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April 3, 2006 7:41 PM   Subscribe

A friend notes that a friend of hers noted another person on LiveJournal who said his brother noted that Wednesday morning "at exactly two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be: 01:02:03 04/05/06." (In U.S. notation.)
posted by cgc373 (35 comments total)

 
This is here....why???
posted by wheelieman at 7:46 PM on April 3, 2006


And in four and a half weeks it will be 01:02:03 04/05/06 (in UK, et al notation). I agree that these things are fun to note but I'm not sure I'd call them coincidences.
posted by Songdog at 7:50 PM on April 3, 2006


Well, at least this didn't come from BoingBoing, that's all I can say.
posted by crunchland at 7:51 PM on April 3, 2006


THE EXACT SAME DATE AND TIME IT WAS WHEN THE FIRST TOWER FELL, ADJUSTING FOR INFLATION11!!11!
posted by clockzero at 7:51 PM on April 3, 2006


zomg end of universe wtfbbq!!!111
posted by exlotuseater at 7:52 PM on April 3, 2006


Make a wish!
posted by Roger Dodger at 7:54 PM on April 3, 2006


This is here....why???

Probably 'cause it's kinda cool.
posted by dersins at 7:55 PM on April 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm waiting for 06:06:06 on 6/6/06.

(You other-side-of-the-ponders will have to figure out the date yourselves.)
posted by hangashore at 7:57 PM on April 3, 2006


I've been waiting for 123456 and 666666 for quite a while, stemming from a drunken conversation last fall. I guess I should get a blog and then I'd be famous, too.
posted by atom128 at 7:59 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm waiting for 06:06:06 on 6/6/06.

Me too!

posted by nicwolff at 8:06 PM on April 3, 2006


Your four-times-removed acquaintance posted prematurely, I'm sorry to say.

If they had waited until roughly a year and month from now, they would have been able to proclaim it's 12:34 5/6/07.

You know, we'd all be one digit more impressed. But this goes to 11.
posted by JHarris at 8:10 PM on April 3, 2006


A Mefite's anticipatory flickr group here.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:29 PM on April 3, 2006


It's 4:20, you say?
posted by dhartung at 8:30 PM on April 3, 2006


Is that when the universe will end?

I need to know so I can go run up my credit before the end of the world.

I had a math teacher that nearly creamed herself on 9/9/81 and then she cried when none of her students thought it was interesting in the least. I think she quit teaching a couple of years later.
posted by fenriq at 8:31 PM on April 3, 2006


Crap. I didn't see the BoingBoing post before I put this up. I swear. Subscribe to friend's feed; see link; think link is cool; post link. Continue moving through feeds. See BoingBoing link. Feel dumb. Contrite. Apologetic. Sorry, people.
posted by cgc373 at 8:40 PM on April 3, 2006


Don't apologize, I liked this link. If someone didn't point this out to me, I never would have realized it.
posted by Falconetti at 8:51 PM on April 3, 2006


I had a math teacher that nearly creamed herself on 9/9/81

I creamed m'self at precisely 1:23:45 6/7/89, and just over a year later at precisely 2:34:56 7/8/90. (And I doubled my fun because I also wrote the dates down the stupid American way!)

Old skool.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:06 PM on April 3, 2006


Today we look solely to the symbolic term of the millenium to set us off again. The year 2000 as a sole-fatidical non-event. A magical waiting, itself millenarian, for non-parousia. In the meanwhile, everyone's lying low -- creeping catalepsy, collective catatonia, eyes riveted on the countdown. But this is an empty suspense: it's as though the whole of the twentieth century were emptying itself of its substance in these few years...
(Jean Baudrillard, Paroxysm)
posted by ori at 9:06 PM on April 3, 2006


Would the best instant be..

12:34:56 7/8/90?
posted by SirOmega at 9:31 PM on April 3, 2006


I've always wanted to post in a closed, deleted thread.
posted by dmd at 8:17 AM on April 4, 2006


I've always wanted to post in a closed, deleted thread.

ME TOOO!!1!!1!!ONE!!1!!!1!ELEVEN!!11!!
posted by dersins at 8:22 AM on April 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


And, on July 8 (or August 7, in American notation), we can also have 11:10:09 08/07/06... teh gasp! Why is this news this year, when there has been a couple of these every year since 2000?
posted by antifuse at 8:36 AM on April 4, 2006


Note: posting links from your friend's blog to MeFi front page is generally not the smartest idea anyway :)
posted by antifuse at 8:37 AM on April 4, 2006


I've received several chain emails claiming this is a "once in a lifetime event" (likely true) and some saying it will "never happen again" (hey guys, ever heard of 2106?). Europeans are notably not caring until next month.
posted by mikeh at 8:43 AM on April 4, 2006


Spam email received at work this morning:

From: X___X
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:08 AM
To: ^___^
Subject: Did you know


FUN TRIVIA…WHO KEEPS TRACK OF THIS STUFF!

On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00
the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06!

That won't happen again for a thousand years.
You may now return to your (normal ?) life.
posted by thefreek at 9:33 AM on April 4, 2006



If they had waited until roughly a year and month from now, they would have been able to proclaim it's 12:34 5/6/07.


And 71 years later it'll be 12:23 5/6/78!
posted by delmoi at 9:41 AM on April 4, 2006


That won't happen again for a thousand years.
You may now return to your (normal ?) life.


It happens every hundred years.
posted by delmoi at 9:41 AM on April 4, 2006


Times, dates, and the notations of same are arbitrary. Yet people get all excited about this stuff. Some people get worried about bad things happening because of this stuff. That's weird.
posted by raedyn at 9:43 AM on April 4, 2006


No, no, no. It won't happen again for a hundred years, on 2106.

* sends a pedantic correction e-mail to X___X
posted by antifreez_ at 9:43 AM on April 4, 2006


Err, what delmoi said.
posted by antifreez_ at 9:44 AM on April 4, 2006


I'm gonna party like its 1:23:4:5/6/05
posted by Gungho at 10:27 AM on April 4, 2006


I'm waiting for 06:06:06 on 6/6/06.

My boyfriend has been planning a 666 party for about eight months.
posted by ackeber at 10:27 AM on April 4, 2006


“You know the most amazing thing happened to me tonight. I was coming here, on the way to the lecture, and I came in through the parking lot. And you won’t believe what happened. I saw a car with the license plate ‘ARW 357’. Can you imagine. Of all the millions of license plates in the state, what was the chance that I would see that particular one tonight? Amazing!” -- Attributed to Richard Feynman
posted by knave at 10:30 AM on April 4, 2006


The Omen 2006 is scheduled for release on 6/6/06..
posted by hypersloth at 12:53 PM on April 4, 2006


Actually, it just happened again - in the PM.

And nicwolff? That was a seriously creepy trailer.
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