I heard that for only $54.00 you can name a star. Phhfft! I can name any star I want for free. For that matter, I can brand anything I want in the sky. Hey, Helga, howzit hangin? I say to a cloud. Lookin’ fine, Fritz, I tell a pigeon. Me and everything in the sky are on a first name basis and who’s to say it’s any different?
One year for Christmas I gave stars for friend-and-neighbor gifts. I created a very authentic-looking deed on my computer, made up the coordinates, and wha-lah… coolest gift ever!
I assumed everyone would know it wasn’t a serious deed to a star, so I was surprised to hear that people were actually impressed. Wow, can you believe the gift the Winegars gave everyone? It must have cost them a fortune!
One neighbor dropped off a reciprocal cookie-plate one evening and mentioned that they were planning to buy a telescope so they could look at their star.