Can I interest you in a dp?

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  1. Lean'n'mean

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  2. GHT

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    Some astronomers argue that the “Star of Bethlehem” was a conjunction between Jupiter & Saturn.
     
  3. Lean'n'mean

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    This time though, the wise men will be offering a case of COVID-19 vaccine to the new Messiah.
     
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  4. Inkstainedwretch

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    Um, you might want to reconsider that term "dp." It has another meaning in the more scabrous reaches of the Internet (As a crime novelist, I have to keep up with these less than respectable corners of the Internet). Scout's honor. It's strictly professional.
     
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  5. Zombie_61

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    Why...surely you don't mean...*gasp*...Dorfman Pacific! :eek:



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  6. Lean'n'mean

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    Scabrous ? Nonsense ! There's nothing scabrous about a director of photography. Just think how much a film or video can have more penetrating insights with a good dp. ;)
     
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  7. Tiki Tom

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    He meant "Deliberate Plagiarism", which is indeed scabrous. As a crime novelist, it is not surprising that Inkstained is familiar with the concept and rightly guards against it and gives us warning. Thank you, Inky.

    Regarding the Double Planet phenomenon, whats the old (biblical?) quote about omens in the heavens, or something like that?
     
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  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    DP? 5-4-3 or 6-4-3?
     
  9. Lean'n'mean

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    Neither. If memory serves, 1+2 would be more accurate.
     
  10. Lean'n'mean

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    My old camera ain't the best for taking long shots like this but I believe these two dots are Jupiter & Saturn working their way to forming a double planet. Taken just after sunset a few days ago, S.S.W.
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    Nice photo. Unfortunately, where I live, we have been under a long-lasting blanket of gray clouds for (what seems like) several weeks. Ugh. I’d love some clear night sky to check this out.
     
  12. Zombie_61

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    I had read about this, and the night before they were supposed to form the "double planet" saw them in the night sky. The next night (i.e. the night of the main event) I had forgotten all about it and by the time I remembered they, and the moon, were long gone.
     
  13. Lean'n'mean

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    The "dp' won't be until the 21st, that is in two days time........;)
     
  14. Zombie_61

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    Ah, I must have misremembered the event schedule. Nice! Now all I have to do is stay awake. :D
     
  15. Turnip

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    Isn’t that the only rule anyway?
     
  16. Lean'n'mean

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    Getting closer, only one day to go.
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  17. Zombie_61

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    Depends on the circumstances.
     
  18. Aerielle Max

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    Yes! I am not shocked that Inkstained is familiar with the concept and rightly guards against it and gives us warning. Thank you, Inky.
     
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  20. GHT

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    It's ok, this DP is obviously referring to the Discipline of Psionics. "In American science fiction of the 1950s and '60s, psionics was a proposed discipline that applied principles of engineering, especially electronics, to the study and employment of paranormal or psychic phenomena such as telepathy and psychokinesis."
    No double entendre intended.
     

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