Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sad Moon Day

While I was working on this post, I found out that James Doohan died. Like so many other people, I always liked the character of Scotty. I'm glad that James didn't mind being identified with the role. Tonight I'll watch a ST movie and raise a glass -- rum, not scotch, but the sentiment will be the same.

My original thought for today:

Why is it that it took less than 10 years from when President Kennedy said 'Let's go to the moon' to Armstrong and Aldrin leaving their footprints in the dust and yet, here we are, more than three and a half decades later and we still haven't made it to another planet? Hell, we haven't even been back to the Moon since 1972! I know that our probes and probes are doing great work, and we need to continue on that avenue, but it's also time for us humans to get going....

12 comments:

Lori said...

And here's a fun link:

http://moon.google.com/

(Do you know that you have Hawaii listed as a "United States Minor Outlying Island" over there on the right? ???)

CMT tapes coming one of these days soon, I swear.

Silly old bear said...

Did his son ever get him his star on the walk of fame?

Amy said...

silly old bear,
looks like he did:
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/6571.html

I'm a librarian. I find things. It's what I do. Can't help it. But then, you knew that, that's why you asked, right?

Amy said...

Miss Lori,

Thanks for the Google link -- I cheated and incorporated it into the post :}

'United States Minor Outlying Island' is so much more descriptive than 'United States', altho' I suppose you're right -- we probably shouldn't think of ourselves as 'minor'....

Silly Old Bear said...

Do you know who I am?

Amy said...

silly old bear,

I'm 99% sure...

Lori said...

You must make sure you zoom in as far as you can on the moon shot...

Silly old bear said...

I'm YOUR Silly Old Bear!

Silly old bear said...

Of course it's S.O.B. for short.

Amy said...

But I thought the Moon was made of GREEN cheese?!

Thx for the tip -- I always need laughs on Fridays....

Amy said...

S.O.B.,

I had actually noticed that...

Silly old bear said...

Wallace and Grommit knew it was made of green cheese.