Monday, July 20, 2009

Before we met the Moon

Today is the 40th anniversary of actual real Men on the Moon. This week we celebrate with Moon Stuff. Does anyone remember when the moon was made of green cheese? When we didn't have a clue as to what was up there? H. G. Wells. Jules Verne. Margaret Wise Brown. They informed our impressions of the moon - swarming with HUGE intelligent bugs, reachable by shooting yourself out of a cannon, or just a pretty thing to hear our good-nights. For those of you that enjoy graphic novels the original League of Extraordinary Gentlemen starts with a delicious combination of different literary versions of the moon and its denizens. Best part of the book.

Graphic Source: Ray Harryhausen

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