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Apollo Moon landing, oh really?

Updated on September 8, 2012

Boy, did they fool us!

It was 1969, the era of sex, drugs and Rock "n" Roll! We landed on the moon! We beat the Russians! Not so fast! It was the late 60s....right? One of the Astronaut's nickname was Buzz....right? "Copping a buzz" was a term for getting stoned....right?

It is starting to sound a little fishy...huh? Just so happens that McDonald's was on the rise to becoming the ultimate fast food franchise. It was rumored at the time that McDonald's executives were planning a blitzkrieg advertising campaign to serve the growing number of stoners with munchies.

The top secret government movie set was infested with communist hippies feeding the unknowing Astronauts mushrooms and then offering hits on bongs. No wonder those guys thought they were really on the moon!

Bong and whiskey provided by film crew!


Over 90 percent of the hollywoody fake film couldn't be used because of the party.

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" Was dubbed in on the soundtrack over,"Hey man, I can see my house from here!"

The NASA executives were rumored to have made a deal with McDonald's. If McDonald's paid for the filming, NASA would put golden arches on the moon when they really got there.

Moon buggy at McDonalds?


You can see in the picture below how much of a mess it was to try and film the moon landing. Studio 11 got so filled up with pot smoke that even the colorful Clown himself was getting in the scenes.

In the end, the editing room floor was piled with screw ups. A short film was made about the good old USA landing on the moon and our politicians were saying "Nanny, nanny, boo boo" to the Russians!

I will never forget that day in 1969. I saw him take the first step on the moon! I was glued to the TV. I didn't even blink until a commercial. I shouted" Jezus jumping jelly beans, come look everybody, they're putting a new McDonald's in Richmond!

Ronald McDonald trying to jump in picture!



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      Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Gerry.....Wow...."Fast Food For Freedom?"....LOL! If he wins the senate seat, I wonder if he'll show up to mc vote? :o)

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      Great Hub Tom. After our Journey together, I decided to read more work by our team of writers. I heard that there was a conspiracy theory about the moon landing but didn't realize it was so nefarious and included Ronald McDonald. Did you hear that Ronald McDonald has formed a Super PAC called "Fast Food For Freedom" and is running for the new Senate seat in Puerto Rico ?

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      sophwall...thanks...moon roaches..LOL! :)

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      sophwall97 8 years ago

      funny stuff. they say that the landin never really happened cos of the shadows or summat. i hate mcdonalds u no, so gross! wen i was in grancanaria there were cockroaches everywhere in the mcdonalds resturant! gross!!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      cosette....yip...."The CLOWN has landed! :)

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      cosette 8 years ago

      haha..."golden arches on the moon"...!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      alekhouse....thank you much! :)

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      So funny...Thanks Tom

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio food has taken the universe! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      McDonalds got the moon landing and Burger King has Star Trek - is nothing sacred? LOL - great hub Tom!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks maven...LOL! Yip, Phelps would make the perfect astronaut! :)

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      maven101 8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I never knew what a bong was until I saw Michael Phelps sucking on one...Maybe they could double as an emergency oxygen supply...Funny Hub...I needed that this morning....Larry

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      LOL! Thanks Pete! :)

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      I always knew Ronald was evil. :-)

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      maggs....I always smile when you stop by....thanks! :)

      Tammy....cause we R Jenius! :)

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Dustin with his Photoshop/You at the keyboard = hilarious

      Too funny! :D

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      maggs224 8 years ago from Sunny Spain

      Your hubs are always good for a good laugh; you have a real original streak that manages to put new twists on old conspiracies and a smile on any face.

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio figured it out...I was the set know, painting rocks and stuff..that was some party! :)

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      ROFL! The moon landing conspiracies will have to take a back seat to you. Nice photo shopping, or should I say, photo recovery. WAIT -- Don't tell me you were there, and these are pictures you have had in hiding for decades, looking for just the right moment to show the world?

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      G-Ma...LOL....the truth is usually under a large pile of lies. Thanks! :)

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Pachuca...thanks much! :)

      Dr. Larkin....brilliant as the bright moon! :)

      Deece....because of your great pics! :)

      B.T. LOL! Still here...there is a black car that keeps hanging out in front of our house tho? :)

      dohn....I love being a crackpot....Nope...haven't seen it...would like to tho. :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      LMAO....and I thought it was all for real...hummmm..oh well they have us so mixed up we may never know the whole truth, nothing but the truth??? help me God...:O) Hugs

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Good, now I know I'm not the only crackpot on Hubpages! Thanks, Tom! By the way, have you ever seen non-Nasa footage of the 1969 moon landing? Very interesting stuff.

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      B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

      I'm so glad that someone finally had the nerve to publish the REAL moon landing photos! Very courageou...hey, where'd you go? Tom? TOM?

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      Deece 8 years ago from Piqua, OH

      thats hilarious, i knew u could make a great story

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      Dr. Larkin 8 years ago from In the portrait of a madman

      Hah hah, that's brilliant

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      Pachuca213 8 years ago

      Very enlightening! =) You are so funny Tom!