Saturday, September 29, 2012
Back in the USSR
Well, my Soviet Union pinup cosmonaut t-shirt arrived this week from Andrew Bawidamann, and when I put it on...
I was instamagically transported to Red Square circa 1982. I kept my mouth shut - since with my Texas accent I probably would sound like Slim Pickens in "Dr. Strangelove" to the indigenous Russkies - but I used gestures to get a passing commissar to take my photo.
It was good to be "Back in the USSR" - even briefly - but I had to leave, so I pulled off the shirt and
I was back in East Texas.
But I brought back a lot of material for an alternate history story, about the '82 Cuban Missile Crisis - so named for the main antagonists - Fidel, Raoul and Mark.
One of the most insightful observations about "Another Girl, Another Planet" comes from Hans Schantz: "I finished Lou Anton...