As you’ve probably seen on every Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Friendster account, not to mention on that giant metal wall that’s currently blocking the sun out of respect, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died today at the age of 82. Boo. I’ll save you a step: here’s the video for R.E.M.’s “Man on the Moon.”
Neil Armstrong was many things, but he was not Neil Young. Armstrong was in the Navy before becoming an astronaut who walked on the moon, and now he’s dead; Young is a Canadian folk singer who recorded an album called Harvest Moon, and now he’s still alive. Just don’t tell NBC. They’re easily confused.