Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What if Armstrong and Aldrin had been stranded on the moon?

July 18, 1969. William Safire prepared a speech:

HT: Gawker, via Boing Boing via Tim Watts

In the words of one commenter: I can imagine Safire writing this, privately pondering the etymological connections of lunar and lunacy. In a genre that requires weight and sober rhythm, it is beyond effective.

In the words of another: Did Bowie get an advance copy?

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING: The first man on the moon, Guardian July 2009

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