Discussion:
Lunar eclispe
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theothr1
2008-02-20 23:52:25 UTC
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Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
grunk
2008-02-21 00:07:30 UTC
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Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
Yup, and cuing up, freshly acquired, 11/7/71 to boot.
Happy brewing and viewing!
Smoking craters, indeed.
b***@aol.com
2008-02-21 00:58:51 UTC
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We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
volkfolk
2008-02-21 01:19:54 UTC
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Post by b***@aol.com
We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's perfect
veiwing weather, cold and clear

Scot
ML
2008-02-21 01:47:44 UTC
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Post by volkfolk
Post by b***@aol.com
We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
What? Apple cider? Maybe warmed, with a cinnamon stick?
Post by volkfolk
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's perfect
veiwing weather, cold and clear
Scot
I DIDN'T KNOW! Thank you.

I'm all preoccupied I guess. Thanky.
Well I'm drinking ale....I hafta...pain, my life is pain, pain and
love......
I'm something else-ing too. Again....because I hafta.
We must self-medicate, to function and hopefully enjoy this glorious
life....
ML
2008-02-21 02:08:40 UTC
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Post by ML
Post by volkfolk
Post by b***@aol.com
We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
What? Apple cider? Maybe warmed, with a cinnamon stick?
Post by volkfolk
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's perfect
veiwing weather, cold and clear
Scot
I DIDN'T KNOW! Thank you.
I'm all preoccupied I guess. Thanky.
Well I'm drinking ale....I hafta...pain, my life is pain, pain and
love......
I'm something else-ing too. Again....because I hafta.
We must self-medicate, to function and hopefully enjoy this glorious
life....
Overcast. No break in cloud cover. Shucks. Damn.
Mark Scalise
2008-02-21 02:21:34 UTC
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Post by volkfolk
Post by b***@aol.com
We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
    What?  Apple cider?  Maybe warmed, with a cinnamon stick?
Post by volkfolk
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's perfect
veiwing weather, cold and clear
Scot
I DIDN'T KNOW!   Thank you.
I'm all preoccupied I guess.   Thanky.
Well I'm drinking ale....I hafta...pain, my life is pain, pain and
love......
I'm something else-ing too.  Again....because I hafta.
We must self-medicate, to function and hopefully enjoy this glorious
life....
Self-medication ends up creating more problems than it cures. Ask
Jerry.
The Iron Muffin
2008-02-21 03:09:42 UTC
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Post by Mark Scalise
Post by volkfolk
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's
perfect veiwing weather, cold and clear
I DIDN'T KNOW! Thank you.
I'm all preoccupied I guess. Thanky.
Well I'm drinking ale....I hafta...pain, my life is pain, pain and
love......
I'm something else-ing too. Again....because I hafta.
We must self-medicate, to function and hopefully enjoy this
glorious life....
Self-medication ends up creating more problems than it cures.
Ask Jerry.
I did. He said: "Go on, ya cop."

--
The Iron Muffin

DEAD FREAKS UNITE

Who are you? Where are you?

How are you?
Walter Karmazyn
2008-02-21 04:19:42 UTC
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Post by volkfolk
Post by b***@aol.com
We will be checking it out. No brew though, just, er... something
else.
Here in the Boston area, there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's perfect
veiwing weather, cold and clear
Scot
High Fog preventing the view where I'm at, UC Berkeley campus. it seems
a bit clearer at the western fringe of town, where I could be if I
weren't at work. A few years back, I watched a lunar eclipse from Mt
Tam, which was way cool. However, I'm at work. I'm always at fucking
work lately, one day off so far this month, and about 3 in the last 6
weeks. Miss all sorts of stuff. Wanna know what it's like to follow the
super bowl by updating the yahoo play by play every 30 seconds or so? I
did get home for the last 9 minutes though. On the whole tonight, I'd
rather be on Tam. Enjoy the show, those who can see it.

W
Neil X.
2008-02-21 04:27:09 UTC
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Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.

Peace,
Neil X.
DGDevin
2008-02-21 04:53:05 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.
Peace,
Neil X.
Heh, we did that too, went out in the street as well because of all the
trees in the way in the back, passing motorists must have wondered what the
hell we were doing staring into the sky, one guy on a bike almost rode up on
the opposite sidewalk avoiding us. Maybe I shouldn't have kept yelling,
"The sky monster is eating the moon, quick, we must sacrifice a virgin!"
d***@v.n
2008-02-21 05:10:52 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
Post by Neil X.
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.
Peace,
Neil X.
We had cloud cover and couldn't see it. My 7yo daughter went to bed
upset. At 10 to 8 the clouds broke just as the first sliver of
reflected sun started shinig at us. Brought my daughter down to see
it, she thought it was one of the coolest things ever.
Joker
2008-02-21 05:49:11 UTC
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Post by d***@v.n
Post by Neil X.
Post by Neil X.
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.
Peace,
Neil X.
We had cloud cover and couldn't see it. My 7yo daughter went to bed
upset. At 10 to 8 the clouds broke just as the first sliver of
reflected sun started shinig at us. Brought my daughter down to see
it, she thought it was one of the coolest things ever.
It was visible here through a thin layer of clouds so it wasn't as
spectacular as some other lunar eclipses I've seen. Still, the same
thing struck me as when watching other total lunar eclipses, namely
how the lunar "disc", that bright, flat circle of light that one
normally sees become three dimensional when the eclipse enters
totality. It's that visual sense that you can now see the moon for
what it really is, a globe hanging in the sky not so very far away.
Saturn and Regulus were faintly visible on either side through the
thin clouds, but not visible enough to tell which was which.
DGDevin
2008-02-21 06:14:53 UTC
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Post by Joker
It was visible here through a thin layer of clouds so it wasn't as
spectacular as some other lunar eclipses I've seen. Still, the same
thing struck me as when watching other total lunar eclipses, namely
how the lunar "disc", that bright, flat circle of light that one
normally sees become three dimensional when the eclipse enters
totality. It's that visual sense that you can now see the moon for
what it really is, a globe hanging in the sky not so very far away.
Saturn and Regulus were faintly visible on either side through the
thin clouds, but not visible enough to tell which was which.
Wow, exactly what I was thinking as I looked, suddenly it's an *orb* instead
of a bright two-dimensional disc, made it seem much closer too somehow. I
also noticed the little twinkly bits on either side but didn't know what to
call them, one can learn so much here.
Brad Greer
2008-02-21 14:30:30 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.
We had a great view of it last night as well. I took my digital SLR
and tripod out, got some decent pictures. Made me really appreciate
digital photography - I could make adjustments to shutter speed,
aperture, etc. and *instantly* know if they were improvements or not
unlike the old film days when you'd take bunch of pictures and hope
that some of them came out okay when you got them developed a few days
later.
Rogues Island's finest
2008-02-21 14:37:30 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete.  The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening.  
Enough about your wife, how was the moon??

Mark
j***@johndoherty.com
2008-02-21 16:20:37 UTC
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from an astrology site about the astrological implications of a lunar
eclipse:


"Eclipses have long been reputed to be evil omens; they get their rep
because they are augurs of change. During a Lunar Eclipse the light of
the Full Moon is temporarily hidden to our view, blocking our self-
awareness, crashing our emotional-defense systems, and oversensitizing
our emotional reactions. Faced with a sea of exposed irrationality,
bouts of emotional insecurity are possible, especially in regards to
where the Eclipse occurs in your natal chart. .... the Lunar Eclipse
location shows where there will be the most obvious changes in the
daily routine. The effects of a Lunar Eclipse usually last for about 6
months, or until the next Lunar Eclipse."


I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.

It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished.

Eclipses can reveal what's been hidden, and set the tone for the next
six months (till the GOP convention?).
Ken Fortenberry
2008-02-21 16:27:48 UTC
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<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.

I just hope it happens *after* he's anointed at the convention
so it'll be too late for the GOP to change horses.
--
Ken Fortenberry
JimK
2008-02-21 18:17:18 UTC
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On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:27:48 GMT, Ken Fortenberry
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
I just hope it happens *after* he's anointed at the convention
so it'll be too late for the GOP to change horses.
If it gets to the point where they have to change horses, they're done
no matter when it happens. Large numbers of Republicans are unhappy
with the choices they had in the primaries to begin with; a McCain
meltdown would drive them into their bunkers until the next election.

JimK
Avant Grape
2008-02-21 20:16:24 UTC
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Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private. Two different environments. Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public. No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.

-JC
ML
2008-02-21 20:35:22 UTC
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Post by Avant Grape
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private. Two different environments. Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public. No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld. OK, I'll do it now. All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
Rogues Island's finest
2008-02-21 20:57:47 UTC
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Post by ML
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure.  All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign.  LOL  Wishful thinking Ken.  McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game.  FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private.  Two different environments.  Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public.  No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld.  OK, I'll do it now.  All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
I am printing this out and putting it on the pile of empty beer
bottles by the bed!!

Mark
ML
2008-02-21 21:07:36 UTC
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Post by Rogues Island's finest
Post by ML
Post by Avant Grape
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private. Two different environments. Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public. No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld. OK, I'll do it now. All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
I am printing this out and putting it on the pile of empty beer
bottles by the bed!!
Mark
Good! It is the truth. I used to bitch about so many things.
Those things are all part of the person you love, it turns out,
and you miss them almost as much as the good and sweet things.
He used to come up behind me when I was cooking, put his arms around
me,
and say, "What's cookin', good lookin'?" I often stiffened up, and
was very curt
the way I can be...did not want to be bothered. What a fucking fool
was I!
Hated beer breath when I wasn't drinking. On & on....give a million
bucks for it all now!
I'd sit in the lunch room and listen to my younger friends bitch about
their husbands,
and think, oh man, if you could somehow know......
Octopus Ride
2008-02-21 21:30:36 UTC
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Post by ML
Post by Rogues Island's finest
Post by ML
Post by Avant Grape
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private. Two different environments. Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public. No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld. OK, I'll do it now. All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
I am printing this out and putting it on the pile of empty beer
bottles by the bed!!
Mark
Good! It is the truth. I used to bitch about so many things.
Those things are all part of the person you love, it turns out,
and you miss them almost as much as the good and sweet things.
He used to come up behind me when I was cooking, put his arms around
me,
and say, "What's cookin', good lookin'?" I often stiffened up, and
was very curt
the way I can be...did not want to be bothered. What a fucking fool
was I!
Hated beer breath when I wasn't drinking. On & on....give a million
bucks for it all now!
I'd sit in the lunch room and listen to my younger friends bitch about
their husbands,
and think, oh man, if you could somehow know......
You better be careful with this Mark character, ML.

He's beginning to exhibit the signs of a stalker.

OR
Rogues Island's finest
2008-02-21 22:52:28 UTC
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Post by Octopus Ride
Post by Rogues Island's finest
Post by ML
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure.  All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign.  LOL  Wishful thinking Ken.  McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game.  FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private.  Two different environments.  Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public.  No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld.  OK, I'll do it now.  All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
I am printing this out and putting it on the pile of empty beer
bottles by the bed!!
Mark
Good!   It is the truth.  I used to bitch about so many things.
Those things are all part of the person you love, it turns out,
and you miss them almost as much as the good and sweet things.
He used to come up behind me when I was cooking, put his arms around
me,
and say, "What's cookin', good lookin'?"  I often stiffened up, and
was very curt
the way I can be...did not want to be bothered.  What a fucking fool
was I!
Hated beer breath when I wasn't drinking. On & on....give a million
bucks for it all now!
I'd sit in the lunch room and listen to my younger friends bitch about
their husbands,
and think, oh man, if you could somehow know......
You better be careful with this Mark character, ML.
He's beginning to exhibit the signs of a stalker.
She stalked me first!

Mark
ML
2008-02-21 23:58:17 UTC
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Post by Rogues Island's finest
Post by Octopus Ride
Post by ML
Post by Rogues Island's finest
Post by ML
Post by Avant Grape
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain
literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention;
either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a
"Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. FYI, Bill Clinton is well known for his
temper tantrums in private. Two different environments. Sort of like
when two spouses say the most insane things in private, yet appear
perfectly normal in public. No baby talk, no tantrums over leaving a
tube of toothpaste open, etc.
-JC
You leave the tube of toothpaste open, JC?
(Someday I'd like to share the wisdom I have gained
since my spouse left the woyld. OK, I'll do it now. All those
things people complain about and annoy the hell out of you?
The person is gone, and after awhile, those things you'd embrace.
Snoring, bad breath, whatever, I'd treasure them now, is how I feel!
Kind of interesting.)
I am printing this out and putting it on the pile of empty beer
bottles by the bed!!
Mark
Good! It is the truth. I used to bitch about so many things.
Those things are all part of the person you love, it turns out,
and you miss them almost as much as the good and sweet things.
He used to come up behind me when I was cooking, put his arms around
me,
and say, "What's cookin', good lookin'?" I often stiffened up, and
was very curt
the way I can be...did not want to be bothered. What a fucking fool
was I!
Hated beer breath when I wasn't drinking. On & on....give a million
bucks for it all now!
I'd sit in the lunch room and listen to my younger friends bitch about
their husbands,
and think, oh man, if you could somehow know......
You better be careful with this Mark character, ML.
He's beginning to exhibit the signs of a stalker.
She stalked me first!
Mark
Yepper! Cause I got your humor vibes....you a good egg, and hey,
wouldn't YOU choose you to
stalk, you understand.
Ken Fortenberry
2008-02-21 21:37:18 UTC
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Post by Avant Grape
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure. All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign. LOL Wishful thinking Ken. McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. ...
Yeah, maybe it is wishful thinking but I read his response to
the Times piece this morning and it seemed intemperate to say
the least. If this lobbyist scandal develops into a story, and
I don't necessarily think it will, we may see a McCain temper
tantrum meltdown sooner rather than later.
--
Ken Fortenberry
devilphish
2008-02-21 22:06:31 UTC
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On Feb 21, 1:37 pm, Ken Fortenberry
Post by Ken Fortenberry
Post by Ken Fortenberry
<snip>
I find it very interesting that this story about John McCain literally
in bed with a lobbyist broke during this lunar eclipse.
It suggest this story has legs, all the way to the convention; either
it's tarring & dooming his candidacy, or the GOP may well try a "Hail
Mary pass" at the convention and go with Mitt or some other mook if
St. John's halo is sufficiently tarnished. ...
I believe McCain will destroy his own candidacy. The man
just does not have it in him to control his temper for the
next eight months. Somewhere along the line there will be a
temper tantrum meltdown and his candidacy will disappear in
a red-faced rage.
Yeah sure.  All those years of campaigning without a meltdown and then
all of a sudden he goes bananas in the middle of a presidential
campaign.  LOL  Wishful thinking Ken.  McCain may have a temper, but he
knows how to play the game. ...
Yeah, maybe it is wishful thinking but I read his response to
the Times piece this morning and it seemed intemperate to say
the least. If this lobbyist scandal develops into a story, and
I don't necessarily think it will, we may see a McCain temper
tantrum meltdown sooner rather than later.
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Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*. Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread. Get a room, damnit, we
don't need to see this.

To bring things back to on-topic ... last night's eclipse was very
cool. We had a few thin clouds in SoCal, which lent an eerie aura to
something that was already eerie on its own. We were also watching a
web feed from a telescope in Argentina, and it was cool to compare the
two. I'm amazed at the difference in the two live views, introduced
by just a few thousand miles of parallax separation.

devilphish
Ken Fortenberry
2008-02-21 22:29:38 UTC
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Post by devilphish
Post by Ken Fortenberry
Yeah, maybe it is wishful thinking but I read his response to
the Times piece this morning and it seemed intemperate to say
the least. If this lobbyist scandal develops into a story, and
I don't necessarily think it will, we may see a McCain temper
tantrum meltdown sooner rather than later.
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*. Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread. Get a room, damnit, we
don't need to see this. ...
It was single digits outside last night here in Urbana, that
coupled with the fact that it's a half-mile walk to get out
from under the trees enough to even see the moon means I missed
the hundredth or so lunar eclipse of my lifetime. But I tell
you, reading about it here the next day is almost like being
there in person. Really.

As for your whining about thread morphing I hope you realize
it's futile even for potty mouths.
--
Ken Fortenberry
devilphish
2008-02-21 22:41:54 UTC
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On Feb 21, 2:29 pm, Ken Fortenberry
Post by Ken Fortenberry
Post by Ken Fortenberry
Yeah, maybe it is wishful thinking but I read his response to
the Times piece this morning and it seemed intemperate to say
the least. If this lobbyist scandal develops into a story, and
I don't necessarily think it will, we may see a McCain temper
tantrum meltdown sooner rather than later.
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.  Get a room, damnit, we
don't need to see this. ...
It was single digits outside last night here in Urbana, that
coupled with the fact that it's a half-mile walk to get out
from under the trees enough to even see the moon means I missed
the hundredth or so lunar eclipse of my lifetime. But I tell
you, reading about it here the next day is almost like being
there in person. Really.
OK, fair enough, you think it's boring, but that's no excuse to hijack
the thread. I'm half tempted to post about the lunar eclipse in the
Obama thread (not really).
Post by Ken Fortenberry
As for your whining about thread morphing I hope you realize
it's futile even for potty mouths.
Oh, I definitely realize how futile it is, but that's not going to
stop me from taking a good opportunity to vent (not "whine", I don't
do "whine") about it. Ya see, the goal in venting is to just vent, to
get it outta your system, not to actually change people's behaviour,
which, as you rightly said, is futile.

Anyways, looking at any eclipse will never get old for me. I get
jazzed just watching the post-sunset Space Station and Shuttle
flyovers. It's not the photons that hit the eyes, it's the vastness
of thought spurned by those boring photons that amazes.

devilphish
Post by Ken Fortenberry
--
Ken Fortenberry
Neil X.
2008-02-22 15:26:29 UTC
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Post by devilphish
Oh, I definitely realize how futile it is, but that's not going to
stop me from taking a good opportunity to vent (not "whine", I don't
do "whine")
For someone who doesn't whine, you imitate a whiner really well.

Peace,
Neil X.
devilphish
2008-02-22 18:23:45 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
Post by devilphish
Oh, I definitely realize how futile it is, but that's not going to
stop me from taking a good opportunity to vent (not "whine", I don't
do "whine")
For someone who doesn't whine, you imitate a whiner really well.
Peace,
Neil X.
You read whining into, try reading it as humor, you'll get more
mileage out of it.

devilphish
Lfh
2008-02-21 23:15:28 UTC
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Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.  
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?

Fred
devilphish
2008-02-21 23:31:39 UTC
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Post by Lfh
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.  
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Which just shows you have no life.
Post by Lfh
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?
Fred
What, no clever rebuke? Weak obsessive stalking attempt. Shouldn't
you be over in that dead deer thread offering up some more stupid
puns?

devilphish
ML
2008-02-22 00:06:19 UTC
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Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*. Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Which just shows you have no life.
Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?
Fred
What, no clever rebuke? Weak obsessive stalking attempt. Shouldn't
you be over in that dead deer thread offering up some more stupid
puns?
devilphish
Hi.
You feelin' frisky, darlin'? How's Ventura? Really really cool you
dig each lunar eclipse.
Same way here. Couldn't view it, overcast. Raining this morn when I
awoke.
These fucking gifts from God (she's reeelly nice) are cool and a half.
But different strokes, as my friend said recently, I've known plenty
of people who just, it doesn't
touch their Interest the way it does some.
In 1976 it snowed in San Jose and I tried to get my friend to get up
but he wouldn't. But he's the
bestest person, among the best I know. Did your little daughter get
to see it?
devilphish
2008-02-22 02:00:08 UTC
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Post by ML
Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Which just shows you have no life.
Post by Lfh
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?
Fred
What, no clever rebuke?  Weak obsessive stalking attempt.  Shouldn't
you be over in that dead deer thread offering up some more stupid
puns?
devilphish
Hi.
You feelin' frisky, darlin'?
You know it, a good lunar eclipse will do that to me! And, there was
the satellite shootdown. Also, the big meteor in Oregon & Washington
earlier in the day. I love this shit. I'm hoping a piece of solar
panel will fall in my yard in the next few days.
Post by ML
 How's Ventura?
Nice bit of rain today, which has the bonus that I don't have to turn
the sprinklers on for a few more weeks (or paint my lawn :)
Post by ML
 Really really cool you
dig each lunar eclipse.
Same way here.  Couldn't view it, overcast.  Raining this morn when I
awoke.
Raining all day in good ol' Bama, does it get any better?
Post by ML
These fucking gifts from God (she's reeelly nice) are cool and a half.
No doubt, I'm holding my breath waiting for Betelgeuse to go
supernova, any day now, but unfortunately the "day" of which I speak
is on the universal scale, so it might still take a few thousand
years.

But, I'm nowhere near the scale of my friends, who travel the world
for *every* solar eclipse, to get under the umbra (totality point, ya
know, only the Shadow knows).
Post by ML
But different strokes, as my friend said recently, I've known plenty
of people who just, it doesn't
touch their Interest the way it does some.
And, of course, if you have no interest in the subject of the thread,
you have every right, or are almost required, to hijack the thread and
tell the world how boring the thread is when someone calls you on the
hijack.
Post by ML
In 1976 it snowed in San Jose and I tried to get my friend to get up
but he wouldn't.
Must've been one hella hangover.
Post by ML
 But he's the
bestest person, among the best I know.  Did your  little daughter get
to see it?
Naw, while we were looking at it, she was busy washing green paint out
of her hair/face/younameit. Besides, I think she got bored with space
when we showed her the Space Station flying over and all she could see
was a little white dot. She probably expected to see Buzz Lightyear
or something.

devilphish
Lfh
2008-02-22 05:52:46 UTC
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Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.  
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Which just shows you have no life.
Uh, ok, I'll bite. Why does the fact that I find the election stuff
more interesting than folks telling where they were during an eclipse
or whatnot show that I have no life?
Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?
Fred
What, no clever rebuke?  
Nope, just a straight up question, which you ignored, so I'll ask
again. Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or
don't need?
Post by devilphish
Weak obsessive stalking attempt.  
So, you think if I respond to any of your posts, it is stalking? Jeez,
and you thought Joe was a loon.

Fred
devilphish
2008-02-22 18:32:32 UTC
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Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Man, you guys need to *GET A LIFE*.  Here I am happily ignoring all
these political threads, and I come upon one with a good title, and it
gets fuckin' hijacked into a political thread.  
One man gathers what another man spills and all that. Imo, it wasn't
anywhere near interesting until it got "hijacked."
Which just shows you have no life.
Uh, ok, I'll bite. Why does the fact that I find the election stuff
more interesting than folks telling where they were during an eclipse
or whatnot show that I have no life?
Uh, it was a stupid joke and an insult, you shouldn't have bitten.
Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Post by Lfh
Get a room, damnit, we don't need to see this.
Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or don't
need?
Fred
What, no clever rebuke?  
Nope, just a straight up question, which you ignored, so I'll ask
again. Isn't it kind of presumptuous to talk about what "we" do or
don't need?
Again, a lame joke on my part, don't take me so literally. Is this
the best you can do? You musta gotten up on the wrong side of the bed
today.
Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Weak obsessive stalking attempt.  
So, you think if I respond to any of your posts, it is stalking? Jeez,
and you thought Joe was a loon.
Fred
Strike three, you're out!!

Haven't you already figured out that I enjoy insulting you? And why
do you choose this post to finally engage what I say in a serious
way? Why aren't you pulling your usual MO and deflecting real stuff
with clever rebukes and stale ancient quips? So many questions!!

devilphish
Lfh
2008-02-22 21:05:53 UTC
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Post by devilphish
Strike three, you're out!!
Yes, you are right about that.
Post by devilphish
Haven't you already figured out that I enjoy insulting you?  
Uh, since you started out that way right from the jump and have never
veered from your course, I'd have to say, yeah, I got the memo.

d00d, whether it's humor, rebukes, rips, or plain ol' discourse on a
subject, you've proved amply by now that you just don't have any skill
for this sort of thing. You asked before that I leave you alone, and I
grant you your wish. You are now free to assert that this was your
objective all along and claim victory. Enjoy the glory. Buh-bye.

Fred
devilphish
2008-02-22 21:24:24 UTC
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Post by Lfh
Post by devilphish
Strike three, you're out!!
Yes, you are right about that.
Post by devilphish
Haven't you already figured out that I enjoy insulting you?  
Uh, since you started out that way right from the jump and have never
veered from your course, I'd have to say, yeah, I got the memo.
Um, no, I started out trying to tell my Phish story, but got
absolutely slammed by you and all the other haters, and you were the
one that never let up. I'm sure NeilX and Scot have a few more for
me, though, so at least I've got that to look forward to.
Post by Lfh
d00d, whether it's humor, rebukes, rips, or plain ol' discourse on a
subject, you've proved amply by now that you just don't have any skill
for this sort of thing.
d00d (whatever that's supposed to imply), I was on the varsity social
interaction team in high school, so obviously I have the skills (for
those so impaired, this was an attempt at humor).

I didn't realize this was a competition, my bad.
Post by Lfh
You asked before that I leave you alone, and I
grant you your wish.
I hope you're serious.
Post by Lfh
You are now free to assert that this was your
objective all along and claim victory. Enjoy the glory. Buh-bye.
Fred
Well, my objective is mostly to discuss, but apparently my opinions
offend you so much that you *always* attacked me, which led to my
attacks back.

But I will claim victory in shutting you up wrt/ responding like an
asshole to me all the time. This, my friend, my friend, *was* the
comptetion, and I WIN. WOO HOO, I'M A WINNER!

devilphish

Bzl.
2008-02-21 16:13:06 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen. The missus and I stood out in
the cold for like 20 minutes waiting for it to complete. The baleful
orange color would be unnerving if one didn't know why it was
happening. It's half way back as I write this. Very nice.
Peace,
Neil X.
Amazing view out here in the NoVA hinterlands last night. Total milky way
action as well, and the outbound flight pattern from Dulles was practically
(and unusually) over the house... just to add to the drama.

Sometimes country living pays off.
Clearlight
2008-02-22 20:53:00 UTC
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Post by Neil X.
It's spectacular here in Boston. Crystal clear. Definitely the best
view of a total lunar that I've seen.
It was OK here in socal. We had some intermittent cloud cover and the
humidity was real high, so not crystal clear, but a fine showing none
the less.

Here's the best picture I've seen:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

If you don't have APOD bookmarked already it's certainly one I
recommend
Dave Kelly
2008-02-21 06:08:38 UTC
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Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
To me, the eclipse was very textural.
You know what I mean?
It was perfectly integrated and it had a...
a marvellous kind of negative capability.
Chris
2008-02-21 06:12:36 UTC
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Post by Dave Kelly
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
To me, the eclipse was very textural.
You know what I mean?
It was perfectly integrated and it had a...
a marvellous kind of negative capability.
http://home.comcast.net/~cpkver8/images/PICT0037.MOV
Garry the Island Boy
2008-02-21 10:50:51 UTC
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Post by Dave Kelly
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
To me, the eclipse was very textural.
You know what I mean?
It was perfectly integrated and it had a...
a marvellous kind of negative capability.
May all your joys eclipse your sorrows. . .GB

Garry
ML
2008-02-21 13:10:43 UTC
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Post by Garry the Island Boy
Post by Dave Kelly
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
To me, the eclipse was very textural.
You know what I mean?
It was perfectly integrated and it had a...
a marvellous kind of negative capability.
May all your joys eclipse your sorrows. . .GB
Garry
I'm glad some of you were able to experience the natural beauty of
the gift last night. Especially with your children; that brings
memories
held dear. Always let my boy stay up or get up for such special
things.
Walter: <sympathy>.... hope you get a break soon.
I'd rather watch a child's face observing an eclipse than the eclipse
itself!
The great comet H-B was so cool, I took Will and drove up to Skyline
above
Palo Alto.
Childhood memory: My sister dear running into the house so excited,
"There
is a calypso of the MOON!!!!!!!!!"
Pepe Papon
2008-02-21 09:28:19 UTC
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On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:52:25 -0600, "theothr1"
Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
No brewing, but I watched it with my kids. It was their first time
seeing an eclipse, and my daughter was very, very excited about it.
Garry the Island Boy
2008-02-21 10:48:49 UTC
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On Feb 20, 7:52 pm, "theothr1" <***@sbcglobal.net> wrote:> Anyone
brewing & viewing tonight?Ain't brewing but St Thomas was in the
totality zone so it was quite the show from my balcony. What was even
more interesting was Saturn a thumbs distance from the moon (below at
18 deg Lat.) You could almost make out the rings with the naked eye,
and definitely with the binoculars. Made me commit to getting a camera
adapter for my mic tripod. Couldn't hope to take a photo by hand. Best
wishes to all the heads who were viewing and wishing to stand on the
moon.Garry
Sherry in Vermont
2008-02-21 16:31:55 UTC
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Post by Garry the Island Boy
brewing & viewing tonight?Ain't brewing but St Thomas was in the
totality zone so it was quite the show from my balcony. What was even
more interesting was Saturn a thumbs distance from the moon (below at
18 deg Lat.) You could almost make out the rings with the naked eye,
and definitely with the binoculars. Made me commit to getting a camera
adapter for my mic tripod. Couldn't hope to take a photo by hand. Best
wishes to all the heads who were viewing and wishing to stand on the
moon.Garry
Completely covered by clouds in my area, couldn't see anything. :(

Sherry in Vermont
Pepe Papon
2008-02-22 08:55:43 UTC
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On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:31:55 -0500, Sherry in Vermont
Post by Sherry in Vermont
Post by Garry the Island Boy
brewing & viewing tonight?Ain't brewing but St Thomas was in the
totality zone so it was quite the show from my balcony. What was even
more interesting was Saturn a thumbs distance from the moon (below at
18 deg Lat.) You could almost make out the rings with the naked eye,
and definitely with the binoculars. Made me commit to getting a camera
adapter for my mic tripod. Couldn't hope to take a photo by hand. Best
wishes to all the heads who were viewing and wishing to stand on the
moon.Garry
Completely covered by clouds in my area, couldn't see anything. :(
Sherry in Vermont
There was a thin sheet of clouds in my area which meant that we could
see the eclipse OK, but there was no hint of Saturn.
--
~ Seth Jackson

MySpace URL - http://www.myspace.com/sethjacksonsong
Songwriting and Music Business Info: http://www.sethjackson.net
DG
2008-02-22 13:41:35 UTC
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Post by theothr1
Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
Perfect night in south Florida. Got to hear a great
bluegrass/GD band and watch the eclipse.
theothr1
2008-02-22 15:26:53 UTC
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"DG" > wrote ...
: theothr1 wrote:
: >
: >Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
:
:
: Perfect night in south Florida. Got to hear a great
: bluegrass/GD band and watch the eclipse.
:
:
:
- -
Who was it?!
DG
2008-02-22 15:40:02 UTC
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Post by theothr1
"DG" > wrote ...
: >
: >Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
: Perfect night in south Florida. Got to hear a great
: bluegrass/GD band and watch the eclipse.
- -
Who was it?!
The Grass Is Dead
http://www.thegrassisdead.com/
theothr1
2008-02-22 16:08:50 UTC
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"DG" > wrote
: theothr1 wrote:
: >
: >"DG" > wrote ...
: >: theothr1 wrote:
: >: >
: >: >Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
: >:
: >:
: >: Perfect night in south Florida. Got to hear a great
: >: bluegrass/GD band and watch the eclipse.
: >:
: >:
: >:
: >- -
: >Who was it?!
:
:
: The Grass Is Dead
: http://www.thegrassisdead.com/
:
:
:
- -
Darn, looks like they never leave Fla.
And all their CD's are sold out.

What did they play for the lunar eclipse?
Was there a Scarlet?
DG
2008-02-22 16:28:00 UTC
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Post by theothr1
: >
: >"DG" > wrote ...
: >: >
: >: >Anyone brewing & viewing tonight?
: >: Perfect night in south Florida. Got to hear a great
: >: bluegrass/GD band and watch the eclipse.
: >- -
: >Who was it?!
: The Grass Is Dead
: http://www.thegrassisdead.com/
- -
Darn, looks like they never leave Fla.
And all their CD's are sold out.
They have a few shows on archive.org
Post by theothr1
What did they play for the lunar eclipse?
Nothing in particular but it was a great show as usual.
Post by theothr1
Was there a Scarlet?
Nope...
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