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Old 06-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #12046
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The first full moon after the usual Neil Young festival in Canada?

Probably some time around the autumnal equinoxe. After?
Actually, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (Sept. 22)
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #12047
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4. Hunter's Moon is the full moon following Harvest usually in October.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #12048
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5. Moon illusion [guessing] is when the full moon appears larger than it really is.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #12049
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4. Hunter's Moon is the full moon following Harvest usually in October.
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5. Moon illusion [guessing] is when the full moon appears larger than it really is.
Yes - specifically when the moon is seen at the horizon


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Old 06-30-2013, 09:18 AM   #12050
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Well, no guesses on Wet Moon - so to keep this thread alive, the answer is in the spoiler tag


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Wet Moon = crescent moon with horns tilted up to resemble a bowl or smile


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orlok - 1 point
HIMS - 2 points
Fbone - 2 points

So - take it away HIMS or Fbone!
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #12051
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Billy decided to step up his income by becoming a magician. On his first performance, his first 29 tricks went over like a flapjack. For his grand finale, small, weak, Billy would tear in half a New York City phone book with his bare hands. When he approached the podium holding the phone book, he focused his mind on the 500 people in front of him and the $20 apiece that they had paid. He picked up the phone book and tore it in half almost effortlessly. How?

Note: he did not just tear it down the middle of the spine.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #12052
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(1) A few pages at a time.
(2) Magic.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #12053
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A trick I know that used to be used was to bake the directory in the oven first. Makes it much easier to tear in half in one go.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #12054
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A trick I know that used to be used was to bake the directory in the oven first. Makes it much easier to tear in half in one go.
That's the trick. Bake it first.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #12055
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That's the trick. Bake it first.
How long for? What temperature? Any seasoning?

Come on, we need the full recipe. Have you any idea how many people are made ill each year through incorrectly cooked phone books?
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #12056
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Here's a quickie especially for WT Sharpe:

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #12057
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Got it.

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #12058
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #12059
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Ouch. I'll take "Internet memes that should have died" for two hundred Alex.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #12060
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I'll jump in with a brain treaser that stumped me. Hopefully, someone will know if it's accurate or not.

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Theo Cartwright is an amateur actor and playwright. It is his dream to be able to do what he loves professionally. Unfortunately, every time he performs one of his plays, the critics always pick out something that is wrong with it.

Today, he performed a heart-warming monologue to a crowd of hundreds, including a critic from the local newspaper. The show was entitled "Dear Dolphin, I Will Always Miss You", and it was a monologue just for Theo.

He went on stage and started to perform.

"My poor dolphin," he started, "how I miss you. I met you many years ago, during my time at your aquarium. But I knew you were not right for a world like that. I set you free into the ocean, where you could frolic with your dolphin friends. But my heart ached when I saw the drastic news a month later. Your body had washed up on shore. Your cold, lifeless eyes broke my heart through the TV screen. I raced to meet you at the animal morgue. There they told me how you could not survive in ocean life. You died of starvation: you did not get enough food for yourself and, when your stomach was empty, you lived no more. I will miss you."

Later on, he met up with the critic to ask him what he thought.

"I'm sorry," said the critic. "There was one big mistake in your show and I personally could not see past it. I'm going to have to give you a poor review."

What had Theo done wrong?
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