Ed Driscoll

'The Moonbat's Tale:' Margaret Atwood, Lost in Space

Now is the time when the Small Dead Animals blog juxtaposes!

Arthur C. Clarke, on the moon landing;

PLAYBOY: As it turned out, during the moon landing in 1969, you were a commentator for U.S. television, along with your friend Walter Cronkite. You cried then, didn’t you?

CLARKE: When you go to a launch, it is an emotional experience. Television doesn’t give you any idea of it, really. Walter wiped away a tear or two, as well — as did Eric Sevareid. The last time I’d cried was when my grandmother died, 20 years before.

Margaret Atwood, Arthur C. Clarke Award winner;

Interviewer: I was told recently that you were one of the believers who is of the opinion that the Moon landing was actually filmed … could possibly have been filmed here.

Atwood: The question about the Moon landing is “why haven’t we been back?” and it was done in an age when computers were as big as a couple of rooms. If you even look at the Space Odyssey, 2001, HAL the computer – and I think that movie came out in the late ’60s – HAL the computer is huge. So we didn’t yet have microchips so I just wonder how did they do that? Why haven’t they done it again if it was so easy?

Please, please, please ABC, book this woman to appear on The View with fellow lunar truther (with her own background in futuristic sci-fi, naturally), Whoopi Goldberg.