November 24th, 2005


Quasi-seasonal greetings

I was listening to one of the extended mixes of They Might Be Giants' "Guitar" song yesterday, and sampled into the song are snippets of the following phone call, made July 20th, 1969, from President Nixon to Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong:

"Neil and Buzz. I am talking to you from the Oval Room at the White House. And this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. For every American, this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world I am sure they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what a feat this is. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one."

To you and yours, may you enjoy peace and tranquility.