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The Man on the Moon

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Merick, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Merick

    Merick IncGamers Member

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    The Man on the Moon

    I've just never been able to see it. Anyone else not able to see it?

    Maybe someone could do some drawing on a moon picture to make it more obvious to me. The last two books I've read (Moonseed by Stephen Baxter- huge disapointment, The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov- Great) have had people living on The Moon, so I've been thinking about it more lately.

    Here are some samples:
    http://www.astrosurf.com/cidadao/moon_99_03_01.jpg
    http://www.pict.com/tomi/astro/orion/images/moon/moon_021027.jpg
    http://www.marcush.net/astronomy/moon-02Feb24-1x1-b3stack-3xumask-deconv.jpg


    -That's Triton as my avatar now, not The Moon.
     
  2. Lord_Shinnok

    Lord_Shinnok IncGamers Member

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    What is this "moon" you speak of? It's merely put there by God as summer home for dead celebrities. In fact i was there last night when Taft was taking on Kato the Elder at air hockey. A good match indeed. Kato came out strong but Taft showed his quick feet and was able to come from a 3 point deficit to take the match. Kato had to chug and an entire box of wine for the lose. It was freaking amazing, Charlie Chaplin almost lost his lunch watching which really grossed out Catherine the Great.


    Wait, what were we talking about again?
     
  3. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    okie ..

    no i cant see him either, dont worry

    especially not in those 3 pics, i thought i saw him once but i guess i was .. hallucinating o_0
     
  4. Akira

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    These pictures are way too huge to see any man in the moon. You'll want something smaller so your eyes kinda smudge the details together a tad. I suggest using the real thing, or just reducing one of these images if you can avoid severe pixellation.
     
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    A true astronomer at heart, and obviously sporting the best equipment.
     
  7. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    lol that woke me up

    o_0
     
  8. NightShade

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    No, I have not see the face in said moon....


    How ever, I have seen satan on a turtle....Thats how he won I reckon.
     
  9. Dj_Otaku

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    When I look up at the moon I see a dragon on it. Yep...

    *looks around*

    *wanders off*

    Dj_Otaku
     
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    I've seen the man...

    But you have to look at the real thing, methinks...

    Probably helps being nearsighted like me too :eek:
     
  11. ScanMan

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    Here's the last Man on the Moon:

    http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/0/10075952.jpg

    Here's some more info:

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery...rrison+Schmitt&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02a

    Oh, you meant "The man IN the moon", not the "Man on the Moon".

    Sorry....As a child of Apollo, one who has a "thank you" card from the crew of Apollo 11, I tend to think of "Man/Moon" questions in relation to what happened between July 11, 1969 and December 19, 1972.
     
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    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    OK, now you have to tell us about the card.
     
  13. ScanMan

    ScanMan IncGamers Member

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    When the Apollo 11 mission went down I was 8 years old, and a confirmed space junkie. I had researched EVERYTHING I could find about the missions and the men who flew them, and I had found out that Neil Armstrong was going to have a birthday while he was in the Isloation Trailer after the Apollo 11 mission.

    So I sent him a birthday card.....I still remember the card, It had a picture of a vampire on the cover saying "This card has a curse on it" and when you opened it it said "Whoever reads it will become one year older".

    Yeah, stupid.....I know.....what the hell, I was eight years old.

    I paid for the card with my allowance, signed it and sent it on to Neil and the rest of the crew.

    3-4 weeks later I received a letter from NASA that was addressed to ME, by NAME. This was a big deal for an eight year old.

    I opened it up, and found a card that was SIGNED by all of the Apollo astronauts, thanking ME for supporting their program.

    It wasn't until I was 25 years old that I realized the card was a lithograph, and that there were probably 2 or 3 hundred thousand cards just like it in circulation.

    Did that hurt......yeah, it did.

    Do I still have the card? Yes I do.

    I'm going to give the card to my son when he gets older, and tell him that "I sent a birthday card to Neil Armstrong in 1969, and he sent me this card back"

    That's not REALLY a lie, is it?
     
  14. {KOW}Spazed

    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    Dude, that's still pretty freaking cool. That card not only has a cool story to it, but will be a cool thing to pass down.
     
  15. ScanMan

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    Yeah, but the best part of the story is this....

    Two years ago Buzz Aldrin and Micheal Collins were at a Classic car/Boat show near where I live, about an hour drive. I went there with my card because I wanted to get their actual signatures on the back of it....if I got those two I would only need Armstrong's, and then it would be REAL.

    I got there with my card, got in the signature line, and then found out it would cost money ($40) for the signatures.

    I stepped out of line and went home.....I had already had my dreams smashed once, when I figured out my card was a "send it to everybody" mass printing.....I wasn't going to pay money to try to make my fake memory more real.

    Does anyone understand this? Everyone I tell the story to tells me "But the card would be worth SO MUCH MORE with the actual signatures...."

    To me, it's worth as much as it can be as it is.

    It's mine, and the crew of Apollo 11 sent it to me....what more do I need it to be?
     
  16. {KOW}Spazed

    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    I don't see the point of making it worth more (monetarily) since I don't think you ever plan on selling it. People are strange sometimes.
     
  17. Namyeknom

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    I can understand that, its not what it is that matters, its what it means thats important. That card, mass printing or not, is part of your past, and therefore part of who you are. I think getting them to validate it with a signature would probably have cheapened the memory and meaning of it.

    As to the original thread question, yes I can the man in the moon, although finding a decent enough picture to illustrate it is impossible. I think it actually looks more like a skull than a face, but he has been up their awhile so its understandable...
     
  18. bigD72

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    That could be one of the most descrete thread hijacks ever.

    I too have never been able to see the man on the moon.
     

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