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And Prince

Aunt, look­ing up at the stars: What is that?
Nephew: Is this the south­ern or north­ern hemi­sphere?
Aunt (gig­gling): I have no idea.
Cousin, with­out look­ing up : That’s Ori­on. You can see Meis­sa, the star at the top, that’s its head. The re­al­ly bright one is Rigel, that’s sup­posed to be the knee. If you fol­low the con­stel­la­tion down­wards you’ll see Sir­ius.
(blank dumb­found­ed looks)
Cousin: That’s, um, where the aliens from V come from.
Aunt, com­plete­ly un­der­stand­ing : Ohh­hh!

–Beach­es of Koh Sumet, Thai­land

Decades of Watch­ing the Weath­er Chan­nel Has Com­plete­ly At­ro­phied Her Weath­er Sense

Woman: I think I just heard thun­der… do you think it’s gonna rain soon?
Life­guard, look­ing in­to clear sky: Mmm… yeah. You might want to leave soon. It’s prob­a­bly gonna rain any minute now.
Woman: Oh, OK. Hey, kids! Let’s go! It looks like it’s gonna rain!

–Caro­ga Lake, New York

Over­heard by: Marc Wi­ley