links from Facebook this past week –
It was all about Apollo 11′s 40th anniversary on Monday –
I recommended Chariots for Apollo: The Making of the Lunar Module by Pelligrino and Stoff as one of the best books about the space program with my mini-review, “Funny, smart, and full of life lessons like “Never, never tap a fully loaded rocket with a screwdriver.” (The Russians did and killed sixty rocket scientists in the subsequent explosion.) The chapter on how they scrapped the lunar module to save Apollo 13 is better than the movie.”
Posted a link to the best photos on the web about the Apollo 11 flight.
And of course I just had to post the Google logo for the day.
My video pick this week is the dance-up-the-aisle YouTube video, about which I said, “You know what I love most about this? The bridesmaids’ gowns are actually attractive.”
Others were less cynical. Becci said, “I love it! Now that is a GREAT way to start your life together!!!”
On Friday I posted a link to Paul Krugman’s latest op-ed on health care reform. I wrote,
“Obama: “Let’s try this.”
Obama: “Let’s try that.”
Obama: “Let’s try the other thing.”
[gurgling sound as the health of ordinary Americans is flushed down the congressional "let's just say no" toilet]”
(I’m not pissed off about this or anything.) There were a lot of comments.
And on Saturday I posted a link to this terrific map from StrangeMaps, about which I said, “Don’t you just love the image of some three-toed, four-eyed, silicon-celled Aldebaran kicking up the footrest on his recliner, popping the top on a beer and tuning in to Starsky and Hutch?