Buzz Aldrin is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing this year. How is he planning on matching the importance and gravitas of an event that is burned into our nation’s collective memory?
From USA Today:
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 79, who has had his share of rendezvous with pop culture, launches three projects today, including a rap video that features Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy and Quincy Jones.
The mere sight of the dusty husk of Aldrin wearing those sunglasses is enough to make me want to just stop trying at life.
To make matters worse, the humor vacuum that is FunnyOrDie.com put out a mockumentary making-of featurette about Aldrin’s single “Rocket Experience.” This would probably have been hilarious if it wasn’t, you know, real. It’s essentially five minutes of Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, and Quincy Jones pretending that the song isn’t completely awful.
Granted, Aldrin is also releasing an autobiography about the moon landing and his subsequent battle with alcoholism, but this is America. We all know that a book will always be trumped by a viral internet rap video.