I am getting approximately one gazillion emails a day now about this "Mars as big as the Moon" meme going around the web. I've been meaning to write a page about it, but have always found some excuse to blow it off. Anyway, I finally put it up. Here it is.
Bottom line: tell your friends it's ain't true. Mars will be it's normal self all year, with no gigantic apparitions of it looming over your head.