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» Monday, July 20, 2009
Looney Rabbit
I'm following the wechoosethemoon.org "live" coverage and they've just finished giving the astronauts the morning news, including who won the Miss Universe contest and also this exchange, which also appeared in the From the Earth to the Moon segment about Apollo 11 (and which I remember from one of my moon books, probably We Reach the Moon by John Noble Wilford):
Houston: Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning there's one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-o has been living there for 4000 years. It seems she was banished to the moon because she stole the pill for immortality from her husband. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit, who is easy to spot since he is only standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. The name of the rabbit is not recorded.

Collins: Okay, we'll keep a close eye for the bunny girl.
And...drat. Of course, there's nothing on television for weeks and now they all come in the same night. I had Torchwood and History Detectives both set to record on DVR and just found out History Channel is doing an all-new set of moon landing specials tonight, so I'll have to postpone HD to record on Friday. We can watch the moon specials tonight and Torchwood later, without the dang commercials (maybe we ought to watch the entire thing at a later date...wish HDNET was showing it uncut again...).

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