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Whoop, Whoop!

America is Over Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 8:05 PM
It was a great accomplishment. It made me proud of Western Civilization. But as for the "high-fives, hugs" and "whoop... whoop", it made me wonder how the techies reacted back when they first put a man on the moon. Did people enjoy themselves before they were socialized to "whoop"?

Here's my first admission: I'm a geek. In school, I was the bookish girl who kept her head down during class and barely talked with other students. A bit of a nerd, geek or whatever other slang word would fit at the time. A voracious reader, I spent most lunch hours during my eighth-grade year reading in the library. It was easier to go there than it was to endure the process of trying to find someone to sit with in the cafeteria.

I come from a long line of geeks. My mother, Jackie Gingrich, had graduated from Auburn University in...