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Bermuda Celebrates Quincentennial....er.....Never Mind
February 15, 2002 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Bermuda Celebrates Quincentennial....er.....Never Mind Bermuda, set to celebrate the 500th anniversery of it's founding, cancelled next year celebration when it was discovered that Bermuda was founded in 1505, not 1503.
posted by Lanternjmk (4 comments total)

 
because new historical evidence suggests the date is out by two years.

New historical evidence suggests the island existed in time and space before it was discovered by the Spanish late in Earth history in the year 1505.
posted by fleener at 8:37 AM on February 15, 2002


Two more years to drum up some extra tourism.
posted by ColdChef at 8:38 AM on February 15, 2002


I lived on Bermuda for 3 years and I know the people living there are taking this very seriously. It's probably causing a national outrage between the people that think it's 1503 vs. 1505. It's this kind of petty squabbling that runs this island.
posted by MaddCutty at 8:48 AM on February 15, 2002


Historical evidence suggests that fleener is still a troll. Or maybe just an ass.

There weren't even any natives, for pete's sake. The people there would be well advised to spit on anybody telling them when to celebrate.

Madd: with a population hardly larger than a large county seat, it's hardly surprising that the politics resembles a small town! For some reason this brings to mind Christopher Buckley's hilarious political satire, The White House Mess, {ACLU affiliate code} written as if it were a memoir of a friend and aide (in charge of the White House mess, er, cafeteria) of a Democratic president from 1988-1992. One of the follies encountered is a comical revolution on Bermuda (loosely based on Grenada), all written in a dry, understated style, the essence of irony.
posted by dhartung at 4:58 PM on February 15, 2002


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