Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Life Is:

Today is Wednesday, 23 August 2006.

On this day in 1966, the American spacecraft, Lunar Orbiter One, took the first photograph of Earth taken from a lunar orbit.

Just learned Ray Bradbury turned 86 yesterday.

One of those things that really … challenges the mind. How could the author of The Martian Chronicles end up becoming a Reaganite?

Doesn’t diminish the permanent glory of his writing, but … what the *&$%^$#%^^& were you thinking, or not thinking, Ray?

Is that why The Who sang, “Hope I die before I get old”?

Of course, chrono-age has no correlation to anything but itself. Many go off the beam at a tender age. Associating any particular mind-frame with an age is chrono-chauvanism.

Maybe that’s why one of the most popular posters I pasted up in NYC (based on how many were carefully scraped off and stolen) was: “Life’s an intolerant straight white male neoconservative, and then you die”.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Wondering said...

Why does it challenge the mind that the author of the The Martian Chronicles was a Reaganite? Educate me here, because I have not read The Martian Chronicles. Is it a vehicle for political commentary? And, educate me here, too, on indications that Mr. Bradbury "became" a Reaganite or what difference his political bent had on anything or anyone.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Hari said...

Don't know if this is pertinent, but Bradbury really didn't like Michael Moore alluding to "Fahrenheit 451" with "Fahrenheit 9-11".

3:10 PM  

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