Listen here, JFK was a BALLER! Dude was like, “hey, let’s go to the moon, why the F not, we’re the United States, duh,” and then delivered the amazing “The Decision to Go to the Moon” speech. For my very own enjoyment (and probably nobody else’s), I have “optimized it” with the hottest Google keywords of today, Friday, June 15th, 2012. Grab a tissue, and read on…
There is no Kim Kardashian, no Snooki, no Tony Awards 2012 in outer space as yet. Its earthquakes are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all LA Kings, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, Matt Cain says, the moon? Why choose this as our French Open? And Tina Turner may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly to Dallas? Why does Maria Sharapova play Texas?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in Euro 2012 and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are Powerball, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our Flag Days and skills, because that challenge is one that Kevin Durant is willing to accept, one Prometheus is unwilling to postpone, and one which Lance Armstrong intends to win, and the others, too.
John F. Kennedy
May 25, 1961; Houston, TX