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I recently read that this very Friday, July 31, 2015, there’s going to be a Blue Moon. The next time this will happen will be in August of the year 2052. So share this with your friends in the next 5 minutes and you will come into a lot of money. One of these statements is true.

If you guessed this Friday there will be a Blue Moon ding ding ding and dang dang dang dang and dang da ding dong, you are the winner, there’s gonna be a ….Blue Moon this Friday. (The other two options are just social media crap you see all the time.)

So, to keep the Wedwand readership informed, I did some exhaustive research on the topic of the forthcoming event. Folks, it IS exhaustive typing b-l-u-e m-o-o-n on the Wikipedia page.

The first thing I discovered was that the Blue Moon is not actually blue at all. I’m afraid to even think what other disillusions I might find in I typed in e-a-s-t-e-r b-u-n-n-y.

A Blue Moon it seems is simply the 2nd full moon in the same month. Silly me. I would have called such an event a “Two Moon Month”. But leave it to Galileo Figaro Magnifo or possibly the Farmer’s Almanac to spawn the very thought of calling such a moon the BLUE Moon.

On a side note, in baseball, there was a pitcher for the Oakland A’s in the 1970’s whose name was John “Blue Moon” Odom. He is not to be confused with another pitcher for the Oakland A’s on the same team, at the same time named Vida Blue. Same team, different pitchers. But there were two Blues for the A’s in the 1972 World Series.

You may also have heard of a beer that goes by the name of Blue Moon. It is a Belgian style wheat ale, but just like the Blue Moon in the sky isn’t blue, this Belgian beer isn’t from Belgium. Go figure. It is brewed in Colorado and has secret ingredients such as Valencia orange peels, Curacao orange peels and due to recent legislation may possibly one day include a hybrid specialty release containing Northern Colorado sensimilla called Dark Side of the Blue Moon. OK, I totally made that last part up. BUT, what if? THEN Wedwand’s looking for some royalties.

There once was a band once called the Marcels
Who had a hit song that went very well.
The girls would all swoon to their number one tune.
They went bababababababa bababababababa
Danga dang dang
Ding da dong ding
Bluuuue Moooon.

Somewhere this Friday, Wedwand is wishing that the planets will align, just like when someone orders Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kentucky or Boston Market in Boston.

Maybe, by the light of that full “blue moon” that’s not really blue, a former Oakland A’s pitcher who’s not pitching anymore, just might be sipping from a pitcher of Belgian wheat ale that’s not really from Belgium. And then maybe, just maybe, this song comes on the radio that’s not really by the Marcels:

If that happened, it would indeed be “once in a blue moon.”

FOOTNOTE: The next Blue Moon is January 31, 2018, then again on March 31, 2018 and then on Halloween 2020.

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