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2010-10-02 07:48:23 AM  
It's somewhat near Forks, so there's that.
 
2010-10-02 09:01:55 AM  
Eppur si muove
 
2010-10-02 09:24:28 AM  
At least we can't see uranus
 
2010-10-02 10:18:14 AM  
I took the telescope out last night to check out Jupiter and it looks awesome!
 
2010-10-02 10:19:26 AM  
Its pretty amusing how the public needs to be warned about events going on in our own solar system specifically so that conspiracy theorists don't jump to conclusions about Area 51 or the Illuminati.
 
2010-10-02 10:21:30 AM  
Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.
 
2010-10-02 10:29:08 AM  
Luminaro: I took the telescope out last night to check out Jupiter and it looks awesome!

Isn't it just?

I was able to just make out the colors and what I thought were about 4 moons. But one of them apparently was Uranus.

/we all shine on
 
2010-10-02 10:30:10 AM  
Santroff: Its pretty amusing how the public needs to be warned about events going on in our own solar system specifically so that conspiracy theorists don't jump to conclusions about Area 51 or the Illuminati.

That's exactly what they want you to think, the government are projecting a picture of Jupiter using high powered lasers to cover up the fact they are testing highly advanced spacecraft.
 
2010-10-02 10:31:20 AM  
It's too big to be a space station.
 
2010-10-02 10:33:01 AM  
instructors.dwrl.utexas.edu

/hotter than a failed star
 
2010-10-02 10:36:56 AM  
Merkin Muffley: That's exactly what they want you to think, the government are projecting a picture of Jupiter using high powered lasers to cover up the fact they are testing highly advanced spacecraft.

My god. It was so obvious before, how could I have been so bling? This explains EVERYTHING. Does this also mean that the asteroid belt also used to be a planet existing between Mars and Jupiter, but it was blown up by a giant laser created by an ancient civilization that existed on Earth, but the government wanted to cover it up so they could keep the laser technology for themselves?

UltraFark: I have a relative that actually believes this is what happened to the asteroid belt.
 
2010-10-02 10:38:28 AM  
blind*

That was more of a subconcious typo than anything. I'm just so fly.
 
2010-10-02 10:44:09 AM  
KwameKilstrawberry: Luminaro: I took the telescope out last night to check out Jupiter and it looks awesome!

Isn't it just?

I was able to just make out the colors and what I thought were about 4 moons. But one of them apparently was Uranus.

/we all shine on


I'm not sure if this was a joke or what. It sounds like a play on words, but Uranus is literally up next to Jupiter right now... lol. Anyway, yes, beautiful night sky.
 
2010-10-02 10:50:24 AM  
I saw one band. First planet I have seen through a telescope. It was exciting. Saw 4 of its moons as well. uranus was behind jupiter.
 
2010-10-02 10:50:56 AM  
PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.

I love Jesus people. Yesterday I was checking out the classified ads. There was a big ad that had some contractor on it for roofing. On the bottom, it said, "JESUS SAVES" in big letters. So from that, I can only assume that Jesus buys in bulk.
 
2010-10-02 10:52:22 AM  
The article makes several needs clear.

1) The need for improved public scientific literacy.
2) The need for a frakkin' proofreader at that paper! Every sentence does not warrant its own paragraph break. Also, note how the article identifies Jupiter as "the largest plant in the solar system".

Yeah, it says that. Go back and look.
 
2010-10-02 10:55:40 AM  
cowgirl toffee: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.

I love Jesus people. Yesterday I was checking out the classified ads. There was a big ad that had some contractor on it for roofing. On the bottom, it said, "JESUS SAVES" in big letters. So from that, I can only assume that Jesus buys in bulk.


No, it means the guy nailing in the shingles has a bank account, so feel free to pay with a check.
 
2010-10-02 10:59:03 AM  
Hiro Nakamura: cowgirl toffee: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.

I love Jesus people. Yesterday I was checking out the classified ads. There was a big ad that had some contractor on it for roofing. On the bottom, it said, "JESUS SAVES" in big letters. So from that, I can only assume that Jesus buys in bulk.

No, it means the guy nailing in the shingles has a bank account, so feel free to pay with a check.


Well... there goes my theory of 'Jesus being Jewish' right out the window.
 
2010-10-02 11:01:49 AM  
EvolveYouPutz: The article makes several needs clear.

1) The need for improved public scientific literacy.
2) The need for a frakkin' proofreader at that paper! Every sentence does not warrant its own paragraph break. Also, note how the article identifies Jupiter as "the largest plant in the solar system".

Yeah, it says that. Go back and look.


Yeah, i came here to say that. Never knew Jupiter was a plant, thank goodness this article set me straight!
 
2010-10-02 11:06:21 AM  
I'll never forget the guy who had a few telescopes set up outside of a club in Baltimore when I lived there. He was charging 2 dollars to see Jupiter and Saturn. Over half the morons who looked through it couldn't believe it and thought it was some sort of trick.

The stupid is a pandemic.
 
2010-10-02 11:08:38 AM  
This happens all the time but it only gets reported when Jupiter, Mars, or Venus is "the closest it will be to the Earth in XX years". It's just the media being the media.

Fact of the matter is that Jupiter doesn't appear any larger to the naked eye than it did a month ago or a year ago.

Science, enemy of the media.
 
2010-10-02 11:09:10 AM  
loserkid182lr: EvolveYouPutz: The article makes several needs clear.

1) The need for improved public scientific literacy.
2) The need for a frakkin' proofreader at that paper! Every sentence does not warrant its own paragraph break. Also, note how the article identifies Jupiter as "the largest plant in the solar system".

Yeah, it says that. Go back and look.

Yeah, i came here to say that. Never knew Jupiter was a plant, thank goodness this article set me straight!



The big red spot mystery is solved! It is really just the fruit of Jupiter.
 
2010-10-02 11:09:58 AM  
merrymortician: The stupid is a pandemic.

Ohmygosh, really? I guess I better use more antibacterial soaps. I wouldn't want to get a case of the Stupid thats been going around.
 
2010-10-02 11:10:32 AM  
No, this is the largest plant! ...er, flower.

sequoiagardens.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-10-02 11:12:32 AM  
swamp gas
 
2010-10-02 11:19:07 AM  
Hey Jupiter.

/Dakota mix
 
2010-10-02 11:22:29 AM  
I'm glad it wasn't Pluto causing problems again.
It caused a planet size stir last time.
 
2010-10-02 11:30:11 AM  
I love their catchy tagline:
The Olympic Peninsula Online Connection in Washington State Since 1998

It just trips delightfully off the tongue.
 
2010-10-02 11:36:46 AM  
No other object as been misidentified as a flying saucer more often than the planet Jupiter.

Even the former leader of your United States of America, James Earl Carter Jr., thought he saw a UFO once...

But it's been proven he only saw the planet Jupiter.

Jupiter was at its peak brilliance last night.

You probably thought you saw something up in the sky other than Jupiter, but I assure you, it was Jupiter.
 
2010-10-02 11:48:41 AM  
chickstan: No, this is the largest plant! ...er, flower.


My God, what is that... thing to the right of it??
 
2010-10-02 11:49:03 AM  
maasedge: You probably thought you saw something up in the sky other than Jupiter, but I assure you, it was Jupiter.

I live next to an airport. I saw all kinds of shiny objects in the sky last night, and none of them were Jupiter. Your assurances leave me feeling confused and betrayed.
 
2010-10-02 11:52:16 AM  
Kirk's_Toupee: I saw one band. First planet I have seen through a telescope. It was exciting. Saw 4 of its moons as well. uranus was behind jupiter.

Tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
and that Heaven is overrated?
Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star?
One without a permanent scar....

(Drops of Jupiter - Train)
 
2010-10-02 11:53:06 AM  
I've always gone to the Clallam County Sheriff with my UFO needs.
 
2010-10-02 11:56:06 AM  
chickstan: No, this is the largest plant! ...er, flower.

...and it smells more awful than every other plants together (the smell of it is 318 times that of, let's say, an average rotten broccoli)
 
2010-10-02 12:09:44 PM  
EvolveYouPutz: The article makes several needs clear.

1) The need for improved public scientific literacy.
2) The need for a frakkin' proofreader at that paper! Every sentence does not warrant its own paragraph break. Also, note how the article identifies Jupiter as "the largest plant in the solar system".

Yeah, it says that. Go back and look.



I thought planets like that were called fruits.

go2.wordpress.com
 
2010-10-02 12:15:06 PM  
You can see jupiter's moons with a good pair of binoculars.
 
2010-10-02 12:19:58 PM  
I'm suddenly tempted to petition to have all my town's streetlights replaced with UFO-shaped streetlights.
 
2010-10-02 12:20:03 PM  
EvolveYouPutz: The article makes several needs clear.

1) The need for improved public scientific literacy.
2) The need for a frakkin' proofreader at that paper! Every sentence does not warrant its own paragraph break. Also, note how the article identifies Jupiter as "the largest plant in the solar system".

Yeah, it says that. Go back and look.


1: This is Port Angeles you're talking about. They take pride in their stupidity
2: See #1

/not proud of my hometown
 
2010-10-02 12:36:31 PM  
"Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider." - My Daughter
 
2010-10-02 12:46:24 PM  
DiamondDave: "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider." - My Daughter

I believe the correct pairing is "Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider. Girls go to Mars, to get more candy bars."
 
2010-10-02 12:49:13 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.

You have to understand this is on the Olympic Peninsula. They don't often see the sky when it isn't covered in clouds. It isn't like they are used to seeing lights in the sky.
 
2010-10-02 12:50:53 PM  
DiamondDave: "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider." - My Daughter

O-oh yeah? Well.. your daughter is.. a farty pants poo poo head! Nyah Nyah! Haha. I win, she loses.

/victory dance
 
2010-10-02 01:29:10 PM  
10.0.0.1: It's somewhat near Forks, so there's that.

That's a plus?!? Ever been there? There's a vampire behind every sunbeam.
 
2010-10-02 01:31:06 PM  
cowgirl toffee: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ people are stupid.

I love Jesus people. Yesterday I was checking out the classified ads. There was a big ad that had some contractor on it for roofing. On the bottom, it said, "JESUS SAVES" in big letters. So from that, I can only assume that Jesus buys in bulk.


Am I wrong to think that the mark of the beast will be a Jesus fish? See a lot of those to in ads. Soon they will be required for commerce.

/heretic
 
2010-10-02 01:31:53 PM  
John Lennon claimed to have seen a UFO hovering above New York City in 1974. It is actually noted on the back of his Walls and Bridges album.
I think John may have taken too much acid back in the day.
 
2010-10-02 01:34:05 PM  
Clallam County, "Out Rednecking Kitsap County Since 1854"
 
2010-10-02 01:51:06 PM  
maasedge Quote 2010-10-02 11:36:46 AM
No other object as been misidentified as a flying saucer more often than the planet Jupiter.

Even the former leader of your United States of America, James Earl Carter Jr., thought he saw a UFO once...

But it's been proven he only saw the planet Jupiter.


Actually, it's thought that Carter was looking at Venus, not Jupiter. (new window)

/Jupiter sure is impressive now
 
2010-10-02 01:56:18 PM  
The cosmic ballet... goes on.
 
2010-10-02 02:20:14 PM  
Riotboy: Hey Jupiter.

/Dakota mix


Tori Amos-(Live-Storytellers)-Hey Jupiter
 
2010-10-02 02:30:45 PM  
The Red Spot Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Jupiter in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Jupiter may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Saturn's gravity tugs on Jupiter and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Jupiter has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Jupiter will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. Jupiter will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Jupiter will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Jupiter will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN

oi53.tinypic.com

JESUS CHRIST IT'S A PLANET GET IN THE CAR
 
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