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    You want me to take it off? It does remove the puzzle solving element of it...

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    No, it was just a joke. Charlie in Dayton already got it anyway. Good work though, and thanks for asking! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthulhuBob
    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim
    "Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum."
    "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants."
    very funny indeed but to be honest I prefer my translation. You just can't beat a priest, a balrog, and a carburator descending your pants. :wink:
    We should like to point out that this is from (perhaps) the funniest episode ever of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I believe it was Chuckles the Clown who had died, and this was his catch-phrase (the English version). The show envolved most of the cast making jokes about how he died (IIRC he was dressed as a peanut and been squeezed to death by an elephant), and Mary being apalled at them. I remember laughing so much I cried. It's starting to bring tears to my eyes even now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestmonkey
    We should like to point out that this is from (perhaps) the funniest episode ever of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I believe it was Chuckles the Clown who had died, and this was his catch-phrase (the English version). The show envolved most of the cast making jokes about how he died (IIRC he was dressed as a peanut and been squeezed to death by an elephant), and Mary being apalled at them. I remember laughing so much I cried. It's starting to bring tears to my eyes even now.
    Good grief! I had completely forgot about that episode. It's been years since I've seen that. And I have to say its one of the only ones I remember even vaguely . And yes it was incredibly funny.

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    Hmmm... too young for that. I just remember hearing it somewhere and finding it VERY funny. Maybe I'd better find that episode somewhere...

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    How about:

    "Astronomy for the Intellectually Challenged"?

    Then again, Dr. Phil Plait can simply reissue the same text for "Bad Astronomy" with a new title. Now, that is BAD BAD ASTRONOMY!

    ljbrs :wink:

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    Titles

    Bad Gastronomy : Cooking for Amateur Astronomers (with foreword by Alton Brown)

    Including recipies for:
    Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
    Moon Pies
    Mars-ipan
    Capelozzi di Venere ("Nipples of Venus." It's a dessert. Honest!)
    Jupiter Cocktail*
    Primordial Soup
    Corona Beer
    Dark Matter (Blackened) Chicken


    or

    Bad Astronomy II : The Astronomer Who Shagged Me

    or

    Bad Astro 2 - The Quickening (Eeeek! )











    *tsp. (5 ml) Orange Juice, 1 tsp. (5 ml) Creme de Violette, 0.75 oz. (22.5 ml) Vermouth, 1.5 oz. (4.5 cl) Gin

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    Magnificent Desolation: The inner workings of the woo-woo mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    Magnificent Desolation: The inner workings of the woo-woo mind.
    No. It needs to be politically correct. :wink: How about this:

    Magnificent Desolation: The inner workings of the moderately unstable mind.

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    Re: Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGalaxyTrio
    Capelozzi di Venere ("Nipples of Venus." It's a dessert.
    Yahbut, somehow, I don't think it has anything to do with planetary geography.

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    Bad Astronomy II: Jason takes Bart Sibrel

    Cocaine Trips of the Marginal and Delusional

    We Never Went To the Moon and Other Blatant Lies

    Recreational Chemistry Meets Astronomy

    Cogito Ergo Eh? : I Think Therefore They Don't Make Any Sense

    Bart and Nancy and Rene, Oh My

    Species: Believabus Anythingabus the Ecology of the Moon Hoax Believer

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    Re: Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by kilopi
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGalaxyTrio
    Capelozzi di Venere ("Nipples of Venus." It's a dessert.
    Yahbut, somehow, I don't think it has anything to do with planetary geography.
    Yahbut who cares?

    It's geography of a sort. :P

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    Badastronomy 2: Astronomer in da hood!

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    Re: Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGalaxyTrio
    It's geography of a sort.
    That's dessert, not desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sever
    Badastronomy 2: Astronomer in da hood!
    Are you referring to his visits to other forums?

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    Bad Astronomy II: The Sequel (Judgement Day & This Time It's Personal)

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    Re: Titles

    Quote Originally Posted by kilopi
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGalaxyTrio
    It's geography of a sort.
    That's dessert, not desert.
    No, when I said it's geography... see there's birds and bees, right? And then- ah, who cares... :roll:

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    How about: "Der! Bad Astronomy Returns!"

    The word "Der!" we use in our gaming group a lot. It signifies a momentary laspe of stupidity followed by realization of said stupidity.

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    DER! I think you meant a "momentary lapse in intelligence". I love ironic situations like this! :wink:

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    "Nutcases, Screwballs, and Other Assorted Woo-Woos: The Worst of Bad Astronomy"

    It's neatly reversable too!

    "The Last Time I Checked I Was Still Alive: Or Why the World StillDidn't Come to an End in the Spring of 2003." - An assortment of various bad astronomy related end-of-the-world scenarios.

    "You Are Actually Less Intelligent for Watching that Movie! How Bad Science and Astronomy in Popular Culture Actually Kills Braincells."

    "Bad Astronomy... for Dummies"

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    "Bad Astronomy... for Dummies"
    There's already an Astronomy for Dummies.



    "Der!" we use in our gaming group a lot. It signifies a momentary laspe of stupidity followed by realization of said stupidity.
    "Der" signifies the embodiment of stupidity: Der Voron.

    DER! I think you meant a "momentary lapse in intelligence". I love ironic situations like this!
    Unfortuantely Mr. Voron's lapses in intelligence are not momentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim
    "Der" signifies the embodiment of stupidity: Der Voron.
    Exactly. Someone asks, "What's your name?" and he says, "Der... Voron."

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    Bad Astronomy 2: This time, it's personal

    Bad Astronomy 2: Rise of the woo-woos

    Bad Astronomy 2: The rise and fall and rise and strange floating orbit of Planet X

    Bad Astronomy 2: A 10-step program to common sense

    Hey come on all the good ones are gone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim

    There's already an Astronomy for Dummies.
    Yup. I was the technical editor for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The BA
    Yup. I was the technical editor for it.
    Were you? That was a pretty good book. What does being a "technical editor" entail? Fact checking, stuff like that?

    I looked in my copy and the BA is indeed the technical editor - he even managed to throw in the URL of the website. =D>

    By the way, it's interesting that you should say that, because my copy of Astronomy for Dummies was signed by none other than the incomparable Story Musgrave.

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    Baade Astronomy

    Astronomia Bossa Nova

    Gone with the Solar Wind

    Counterweights

    The Starry Mess

    Principia Philosophia Mammothantica

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again in this thread, the next book is...

    Philip Plait: My Core Beliefs

    Large picture of his face with hand on chin looking at the sky. And an included poster of the same picture.

    Chapter 1: My road to greatness
    Chapter 2: What makes me so great
    Chapter 3: Why is there something instead of nothing: The answer
    Chapter 4: ...



    Well he did put his face on that picture of mars on the main page!

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    What about "Why I'm So Great"? (Sorry, I was just playing Duke Nukem II. That's the title of his book. I just love it!) :P

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    No, no, no... You guys have it all wrong! The second book should have the same title. That way, somebody could ask you, say, "Will you hand me Bad Astronomy?" and you could say, "Which one? There are two."

    It'd be cool because then when he did the third book, he could call it the same thing as the first ones. That way, you could just put a number on the spine and it'd be Bad Astronomy I, II, and III. Then he could publish them all at the same time in one big BA book! He could call it The Big Bad Book!

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    Everying really should obey the sequel rule.

    Bad Astronomy II: Electric Boogaloo
    Bad Astronomy II: The Wrath Of Nancy
    Bad Astronomy II: This Time Its Personal

    You really don't need to be inventing a fourth one. Although I'll allow Bad Astronomy II: Worse Astronomy, if you insist.

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