Monday, July 20, 2009

40 Years Out From The Moon

Jon Stewart just had a great spot about the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. You should be able to find it here. It was the first segment of the show. It should be easy to find.

I thought it was a poignant segment because the moon landing has always seemed drastically overrated. Don’t freak out, I understand that America was concerned that if the Russians landed on the moon first, they would use it to possibly attack America. I understand the symbolism of Americans and human beings landing on the moon. However, the moon landing’s importance is diminished in my view by what we have or have not done with our capability to travel there.

In his show tonight, Stewart mocked trips to the moon for golfing and driving. While landing on the moon is admirable, it is hard to see what we have done there since as anything close to admirable. Maybe that doesn’t make sense or it sounds willfully ignorant. Just watch the clip of the show. It makes a lot more sense.

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