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(The Raw Story)   Neil deGrasse Tyson rages against the 'super moon'. Looks like we got a badass over here   (rawstory.com) divider line 106
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2013-06-23 06:22:05 PM
"There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.
 
2013-06-23 06:25:24 PM
No, but I'd call it a supper pizza.
 
2013-06-23 07:09:56 PM
 
2013-06-23 07:32:42 PM
I'll take the supe.

/that works better spoken than written
/credit goes to Lyle "Chip" Chipperson
 
2013-06-23 07:33:06 PM
When I saw the "super moon" stuff, I thought the same thing.
 
Slu
2013-06-23 07:33:18 PM
I love websites with huge popups that cover the entire page. Especially if after closing said popup, we get another popup at the bottom of the page that begs for likes on Facebook.
 
2013-06-23 07:33:30 PM
From here in Denver, I couldn't see much difference.  I've seen larger moons plenty of times.
 
2013-06-23 07:34:13 PM

A super moon:


img.fark.net

 
2013-06-23 07:34:25 PM
Fighting sience illiteracy and media hyperbole one event at a time.

/Next target: The Weather Channel
 
2013-06-23 07:35:28 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-06-23 07:36:41 PM
A--WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-GA!

I used to be an Antique Car Collector but I'm all right now*.

*Since the werewolf bit me.
 
2013-06-23 07:37:03 PM
Suppa's pizza?

img.fark.net

/their pizza sucks.
//fat chicken is amazing.
 
2013-06-23 07:37:25 PM
s2.bloggerscdn.com
 
2013-06-23 07:37:39 PM
Scientists are always getting themselves into trouble with calling things names that make less knowledgeable people think they area more significant than intended. God particles, super moons, etc.
 
2013-06-23 07:37:46 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 07:38:38 PM
I call it media selling crap to the average American in order to generate additional watchers and or hits in order to generate additional advertising revenue. In how many thousands of year's of human civilization no one has cared about this but now the media is picking it up, same reason there is more of everything now. There isn't really any more of it, there is just more of it being shoved in your face.
 
2013-06-23 07:39:15 PM

Slu: I love websites with huge popups that cover the entire page. Especially if after closing said popup, we get another popup at the bottom of the page that begs for likes on Facebook.


If only there were a simple fix for pop ups...
 
2013-06-23 07:40:52 PM

skinink: A super moon:
[img.fark.net image 609x480]


Ah, spring ... when the swallows return to Capistrano ... and the mooning of Amtrak ...
 
2013-06-23 07:42:41 PM
I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.
 
2013-06-23 07:42:53 PM
I'm always looking at the Moon, since the days of Apollo. I walked with my wife a couple days ago, saw the Moon low on the horizon, and remarked to her several times - "damn, the Moon look HUMONGOUS". I was convinced that it looked bigger, So I Googled why and found all the stories.

I really don't care that much about the physics of it. But Tyson FAILS the first-person test.
 
Slu
2013-06-23 07:42:55 PM

AbbeySomeone: Slu: I love websites with huge popups that cover the entire page. Especially if after closing said popup, we get another popup at the bottom of the page that begs for likes on Facebook.

If only there were a simple fix for pop ups...


On my phone, wise guy. And the popup blocker didn't catch these as they weren't really new windows. Basically, I think that website sucks.
 
2013-06-23 07:45:41 PM
Moon was awesome last night.I know this is supposed to be a funny thread, but that was just awesome to look at.
 
2013-06-23 07:48:56 PM
*scans headline*


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 07:50:38 PM

JerseyTim: "There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.


in fact the pizza place suggests I'm getting 20% more pizza.
 
2013-06-23 07:50:48 PM
img.fark.net

m-o-o-n that spells hype
 
2013-06-23 07:52:05 PM

Slu: AbbeySomeone: Slu: I love websites with huge popups that cover the entire page. Especially if after closing said popup, we get another popup at the bottom of the page that begs for likes on Facebook.

If only there were a simple fix for pop ups...

On my phone, wise guy. And the popup blocker didn't catch these as they weren't really new windows. Basically, I think that website sucks.


When I'm on my phone I never click the links because of stuff like that.
 
2013-06-23 07:54:35 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I'm always looking at the Moon, since the days of Apollo. I walked with my wife a couple days ago, saw the Moon low on the horizon, and remarked to her several times - "damn, the Moon look HUMONGOUS". I was convinced that it looked bigger, So I Googled why and found all the stories.


Besides having objects on the horizon to make it look bigger by comparison doesn't the additional atmosphere the image has to go through make it appear bigger as well?
 
2013-06-23 07:58:00 PM
That was some pretty chill ragin' right there that was.
 
2013-06-23 07:59:02 PM
www.geekquality.com
Would you care to step outside, subby? Because young NDT would whoop your sarcastic candy ass.
 
2013-06-23 08:00:19 PM

fusillade762: Besides having objects on the horizon to make it look bigger by comparison doesn't the additional atmosphere the image has to go through make it appear bigger as well?


Inconclusive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_illusion
 
2013-06-23 08:01:27 PM

skinink: A super moon:
[img.fark.net image 609x480]


Have the blonde on the lower left bathed and brought to my chambers.
 
2013-06-23 08:02:15 PM
Maybe he will devote an entire episode of the terrible new NOVA to this pressing issue.
 
2013-06-23 08:06:50 PM
I've heard better audio quality on a recording from a kid fallen down a well.
 
2013-06-23 08:07:42 PM
Oh FFS. I'm all for scientific accuracy, but if people like the 'super moon',  go with it already. NASA's defunded, astronomy programs are barely noticed, and you want to biatch the one time people are  interested?
 
2013-06-23 08:08:07 PM

muck4doo: Moon was awesome last night.I know this is supposed to be a funny thread, but that was just awesome to look at.


The clouds parted but the high mist stayed, making it look like a great big basaltic tangerine over the lake.

It was truly impressive.
 
2013-06-23 08:10:24 PM

velvet_fog: [www.geekquality.com image 400x608]
Would you care to step outside, subby? Because young NDT would whoop your sarcastic candy ass.


Dayum.
 
2013-06-23 08:10:46 PM

PsiChick: Oh FFS. I'm all for scientific accuracy, but if people like the 'super moon',  go with it already. NASA's defunded, astronomy programs are barely noticed, and you want to biatch the one time people are  interested?


Usually, I curse the pinheadedness of crowd-source science enthusiasms, but I have to go with this. If it gets the retards to put down the poo-for-flinging for a moment and to go outside and look at the stars, I don't care if it came written in crayon.
 
2013-06-23 08:10:52 PM

juvandy: I'll take the supe.

/that works better spoken than written
/credit goes to Lyle "Chip" Chipperson


What's that?
 
2013-06-23 08:11:47 PM

Primitive Screwhead: I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.


Came here to make this exact point.
 
2013-06-23 08:15:26 PM
For last night's moon I ate psilocybin out in the Utah desert. Holy sh*t.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 08:15:29 PM
denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-06-23 08:16:16 PM

REO-Weedwagon: For last night's moon I ate psilocybin out in the Utah desert. Holy sh*t.
[img.fark.net image 250x375]


Holy fark. That's amazing.
 
2013-06-23 08:19:45 PM

fusillade762: Mart Laar's beard shaver: I'm always looking at the Moon, since the days of Apollo. I walked with my wife a couple days ago, saw the Moon low on the horizon, and remarked to her several times - "damn, the Moon look HUMONGOUS". I was convinced that it looked bigger, So I Googled why and found all the stories.

Besides having objects on the horizon to make it look bigger by comparison doesn't the additional atmosphere the image has to go through make it appear bigger as well?


And? It was bigger. Book it, done.

/Arctic Circle view
 
2013-06-23 08:21:28 PM

skinink: A super moon:
[img.fark.net image 609x480]


The first female in your image is someone I could get behind.

But seriously,  just about everything overblown by the media and anyone that wants to be heard.

We live in a society that worships sensationalism as if life should be a movie.

Props to those like Neil De Grasse Tyson and people like the myth busters for trying to keep things real.
 
2013-06-23 08:23:27 PM

JerseyTim: "There is something called a super moon," Tyson responded. "I don't know who first called it a super moon. I don't know, but if you have a 16 inch pizza, would you call that a super pizza compared with a 15 inch pizza?"

Yes, I would.


Damn right.  I'll bet that would move a lot of product.  "Home of the Super Pizza!"
 
2013-06-23 08:25:07 PM
i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-23 08:33:34 PM

Primitive Screwhead: I think he should let this one go.
The "Supermoon" hype will kids interested in astronomy.
Even if it's only for that day.


This.
 
2013-06-23 08:33:49 PM
He's so cool. I thought science was pretty lame, but this then this Tyson guy appeared.
You see him? He's black. Black guys don't do things that aren't cool. I'm going to follow him on twitter and let other people know there's a black guy that talks about science stuff. And he's so well-spoken, I think I trust him over those white and asian guys
 
2013-06-23 08:35:09 PM

REO-Weedwagon: For last night's moon I ate psilocybin out in the Utah desert. Holy sh*t.


You definitely win.
 
2013-06-23 08:43:02 PM

skinink: A super moon:


Thanks for the laugh - I've been sick all day and this gave me my first chuckle in hours!
 
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