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Musk Tweets weird Neil Armstrong alien meme


Posted on Friday, 4 January, 2019 | Comment icon 17 comments

No, Neil Armstrong is not an alien. Image Credit: NASA
The peculiar post targeted conspiracy theorists with a rather humorous play on the late astronaut's name.
The Apollo moon landings, in addition to being a groundbreaking achievement for humanity, have managed to generate more conspiracy theories over the years than any other event in history.

Now a new meme has surfaced that demonstrates, in a rather tongue-in-cheek fashion, just how easy it is to assign conspiratorial significance to something that is otherwise totally meaningless.

The meme, which was recently reposted by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, draws attention to the fact that if you take Neil Armstrong's first name and initial - Neil A - and read it backwards, it spells "alien".

"There are no coincidences," Musk wrote.

Despite its silliness, the Tweet managed to rack up over half a million likes in two days.

Keen to emphasize just how meaningless this reverse spelling actually is, Musk followed it up with:

"Evian, the first bottled water, is naive spelled backwards."



Source: CNET.com | Comments (17)

Tags: Neil Armstrong, Alien

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 4 January, 2019, 23:15
It can also mean Lone Skum, but since that means Lone Foam, yours is better.  Here is a classic for you:    
Comment icon #9 Posted by sci-nerd on 4 January, 2019, 23:25
I absolutely love Shubidua. But I can never share it with my foreign friends, because you need to know the Danish language intimately to get their jokes, Too bad...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 4 January, 2019, 23:33
Me too. Thats true they do put in a lot of stuff that only makes sense if you know the language.  For me they are part of the big three in Danish music, Gasolin, Shubidua and D-A-D. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Aardvark-DK on 5 January, 2019, 12:00
Fellow Danes...this is NOT a post about danish music, even how alien it must sound to others...hehe
Comment icon #12 Posted by Essan on 5 January, 2019, 12:10
If he gave me some of his money, maybe I would ..... 
Comment icon #13 Posted by tmcom on 5 January, 2019, 14:42
I think that he is having a slug at the ninnies who believe that the landing didn't occur, and continue to believe in that even when after the Chinese rover shows the frickin landing site recently. Although working for NASA requires a funny bone, and a high tolerance for dodgy cameras, lol.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 6 January, 2019, 10:11
Nyuk nyuk nyuk
Comment icon #15 Posted by Seti42 on 6 January, 2019, 13:56
The Evian/Naive thing is old news...I've been laughing at and sharing that joke for decades. Noticed it when the bottled water craze first hit the US in the 90's. It's wordplay on the level of Therapist/The Rapist and Artisanal/Art is anal. Funny sure, but not 'genius' level funny.
Comment icon #16 Posted by _Only on 9 January, 2019, 1:19
His tweet wasn't weird, though. He often posts little funny, mildly interesting things like that.   By the way, Ronald Raegan was a popular Hollywood actor who later became governor of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger was also a popular Hollywood actor who later became governor of California. If you rearrange the letters of Ronald's name, you get Arnold.
Comment icon #17 Posted by _Only on 9 January, 2019, 1:21
Or maybe he just found it amusing because Neil was an alien when on the moon.


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