what has to be the greatest TV show, in fact, the “Greatest Show on Earth,” as old John Ringling North of circus fame would have put it. “Armstrong slithers out of the capsule…” One really can’t help but get caught up in the majesty of it all, the holiness, this birth of the New Age. There they are now. Wow! Is it real? Or is it one of those back-lot Hollywood sets … it’s too bad Walt Disney didn’t live to see this one … Yep! It’s beyond 2001! Stanley Kubrick’s gotta be head of NASA.