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Listen to Ritchie Giordano and Devin Ferry discuss watching The Challenger explosion live and the events that followed.
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Listen to Ritchie Giordano and Devin Ferry discuss watching The Challenger explosion live and the events that followed.
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um Do you know what today is? The 31st anniversary of, um, let's see, 31 years ago would be What's what's this year? 2017. So All right. We would have been six years old. 86. Yeah, Well, technically, 87. But the first month of 87. Okay, 87. When? That. When? That. When that space shuttle blew up the challenger is you Really? Wow, I just pulled that out. Dude, you fucking nailed that. Hang on for a second. You deserve the fucking good call. Now, you know, what's weird about that is that I was just having a conversation about the challenger explosion. Thea other day. And I think that that that challenger explosion blowing up like, changed the way that I saw life like this is going to get a little weird Bear with me. But I feel like watching the challenger explosion maybe was one of the source things that got me my my ankle, my later in life anxiety. And like my some of my O. C. D. S. And like fear of death and all the shit that I've struggled with my whole life kind of kick started it because do you remember that we actually watched that happen live in school? Yeah, I was just trying to think. Was that third grader second grade? Well, we would have been six. So what grade you in your sex? But we would have just We would have just started school because it would've been January. Yeah, I don't remember. I think second grade Yeah. And we were in where we're both in the enrichment class together or no, I was, like, in and out of enrichment. Sometimes I was in. Sometimes I wasn't right, because I remember I was in a small class that, like they held in the library, That was supposed to be for, like, smarter kids. That was enrichment when mrs, uh, Teasley no Tom Co Tom Co right. And and I think I thought about Miss Tom Co before. What about teacher? Well, we've talked about the teacher who want to have a threesome. Yeah, we didn't have any teachers growing up. All ideas were old hag. Yeah, that's true. There's definitely There's definitely been some, though, that I think I let slide because the whole Van Halen fucking, you know, fantasy of a teacher you know, like teachers or one of those people that they may not be like I got slamming hot, but the fact that they're an authority figure and you could picture them, you know the fucking works. I'll tell you what my earliest whenever it was, I don't think going for Miss Ling. Mr. Ling, who is that gym teacher? Wow. Really? How old were you in that class? Like six. Now? She was a gym watching challenger blow up. Nothing like Jack E Way made our own challenger explosion. Um, I don't know why I had to do the jerk. All fucking pantomime. Why? I think you would have got that joke without me actually pretending Young yanking on a fucking go stick? Um, yeah, I don't remember her, but I could almost guarantee that even if it was, it would have never been a possibility. Because gym coach, you know that rolls. What was the gym coach, right? Yeah, yeah, female gym coaches. I'm not trying. I'm not trying. Thio paint a broad spectrum, but for the most part, female gym coaches normally fucking play for the other team. Yeah, but no, she was all good. Really? How Do you know this? Because she had a hot daughter, remember? I don't remember that she was a blonde. She kind of like a little big nose. But she had, like, a hot body. I don't remember. Remember, She's like, where her swishy pants. And then when she would run, she had, like, big tits. You obviously definitely fucking other thing for her. That's fucking fantastic. I had no idea. So anyway, this challenger explosion So I was really And this is weird. It's like this repressed memory that that I just came to my mind a few weeks ago. I didn't even know that it was coming close to the anniversary of it. And I just was like, thinking about stuff. And then all of a sudden, I vividly saw that thing blowing up on television. And I remember the it was on one of those fucking, you know, they rolled in the c r t television on those cards with the VCR that they did back in the day. And we watched it on live television because for the whole few weeks leading up to that, we e guess in the class that I was in. But I guess in all the classes we were learning about the challenger, Um ah, flight or whatever it's called fucking take off or whatever. Because the that woman was on the teacher it was was now was that the first woman ever in space? Or was that the first teacher ever in space? Good question. I don't know. I know definitely the first teacher ever. Yeah, because I remember all our teachers were making a big fuss about it because the teacher was going to space. But I don't really I don't remember if there was a woman before that. I don't know about the woman thing, but it was definitely the because she she, like, won a contest or some shit like there was a big thing with a bunch of teachers and she and she got the vote or won the contest or something. She got to go to space and and I remember for, like, literally learning about the space program and how how space shuttles were launched in the physics behind it, you know, boiled down for young Children. But like we spent weeks talking about pretty much nothing else besides this. This thing and how it's gonna be a huge thing and how we're gonna watch it in class and it really built, like I remember being excited about it and built up about it cause they're really pumping it up. And then they put on the news, live for us, and we as six years old, sat there way we sat there and watched the fucking should explode in. These people die, and I and I remember now I remember my teacher at the time like being speechless and not knowing what to say and scrambling to shut off the television shit like that. And, you know, I was thinking about it, and I was like, I don't know if that had that big of an impact. But now I think about it. That was probably the first time that I ever learned as a child that, like people die and shit goes wrong, you know, because they they I could picture that teacher chick like I could picture her because they made such a big deal about her. And this was such a monumental thing, you know, I think it would be it would be probably akin to being six years old and watching Kennedy get shot, you know, or something like that. But for some reason, I I know it's a big deal when people talk about it. I mean, obviously I know it's the 31st anniversary, but But for some reason, it cheap people of our generation, I don't think give it is much clout as it should. I don't know. It's very weird. Yeah, I guess I remember it a little bit, but I can't remember it that much. I don't have like a vivid memory of it. I could. I actually see the shuttle like, flaring up and stuff like on a TV, but that's it. I don't remember what happened around it, how the teachers reacted or anything. Now the picture of Challenger blowing up. I know very well because it's a cover of one of my favorite albums, so that's kind of cheating. But I do. I do remember failed states by propaganda, Um, but But I dio I do remember watching and like, I remember watching it happen and not knowing really what happened. Like I remember watching an exploding, then thinking like well, there Okay, that's that's what I feel. Yeah, I remember being like it wasn't that big of a thing, like, and I'm not that much hoopla was going on. Like which, by the way, Sally, that's not true. Sally Ride in 1983 was the first American woman to fly in space. So there was a woman before her. She was the definitely the first teacher that go up there, and that was the big thing. She was like she was a civilian. She wasn't an astronaut, I think. She went through the training and it was gonna be a big deal and she was going to report back and be the head teacher of all teachers and all the teachers looked up for and shit. And then they got up in fucking exploded. I don't know. I was just thinking about that the other day and how much impact I think that really must have had on May. There's a There's a couple incidents instances in my life where I dealt with death at an early age that I that I've probably repressed. I guess I'm trying to give myself my own fucking psychotherapy right now. Whatever, But But now that I'm getting older and still trying to sort through my fucking craziness. Um, there's that one. And another instance. I keep going back Thio and but that one I didn't think about until very recently. That was a traumatic experience. It was fucking dramatic experience. I mean, I can't I don't remember much about it, but if I could go back, I'm sure we were all I'm sure the teacher, you know, Santa's down. I was like, Listen, they all blew up, you know? Yeah, that's the thing I remember. I remember there being a panic. There wasn't. Yeah, I don't remember a panic. Also, another thing that I that I could probably related to is if you're a young child and you happen to see 9 11 on television. But the only thing that 9 11 is they reported that after it happened, So you weren't watching it live. We'll use the second plane hit live. Yeah. Yeah, I guess we need to refer back to our 9 11 episode that we did. But but yeah, so I could Yeah. Imagine that, being being six years old and we were 20 or whatever 21 when that happened. But imagine being six years old, and obviously it's on television. And then all of a sudden, the second plane hits the other building. That's gonna be pretty traumatic to these air. Like like big things that happened worldwide that that definitely have to sculpt people's, you know, thoughts and shit later in life. No doubt. Yeah, for sure. I don't know. I don't have much more to say about that, but that was just what I was thinking. And today, actually, when I was at the car dealership, I heard overheard someone say Today is the 31st anniversary of and I was like, I need to bring that to fuck up on the show. You know what I was thinking about that? When? When? When they go into space, how they attached their little vessel to the rocket on, they shoot up into space on. And then their little vessel, detach is from the rocket. A little tinfoil thing. Yeah, and the rocket becomes space junk or whatever the fuck it does, which, by the way, is fucking like there's so much space junk and our atmosphere. It's almost hard to get through. There's so much shit up, and then we land on the moon. Whatever. Where do we get the rocket to shoot back. How do we get back? I think that you I think they used the I don't know for sure, but I think that they just use the thrusters because if they get thrust themselves into the general general direction, once they get through the atmosphere than gravity, we'll take it down. Yeah, but I'm saying, like, how do they like, lift up off? Because they're in space. There's no there's no gravity. So the tiniest little thrusters could move you in whatever direction you want. You see what I'm saying? They don't need the reason that the rocket needs to be propelled it get out of our atmosphere. But once you're in space, I mean, you could, you know, you float, and you could just whatever you need todo So they probably I like it was fucking right exactly. So their their whole thing is they just need to point it towards earth and then reenter atmosphere and gravity brings it down. You know, now how they fucking land these things ever like how how going up into space is a crazy thing that I can't wrap my mind around the fact that We were able to figure it out and do it in the sixties, allegedly, but do it in the sixties, but we've certainly done it since since then, with like with the fucking I know this is a cliche thing, but they literally sent the shuttle to the moon with less technology than we have on our cell phones, right, so, like the fact that they did that is definitely fascinating. But it's always been the most fascinating for me that they could get those people back alive. That's crazy.
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