A Blunderbuss editor plumbs the spiritual and intellectual depths of two animated GIFs. The first installment in a groundbreaking series.
Why did the Soviets use dogs as experimental cosmonauts, rather than cats? Dogs are more impressionable, better clay for a mission, but cats are explorers. I’m sure Moscow had a red ribbon lying around.
With the arrival of a pet, a home takes on a new shape. The moon landing did the same for our home in space.
Apollo was only four decades after Lindbergh; we can forgive our disappointment that cars can’t fly. We were promised jetpacks. At least the robots are coming along.
We aren’t better than animals; atavism can be an improvement. Food, shelter, affection! I read about a girl who saw Oprah suggest “zones” for a child’s room: play, clothes, etc. The girl ran to her room and made zones, the first flowering of an OCD that dogged her for years.