To "man the moon" is to prepare the outter moon of the planet Earth for use as a projectile toward an opposing force. It is a slang term referring to the use of an ultimatum toward an enemy or threat. "Man(ing) the moon" originated as a commonly posted phrase exisiting in the lingo of the web site www.4chan.com. When a picture,news piece,subject,etc is posted that is so menecing,threatening,unbeleivable or overwhelming it is beyond the description of ordinary words, it is common in the 4chan community to post the phrase "man the harpoons" with a small avatar of a readied harpoon(s). Likewise, if the forerunning post is particularly impressive, it is then often dubbed necessary to "man the moon". A picture of the moon coliding with the Earth is often posted along with the phrase.
Original 4chan post:"Hey,has anyone heard that Paris Hilton has recently been working on her new carrer as a politician?"
Reader 1:"Man the harpoons!"
Following 4chan post:"Wow,Panic at the Disco has recently stated that they beleive themselve to actually be talanted and intended to be listened to by straight males"
Reader 1:"MAN THE MOON!"
Reader 1:"For the love of god,Panic at the Disco sucks Donkey dick,it's imparative that we "Man the moon" imeadiatley!
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