Tuesday, 11 December 2012


I saw this the other day.  It briefly attracted my attention, as it might attract yours (for an even shorter time).

12-12-12 The last repetitive date in our lifetimes.

But then I thought . . . this is true, but only if you ignore the small matter of two thousand before the last of the twelves.  Suddenly it becomes silly numerology!

And then again, I realised that this is a day when USA and the rest of the world can unite.  We are all writing the date in the same format for a change.  Whether the format is dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy doesn't matter.

It is not a unique event, but that's not a reason to avoid a celebration.

1 comment:

LadyAtheist said...

I have explained "the dozens" to several midwestern white people because of this.

It's worth it to see their horrified looks and hear them say "that doesn't sound very nice."

ahhhh I miss the East Coast big cities!