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Hatbag by David Hitt and Lain Hughes comic strip hanging around yuri's night webcomic
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April 11, 2007 176 W, 1 I - + 8 - 15 Hanging Around

OK, annotations:

Yuri's Night, as Seth explained, is the annual "World Space Party" celebrating the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human being to go into space on 12 April 1961. According to the Yuri's Night site, there are plans this year for 119 parties in 32 countries on 6 continents (and on two worlds). If you don't have a local event, you can attend the Second Life party.

"Poyekhali," roughly translated is "Let's go" (or perhaps "Off we go"), and was Gagarin's first word back to the ground after liftoff.

It's worth noting that not only is 12 April the anniversary of the first Vostok flight (which that Wikipedia link inaccurately refers to as Vostok 1), but it is also the anniversary of the first space shuttle launch, exactly 20 years later.

OK, that said, as an additional bonus this week, we have one more strip, for those of you who like this strip and the other new strip, the Tax Day strip, and would like to read them again don't have the time to read two strips. For you, we have this.

My Rush calendar has this notation for today’s date (4/12): 1981 – Rush witness Space Shuttle Columbia launch which inspires “Countdown”.

There’s your rock and roll trivia for today.
Matthew () - April 12, 2007 - 13:13