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  • Enough with the super moons
    already. Who is the moon's PR
    person? Every other moon,
    it seems, is a goddam Supermoon.
    And then you're told that this next
    one is the super moon
    of your lifetime, the super moon
    to end all super moons and
    if you miss it the next one won't be
    until like August of 2067 or
    some such, making you feel
    really bad about missing it.
    Can't we just reset the measurement,
    return to regular moon size,
    and hold the superlative in reserve
    for when something actually
    super comes along?
    It's a great moon.
    A fantastic moon.
    Big league.
    This may be Trump's America
    now, where all the moons
    are great. We have all the
    best moons.
    Shut up and just enjoy
    the beauty, let the light
    spur your imagination.
    Just enjoy it, as there may
    be a day when we can't see it
    anymore. I don't think anyone
    will live to see a sky-filling moon.
    I'm welcoming the lovely distraction
    after all these months of fear
    and loathing, but I'm in the middle
    of banging my head
    against the wall over this election.
    For god's sake don't stop me
    with the moon business,
    I need to whack the other side
    of my head. It's just lunacy.
    You need to take this up with
    the ministry of Mega-Moons,
    Meteor Showers,
    Near Earth Colissions,
    and Eclipses. The moon
    really does have good PR.
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