Here’s a tasty tidbit that came through the wire last week but I just caught this week… Buzz Aldrin is set to be on Dancing With The Stars this season!
I’ve got to wonder what would prompt him to do this. Just think of his long line of accomplishments. Fighter pilot. Doctorate in Astronautics (you call him Dr. Aldrin!). Test pilot. Astronaut. Author. Guest appearance on The Simpsons. Punching out Bart Sibrel (hehe!). Oh, and the awards! The presidents love to give him awards.
At the age of 80, surely he has nothing more to prove about how awesome he is… unless, of course, someone dared him to do it. Then he’d have to. ‘Cause one thing I’m sure about Dr. Aldrin — he’s not gonna back down from any silly dare, even if it means sticking his tongue to a flagpole on Pluto!
In a recent interview with Zap2It, Aldrin said, “I have over 800,000 followers on Twitter, I’m coming out with a new iPhone application, and I’ve written two children’s books and a science-fiction story that I hope to get made into a movie.
“Then there’s my recent autobiography, ‘Magnificent Desolation.’ All of that is in pursuit of communicating with diverse groups of people who remember the past and want to see us rebuild on that for the future.'”
Such a man would have no troubles picking up girls on the dance floor, but just to prove it he’ll show us all how it’s done on March 22.
[Tip of the tap shoes to Lauren F.]