Stephen Kings wonky astronomy

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Sundrop

Sunny the Great & Wonderful
Jun 12, 2008
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#62
Astrology and Astronomy are two entirely different things, btw.......just sayin'

Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside of the earth's atmosphere, such as planets, stars, asteroids, galaxies; and the properties and relationships of those celestial bodies. Astronomers base their studies on research and observation. Astrology on the other hand, is the belief that the positioning of the stars and planets affect the way events occur on earth.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
#65
And I quote:
Any dedicated moon-watcher will know that, regardless of the year, I have taken a good many liberties with the lunar cycle- usually to take advantage of days (Valentine's, July 4th, etc.) which "mark" certain months in our minds. To those readers who feel that I didn't know any better, I assert that I did...but the temptation was simply too great to resist.
Stephen King
August 4th, 1983

This is printed on the very last page in the Signet edition.
You're welcome.
PS- M-O-O-N- that spells 'answer'.
....since it involved a monthly cycle, I was less concerned about the moon phases and such, and more curious about where a werewolf might shop for feminine hygiene products...
 

VultureLvr45

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2012
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13,698
Maryland
#67
Astrology and Astronomy are two entirely different things, btw.......just sayin'

Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside of the earth's atmosphere, such as planets, stars, asteroids, galaxies; and the properties and relationships of those celestial bodies. Astronomers base their studies on research and observation. Astrology on the other hand, is the belief that the positioning of the stars and planets affect the way events occur on earth.
And personalities too Sunny, don't forget how the planets affect personalities.
 

Jimpy

Well-Known Member
May 22, 2014
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#70
I use an iPad too and I had to turn off Auto-Correction because it kept correcting words that didn't need to be corrected lol
I like auto correction because I'm a sloppy speller, but I sometimes think it's stoned. Speaking of which, have you ever deliberately spoken gibberish nonsense and baby talk to Siri to see what she comes up with, it's fun.

Eagereli mommy groovy about just to be patch home. Siri must think I'm insane.
 
Mar 12, 2010
6,539
28,955
Texas
#71
I like auto correction because I'm a sloppy speller, but I sometimes think it's stoned. Speaking of which, have you ever deliberately spoken gibberish nonsense and baby talk to Siri to see what she comes up with, it's fun.

Eagereli mommy groovy about just to be patch home. Siri must think I'm insane.
lol... I'm more of a lousy speller than I am a sloppy speller so I turned off Auto-Correction but left on Check Spelling so my misspelled words would be underlined and alternate spellings would be suggested. I turned off Siri too. Siri considered most of my words to be gibberish... I had to correct too many of the words Siri misunderstood. I have a bit of a Southern accent lol.

Tip: You may already know this but... you can take screenies by pressing the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time. Have you discovered any neat tricks?
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
28,344
115,498
Spokane, WA
#76
....since it involved a monthly cycle, I was less concerned about the moon phases and such, and more curious about where a werewolf might shop for feminine hygiene products...
Ooooo, you went out on the razor's edge with this one, my friend. I expect the female members are now banding together behind the scenes to discuss your 'punishment'. Be prepared to duck and run for cover.....
 

Jimpy

Well-Known Member
May 22, 2014
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#77
lol... I'm more of a lousy speller than I am a sloppy speller so I turned off Auto-Correction but left on Check Spelling so my misspelled words would be underlined and alternate spellings would be suggested. I turned off Siri too. Siri considered most of my words to be gibberish... I had to correct too many of the words Siri misunderstood. I have a bit of a Southern accent lol.

Tip: You may already know this but... you can take screenies by pressing the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time. Have you discovered any neat tricks?
I seem to have hijacked my own thread. I knew about the screenshot it but thanks anyway. Maybe because I'm from Ohio (home of The Regulators, assuming that's something worth bragging about) or something I don't have any trouble with Siri.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
81,027
307,967
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#78
Ooooo, you went out on the razor's edge with this one, my friend. I expect the female members are now banding together behind the scenes to discuss your 'punishment'. Be prepared to duck and run for cover.....
...meh...I grew up up wit wimmin-folk, married me a woo-man, and co-workers are mostly wimmins...so my cycle is pretty much in sync with everydamnbody...
 
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