The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

June 25, 2009

Guess It Depends on How You Define “Intelligent”…

Filed under: Recycled Newspaper — Brian Lutz @ 10:48 pm

With my return to work, I haven’t had much opportunity lately to get out to the library to do research, but I did manage to make a trip over there this evening.  While I was there, I collected some material for a Recycled Newspaper post which should be coming sometime within the next week or so.  In observance of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, this post will be taking a look at how the Bicentennial was celebrated on the Eastside on July 4th, 1976.  While looking through some of the various East Side Journals from late June and early July of 1976, I came across this cartoon in the July 8th edition.  For a bit of context, this was published a few weeks after the Viking 1 probe had landed on Mars on June 19thof that year, the first American space probe to successfully do so.  From there, Viking 1 operated on the surface of Mars for six years until contact was lost in November of 1982.  The rest I would assume most of you should be familiar with.

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