Happy Birthday Zombie Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong is a mythic figure to those of us who consider ourselves space nerds, and while you’d think that the world would remember and honor the passing of the First Man to Walk on the Moon the truth has been far more apathetic and ultimately funnier. I first saw people posting about Armstrong’s passing early this morning on Facebook. “Oh no!!” I thought, “This is terrible!! What a lifetime!! We’re probably going to have some amazingly massive ceremony to honor…. wait a minute, the 3rd comment down says that he died LAST year.”  — and so it went all day, to the point that news outlets found it necessary to provide assurance to us all that yes, Hero American Astronaut Neil Armstrong really was actually and in truth, still dead. After my own embarrassment at not recalling the passing of this legend I realized that we had very nearly celebrated the 1st year of Neil Armstrong being dead, and that we might ought to use whatever means necessary to drum it into our heads that this man really DID take a giant leap for mankind back in the late 1960s. And so, since zombies are all the rage, let it be Zombie Neil Armstrong that the kids laughingly salute every August, along with Elvis Presley. You know, two really famous guys associated with space travel.