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Getting Mooned! (Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )
Party planners take note. For the first time in almost twenty years, there's going to be a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve.

"I remember the last time this happened," says professor Philip Hiscock of the Dept. of Folklore at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. "December 1990 ended with a Blue Moon, and many New Year's Eve parties were themed by the event. It was a lot of fun."

Don't expect the Moon to actually turn blue, though. "The 'Blue Moon' is a creature of folklore," he explains. "It's the second full Moon in a calendar month."

Most months have only one full Moon.

There is a lot of folklore about the moon. Modern folklore has it that full moons make for better parties and higher booking rates at mental hospitals, but all the serious studies I've read deny the relationship.

The earliest references to a blue moon are in a phrase remarkably like early references to the moon's "green cheese." 

This understanding of a blue moon being absurd (the first meaning) led eventually to a second meaning, that of "never"

Even by the mid-nineteenth century it was clear that although visually blue moons were rare, they did happen from time to time. So the phrase "once in a blue moon" came about.

I know of six songs which use "blue moon" as a symbol of sadness and loneliness. In half of them the poor crooner's moon turns to gold when he gets his love at the end of the song.

Or you can always bring the New Years in with a toast of the drink Blue Moon:

Blue Moon Recipe

Rating: 29 % (of 77 votes)
Ingredients: 1.0 dash Getting Mooned!  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )</span> Photo Angostura Bitters
1.0 tsp. Getting Mooned!  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )</span> Photo Blue Curacao
1.5 oz. Getting Mooned!  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )</span> Photo Gin
4.0 cubes Getting Mooned!  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )</span> Photo Ice
0.5 oz. Getting Mooned!  <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 12/31/09 01:44PM by )</span> Photo Dry Vermouth
 
Directions: Fill a mixing glass with ice and add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.



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20%a. Does that Blue Moon shine on you?
27%b. Once in a Blue Moon........
27%c. I'm Taking The Drink!
27%d. Beanteaters (other)

  
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#1 | 1668 days ago
18packabs (+)

Is that a Moire???
Beanteaters (other)  
#2 | 1668 days ago

Interesting, I didn't know about that. Thanks for sharing. (the recipe looks good as well)
#3 | 1668 days ago

Hey it was on sale!  something about the colour and the pants have a trap door! It`s definately going to be a blue mooned tonight.
#4 | 1668 days ago

I love blue moon!! and the recipe too!
#5 | 1668 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

b213sep wrote:
I love blue moon!! and the recipe too!
You are too young to drink young lady! 
#6 | 1668 days ago

(Edited by cuddles127017)
I was going out on my deck at 1:30am  this morning to see the blue moon  and it was snowing.    It is cloudy tonight. So no blue moon shining here.  Wonders if that ia s sign of something to come.
Does that Blue Moon shine on you?  
#7 | 1668 days ago

The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on May 31, 2007. I am sure that my husband and mother seem to have different opinions on this.


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Beanteaters (other)  
#8 | 1668 days ago

The blue moon happens about once every 2 and 1/2 years.  About every 11 years it falls on the New Years Eve.  This year instead of seeing the blue moon I am seeing more snow.  Something that is far from rare here this year.   Not that I would get to see it anyway, I am stuck in this windowless building for the night.  I hope the rest of you enjoy the night.
Once in a Blue Moon........  
#9 | 1667 days ago

JRSFLAME88 wrote:
You are too young to drink young lady! 
#10 | 1667 days ago

blondie45044 wrote:
The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on May 31, 2007. I am sure that my husband and mother seem to have different opinions on this.


mooned-pass-it-on.jpg - Funny Pictures for MySpace code
The best moon of 2010
Does that Blue Moon shine on you?  
#11 | 1664 days ago

WTH is that first ingredient? 
I'm Taking The Drink!  

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