by Robert Bell
5:30 p.m. Clinton Presidential Center. Free.
This man walked on the moon. He's done a lot of other things in his life as well, including raising money for GOP candidates and saying that he doesn't think global warming is caused by humans. But to reiterate: He walked on the moon. He even punched a guy who was hassling him and claiming he hadn't really walked on the moon.
Not that it's good to punch people — I'm generally against it. It's just that when you walked on the moon and then some tinfoil hat jackleg who lives in his mom's basement comes along and tries to ambush you and say you were part of a hoax and that you didn't really go to the moon when anyone with any damn sense at all knows that you did go to the moon, it's probably pretty frustrating.
So if you want to come hear Col. Aldrin speak, probably don't try to tell him he didn't go to the moon. He'll speak with space journalist Leonard David, co-author with Aldrin of "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration." To reserve a seat, call 501-683-5239 or email email@example.com.