Friday, October 29, 2010
Time In Space
It made me think of my former friend. I'd tell him, if he hadn't stopped wanting to hear from an America-hating Jew facilitator of a Muslim black guy in the White House, to be sure to visit the Air and Space Museum in D.C., if he hasn't already. Even if he has, I bet the photos they have there now weren't there then. Fabulous closeups from various vehicles of various planets, some which remind me amazingly much of my former friend's friend, Chesley Bonstell. It's the sort of thing that used to come from me to him more than politics. But we're not speaking anymore.
What a place it is. Trinkets big and small from various Apollo missions; many questions answered about how they did it. Planes, rockets, from Wright to wrong. Spectacular place.
Since this is a family show, I won't mention the bag of feces brought back from the moon.
How amazing that anyone on the planet can visit any of the museums for free. The National Gallery and its collection (by one guy, who made his money trading bonds on Wall Street) of impressionist and other European art. Some classic pictures there, including many of the founding fathers that you've seen before. In the Museum of American History is the actual Star Spangled Banner that still flew in the dawn's early light. And Archie Bunker's living room. And Julia Child's kitchen, which was like a shrine for my wife.
On the mall near the Capitol are the bones of the Rally, gaining flesh. A good time will be had by all.