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Old 06-07-2011, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by John DiFool View Post
It took me lo 20 years or so (yes I can be slow on the uptake on some things), but REM's "Man on the Moon" apparently implies that a faked moon landing would be more "cool" than the real one (which was indeed the coolest event of my lifetime). Now perhaps I am taking the lyrics too literally (this is Michael Stipe we're talking about, after all), but I can no longer listen to it without it seriously bugging me.
He also makes some uncited claims about Mott the Hoople playing the board game Life. Seriously, it's a mistake to read his lyrics that literally and he definitely does not say a faked moon landing would be cooler than the real one.