Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Reading about the accommodations for members of the press in this Norman Mailer book about the moon landing. NASA had a chili burger vending machine set up at the launch site! "Nobody was about to have machine-vended chiliburgers at half-past eight in the morning," observes Mailer. Also, they had just one machine for cold drinks and it broke down, to the fury of hundreds of reporters who were standing in a long, unmoving line. Meanwhile, they're launching a ROCKET TO THE MOON! The irony is not lost on Mr. Mailer, nope.