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Olivier Biot
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39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture
      #3912952 - 07/10/10 06:12 AM

39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than the Popular Culture

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rathbaster
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #3913064 - 07/10/10 08:54 AM

Very funny

M.A.S.H. was to preachy.

-joe


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rmollise
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: rathbaster]
      #3913164 - 07/10/10 10:02 AM

Quote:

Very funny

M.A.S.H. was to preachy.

-joe




Or some would say "not preachy enough" since we haven't learned a dadgummed thing on the subject in 35 years, sad to say.


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Jim7728
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: rmollise]
      #3913415 - 07/10/10 01:00 PM

Dog star brighter by far than Dog the Bounty Hunter.



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Larry Geary
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: rmollise]
      #3913416 - 07/10/10 01:00 PM

The author still knows far too much about popular culture.

You are good, young Sky Walker, but you are not a curmudgeon yet.


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Steve Fisher

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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Larry Geary]
      #3913947 - 07/10/10 06:17 PM

Good Curmudgeoning takes skill and practice.
Fun article, thanks for a few laughs.


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jreign
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #3914399 - 07/11/10 12:40 AM

I don't know, Seinfeld is pretty funny.

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MikeBOKC
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: jreign]
      #3916010 - 07/11/10 10:20 PM

Hey I have applied for my curmugeon badge . . . and I asked my grandkids about a lot of those references. My popular culture runs more to Beethoven . . .thanks for the comments folks, I do enjoy writing humor.

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PeterrB
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #3916115 - 07/11/10 11:16 PM

Hilarious! I love it when I can show my spouse that other people DO think the same way I do!

Peter


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uniondrone
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #3921663 - 07/14/10 05:41 PM

Quote:

Hey I have applied for my curmugeon badge




Is that one offered by the astronomical league?? I don't remember seeing it on their list.

http://www.astroleague.org/al/obsclubs/AlphabeticObservingClubs.html

If they create one, I wonder what the requirements would be...


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Doug76
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: uniondrone]
      #4701427 - 07/19/11 07:24 PM

No brown dwarfs named Dopey, Sleepy or Grumpy.


Not yet anyway.


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Doug76
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: rmollise]
      #4701430 - 07/19/11 07:25 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Very funny

M.A.S.H. was to preachy.

-joe




Or some would say "not preachy enough" since we haven't learned a dadgummed thing on the subject in 35 years, sad to say.





Yeah, we forgot how to fight to win.


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armond
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Doug76]
      #4703224 - 07/20/11 04:26 PM

Loved it!!!

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turtle86
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: jreign]
      #4703637 - 07/20/11 07:59 PM

Quote:

I don't know, Seinfeld is pretty funny.




I agree. Plus, I like MASH. Pretty funny list though.


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alrosm
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #4706209 - 07/22/11 07:22 AM

"39 Our close encounters are REAL!"



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alrosm
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Doug76]
      #4706215 - 07/22/11 07:33 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Very funny

M.A.S.H. was to preachy.

-joe




Or some would say "not preachy enough" since we haven't learned a dadgummed thing on the subject in 35 years, sad to say.





Yeah, we forgot how to fight to win.




Wholesale massacre of civilians (see WWII) was for real.

Be careful what you ask for.


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spaceydee
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: alrosm]
      #4706409 - 07/22/11 10:09 AM

Folks let's not have this discussion continue to degenerate.. The article is fun. Let's move on.

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T.Ellis
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #4709461 - 07/23/11 10:35 PM

Solitary hobby.

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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: T.Ellis]
      #4714095 - 07/26/11 03:38 PM

If the power goes out, we can still enjoy dancing with the stars.

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Adaven
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Re: 39 Reasons Astronomy is Better Than Pop Culture new [Re: hm insulators]
      #4873417 - 10/21/11 09:22 PM

Funny article!!

Quote:

If the power goes out, we can still enjoy dancing with the stars.




GREAT addition!


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