Monday, July 20, 2009

Take that, Communist Russia!

Humans landed on the moon 40 years ago today. Doesn’t it seem like this should be a bigger deal?


We landed on the freakin’ moon, for crissakes!!! Human beings actually left the earth’s atmosphere, set foot on the moon, and came home, safe and sound. It realized a pipe dream mankind had had for millennia but never thought could actually happen. It launched a million, “They can put a man on the moon but they can’t [insert something seemingly simple here]” jokes. It should be an annual holiday the world over! More importantly, we should have today off!!!


And yet … nothing. It’s kind of not really a big deal at all. I’m guessing that’s because we never really did anything with it. Not even a simple Moon Base, never mind Moon Biospheres and Moon Colonies, was ever constructed. We kind of went, picked up some rocks, and were back home in time for supper. But I for one am mentally petitioning the Powers that Be to make this a bigger deal. Because for cryin’ out loud, we landed on the moon! And we could all use more days off.

3 comments:

red said...

It's not a big deal because it didn't really happen!

Jon said...

In Communist Russia, moon lands on you!

/Yakov Smirnoff'd

words...words...words... said...

Word! The only publication that seems to have the proper perspective on this achievement is The Onion: http://www.members.shaw.ca/rlongpre01/moon.html