Author Topic: What We Do On February 30th Is Sacred  (Read 597 times)

Q. G. Pennyworth

  • Slimy Thing Who
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 6067
  • QUEEN BITCH OF FLYERS
    • View Profile
What We Do On February 30th Is Sacred
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:37:51 pm »
fucked if I know what that means, I woke up with the sentence seared in my forebrain. Have at.

The Johnny

  • did nots
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 4322
    • View Profile
Re: What We Do On February 30th Is Sacred
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 06:55:34 am »

And what we do on the rest of the year isnt **fills up bag with rocks to throw at sacred cows**
<<My image in some places, is of a monster of some kind who wants to pull a string and manipulate people. Nothing could be further from the truth. People are manipulated; I just want them to be manipulated more effectively.>>

-B.F. Skinner

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 22223
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: What We Do On February 30th Is Sacred
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 01:39:46 pm »
Eris has given you a clue. We've gotta figure out what this means.


Alright, let's start with the date. There have actually been a few February 30ths in history: https://www.timeanddate.com/date/february-30.html

Sweden had a Feb 30th during a time when it was trying to switch calendars from Julian to Gregorian.

Some monk in the 13th century claimed that February had 30 days in leap years between 45 BCE and 8 BCE in the Julian calendar. There might be something there, but we'd also have to figure out which Gregorian dates those Feb 30ths correspond to.

The Soviet Union tried a "revolutionary calendar" in 1930-1931 which had a February 30th, and included a 5-day week. My intuition is that this is the next clue.

Q. G. Pennyworth

  • Slimy Thing Who
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 6067
  • QUEEN BITCH OF FLYERS
    • View Profile
Re: What We Do On February 30th Is Sacred
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 05:09:36 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Earth

This book was published on that day. I remember reading it in school, and it's been in my head on and off since I've been playing Exalted.