#4888 – louie excursion module

i’m getting into reading up about some stuff about manned space missions online (it’s fascinating stuff), but then i read this on wikipedia:

A speech titled “In Event of Moon Disaster” was prepared by William Safire for President Nixon to read on television in the event that the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon. Following this address, radio communications with the moon would have been cut off, the astronauts left alone to die, while a clergyman was to commend their souls to “the deepest of the deep” in the fashion of a burial at sea.

that’s pretty creepy. o_o it doesn’t stop “moon disaster” from being an awesome band name, though.

and speaking of bands, guess who kinda-sorta almost learned to play the beginning to “louie louie” on the guitar tonight? yeah, i rock. though cynicalscribe said it wasn’t quite “louie louie”, i replied that maybe it was more of a “louis louis”, and she tore that down by describing it more of a “some guy some guy” — that’s how vaguely-“louie louie”-sounding it was.

i took photos for the august part of the ccrg 2008 calendar today. you’ll have to wait to see what it looks like, but it was pretty funny.

and in semi-random seriousness, does anybody have a fog machine? i bet if anybody does, greyplanet does.