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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thursday May 18, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM
Space Cadet

“They should have
sent a poet.”

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You’d never know it,
But buddy, I’m a kind of poet…

Starring in tonight’s
New York Times obits:

One for
my baby

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And one more
for the road

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Frankie Thomas,
star of “Tom Corbett,
Space Cadet
,” in 1951

The “Coppertone girl” artist died at 88 on Monday, May 15.  In her memory, here is a an entry from that day on a women-only mathematics program at Princeton that started on Monday.  That entry opens with a quote from Robert A. Heinlein, whose writing inspired the TV series “Space Cadet.”  The star of that series,  Frankie Thomas, died at 85 on Thursday, May 11.  In his honor as a member of the elite Solar Guard, here is a solar entry from Sunday, May 14.  In honor of Jodie Foster, space explorer and Coppertone girl incarnate, here is a link to “Spare Oom.”

See also the
previous entry:
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“My God, it’s
full of stars!”

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