[Ads-l] lie

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 12:24:56 EDT 2021


Well, the Moon always lies *in the northern hemisphere*. In the Tropics her
path takes her through or near the zenith on her monthly apparent journey
from east to west and the edge of the shadow is roughly parallel to that
line, so it depends on which way you're facing. And in the southern
hemisphere she tells the truth.

Mark A. Mandel


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 4:38 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > On Sep 22, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > https://www.yahoo.com/news/thought-knew-sun-color-lie-133422094.html :
> >
> > What You Thought You Knew About the Sun’s Color Is a Lie
> >
> > (People say it's yellow, but it's really white. Liars!)
> >
> > JL
>
> I don’t know—from the write-up it looks like it’s the sun that's the
> liar.  I was told the moon always lies (it makes a capital D when it’s
> crescent and a C when it’s decrescent), but apparently you can’t trust any
> heavenly bodies.  Or even Springsteen:
>
> The piss-yellow sun
> Comes bringing up the day
> She said "Ain't nobody can give nobody
> What they really need anyway”
> (“Dry Lightning”)
>
> Is nothing sacred?
>
> LH
>
>
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:19 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Interesting how one deals with opinions expressed as facts, especially
> when
> >> they are found to be wrong later. Are they Schrodinger statements, only
> >> found to be true or false once we "open the box"?
> >>
> >> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021, 10:05 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> 'any idea or statement that is untrue or that one disagrees with.'
> >>>
> >>> I've been hearing this a lot on cable news, though not from
> journalists.
> >>> Ex.:
> >>>
> >>> Quora.com:  "Electrons absolutely positively do not whizz around the
> >>> nucleus of an atom. That idea is a lie-to-children, a simplification
> told
> >>> [to] young kids in grade school."
> >>>
> >>> CNN: "Rugged individualism is a lie."
> >>>
> >>> Also v.:
> >>>
> >>> Protest sign seen on FOX News: "FAUCI LIED PEOPLE DIED"
> >>>
> >>> JL
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> >> truth."
> >>>
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> >
> >
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> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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