So tlr (my wife) and I are watching a documentary (not the Ron Howard movie) about Apollo 13 (complete with interviews with Lovell, Sweikert, and Haise, as well as NASA director Gene Kranz, who sounds exactly as he does on the radio). Anyway, I truly love my wife, but as y’all my be aware, she is a bit, shall we say, historically challenged. During a commercial the following conversation took place:
tlr: So that was the first moon landing, right?
me: No, honey. That would be Apollo 11
tlr: Oh. So it was a Jew?
me: What was a Jew?
tlr: The first moon landing. It was by a Jew
me: WHAT??? What are you talking about?
tlr: You said the first man on the moon was Jewish
tlr: You said it was Paul Levin.
Not at all. And her natural tendency to mangle names, dates, and places is quite adorable. I told the exact story to her brothers and they found it hilarious. SOmetimes I refer to her as Norm Crosby (kids, ask your parents).