Well, it was nice when that Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell) was saying that he “aspired to Friendship,” because then he had to fill in my web form and pass the GIF specifications that are very high.
So then he made two GIFs that show that he had The Right Stuff to be a True Friend of Me.
One GIF was of John Glenn and another guy doing thumbs up before a mission.
And the other GIF was after Yeager asks, “Hey, Ridley, you got any Beeman’s? Loan me one, will ya? I’ll pay you back.” Which was his way of saying to his True Friend that he would be coming back alive from his mission so that he could give him the gum back for next time. Which every time he said it, you knew he had made up his mind that he was going to do the thing after all, even if he was a bit nervous of it.
Whenever I see people walking in slow motion in a movie, I call it “Walking slow, like astronauts.” It is a thing. Because they do it in this movie, and then lots of other people copy it because it is very dramatic to walk slow when everyone watches you for longer than they would in real life, so it makes them see all the dramatic parts.
In this movie, which might be one of the first ones of it, it is kind of dark, and hard to see. Plus, it turns out they don’t really walk in slow motion. But I still call it that because they walk toward the camera all drama-like. But I bet in that other movie about the old astronauts who go to blow up an asteroid before it blows up the earth, it has even better walking slow like astronauts than this antecedent does. Plus, they were wearing red suits, which looks better because of the National Geographic trick. And in other movies of walking in your suit off to meet the challenge. Even if they are not astronauts, it is still called that.
I think that should be an assignment in the #ds106 assignment bank. So I will make one. It will be called, Walking Slow, Like Astronauts. I will try to GIF a better example for it.
But first, let me introduce to you my latest True Friend, Gardner Campbell. Here is his badge.