|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.|
-- Decca Recording Company, turning down the Beatles, 1962
|Year Name James Bond Book|
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50's James Bond TV Series Barry Nelson
1962 Dr. No Sean Connery 1958
1963 From Russia With Love Sean Connery 1957
1964 Goldfinger Sean Connery 1959
1965 Thunderball Sean Connery 1961
1967* Casino Royale David Niven 1954
1967 You Only Live Twice Sean Connery 1964
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service George Lazenby 1963
1971 Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery 1956
1973 Live And Let Die Roger Moore 1955
1974 The Man With The Golden Gun Roger Moore 1965
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore 1962 (novelette)
1979 Moonraker Roger Moore 1955
1981 For Your Eyes Only Roger Moore 1960 (novelette)
1983 Octopussy Roger Moore 1965
1983* Never Say Never Again Sean Connery
1985 A View To A Kill Roger Moore 1960 (novelette)
1987 The Living Daylights Timothy Dalton 1965 (novelette)
* -- Not a Broccoli production.
|In 1962, you could buy a pair of SHARKSKIN SLACKS, with a "Continental|
Belt," for $10.99!!
|The Greatest Mathematical Error |
The Mariner I space probe was launched from Cape Canaveral on 28
July 1962 towards Venus. After 13 minutes' flight a booster engine would
give acceleration up to 25,820 mph; after 44 minutes 9,800 solar cells
would unfold; after 80 days a computer would calculate the final course
corrections and after 100 days the craft would cirlce the unknown planet,
scanning the mysterious cloud in which it is bathed.
However, with an efficiency that is truly heartening, Mariner I
plunged into the Atlantic Ocean only four minutes after takeoff.
Inquiries later revealed that a minus sign had been omitted from
the instructions fed into the computer. "It was human error", a launch
This minus sign cost L4,280,000.
-- Stephen Pile, "The Book of Heroic Failures"
|The challenge of space exploration and particularly of landing men on the moon|
represents the greatest challenge which has ever faced the human race. Even
if there were no clear scientific or other arguments for proceeding with this
task, the whole history of our civilization would still impel men toward the
goal. In fact, the assembly of the scientific and military with these human
arguments creates such an overwhelming case that in can be ignored only by
those who are blind to the teachings of history, or who wish to suspend the
development of civilization at its moment of greatest opportunity and drama.
- Sir Bernard Lovell, 1962, in "The History of Manned Space Flight"
|The idea of man leaving this earth and flying to another celestial body and|
landing there and stepping out and walking over that body has a fascination
and a driving force that can get the country to a level of energy, ambition,
and will that I do not see in any other undertaking. I think if we are
honest with ourselves, we must admit that we needed that impetus extremely
strongly. I sincerely believe that the space program, with its manned
landing on the moon, if wisely executed, will become the spearhead for a
broad front of courageous and energetic activities in all the fields of
endeavour of the human mind - activities which could not be carried out
except in a mental climate of ambition and confidence which such a spearhead
- Dr. Martin Schwarzschild, 1962, in "The History of Manned Space Flight"
|"Our journey toward the stars has progressed swiftly.|
In 1926 Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-propelled rocket,
achieving an altitude of 41 feet. In 1962 John Glenn orbited the earth.
In 1969, only 66 years after Orville Wright flew two feet off the ground
for 12 seconds, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and I rocketed to the moon
in Apollo 11."
-- Michael Collins
Former astronaut and past Director of the National Air and Space Museum
|Sometimes I get the feeling that I went to a party on Perry Lane in 1962, and|
the party spilled out of the house, and came down the street, and covered the
-- Robert Stone
| Somewhat alarmed at the continued growth of the number of employees|
on the Department of Agriculture payroll in 1962, Michigan Republican Robert
Griffin proposed an amendment to the farm bill so that "the total number of
employees in the Department of Agriculture at no time exceeds the number of
farmers in America."
-- Bill Adler, "The Washington Wits"