Friday, December 02, 2005

Old's Cool

The most recent issue of MQ comes out for the solstice - and if you enjoy calendars you could also describe it as:

Gregorian: Wednesday, 21 December 2005
Mayan: Long count = 12.19.12.16.3; tzolkin = 8 Akbal; haab = 1 Kankin
French: 1 Nivôse an 214 de la Révolution
Islamic: 20 Dhu al-Qada 1426
Hebrew: 20 Kislev 5766
Julian: 8 December 2005
ISO: Day 3 of week 51 of 2005
Persian: 30 Azar 1384
Ethiopic: 12 Takhsas 1998
Coptic: 12 Kiyahk 1722
Chinese: Cycle 78, year 22 (Yi-You), month 11 (Wu-Zi), day 21 (Ji-Mao)
Julian day: 2453726
Day of year: Day 355 of 2005; 10 days remaining in the year
Discordian: Setting Orange, The Aftermath 63, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3171
'Pataphysical: 21 Sable 132 de l'Ere Pataphysique . [St. Tape, pompette]
Frank Zappa's Birthday 1940 CE

Bob wrote a piece to explain the benefits of using multiple calendars, back when people had got obsessed by a Gregorian millenium. You can find it here.

You can get the "Old's Cool" T-Shirt (and other great stuff) at Any Old Icon
Yes, I know they didn't write it in E-Prime.

1 comment:

Bogus Magus said...

I assumed that St Tape had a nickname to do with 'a little pump' - pompette - because my French leaves much to my imagination.

More likely - after checking - this word gets used as a euphemism for feeling slightly, giggly, drunk - tipsy,'fuddled' (as in Elmer Fuddled, I guess)...

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