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20 July 2009 @ 04:19 am
Tribute to the 40-year Apollo 11 Anniversary :P  

Words of Wisdom from my #2 hero, Tom Lehrer

"What is it that put America in the forefront of the nuclear nations?

And what is it that will make it possible
to spend twenty billion dollars of your money
to put some clown on the moon?

Well, it was Good Old American Know-How, that's what!
As provided by good old Americans
like Dr. Wernher von Braun..."


Music Notes Don't say that he's hypocritical,
Say, rather, that he's apolitical.

"Vunce ze rockets are up, who cares where zey come down?
Zat's not my department!" says Wernher von Braun.

  ~ from the LP That Was The Year That Was (1965)

Here is a wonderful video of that entire song, broadcast in 1967 as part of a very rare TV appearance
(recently approved by Tom Lehrer himself for 6funswede to show on YouTube):

Enjoy much more Lehrer from that televised show at
The Tom Lehrer Wisdom Channel ... ! ♥