Category: Space

Predicitions For the Upcoming Year

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 11, 2020 - Flicks, Politics, Space, TV
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The new year has come. I didn’t make any New Years resolutions except one–I will try to make An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox the best blog in the galaxy. Even though I know blogging has become rather passé, I still enjoy getting on my little soapbox and opining on issues that interest me. And I hope […]

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Everyone’s Gone to the Moon–NOT! A Look Back at July 20, 1969

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 20, 2019 - Features, Space
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What were you doing on July 20, 1969? If you are an Old Fart like me, you will never forget that day. While Apollo 11 was landing on the moon, I watched my brother play in a Little League all-star game. It was the most exciting baseball game at any level (including the minors and […]

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A Potpourri of Subjects

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 26, 2017 - Politics, Space, Sports
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This is a post in which I am going to write on a potpourri of subjects. I could write a long essay about the Charlottesville tragedy, but that has been commented upon to death and I have virtually nothing new to add. Maybe the country is not the brink of another civil war because there […]

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Country and Western Song Titles In Celebration of the Eclipse

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 19, 2017 - Features, Music, Space
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You better watch out, you better not cry. Even though Santa Claus won’t be coming to town for months, a total solar eclipse will occur on August 21. Millions of people are flocking to burgs like St. Joseph, Missouri, Carbondale, Illinois, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky to get a good view of the eclipse. In my neck […]

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May the Force Be With Me?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 27, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Space, TV
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william veerbeek via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA For about the billionth time, I’ve noticed I’m getting old. I read a story a couple of days ago about the premiere of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) in 1977. Star Wars 40 years old? It seems like just yesterday–well, maybe a decade or two ago–when […]

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Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2016 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Space, Sports, TV
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys. I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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55 and a Fond Farewell

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 4, 2016 - Features, Politics, Space, Sports, The Arts, The Big 55
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sergecos via Foter.com / CC BY-NC Unlike Sammy Hagar, I can drive 55, although that is not advised when you are driving on the interstate with an eighteen wheeler tailgating you. And in three weeks, I will turn 55. I feel so old just saying I will be 55. In just a decade, I will […]

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Impossible and Possible Dreams

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 19, 2016 - Books, Features, Love, Music, Politics, Space, Sports, The Arts
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frankieleon via Foter.com / CC BY Just the other day, there was a song on the radio I haven’t heard in ages–“The Impossible Dream”. I enjoy this song because it inspires me to fight the unbeatable foe and to reach the unreachable star. Sad to say, there are many things in life that for me […]

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A Soapbox Chat With Al Tureegogh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 5, 2016 - Al Tureegogh, Features, Space, Sports
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. .Jef Safi. . via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND “Hi, Ordinary Joe.” Hey, Al Tureegogh. It’s been a while since you have visited my soapbox. “Yes. I’ve missed you.” The Super Bowl is coming up. Who do you think will win? “At this moment, I would chose the Carolina Panthers, though sentimental fans will certainly […]

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If I Only Lived in a Perfect World, I Could Do Those Jobs

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 6, 2015 - Features, Music, Politics, Space, The Arts
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karen horton / Foter / CC BY It’s time to talk about. . .nah, not sex. Instead, I am going to talk about work because tomorrow is Labor Day. Over the years, I have held quite a few jobs. Some I liked so much I whistled the “Hi Ho Hi Ho” song every morning when […]

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