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2017-12-28 04:52:35 AM  
I'm a fan of two of those things. One of which rarely get serviced since I live in Oregon.
 
2017-12-28 05:55:12 AM  
Permutations:

1.  Just Astronomy:  Cold and solitary.  Looking up at the night sky wondering if anyone up there is looking at us and wondering if we are looking at them.  And, if they are, would they mind selling us some weed...?

2.  Just Pink Floyd:  You thought it would be soothing but you've just lain awake in the dark wondering how you can tell a green field from a cold steel rail; and, what your head exploding  with dark foreboding has to do with the dark side of the Moon.

3.  Just Pot:  Feeling mellow but sad that you don't have a telescope or a stereo.  You pick up the phone to call your brother and then you realize that you are an only child...

4.  Astronomy and Pink Floyd:  Kind of a party but, even though Learn to Fly was supposed to inspire your fellow astronomers, half of them were in the living room getting warm and complaining about the guy who was supposed to bring the pot.

5.  Pink Floyd and Pot:  Animals is a great album but, when you get really high, you forget and keep running to the window to check to see whose dog is barking.

6.  Astronomy and Pot:  Astronomy seems pointless when you are high.  Maybe Saturn doesn't like being stared at.  What could it do if it got mad?  Plenty.  And, THEN the anxiety kicks in...

7.  Pink Floyd, Astronomy and Pot:  You're mellow, inspired, high and totally synergized.  Sadly, you've also locked yourself out of the house and your telescope in.  In your last frozen minutes on Earth, you come to the realization that hypothermia is a KIND of high, maybe Pink Floyd isn't so great and you probably should've spent more of your astronomy time amongst the public, trying to get laid...
 
2017-12-28 07:26:47 AM  
This thread is relevant to my interests. This post is a bookmark.
 
2017-12-28 08:06:52 AM  
neptune, titan, stars can frighten
 
2017-12-28 08:08:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: This thread is relevant to my interests. This post is a bookmark.


It's almost as if someone wrote this headline just for us!

/ It's Jeff Sessions, I know it.
 
2017-12-28 08:27:48 AM  
The crown jewel of celestial events in 2018 is undoubtedly the opposition of Mars on July 27. On this date, the red planet will not only be closest to the Earth, but also directly opposite the sun and in full illumination.


Oh great the Internets will again be awash with stories about being able to go out at night and have Mars look like this:

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2017-12-28 08:30:25 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Permutations:

1.  Just Astronomy:  Cold and solitary.  Looking up at the night sky wondering if anyone up there is looking at us and wondering if we are looking at them.  And, if they are, would they mind selling us some weed...?

2.  Just Pink Floyd:  You thought it would be soothing but you've just lain awake in the dark wondering how you can tell a green field from a cold steel rail; and, what your head exploding  with dark foreboding has to do with the dark side of the Moon.

3.  Just Pot:  Feeling mellow but sad that you don't have a telescope or a stereo.  You pick up the phone to call your brother and then you realize that you are an only child...

4.  Astronomy and Pink Floyd:  Kind of a party but, even though Learn to Fly was supposed to inspire your fellow astronomers, half of them were in the living room getting warm and complaining about the guy who was supposed to bring the pot.

5.  Pink Floyd and Pot:  Animals is a great album but, when you get really high, you forget and keep running to the window to check to see whose dog is barking.

6.  Astronomy and Pot:  Astronomy seems pointless when you are high.  Maybe Saturn doesn't like being stared at.  What could it do if it got mad?  Plenty.  And, THEN the anxiety kicks in...

7.  Pink Floyd, Astronomy and Pot:  You're mellow, inspired, high and totally synergized.  Sadly, you've also locked yourself out of the house and your telescope in.  In your last frozen minutes on Earth, you come to the realization that hypothermia is a KIND of high, maybe Pink Floyd isn't so great and you probably should've spent more of your astronomy time amongst the public, trying to get laid...


Those are combinations.  To be permutations, you'd have to consider, for instance, "Pot, Astronomy, and Pink Floyd" as a distinct outcome from "Pink Floyd, Astronomy, and Pot."

/missing the point
 
2017-12-28 08:39:15 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: bigfatbuddhist: Permutations:

1.  Just Astronomy:  Cold and solitary.  Looking up at the night sky wondering if anyone up there is looking at us and wondering if we are looking at them.  And, if they are, would they mind selling us some weed...?

2.  Just Pink Floyd:  You thought it would be soothing but you've just lain awake in the dark wondering how you can tell a green field from a cold steel rail; and, what your head exploding  with dark foreboding has to do with the dark side of the Moon.

3.  Just Pot:  Feeling mellow but sad that you don't have a telescope or a stereo.  You pick up the phone to call your brother and then you realize that you are an only child...

4.  Astronomy and Pink Floyd:  Kind of a party but, even though Learn to Fly was supposed to inspire your fellow astronomers, half of them were in the living room getting warm and complaining about the guy who was supposed to bring the pot.

5.  Pink Floyd and Pot:  Animals is a great album but, when you get really high, you forget and keep running to the window to check to see whose dog is barking.

6.  Astronomy and Pot:  Astronomy seems pointless when you are high.  Maybe Saturn doesn't like being stared at.  What could it do if it got mad?  Plenty.  And, THEN the anxiety kicks in...

7.  Pink Floyd, Astronomy and Pot:  You're mellow, inspired, high and totally synergized.  Sadly, you've also locked yourself out of the house and your telescope in.  In your last frozen minutes on Earth, you come to the realization that hypothermia is a KIND of high, maybe Pink Floyd isn't so great and you probably should've spent more of your astronomy time amongst the public, trying to get laid...

Those are combinations.  To be permutations, you'd have to consider, for instance, "Pot, Astronomy, and Pink Floyd" as a distinct outcome from "Pink Floyd, Astronomy, and Pot."

/missing the point


God bless you and all your people...
 
2017-12-28 08:41:50 AM  
Pink Floyd: because good music is awesome.

Astronomy: yes the Earth is round, and we have been to the Moon.

Pot: because making Americans stupid and lazy is in the best interests of the rich assholes who are farking over this country.
 
2017-12-28 08:44:58 AM  
Do they still have Pink Floyd  laser light shows at the planetarium? I hazily remember going to a few back in college in the early-mid 90s.

/dnrtfa
 
2017-12-28 09:30:45 AM  
Pink Floyd, marijuana, and astronomy is the name of my prog-rock kazoo orchestra.
 
2017-12-28 09:54:33 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Permutations:

1.  Just Astronomy:  Cold and solitary.  Looking up at the night sky wondering if anyone up there is looking at us and wondering if we are looking at them.  And, if they are, would they mind selling us some weed...?

2.  Just Pink Floyd:  You thought it would be soothing but you've just lain awake in the dark wondering how you can tell a green field from a cold steel rail; and, what your head exploding  with dark foreboding has to do with the dark side of the Moon.

3.  Just Pot:  Feeling mellow but sad that you don't have a telescope or a stereo.  You pick up the phone to call your brother and then you realize that you are an only child...

4.  Astronomy and Pink Floyd:  Kind of a party but, even though Learn to Fly was supposed to inspire your fellow astronomers, half of them were in the living room getting warm and complaining about the guy who was supposed to bring the pot.

5.  Pink Floyd and Pot:  Animals is a great album but, when you get really high, you forget and keep running to the window to check to see whose dog is barking.

6.  Astronomy and Pot:  Astronomy seems pointless when you are high.  Maybe Saturn doesn't like being stared at.  What could it do if it got mad?  Plenty.  And, THEN the anxiety kicks in...

7.  Pink Floyd, Astronomy and Pot:  You're mellow, inspired, high and totally synergized.  Sadly, you've also locked yourself out of the house and your telescope in.  In your last frozen minutes on Earth, you come to the realization that hypothermia is a KIND of high, maybe Pink Floyd isn't so great and you probably should've spent more of your astronomy time amongst the public, trying to get laid...


That's funny, because that is exactly what happened the first time I listened to Animals.

Was doing homework in the living room and when that part of Dogs came up, I thought it was the neighbor's bird dogs barking in their kennel, as they often did. I went to the back yard to tell them to shut up, but they were all quiet.

/CSB
// Me = quizzicaldog.jpg
/// Slashies (Three Different Ones)
 
2017-12-28 09:55:32 AM  
I prefer the earlier stuff.
you know, before astronomy got famous.
 
2017-12-28 10:02:35 AM  
I'm into Slayer, mescaline, and lepidoptery. I love every year.
 
2017-12-28 10:05:58 AM  

Cortez the Killer: bigfatbuddhist: Permutations:

1.  Just Astronomy:  Cold and solitary.  Looking up at the night sky wondering if anyone up there is looking at us and wondering if we are looking at them.  And, if they are, would they mind selling us some weed...?

2.  Just Pink Floyd:  You thought it would be soothing but you've just lain awake in the dark wondering how you can tell a green field from a cold steel rail; and, what your head exploding  with dark foreboding has to do with the dark side of the Moon.

3.  Just Pot:  Feeling mellow but sad that you don't have a telescope or a stereo.  You pick up the phone to call your brother and then you realize that you are an only child...

4.  Astronomy and Pink Floyd:  Kind of a party but, even though Learn to Fly was supposed to inspire your fellow astronomers, half of them were in the living room getting warm and complaining about the guy who was supposed to bring the pot.

5.  Pink Floyd and Pot:  Animals is a great album but, when you get really high, you forget and keep running to the window to check to see whose dog is barking.

6.  Astronomy and Pot:  Astronomy seems pointless when you are high.  Maybe Saturn doesn't like being stared at.  What could it do if it got mad?  Plenty.  And, THEN the anxiety kicks in...

7.  Pink Floyd, Astronomy and Pot:  You're mellow, inspired, high and totally synergized.  Sadly, you've also locked yourself out of the house and your telescope in.  In your last frozen minutes on Earth, you come to the realization that hypothermia is a KIND of high, maybe Pink Floyd isn't so great and you probably should've spent more of your astronomy time amongst the public, trying to get laid...

That's funny, because that is exactly what happened the first time I listened to Animals.

Was doing homework in the living room and when that part of Dogs came up, I thought it was the neighbor's bird dogs barking in their kennel, as they often did. I went to the back yard to tell them to shut up, but they were all q ...


I wouldn't be surprised if it hadn't happened to me, either...
 
2017-12-28 10:13:20 AM  
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2017-12-28 10:15:55 AM  
Astronomy Domine [Live]
Youtube QawLRFL0Js0
 
2017-12-28 10:16:22 AM  
Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (1968) HQ
Youtube vOCdEXjzdpo
 
2017-12-28 10:30:56 AM  
Deja vu all over again. This is all so 20th century.
 
2017-12-28 10:37:49 AM  
 
2017-12-28 11:29:05 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I prefer the earlier stuff. you know, before astronomy

marijuana got famous.
 
2017-12-28 11:32:39 AM  
Back in the day in SF we called all of the above at the same time 'The Laserium'

/inb4ItsAStarProjector
 
2017-12-28 01:47:15 PM  
The biggest thing to remember with Pink Floyd is if you're a depressive to begin with, Floyd is something of a pretty oil that floats on top of your depression, giving you a lot of pretty colors to look at.

The production is truly massive. Seriously, the mastering is sublime. But you've got to be aware of the times where Floyd really does huff its own nonsense and has its head somewhat up its own backside.
 
2017-12-28 02:23:39 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: Permutations:


Sorry, but those aren't permutations.

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These are permutations.
 
2017-12-28 02:30:57 PM  
My dad's favorite joke:
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were on a camping trip. Around midnight, Sherlock awoke Watson and said, "Look up at the stars above us, and tell me what you can deduce."

Watson thought for a while, and said, "Well, those stars twinkling look very, very far away. And since they are far away, they must be much bigger than they appear. Perhaps those points of light burning in the night sky so far away are like our own Sun. And if those stars are like our Sun, then perhaps some of them have planets revolving around them, as well. And with all those planets circling all those stars, well, at least one of them must have life, as well. So I deduce, by the very existence of those stars, that we are not alone in our vast Universe."

Sherlock Holmes relied, "Watson, you idiot! Somebody has stolen our tent!"
 
2017-12-28 03:50:07 PM  
Not so much into the marijuanas anymore, but some wine will do fine.
 
2017-12-28 04:34:29 PM  

Aezetyr: Pot: because making Americans stupid and lazy is in the best interests of the rich assholes who are farking over this country.


Gee, if you were correct, you'd think those rich assholes would be working harder to get the weed legalized.

I wonder why they aren't.

Maybe the stuff only affects you that way.
 
2017-12-28 05:30:46 PM  

knobmaker: Aezetyr: Pot: because making Americans stupid and lazy is in the best interests of the rich assholes who are farking over this country.

Gee, if you were correct, you'd think those rich assholes would be working harder to get the weed legalized.

I wonder why they aren't.

Maybe the stuff only affects you that way.


Nope. Did it once, didn't like it, haven't done it since. Don't care for it either. Can you show me some medical scientific evidence that shows me that it doesn't completely fark up the brain?
 
2017-12-28 07:22:42 PM  

Aezetyr: knobmaker: Aezetyr: Pot: because making Americans stupid and lazy is in the best interests of the rich assholes who are farking over this country.

Gee, if you were correct, you'd think those rich assholes would be working harder to get the weed legalized.

I wonder why they aren't.

Maybe the stuff only affects you that way.

Nope. Did it once, didn't like it, haven't done it since. Don't care for it either. Can you show me some medical scientific evidence that shows me that it doesn't completely fark up the brain?


Show me medical scientific evidence that chewing gum doesn't completely fark up the brain...
 
2017-12-28 08:36:19 PM  
Done, done and done.
Many great times were had a lazer-floyd at the planetarium.
The 80s were awesome, minus the fashion, constant fear of nuclear war and can't have sex because you get the aids.
 
2017-12-28 09:02:43 PM  

Aezetyr: Can you show me some medical scientific evidence that shows me that it doesn't completely fark up the brain?


Can you show us some medical scientific evidence that you are not completely clueless?  Because you just asked us to prove a negative.

Do you understand how dumb that is?
 
2017-12-28 09:20:27 PM  
Maybe I'm being too hard on you.  You might genuinely not understand how silly your question is, and might really believe that goofy DARE propaganda.

So just to get you started:

https://www.inc.com/cynthia-than/the-​s​urprising-way-to-be-better-at-brain-te​asers-a.html
 
2017-12-28 09:25:53 PM  
bigfatbuddhist: ... 
Show me medical scientific evidence that chewing gum doesn't completely fark up the brain...

Probably the stupidest thing I've read today, and I read Trumps tweets about global warming.

knobmaker:  ...
Can you show us some medical scientific evidence that you are not completely clueless?  Because you just asked us to prove a negative.

Do you understand how dumb that is?


First - not completely clueless.
Second - what is the proof that weed is a healthy thing to take into your body?
Third - do you know how dumb it is to believe everything you're told?
 
2017-12-28 09:30:17 PM  

knobmaker: Maybe I'm being too hard on you.  You might genuinely not understand how silly your question is, and might really believe that goofy DARE propaganda.

So just to get you started:

https://www.inc.com/cynthia-than/the-s​urprising-way-to-be-better-at-brain-te​asers-a.html


Not really a silly question, I'm just looking for the truth of the matter. I am not just going to believe whatever I'm told.  It doesn't really make sense to me that loading up on weed is a safe thing to do, or that it could be in any way beneficial.
 
2017-12-28 09:58:21 PM  

Aezetyr: knobmaker: ...
Can you show us some medical scientific evidence that you are not completely clueless? Because you just asked us to prove a negative.

Do you understand how dumb that is?

First - not completely clueless.
Second - what is the proof that weed is a healthy thing to take into your body?
Third - do you know how dumb it is to believe everything you're told?


Oh my god.  You really are that clueless.  Do us all a favor and Google "proving a negative."

If you do, you'll understand what bigfatbuddhist was getting at when he asked you to prove that chewing gum does not fark up your brain.  Or to put it in a less pleasant but somewhat more vivid way, can you prove to our satisfaction that you did not murder a homeless guy and have repeated sexual encounters with his rotting corpse.  Can't prove it?  Then you probably did it, right?

Fortunately, that's not how that works.  Someone would have to credibly accuse you of doing it, and then provide information and evidence that you did it.  In order to credibly claim that weed makes you stupid, you need more than insulting cultural stereotypes and unsupported DARE propaganda.  You need actual proof.  And it is you who has to provide the proof, because it is you who made the claim that weed makes you stupid.

Who told you that smoking weed makes you stupid?  Because evidently you just up and decided to believe that long-disproved nonsense without actually doing any research at all into the matter.  There  have been a fair number of clinical studies that you can look up on the subject of cognitive decline as a result of weed use.

Unfortunately, those studies do not support your view.
 
2017-12-28 10:12:20 PM  

Aezetyr: knobmaker: Maybe I'm being too hard on you.  You might genuinely not understand how silly your question is, and might really believe that goofy DARE propaganda.

So just to get you started:

https://www.inc.com/cynthia-than/the-s​urprising-way-to-be-better-at-brain-te​asers-a.html

Not really a silly question, I'm just looking for the truth of the matter. I am not just going to believe whatever I'm told.  It doesn't really make sense to me that loading up on weed is a safe thing to do, or that it could be in any way beneficial.


Okay, that's fair, as long as you understand that your feeling about weed and intelligence has no scientific basis.  But to a person like me, who has done the research, you appear to have not bothered to look up any of the clinical studies that have dealt with this question.  There are many, from the reefer madness days of asphixiating monkeys to prove brain damage to actual valid studies with acceptable protocols.

Please look into it.  If you are a reasonable person capable of deciding a question on its merits, you will change your mind.
 
2017-12-29 05:29:25 AM  

Aezetyr: bigfatbuddhist: ... 
Show me medical scientific evidence that chewing gum doesn't completely fark up the brain...

Probably the stupidest thing I've read today, and I read Trumps tweets about global warming.

knobmaker:  ...
Can you show us some medical scientific evidence that you are not completely clueless?  Because you just asked us to prove a negative.

Do you understand how dumb that is?

First - not completely clueless.
Second - what is the proof that weed is a healthy thing to take into your body?
Third - do you know how dumb it is to believe everything you're told?


Goodness.  You do seem clueless, son.  You correctly guessed what was wrong with MY statement and still are completely ignorant of what is wrong with yours...
 
2017-12-29 05:30:12 AM  

knobmaker: Aezetyr: knobmaker: ...
Can you show us some medical scientific evidence that you are not completely clueless? Because you just asked us to prove a negative.

Do you understand how dumb that is?

First - not completely clueless.
Second - what is the proof that weed is a healthy thing to take into your body?
Third - do you know how dumb it is to believe everything you're told?

Oh my god.  You really are that clueless.  Do us all a favor and Google "proving a negative."

If you do, you'll understand what bigfatbuddhist was getting at when he asked you to prove that chewing gum does not fark up your brain.  Or to put it in a less pleasant but somewhat more vivid way, can you prove to our satisfaction that you did not murder a homeless guy and have repeated sexual encounters with his rotting corpse.  Can't prove it?  Then you probably did it, right?

Fortunately, that's not how that works.  Someone would have to credibly accuse you of doing it, and then provide information and evidence that you did it.  In order to credibly claim that weed makes you stupid, you need more than insulting cultural stereotypes and unsupported DARE propaganda.  You need actual proof.  And it is you who has to provide the proof, because it is you who made the claim that weed makes you stupid.

Who told you that smoking weed makes you stupid?  Because evidently you just up and decided to believe that long-disproved nonsense without actually doing any research at all into the matter.  There  have been a fair number of clinical studies that you can look up on the subject of cognitive decline as a result of weed use.

Unfortunately, those studies do not support your view.


Sorry, Knobmaker... I didn't see your post until I basically duplicated it.
 
2017-12-29 09:42:14 AM  
I'm sort of hoping a nearby super red giant explodes. It's on my bucket list.
 
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