Kickass and Apollo
Kickass, the doorstop dog, watched CNN’s 50th anniversary Apollo show and, like the keeper, was blown away by the incredible accomplishment of so many people working together toward an impossible but finally attainable goal. An unavoidable conclusion, the keeper insists, is that there had to be some kind of cultural peaking involved—a cooperative decency and laudable ambition rising to the collective surface and making everyone proud. Another unavoidable conclusion is that the country’s moral compass has been sold to the highest bidder and the planet is plummeting into a void of dark space with an abject racial, amoral idiot at the controls. The hand-wringing goes on, and becomes so intense that monks who burn themselves to death to make political or moral points don’t seem quite so crazy. “Fly me to the moon,” Kickass requests.