Rob Beschizza at 10:46 am Wed, Nov 14, 2012
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I know what I’ll be doing on November 31st. Spoiler Alert.
I just don’t understand all of this superstition about Friday the 31st… ;)
were i potentate every month would have 30 days; then there would be a 5 or 6 days of airing of grievances, feats of strength, and dance’n.
As mentioned, that’s the French Republican Calendar, but an even better suggestion is the Positivist calendar, with months of 28 days. Yes, 28 doesn’t sound like a nice round number, but it means that only one day a year (or two in leap years) are outside the month structure.
But we’d have 13 months, and that’d be all kinds of crazy for most people.
The thing I find the most surprising is that the calendar for December is actually accurate to the day. Just the November one which is not.
And the small November inset calendar is correct as well. It’s just the large trailing numbers leading into December that are off.
hardily a calendar fail as headline suggests, december, which is the page this is for, is perfectly fine.
Perfectly fine, mine arsh. This is the most thoroughly busy, confusing, factually inaccurate crap calendar I’ve ever seen.
Hey, my birthday is November 31st. Do you know how rarely I get to celebrate it? So stop complaining about this.
Lucky…I was born on Feb. 31st.
Even worse, there was a whole generation of people born in post-Revolutionary France whose *entire birth months* disappeared, so they never got to celebrate more than 12 birthdays in their lives!
This makes me wonder why we have months at all…wouldn’t it be simpler to be born on the 273rd of 19XX?
No. Go back to Zeta Reticuli.
This is not new. USPS, UPS, FedEx… all of them regularly invent days: Nov. 31, Oftember 18, Fringday. This helps them get the packages delivered on time and is considered to be one of the most important innovations in the parcel delivery service since the invention of the electronic signature pad that documents the delivery in no verifiable way.
This is Old Style; they changed the calendar in the 19A0s.
How did I forget to use that rubric in this post? Gah
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