October 30, 2001
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Once in a blue moon. Not only will the full moon on Halloween be the first in 40(i think) and the last for another 19 years, it is also a 'blue moon' which means that the moon is full twice in the same month. Notwithstanding any MeFi visitors from Detroit, are you feeling strange yet?
posted by donkeysuck (25 comments total)
Blue moon, you saw this standing alone
Without a comment inside
Without a post of its own

Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You saw me saying a prayer for
A link I really could care for.
posted by liam at 11:22 AM on October 30, 2001

"... are you feeling strange yet?"

Yeah, but that might just be the three cookies I had for dessert.
posted by starvingartist at 11:26 AM on October 30, 2001

It just means we're gonna have another one of these little bastards to deal with.

Honey! Get the Raid! The Smurfs are in the cat's food again!
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:34 AM on October 30, 2001

with liam i concur
though one thing is for sure
my post ain't the first
and it sure ain't the worst
just keeping the drivel on MeFi pure
posted by donkeysuck at 11:37 AM on October 30, 2001

Yeah - but it depends on your point of time... to those of us on the East coast, the Full moon is at 12:41a Nov 1st...
Which means our blue moon is the 30th of Nov.

posted by niteHawk at 11:46 AM on October 30, 2001

Sweet Mother Luna,
bright and bloated, queen of night,
makes my brain twitchy.
posted by UncleFes at 11:50 AM on October 30, 2001


It's my birthday ... it's my birthday ... it's my birthday ...
posted by feelinglistless at 11:52 AM on October 30, 2001

As the article points out, west or east coast, it's actually not a blue moon by the original definition. The next blue moon using the original definition is actually in November 2002.
posted by dchase at 12:11 PM on October 30, 2001

I was surfing at my desk late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
A website from the 'net began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
(We did the mash)
We did the MeFi Mash
(We did the mash)
It was an A-list smash
(We did the mash)
It caught on in a flash
(We did the mash)
We did the MeFi Mash
From Pyra Labs in "The City" out west
To Germany, where the beer is best
The ghouls all came from their referral logs
To get a taste of community 'blog
The zombies were having fun,
The party was kickin',
The guests included Zeldman,
Stavros and his chicken
The scene was rocking,
All were digging the words
Scott Andrew sang with his Walkingbirds
Even PatMcGroin put in his quackin'
But we ganged up and sent his ass packin'
Out from his coffin Mathowie's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
People always ask when the site is off kilter
"Whatever happened to the Meta? The Filter?"
Now everything's cool, Matt's paying his rent
The threads are replete with concord and dissent
For you, the newbies, MeFi was meant too
When you reach the front page tell 'em SA sent you
posted by starvingartist at 12:28 PM on October 30, 2001 [1 favorite]

The closest we have come in a while is a full moon on Friday, October 13 in the 80's sometime...I forget what year...
posted by adampsyche at 12:28 PM on October 30, 2001


(apologies to jpoulos for stealing his .gif)

posted by ColdChef at 12:45 PM on October 30, 2001

Donkeysuck: For what it's worth, I was praising your post.
posted by liam at 1:16 PM on October 30, 2001

liam: for what it is worth, if i am dumb enough to not know that the world is round and everyone sees a different moon at different times, then you should have been ridiculing me. i'm sure the other kids will do it for you though.
posted by donkeysuck at 1:38 PM on October 30, 2001

No apologies necessary.

Starvingartist, that totally rocked. I hereby nominate you as the official MeFi song-parody artist. Do I hear a second?
posted by jpoulos at 2:36 PM on October 30, 2001

YO I second. Do I hear a third?
posted by Wulfgar! at 3:18 PM on October 30, 2001

Thoid! Fawth, anyone?
posted by MonkeyMeat at 3:22 PM on October 30, 2001

I'll skip fourth and go straight to fifth.

jpoulos, I nominate you official MeFi song-parody artist nominator.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:39 PM on October 30, 2001

Fawth, fifth and sixth!
posted by Lynsey at 3:42 PM on October 30, 2001

starvingartist, i hereby award you with the title, "#1 in the hood," for today.
posted by lotsofno at 3:42 PM on October 30, 2001

Are you folks drinking?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 4:40 PM on October 30, 2001

We're assembling quite a collection of MeFi tunes.
posted by Mapes at 5:13 PM on October 30, 2001

Are you folks drinking?

If they are, they're not the only ones.
posted by ColdChef at 5:16 PM on October 30, 2001

Duh. If the moon is full on October 31st then of course it's the second full moon of the month, and hence a Blue Moon.

Try to show me a month with a full moon on the last day that's not the second one of the month and I'll show you a very rare non-leap February.
posted by kfury at 7:26 PM on October 30, 2001

OK, I _really_ want to go to the Winchester Mystery House for a combo full-moon/Halloween midnight tour!
posted by djfiander at 4:01 AM on October 31, 2001

kfury -- er, no.

A Blue moon is the Fourth full moon in a season, not the second in a month. So says a link above. Ah, well.
posted by dwivian at 2:17 PM on October 31, 2001

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