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12-08-1999, 10:17 AM
not much else on the site, but who has the time to work on their OWN stuff anymore?
12-08-1999, 02:02 PM
[This message has been edited by Justin (edited 12-08-99)]
12-08-1999, 02:22 PM
Found this today in rec.music.bluenoteWe're all forgetting the true meaning and spirit of millennium calculations:
People who enjoy big parties will get to party twice: Once at all the big public events this year, and again next year at the parties hosted by nerds.
Nerds will only get one party, and they have to wait another year.
I, on the other hand, have like nine hours of gigs lined up on the 31st, and will be too exhausted to drink myself sick.
Of course, we're also forgetting the 11 days that were dropped from the Western calender in, I believe, the 13th century, so the "true" millennium actually occurs on December 20th.
The partying math geek realizes that the millennium is calculated from an arbitrary datum, and celebrates that fact every moment of every day, because it's always a thousand years since something happened (just as it's always
after 5:00 PM somewhere in the world).
More sparkling wine?
celebrates that fact every moment of every day, because it's always a thousand years since something Here! Here! ;)
(especially since there's no partying allowed at midnight on new year this year :þ Does that put us in the nerd category? hehe)
12-08-1999, 02:36 PM
Justin has (had) some valid points. I never intended to start a religious debate, only to point out that both the US Navy and the Greenwich observatory both consider the start to be 2001. True enough, both entities represent Western culture (predominately Christian.) BUT,[nbsp][nbsp]both have a tiny bit of expertise in the area of time measurement and I've decided to defer to them.[nbsp][nbsp]Now where did I put my big-bang calendar???
12-09-1999, 12:46 AM
[This message has been edited by Armand (edited 12-08-99)]
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