Archive | November 3, 2018

THE SPHINX—PLASTICS, INSULTS, AND OTHER

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 SET YOUR CLOCK BACK, BACK, BACK  ONE HOUR BEFORE GOING TO BED TONIGHT.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/11/1/18048320/daylight-saving-time-2018-ends-falling-back

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/11/02/kavanaugh-accuser-i-made-things-up-to-get-attention-n2534477

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The Editor:  What is going on with plastics, LL ?

Test The Air and Water Cat:   The secret is in the last sentence.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/10/31/French-officials-looking-at-malformation-cases-in-Ain-province/5011541007631/

Sometimes people need to be quiet.  The second link goes back to the Reagan Administration.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/31/joe-donnelly-d-in-insults-minority-staffers-during-final-senate-debate/

http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2009/09/woman-two-jews-and-cripple.html

Medical students aren’t skilled anymore.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/30/medical-students-raised-on-screens-lack-skills-for-surgery

The Rockettes have new uniforms.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/29/the-rockettes-have-a-new-look-see-the-costumes-for-this-years-christmas-spectacular/

Our brown brothers have developed some attitude.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/10/31/third-migrant-caravan-forms-in-central-america-heading-for-u-s-border/

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/10/30/report-central-american-migrants-set-fire-to-mexican-immigration-facility/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Lunar LOVE
Image Credit & Copyright: Masaru Takeo – courtesy: Junichi Watanabe (NAOJ)

Explanation: A more creative search by a group of amateur astronomers in the Ehime Prefecture of Shikoku Island, Japan has found lunar L-O-V-E. Their secret was an examination of this sharp image of the First Quarter Moon. To discover it for yourself you’ll need to look closely at details of the shadow and light along the terminator, the line between lunar night and day Created by the contrast of shadowed crater floors with sunlit walls and ridges, the letter V is not too hard to find near the center of the image. Letters L and E are a bit more challenging though, but can be teased out of shadow and light along the terminator at the bottom. Of course, on the cratered surface of the Moon the O is easy … . Moonwatchers on planet Earth should understand that like the famous lunar X, also seen here, these lunar letters are transient and only appear along the terminator in the hours around the Moon’s first quarter phase. So your next chance for lunar L-O-V-E is the first quarter Moon on November 15.

Tomorrow’s picture: crash in the desert