Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

And so we lose another.

In a week where people are all worked up about one Armstrong's continuing problems, we lost another Armstrong altogether. Frankly, we fared poorly in that deal.

It seems odd that the first man to walk on the moon, who was a superbly-fit specimen of humanity in the most powerful nation on the planet, and who was an international hero without notable vices, should pass away at 81. I know-- 81 isn't exactly young, but the overall life expectancy for a United States citizen is now 78 years old*.
"I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer," he said in 2000
Yeah, and you flubbed your line, too. But we forgive you for that, Neil. You gave us more than a soundbite.

Hot jets, rocket man.

*Yes, I know that's for one born now, but the average life span goes up for people who survive to a certain age. Also, I get that I used the combined male/female average. Work with me, here.

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At Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:48:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, he WILL live on for those words, right or wrong...


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