Whitey on the Moon

Gil Scott-Heron's "Whitey on the Moon"

Gil Scott-Heron's "Whitey on the Moon"

A friend of mine recently posted this sharp and witty poem on his blog in between his busy days working on his MD/PhD in biomolecular chemistry. Like him, I was surprised by my unfamiliarity with what Slate called “one of the one of the finest, funniest protests ever recorded.”