So yesterday there was this on the McLuhan moment at the Sotomayor hearing. Additionally, the presence of the New Haven firefighters in the hearing room today reminded some of us (those of us who watch too many moving images and don't get out often enough) of the Frank Pentangeli Senate Hearing scene in Godfather II (the last Godfather film allowed in my home)...when his brother Vincenzo showed up.
For fellow space program geeks, there's this -- and please, if you're so disposed, luxuriate in this stuff – the "off air" comments of the Apollo 11 crew flying toward the moon. It's just fantastic. It's just three guys talking (make that: three freakishly talented, startlingly brave men with no guarantee of return or survival) and using phrases of another era, like "golly" and "gosh" and "fellow." Its catnip for space fans.