Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nagasaki, Gomorrah, and Apollo 12

I think Nagasaki has always been shortchanged. Whenever you hear about a powerful bomb, an earthquake or any catastrophic event, they're always compared to the Hiroshima bomb, never Nagasaki.

It's not really fair. Just once, I'd love to hear news anchor say something like, "Today, North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb ten times the size of the bomb that fell on Nagasaki. Meanwhile at the White House, top speech therapists have given up in their attempts to teach President Bush not to say 'nucular.'"

The evangelical right wingers are always bringing up the biblical account of Lot visiting Sodom when they're talking about gay marriage. They're always calling people Sodomites. Even the Bible has everything take place in Sodom. What about Gomorrah? Poor, little Gomorrah. You never hear about Gomorrahites. My friend, Danny, once wrote a song about Sodom and Gomorrah using the tune of Mr. Sandman:

Mr. Sandman, you are so mean
For putting sand in my Vaseline
I once was the toast of Gomorrah and Sodom
Now I have trouble with being a bottom. . .

I thought it was pretty cool that he switched the cities like that, giving Gomorrah top billing for once.

We're always hearing about Neil Armstrong's walking on the moon during Apollo 11. And yes, it was a huge event. Then there's the ill-fated flight of Apollo 13 which was even made into a movie. But can anyone tell me about Apollo 12? Or was there an Apollo 12 at all?

I say that we remedy this and have a national holiday commemorating the citizens of Nagasaki, Gomorrah and Apollo 12.

They've been overlooked long enough.


At 9:38 PM , Anonymous The Hag :) said...

This amused me. *smiles* How about Henry the 9th? If he existed, he should also be included in that day!! *grin*


Poodle :)

At 9:46 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

There wasn't a Henry the 9th of course but there could be if the Queen died and Charles died and Wills abdicated and Harry took the throne. That would be cool. But the Hag has a point. What about all the Louis' there were and we just fuss about the XIV? I'll bet Louis the XI had nice furniture, too.

At 10:54 AM , Blogger Kyle said...

What do you smoke? Are you sharing?


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