Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Lunacy

Hey, I'm sure you haven't heard...from everything on TV and everything on the Internet...but, today is Cyber Monday.

And since I'm on the subject- I have a special going on today only in my etsy shop. Enter coupon code CYBER25 at checkout for 25% off your entire order. I don't want to belabor the point, but his is one hell of a deal. You are essentially getting my items for wholesale prices (because I'm a liberal arts major and that whole 50% markup never made sense to me). OK, now that I got that piece of housekeeping out of the way, on to the blog.

As I said, it's Monday. Do you know where our word for Monday comes from? The moon. Yep. So, here's some moon facts for ya'!

  • The word Monday is derived from the Middle English (not to be confused with Middle Earth) word "Moneday," which means "Moon Day." Told ya' so.
  • Other words derived from the word for moon or lunar: lunacy, lunatic, moonshine (heh)....
  • The moon is 4.5 billion years old. It was created to be used as reading light for Larry King....See what I did there? Larry King is older than the moon. I'm clever.
  • Like a loveless marriage, the moon is slowly drifting away. At a rate of 4 cm per year.
  • Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album lasted on the Billboard Top 40 charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. Longer than any other album in history. 741 weeks is a long time for a population to remain continuously stoned...but it really does explain the 1970's and 1980's,
  • Around 13% of Americans believe that the moon is made out of cheese. Around 20% of Americans think the moon landing was a hoax. I imagine these are the same people who think Tara Reid is a good actress.
  • According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the phrase "To Moon" (as in show off your ass) is most likely derived from the buttocks' similarity to "pale circularity." I see someone has seen me perform my Fat Bottom Girls burlesque act...
So there it is. Some moon facts for your Cyber Monday.  And here's a necklace for you. And it can be 25% cheaper if you use coupon code CYBER25 at checkout:) Good through Midnight, Nov. 28 2011

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