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Welcome to the June 20th, 2014 Post Game Show for Mojo Friday!


I enjoyed looking at those photographs, today ... I hope you did as well.  But a dark sky is becoming increasingly impossible to find, due to light pollution.  It means we see less of the Milky Way at night, and makes it more difficult for scientists to study space.  This issue of light pollution is brought to our attention through the International Dark Sky Association, amongst others.

This is an economic issue, an issue of conservation, and an issue of wasted resources as well, as highlighted on their facts infographic. It points out that our waste is equivalent to that produced by 500 power plants. That's incredible!

I ask you to think about your outdoor light usage, what's necessary and what's needed ... and what isn't!

And now, to the fun!

Today's Mojo Friday diary is Mojo Friday - TWAN - Edition

The Mojo Friday Postgame is a statistical analysis of the Mojo Friday diary that is posted every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET. For further info please check out  Jez's 'Official' "Mojo Friday Snecktionary"  MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.

Congratulations to:

Participation-est: jennyp, bjedward, mjbleo, ExCon
Chattiest: TexDem
Generous-est: bjedward
Snecksiest (2):    Captain C

Thanks to our most excellent host, TexDem!

Stats will be updated Sunday afternoon. Final stats will be published a week later.

First round stats, as of 4:05PM Eastern, are:

39 participants
5.5 average comments per participant
4022 total mojo exchanged
50.5% average participation rate

100 : Captain C
200 : Captain C

username comments mojogiven comments + mojogiven partic% mojorecd recd diary?
mjbleo 20 195 215 100.00% 304 Yes
Ex Con 3 212 215 100.00% 78 No
jennyp 40 175 215 100.00% 652 Yes
bjedward 1 214 215 100.00% 12 Yes
suka 9 205 214 99.53% 185 Yes
KellyB 3 209 212 98.60% 56 Yes
Eddie L 1 211 212 98.60% 27 No
VClib 14 198 212 98.60% 262 Yes
bsegel 1 205 206 95.81% 25 Yes
mungley 15 188 203 94.42% 274 Yes
Captain C 21 180 201 93.49% 307 Yes
TexDem 40 151 191 88.84% 913 Author
barefoot coyote 1 187 188 87.44% 24 Yes
AllanTBG 3 159 162 75.35% 65 Yes
NoMoJoe 0 160 160 74.42% 0 Yes
alypsee1 6 154 160 74.42% 83 No
solotime 1 158 159 73.95% 24 Yes
woodtick 0 158 158 73.49% 0 Yes
anotherdemocrat 1 145 146 67.91% 21 Yes
hbk 0 102 102 47.44% 0 Yes
Texnance 11 80 91 42.33% 228 Yes
kenwards 3 76 79 36.74% 50 Yes
Woody 3 63 66 30.70% 66 Yes
mhanch 3 63 66 30.70% 62 Yes
Debs2 1 49 50 23.26% 25 Yes
westyny 4 32 36 16.74% 77 Yes
gsbadj 1 32 33 15.35% 26 Yes
dmhlt 66 1 26 27 12.56% 21 Yes
ER Doc 1 12 13 6.05% 14 Yes
Common Sense Mainer 0 10 10 4.65% 0 Yes
global citizen 1 4 5 2.33% 26 Yes
Mishima 2 2 4 1.86% 48 No
VeloVixen 1 2 3 1.40% 16 Yes
MT Spaces 1 2 3 1.40% 9 Yes
Eddie C 1 2 3 1.40% 26 Yes
vgranucci 1 1 2 0.93% 20 Yes
side pocket 0 2 2 0.93% 0 Yes
MKinTN 0 1 1 0.47% 0 Yes
smileycreek 0 1 1 0.47% 0 Yes
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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    "I like to fill my head with lots of interesting things. That way, the inside of my head is a fun place to be." Pickles, by Brian Crane, 3/17/2013

    by bjedward on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 01:09:27 PM PDT

  •  Bottom Six! (7+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mjbleo, bsegel, jennyp, bjedward, TexDem, suka, Mopshell

    I barely made it to Mojo Friday -- up late at night, woke late in the day, but Ceiling Cat blessed me anyway.

    Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

    by MT Spaces on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 01:20:45 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for the stats bje... (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bjedward, bsegel, mjbleo, TexDem, suka

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Arrogance is ignorance matured.

    by jennyp on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 01:34:10 PM PDT

  •  Yay! Mary for the gold! THasnks for the stats, (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jennyp, TexDem, bjedward, suka


    Baby Sloth
    On April 16, 2013, Zoo Vienna welcomed a new member to their zoo in the form of a baby Two-Toed Sloth. Since then, the baby has been hitching a ride on its mother, where it will spend the next six months of its life. "Newborn Sloths use their mother for the first half year as a hammock and cling to her belly fur and cuddle," explained zoo Director Dagmar Schratter.

    This is already fourth baby for parents Alberta and Einstein in the six years they have lived at Zoo Vienna. "Alberta is already an experienced mother. She nurses her baby, grooms it and shows him how to nibble lettuce leaves," Schratter said. Visitors can try to catch a view of the baby, whose sex has yet to be determined, clinging to its mother's belly in the zoo's aviary
    Photo Credits: Norbert Potensky / Zoo Vienna
    Photo and story via ZooBorns

    Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. ---Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    by mjbleo on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 02:31:36 PM PDT

    •  ...I can not believe my typos this week. Sheesh. (1+ / 0-)
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      Thanks for the stats bj!

      A baby two-toed sloth yawns at the Aiunau Foundation in Caldas, south of Medellin, Colombia
      Picture: AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA

      Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. ---Jean-Jacques Rousseau

      by mjbleo on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 01:52:38 PM PDT

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  •  Thanks beej! (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bjedward, suka, mjbleo

    I was surprised at the number of pics there were where you could actually see the stars. I thought light pollution would've prevented many of those pics. But upon reflection, many of those pics even if they were of a large metropolitan area, they were isolated areas. Nothing like the the US's Atlantic coast from Miami to Boston.

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

    by TexDem on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 03:32:35 PM PDT

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