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February 1, 2002
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Early tomorrow morning we'll hit 2:02:02 2-02-'02.
posted by mrbula (27 comments total)

 
That's assuming we're all using the American calendar notation, which, of course, is not a safe assumption.
posted by mrbula at 3:01 PM on February 1, 2002


Can someone help me figure out how to keep my friend Hannah from being catapulted into another dimension at that exact moment in time?
posted by machaus at 3:04 PM on February 1, 2002


And satan will once again rule the earth!
posted by bytecode at 3:04 PM on February 1, 2002


In the afternoon we'll hit it again. Doesn't seem so important now does it?
posted by skallas at 3:06 PM on February 1, 2002


i'm sorry, but, uh...so what?
posted by BlueTrain at 3:08 PM on February 1, 2002


Well i didn't celebrate odd day, even day, or the unix clock rollover, but i'm definately going to be staring at my digital watch tonight at this time. Thanks for the link.
posted by bobo123 at 3:15 PM on February 1, 2002


22:22 and 22 seconds on February 22, 2222 will be cool.

(I'm only mentioning this here so that when someone starts a MeFi thread about this subject on Feb. 18, 2222, I can cry doublepost.)
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:26 PM on February 1, 2002


20/02/2002 is cooler.
posted by riffola at 3:38 PM on February 1, 2002


mrbula - right, in Europe, it will be
02:02:02 02-02-02
posted by greasepig at 3:38 PM on February 1, 2002


Did Chuck Haga actually get paid to write that copy? Dang! How do I get into that racket? I can write worthless crap, and I need a paycheck.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:40 PM on February 1, 2002


I am having a party, at those hours its hookers and blow for everyone!
posted by vincentmeanie at 4:02 PM on February 1, 2002


The last day of seventh grade happened to land on June 7, 1989. It was a half day. And the end of morning announcements, Principal Scott told everyone to look at their watches soon after we all we home, for at 1:23:45 p.m., the digits would all line up, just as it says in that article. So, sure enough, my two best friends and I sat on my bed, staring at our calculator watches, waiting for the seconds to tick over to :45, at which point we jumped up and down in celebration. For a second.

Hmmm, I think this has a place in Pathetic Geek Stories.
posted by sandor at 4:26 PM on February 1, 2002


I was standing in a grocery store check-out line at 1:23:45, 6/7/89, and I stopped my chit-chat to look at my watch. When I tried to explain to the checker why it mattered, she gave me one of those "huh-what-do-you-know"s that really means please let this conversation end soon.
posted by argybarg at 4:36 PM on February 1, 2002


Oh-Two-Oh-Two-Oh-Two
I Feel Like Writing Haiku
Let The Rhyming Ensue.

(Yes, I know haiku don't normally rhyme, but this special day calls for special haiku.)
posted by brownpau at 4:39 PM on February 1, 2002


Too bad that Haiku doesn't follow the proper structure.
posted by d8uv at 5:16 PM on February 1, 2002


Can someone help me figure out how to keep my friend Hannah from being catapulted into another dimension at that exact moment in time?

Duct tape. Lots and lots of duct tape.

And a webcam, because....well, you know.

Ed
always looking out for new revenue streams.
posted by ebarker at 5:38 PM on February 1, 2002


20/02/2002 will be my birthday! and my amazon wishlist can be found at ...
posted by titboy at 6:43 PM on February 1, 2002


nah -july 8, 1990 was THE date. A little after midnight I took a picture of the clock on my cable channel directory at 12:34:56 7-8-90. Try it again in 2090 suckas!
posted by quercus at 8:03 PM on February 1, 2002


I, on the other hand, thought this was an interesting little fact in a charming little story. News value? None. But reading it was a fun way to spend two minutes.
posted by diddlegnome at 8:07 PM on February 1, 2002


duuuuuuuuuude....'ere!
posted by adampsyche at 8:21 PM on February 1, 2002


> Too bad that Haiku doesn't follow the proper structure.

Yah I know. My fault for trying to force a rhyme. Never mind.
posted by brownpau at 10:06 PM on February 1, 2002


I coulda swore we celebrated odd day and even day, and certainly we did unix rollover day.

Hey, any excuse for a party in this joint. 'S why I hang here, y'all.

Here on the Eastern US, it's T minus 17 minutes. The bubbly is chilled.

Tick. Tick. Tick.
posted by chicobangs at 10:45 PM on February 1, 2002


Dammit, I slept through it! And now artificial life forms and giant advertising displays in Japanese are littering my front yard.

And where's my flying car? I want my flying car!

Ed
old complaints for a brave new world.
posted by ebarker at 12:43 AM on February 2, 2002


i missed it - so what happend
posted by monkeyJuice at 3:03 AM on February 2, 2002


Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas !
posted by crayfish at 5:37 AM on February 2, 2002




If you're bored, you can click on the photo for the large version.
posted by mrbula at 12:29 PM on February 2, 2002


It makes for great Windows Desktop Wallpaper...

A great replacement for what I had there before: a frame from the movie Space Jam where Bugs Bunny was about to give Michael Jordan a big sloppy kiss. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 8:45 PM on February 2, 2002


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