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Kids say the darndest things…


Random panels from the newspaper comic Family Circus combined with random quotes from German philosopher, poet, composer, and philologist Friedrich Nietzsche at Losanjealous’ Nietzsche Family Circus.


As we savor sagacity in saplings, we might might recall that it was on this date in 1973 that future President (and then Georgia Governor) Jimmy Carter filed a report with the International UFO Bureau (and later, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena [NICAP]), describing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) that he and 10-12 others had seen outside a Lion’s Club meeting in Leary, Georgia, in October 1969.  It was, the filing suggested, “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen… very bright [with] changing colors and about the size of the moon…”

Carter pledged, during his 1976 Presidential campaign, to open the government’s UFO files if he was elected.  In the event, he demurred, citing “national security.”

The signature page of Jimmy Carter’s UFO report (source)

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