September 28th, 2009

Eye - VK, Voight-Kampf test

Film at 11: The itsy-bitsy spider crawled up the pontiff stout...

Boy, if I were a Revelations-Apocalypse-Anti-Catholic Fundy Conspiracy Prophecy Nut (or at the very least, Alan Moore and Steve Bissette), I'd milk this for all it's worth:

I mean, creepy, crawly spider scuttling all over the man many have dubbed Pope Palpatine? If I didn't like spiders, I'd be having a field day!

As it is, however, it just makes me go "awwwww, how cute!"

far call, explore, space

The Far Call: We pray for one last landing...

In the wake of columnist and Nixon speechwriter William Safire's death, here is the speech that he wrote for the President to read in the event that the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It's surreal to read this today; earlier this morning, I found the lyrics to "The Green Hills of Earth" running through my head:

We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth;
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth.

Strange to think what might have been, and, thankfully, was not.

Does anyone know where to find MP3 or video of a decent filksinger performing "Green Hills of Earth"? The only ones I could find today were, frankly, terrible.