Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Likely?

Timothy Pratt wrote today in the NY Times of people getting married today:
They are among the thousands of couples expected to declare their vows of everlasting love in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 12 — the last such triple-date likely to occur in their lifetimes.
Either he thinks people are going to start living much longer ("likely" to make it to the next 01/01/01, and old enough to get married now?) or else he's betting on a major calendar reform - say, to the 13-month Pax calendar with its leap week in 71 out of every 400 years. (Or maybe he belongs to The World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement?) .

Or, more likely, he just didn't want to be too downbeat.

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3 Comments:

At 7:38 AM, December 13, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

If you're willing to settle for slightly fewer digits, in a bit more than nine years there'll be both Feb. 2 and 22, 2022 -- 2/2/22 and 2/22/22 (= 22/2/22 in the rest of the world).

 
At 9:19 AM, December 13, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Eh, 2 isn't 22.

As a friend of mine complained yesterday, "This isn't the year 12!"

 
At 1:51 PM, December 13, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

In that case, your friend will just have to wait till the year 2222. (Hmmm, now channeling the song, "In the year 2525...")

 

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