Quote of the Day

Big Dipper & North Star

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“Remember Dad, the handle of the Big Dipper points to the North Star.” – Lisa Simpson
“That’s nice, Lisa, but we’re not in astronomy class, we’re in the woods.” – Homer Simpson

Note: It’s actually the handle of the Little Dipper, but such things were a lot harder to look up in 1989.

3 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 1 Bruce
    20 December 2010 at 9:11 am

    It’s actually the furthest two stars on the right-most part of the big dipper’s cup. They point towards the end of the little dipper’s handle.

    • 2 Charlie Sweatpants
      20 December 2010 at 10:00 am

      Yeah, Polaris is the last star in Ursa Minor. For some reason I was intent on keeping my note short to the point that I actually made it less clear than it should have been. Whoops.

  2. 3 Franky TightLips
    13 January 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Not only would it be less easy to look up, but pretty much impossible to discuss like we are doing now (although, i guess there were BBSs at the time)

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