Moonstruck in 1967


Oh, jeez *yawn*

What the heck's going on, Amy?

Yes, of course I know you're trying to reach me from 1967.

But it's the middle of the night. Give me a second, will you?


Yeah, yeah, I see you ...

... well as clearly as the time machine lets me see you in the dark, 'cause it's ... you know ...

What's up?

You have a problem with the moon?

Hmmm, I've never heard of a problem with the moon in 1967.

Were you smoking something earlier, Amy? Just a thought.

Oh, and guess what? Marijuana is totally legal in Canada as of this week.

But don't mention this to anyone in 1967.

There's not a chance in hell they'll believe you.


Okay, so let me get this straight.

You and your hippie friends were looking at the moon and you told them about Neil Armstrong walking on the moon?

Now they think you're looney? That's what they called you? Looney? That's why you can't sleep?


The fact is that Apollo II won't land on the moon until July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong will be the first astronaut to walk on the moon's surface six hours after landing.

So, right now in 1967, you'd be better off discussing Lunar Orbiter 3.


Here's a picture that the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft took of the moon in February, 1967 as part of NASA's Space  Program.

477 excellent quality, high resolution frames were taken and transported back to earth after 4 days and 25 orbits around the moon.

Yeah, just talk about that from now on. Good idea.


But before we disconnect for the rest of the night (yes, I insist), let me fill you in on something.
The word looney is taken from the word lunatic which is an antiquated word referring to a person experiencing mental health problems, a person who is unpredictable, a person who is foolish, and so on. But here's what's really interesting - 
the word lunatic literally means "moon struck."