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That's No Moon!

Postby Kathleen » 04 Mar 2013, 10:46

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... ts-No-Moon

To be fair, it isn't a space station either.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Geoff_B » 04 Mar 2013, 10:54

Loved it :D Especially Paul's ever more insistent "I can see it! It's right there!"
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Foxmar » 04 Mar 2013, 11:01

Who else immediately after watching the video went to antisun.org to see if it was there :) Great job guys, Paul did a great job in this one.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 04 Mar 2013, 11:12

Foxmar wrote:Who else immediately after watching the video went to antisun.org to see if it was there :)

Me!

More great writing from Andy. This time the Favourite Line Award goes to "Not even a little bit?" Loved Paul's delivery of that, although that whole exchange was brilliant. And even after all this time, Spuzzum is still a hilarious word.

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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby JayBlanc » 04 Mar 2013, 11:17

And then I went to Antisun.org and was transported back to the era of Usenet Kooks. UN-altered REPRODUCTION and DISSEMINATION of this IMPORTANT Information is ENCOURAGED.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 04 Mar 2013, 11:28

But... where is the Moonbase?
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Foxmar » 04 Mar 2013, 11:33

My pseudonym is Ix wrote:But... where is the Moonbase?


Don't you see! LRR has cleverly hidden the Moonbase behind this optical illusion created by the sun's light and Earth's atmosphere acting like a prism scattering the light and focusing it on one point! It's genius!
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby empath » 04 Mar 2013, 12:39

Oh, ANDY! :D

I got a little uncomfortable there, and then I realized there were a couple of compelling rebuttals waiting, which DID get addressed (but I was waiting a little bit for them...).

Nice 'mental idiosyncrasy of the reporter's his screwing up names, which leads me to the question of "Who called out 'Cavanagh!' back at David 'Cocco-Puffs' near the end?" I would have said it was Jer, but James did camera and Beej did boom...Matt? Someone else?

Great video, and great stinger. I WILL say that you're REALLY too convincing when you play kooks, Graham. ;)

Say...what was the Spuzzum (Spuzham?) Observatory in memorial of, exactly? ;)

...oh, and for the record, I checked "anti-sun.org" first, but quickly got to the site. (still makes me wonder what you're gonna do with "couchmall.net"...)
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Jamfalcon » 04 Mar 2013, 13:54

It sounded like Beej to me.

(And your first spelling was correct, it's Spuzzum.)
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby KyrieEleison » 04 Mar 2013, 14:10

Yeah, I just checked antisun.org. Well played, guys.

And thanks, Andy, for including the moon landing. The entire time, while Paul was saying, "But it's right there!" I was thinking, "What about the moon landing?"
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 04 Mar 2013, 14:27

Spuzzum is a extremely small town in British Columbia that has been used for comedic effect several times including the last time Action 9 News talked to an astronomer.

As a whole I did not find this video to be that funny but then again I'm getting a PhD in astrophysics. Bits of the video are funny. I think if this was in a discipline I knew less about I would have found it funnier. I really want to hear what Andy was thinking when he wrote this.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Keab42 » 04 Mar 2013, 15:02

Have you all remembered to visit antisun.org?
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Foxmar » 04 Mar 2013, 15:05

I like the donate button at http://antisun.org/ just wish I had money to donate to it :(
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby JackSlack » 04 Mar 2013, 15:28

... can we have confirmation that antisun.org is in fact owned by Loading Ready Run? I think it is, but it could be an opportunistic site trying to grab donation dollars.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Scud422 » 04 Mar 2013, 15:37

Wow, Canadians making an obscure Australian political reference about fluoride. Now I've seen everything.
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3699925.htm
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby WAYF » 04 Mar 2013, 15:42

Good point, JackSlack. It would be masterful trolling if anyone actually donated, though I didn't think that other people had that much forethought.

Well... this is one of the only videos written by Andy that I don't consider brilliant, but Graham really sells the dodgy science. See also: Why I don't like statistics sometimes. :P
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby robothero » 04 Mar 2013, 15:43

My pseudonym is Ix wrote:But... where is the Moonbase?


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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 04 Mar 2013, 15:54

Another glaring issue that Paul didn't bring up is the phases of the Moon.

A fatal flaw with claiming that the craters are Sun spots is that the Sun spots are a transitory phenomenon. Their number and position change on an eleven year cycle while the topography of the Moon does not change on human time scales. Also the disc of the Sun looks nothing like the Moon.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Keab42 » 04 Mar 2013, 15:55

JackSlack wrote:... can we have confirmation that antisun.org is in fact owned by Loading Ready Run? I think it is, but it could be an opportunistic site trying to grab donation dollars.


Huh. Didn't spot that when I checked the URL after watching the video. That doesn't seem very LRR-like.

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who is lookup claims to be registered to Paul.

http://www.whois.com/whois/antisun.org
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby AdmiralMemo » 04 Mar 2013, 16:03

JackSlack wrote:... can we have confirmation that antisun.org is in fact owned by Loading Ready Run? I think it is, but it could be an opportunistic site trying to grab donation dollars.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby JackSlack » 04 Mar 2013, 16:04

Oh good. Glad to know, then.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 04 Mar 2013, 16:05

Another unexplained phenomenon with out a Moon: eclipses.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Graham » 04 Mar 2013, 16:15

Edited your post to remove the phone number.
I know it's technically "out there", but let's not publicize it please :)

Anyway, yeah it's totally our site.
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Vigafre » 04 Mar 2013, 16:18

Tide comes in, tide goes out. You can't explain that!
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Re: That's No Moon!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 04 Mar 2013, 16:53

Talk of not being able to explain things makes me think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0r930Sn_8
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