Principia Discordia

Principia Discordia => Principia Discussion => Topic started by: nostalgicBadger on February 08, 2008, 09:29:59 pm

Title: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 08, 2008, 09:29:59 pm
So, I am curious what this group's thoughts are on the Discordian calendar, or I suppose I should say Discordian calendars since I am sure there are multiple versions floating around. Personally, I like the idea of using five seasons and no months, although I might come up with a new system of counting years. Still, the whole thing does seem like it could be considered cliché.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: AFK on February 08, 2008, 09:31:35 pm
It's alright, but try programming that bitch into a wind-up watch. 
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Hoopla! on February 08, 2008, 09:32:07 pm
So, I am curious what this group's thoughts are on the Discordian calendar, or I suppose I should say Discordian calendars since I am sure there are multiple versions floating around. Personally, I like the idea of using five seasons and no months, although I might come up with a new system of counting years. Still, the whole thing does seem like it could be considered cliché.

I use five months, but use the same seasons.  I am also working on animalistic years, like the Chinese calendar.  
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 08, 2008, 11:04:54 pm
Do you name the year after the fact? That's what I was thinking of doing, deciding at the end of every year what the year was called, and I think not having a counting system would help to break the illusion of time being linear. The only problem is, counting back years could be a little tricky.

Also, programming the five seasons into a analog watch could be tough, however I did port ddate to a Second Life script for some reason.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: East Coast Hustle on February 09, 2008, 05:40:12 pm
RBG?

is that YUO?
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Hoopla! on February 09, 2008, 06:00:22 pm
It's not RBG.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Hoopla! on February 09, 2008, 06:01:02 pm
Do you name the year after the fact? That's what I was thinking of doing, deciding at the end of every year what the year was called, and I think not having a counting system would help to break the illusion of time being linear. The only problem is, counting back years could be a little tricky.

Also, programming the five seasons into a analog watch could be tough, however I did port ddate to a Second Life script for some reason.

I haven't put that much thought into that aspect yet.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 09, 2008, 11:17:35 pm
Perhaps I should change my name so I will stop having to disappoint people all the time.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: East Coast Hustle on February 10, 2008, 02:28:59 pm
It's not RBG.

OK.

Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: AFK on February 11, 2008, 01:49:25 pm
Perhaps I should change my name so I will stop having to disappoint people all the time.

I suggest Ambassador Klok Kaos. 
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Triple Zero on February 11, 2008, 01:58:43 pm
Perhaps I should change my name so I will stop having to disappoint people all the time.
I suggest Ambassador Klok Kaos. 

coffee, monitor  :lol:
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 14, 2008, 09:10:29 pm
I actually sort of like the ring of Ambassador Klok Kaos, although I don't think I get it.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Cramulus on February 14, 2008, 09:15:19 pm
sorry badger, you've walked into a whole bunch of in-jokes and references.

AKK was a legendary poster who was pretty much unanimously despised by the PD gang.

Try to sniff around in some other threads - I'm sure the in-jokes will be slightly less bewlidering there.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: AFK on February 14, 2008, 09:17:39 pm
I actually sort of like the ring of Ambassador Klok Kaos, although I don't think I get it.

 :lulz:

Neither did he. 
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 14, 2008, 09:32:51 pm
Ah, well it seems a little intrusive to try to go back and research your in-jokes so I can take part in them. I would rather just accept that this one I do not understand and that hopefully jokes that arise from here on, I will get.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: AFK on February 14, 2008, 09:36:47 pm
Well, if you really wanna know, this might help:  http://www.myspace.com/aklokwerkkaos (http://www.myspace.com/aklokwerkkaos)
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 14, 2008, 09:53:56 pm
Ah, well it seems a little intrusive to try to go back and research your in-jokes so I can take part in them. I would rather just accept that this one I do not understand and that hopefully jokes that arise from here on, I will get.

No, no, it really is worth it for the funny. I did it when I was new, and since the in-jokes never go away, you might as well research them so you can enjoy them.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: nostalgicBadger on February 14, 2008, 09:56:39 pm
What if I also find confusion funny, even my own?
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 14, 2008, 10:02:01 pm
Then do what pleases you.
Title: Re: The Calendar
Post by: AFK on February 15, 2008, 02:16:58 pm
What if I also find confusion funny, even my own?

Then you're going to fit in just fine.