Driving home last night from Christmas dinner at the in-laws:
Liam: Penis! Penis!
Bern and I look at each other...
Me: What was that, Liam?
Liam: Penis! Penis! In the sky!
Me: Do you mean "Venus," hon?
Liam: Venus! Venus!
Which all stemmed from a conversation I'd had with Bernadette earlier that evening about an article I'd read on Yahoo about Mars being at its brightest on Christmas Eve. If you're outside after dark tonight just look at the moon. The bright star right beside it is actually Mars. According to a less fluffy source, Nasa, Mars will be directly opposite the Sun tonight and won't be as bright again, to us, until 2016.
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