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October 5, 2007 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Your Personal Moon
posted by vronsky (54 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's no moon.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:03 PM on October 5, 2007 [8 favorites]


At last, someone who hears my moon prayers.

Someone who moon cares.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:08 PM on October 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


What is it, Whitley?
posted by cortex at 3:09 PM on October 5, 2007


That's no moon.

I see you've played knifey-moony before.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:10 PM on October 5, 2007 [6 favorites]


It's incredibly bright. I could see some neighbors complaining.
posted by agregoli at 3:10 PM on October 5, 2007


I was sure this was going to be a goatse link.
posted by The Bellman at 3:12 PM on October 5, 2007


I could see some neighbors complaining.

Solution: giant crescent-shaped lightboxes for everyone!
posted by tepidmonkey at 3:13 PM on October 5, 2007


I found a moon rock in my nose!
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:18 PM on October 5, 2007


obligatory
posted by vronsky at 3:25 PM on October 5, 2007


This proves that the moon landing was faked.
posted by mullacc at 3:26 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


Whimsically cool. Until everyone else on your block gets one, of course. Then it becomes a pet rock.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:34 PM on October 5, 2007


Let me show you my personal moon.

My personal moon. Let me show it to you.
posted by LordSludge at 3:34 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


Why do I suddenly have a hankering for a Big Mac?
posted by Reggie Digest at 3:38 PM on October 5, 2007


LordSludge, you bare it, we'll share it.
posted by maxwelton at 3:39 PM on October 5, 2007


Finally, my own near earth orbiting satellite that I don't have to share with any of you fucking losers.
posted by Muddler at 3:44 PM on October 5, 2007


Don't make me tell you, again, about the scootching.
posted by zap rowsdower at 3:47 PM on October 5, 2007


I saw it written and I saw it say
Personal moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Personal moon gonna get you all
Its a personal moon
Its a personal, personal, personal, personal, personal moon.
posted by vronsky at 3:50 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


M-O-O-N, that spells Russian lightbox...
posted by Samizdata at 3:52 PM on October 5, 2007 [4 favorites]



花間一壺酒。 Amongst the flowers is a pot of wine;
獨酌無相親。 I pour alone but with no friend at hand;
舉杯邀明月。 So I lift the cup to invite the shining moon;
對影成三人。 Along with my shadow, a fellowship of three.
月既不解飲。 The moon understands not the art of drinking;
影徒隨我身。 The shadow gingerly follows my movements;
暫伴月將影。 Still I make the moon and the shadow my company;
行樂須及春。 To enjoy the springtime before too late.
我歌月徘徊。 The moon lingers while I am singing;
我舞影零亂。 The shadow scatters while I am dancing;
醒時同交歡。 We share the cheers of delight when sober;
醉後各分散。 We separate our ways after getting drunk;
永結無情遊。 Forever will we keep this unfettered friendship;
相期邈雲漢。 Til we meet again far in the Milky Way.

--Li Bai
posted by vronsky at 3:57 PM on October 5, 2007 [17 favorites]


Stars,too.
posted by Ugh at 4:09 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


Buzz Aldrin's version is better
posted by Lanark at 4:09 PM on October 5, 2007


The Whole Of The Moon
posted by vronsky at 4:16 PM on October 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


See, in my philosophy, I don' t need a personal moon because all heavenly objects everywhere are already mine. They're just in free storage in space. So every time I want a particular star, or asteroid, or what have you, I just ask Mr. Bass from the Mushroom Planet to bring it to me, and then, when I'm done with it, I put it back into storage via eBay. . . .

Shit, you're not buying it this time, are you?
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:27 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


The dude in that second photo just totally fucked that moon.

lunaphiliac pervert.
posted by quin at 4:29 PM on October 5, 2007


In Soviet Russia...

I got nothin
posted by gottabefunky at 4:39 PM on October 5, 2007


Not one to dis nature and or art, but in my experience the moon has a more...subtle...beauty to it.
posted by kozad at 4:43 PM on October 5, 2007


The Killing Moon
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:47 PM on October 5, 2007


WANT.
posted by ottereroticist at 4:57 PM on October 5, 2007


meow!
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:57 PM on October 5, 2007


gottabefunky: in soviet russia, nothingness gets you!
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:12 PM on October 5, 2007


without a love of my own
posted by vronsky at 5:17 PM on October 5, 2007


"Beware the moon."
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:18 PM on October 5, 2007


Neat pictures, very sweet an whimsical.

I usually don't like sweet and whimsical, but these suit me just fine.
posted by lekvar at 5:29 PM on October 5, 2007


side note: I fucking love EnglishRussia. Things are seriously weird over there and they do a good job covering it.
posted by Parannoyed at 5:44 PM on October 5, 2007


Moon pie. What a time to be alive.
posted by fleetmouse at 5:52 PM on October 5, 2007


Say, its only a personal paper moon
Sailing over a personal cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be personal make-believe
If you believed in (personal) me
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:53 PM on October 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


I want one.
posted by amyms at 6:38 PM on October 5, 2007


Their other artificial satellite was better.

As evidenced in architecture(also via englishrussia.com).
posted by eritain at 6:49 PM on October 5, 2007


Up among the stars we'll find
A harmony of life to a lovely tune
East of the sun, and west of the moon, dear,
East of the sun, and west of the moon.
posted by eritain at 7:00 PM on October 5, 2007


That's no m...

I guess I'm not the only person who immediately thought that when they saw this post. That is kinda neat though. I want one.

That Mac Tonight dude is deeper into the uncanny valley than Max Headroom.
posted by chemoboy at 7:36 PM on October 5, 2007


Really, it's not you, it's me. I'm waning.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:48 PM on October 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


you were born too late
I was born too soon
but every time I look at that ugly moon
it reminds me of you.
posted by Sailormom at 8:14 PM on October 5, 2007


I'm not used to clicking something on the blue that tries to open a bunch of popup windows. It's like a moon pornography site.
posted by davejay at 8:49 PM on October 5, 2007


All fucking popup windows must fucking hang.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:34 PM on October 5, 2007


That said, I didn't get any popup windows from this site. My browser must love me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:35 PM on October 5, 2007


I like it, but not as much as a spoon which can be used for eating soup.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:55 AM on October 6, 2007


There's a moon in the sky (it's called the moon)
And everybody is there, including,
Saturn, Mercury
Saturn, Venus
Saturn, Mars
Saturn, Jupiter
The Van Allen Belt

Roll-roll-roll-roll-rollin' in Andromeda
Won-ton-ton-ton rama-in-Andromeda

There's too many rings---This is the Space Age
There's too many things---This is the Space Age
Just ain't no atmosphere tonight

If you're lucky you get to ride in a gold meteorite
If you're not, you get a mouth, a mouthful of red Kryptonite
You better move over
Here comes a Super-nova
Kryptonite- - -
Destination moon

If you're in outer space
Don't feel out of place
'cause there are thousands of others like you
Others like you
Others like you

Well there's a moon, it's in the sky
It's called the moon
And everybody is there 'cluding
'ranus
Neptune
'ranus
Pluto
Destination moon

Many gamma rays around it
Van Allen Belt surrounds it
This is the Space Age
Please don't worry
This is the Space Age
Just don't worry
This is the Space Age
Others like you
Ahhh ahhh..........


Holy shit, the comments posted below that piece are probably the dumbest I have ever seen on the web.
posted by Tommy Gnosis at 7:09 AM on October 6, 2007


This is just a phase and will not last.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:51 AM on October 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I see the moon, and the moon sees me;
God bless the moon, and God bless me.
Muddy Waters
posted by lometogo at 8:28 PM on October 6, 2007


Got a source you can cite for that Muddy Waters quote there, lometogo? I have my doubts: sounds to me more Maurice Sendak than McKinley Morganfield. In fact, anyway, it's an old nursery rhyme...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:17 PM on October 7, 2007


Much better than my private Idaho, but not as nice as your own personal Jesus.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:23 PM on October 7, 2007


I don't care if it pours or ices,
Long as I've got my Sea of Crises
Underneath a blanket, glowing through.
Through the past and in the present,
Shooting photos with the crescent,
And of course a Star of David too.
posted by eritain at 12:51 PM on October 8, 2007


Outer space now belongs to 007.
posted by vronsky at 4:35 PM on October 8, 2007


Outer space now belongs to 007.

Here's Shirley Bassey, doing Moonraker live. (It's 2nd up, after she does the more familiar Goldfinger)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:37 AM on October 9, 2007


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