Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stations of the Gus

Yesterday, Barack Obama traveled to the state Gus Grissom was born to sell his economic stimulus package to the public, 13 days after the 42nd anniversary of the astronaut's death.

Today's stop? The state where Gus Grissom died. Just a coincidence, surely.

Reminder: The Rock plays an astronaut in Planet 51.

Egypt, Egypt Everywhere Dept.: Coming today to Barack's old neighborhood, "The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt," focuses on the life of a priestess-musician in Egypt in about the year 800 BC.

Bonus factoid: Octavian and Mark Antony avenged Caesar's death in 42 BC. Both Caesar and Antony were lovers with the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra.

UPDATE: Reader Jay points out that Obama took 13 questions last night...

UPDATE II: The Flight 1549 saga grinds on when the pilots appear on Larry King tonight. Check out their giant winged sun disk chest-pins. Is that just in case you didn't get the message from the lapel pins?

UPDATE III: Aussies launch Operation Phoenix to hunt down Victoria arsonists.