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I'm sure you mean "Win 579 dollars"
posted by prufrock at 8:04 AM on May 7, 2009


Yes, sorry, this time machine keeps malfunctioning.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:05 AM on May 7, 2009


Hey, thanks!

Oh, wait. Those are D's.
posted by hifiparasol at 8:08 AM on May 7, 2009


This is wonderfully light-hearted, and just what I needed to see this morning. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by yomimono at 8:08 AM on May 7, 2009


Meh, I'll wait until 7/9/11.
posted by SirOmega at 8:10 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Meh, I'll wait until 13/15/17.
posted by etc. at 8:13 AM on May 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Flagged as "uneven".
posted by xod at 8:13 AM on May 7, 2009


Hey, does anyone have Ron Gordon's phone number?
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:14 AM on May 7, 2009


So is 13 November Odd Day in Europe and elsewhere in the world?
posted by el_lupino at 8:58 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I won the contest on March 5, 1979, before there even was a facegroup book, or whatever!
posted by not_on_display at 9:03 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


One week into this month of May, we pause
In silence, or in loudness, to reflect
On how we've come together, though at odds,
To share and chronologically connect.
Though odd the convocation surely sounds,
The unity that oddity affords
Revives the spirit, echoes, and resounds
Across the waters to the distant shores.
Consecutive, the numbers now parade--
A hero's welcome for Five, Seven, Nine.
The drum corps beats tattoos like cannonade
The martial sound, the very march of time.
So gather rosebuds, rise now, and applaud.
Today we toast the name of all things odd!

or

Oddly Consecutive!
5/7/9 is the
Date we've been waiting for,
Weird as it seems.

Keep your round numbers and
Sesquicentennials!
THIS is the day when odd
Fellows convene!
posted by The White Hat at 9:07 AM on May 7, 2009


It's no 8/8/08
posted by Mister_A at 9:10 AM on May 7, 2009


1/3/5 at 7:09:11 should be both Odd Second and Square Second.
posted by DU at 9:12 AM on May 7, 2009


Vague complaint about the senselessness of the month-day-year ordering. Suggestion of European Odd Day on 5th July this year, and an ISO odd day on 2009-11-13.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 9:13 AM on May 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


1/3/5 was better. That day was prime.
posted by jabberjaw at 9:34 AM on May 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


I recall hanging out on /. on 1999/11/29 and taking note of the fact that it was the last day with all odd numbers until 3111/1/1.

I don't remember anything about 2000/2/2 though. Is 0 considered even? I'd bet the math geeks say no.
posted by unixrat at 9:39 AM on May 7, 2009


0 is even. As I recall, odd is defined in terms of "not even" (ie, not divisible by 2).
posted by djfiander at 9:43 AM on May 7, 2009


Oops, getting sloppy as I get old. It was 2009/11/19 and here's a link to the Slashdot discussion.
posted by unixrat at 9:44 AM on May 7, 2009


I recall hanging out on /. on 1999/11/29 and taking note of the fact that it was the last day with all odd numbers until 3111/1/1.
Ah, but did you recently watch your linux system clock hit 1,234,567,890 seconds since epoch time started?

It was a little anticlimactic, if I'm honest.
posted by metaBugs at 9:50 AM on May 7, 2009


Is this like Mother's Day, where it falls on different days in the UK and US? For us it's 7/5/09. We'll have to wait a couple of months.
posted by mippy at 9:52 AM on May 7, 2009


Every day is Odd Day when you're me.
posted by ottereroticist at 10:04 AM on May 7, 2009


0 is even. As I recall, odd is defined in terms of "not even" (ie, not divisible by 2).

Well, I for one find that odd.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:10 AM on May 7, 2009


You know who else was an oddity?
posted by heyho at 10:19 AM on May 7, 2009


China is not amused.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:21 AM on May 7, 2009


I just realized how awesome 02/02/2020 is going to be. I plan to live the second half of the day as the exact opposite of the first.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:22 AM on May 7, 2009


You know who else was an oddity?

Major Tom?
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:25 AM on May 7, 2009


1/3/5 was better. That day was prime.

The primes hate 1. I bet they'll be pissed.
posted by milestogo at 10:33 AM on May 7, 2009


Is Bill Oddie going to be involved in this? That would be a Goodie.
posted by wendell at 10:53 AM on May 7, 2009


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posted by Oddly at 11:00 AM on May 7, 2009


09/09/09 will be pretty special. It's my birthday.
posted by howling fantods at 11:09 AM on May 7, 2009


I'm a European. I'll wait until the 5th of July.
posted by ob at 11:18 AM on May 7, 2009


But what about the "200" part?
posted by blue_beetle at 11:22 AM on May 7, 2009


^Flagged for "noise"
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:43 AM on May 7, 2009



Meh, I'll wait until 7/9/11.
posted by SirOmega at 11:10 AM on May 7 [1 favorite +] [!]


Meh, I'll wait until 13/15/17.
posted by etc. at 11:13 AM on May 7 [2 favorites +] [!]



Ya'll wouldn't be so cavalier if you were as old as me.
posted by notreally at 12:07 PM on May 7, 2009


Is it odd day again? Seems like only yesterday it was even day...

Oh.
posted by Naberius at 12:08 PM on May 7, 2009


Is this something you would need a calendar to understand?
posted by owtytrof at 12:14 PM on May 7, 2009


It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-rickety-tickety-tin.
Eat dinner first today, and wear
Your undies outside in.
And if somebody wears a frown
Just give ‘em a wacky grin.
It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-rickety-tickety-tin.

It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-wickety-wuckety-woo.
Say goodbye when you’re going
And when you’re coming, too.
Tell people your favorite color
Is greenish-brownish-pinkish-blue.
It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-wickety-wuckety-woo.

It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-dockery-dickery-dah.
When somebody says you’re pretty
Just tell them ‘So’s your Ma!’
And buy an extra train ticket
For someone’s old grandpa
It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-dockery-dickery-dah.

It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-wiggity-squiggity-squo.
Take a day off from your work today
To watch the flowers grow.
And if it’s bright and sunny
Just imagine that there’s snow.
It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-wiggity-squiggity-squo.

It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A-tiggery-tiggery-tay.
When it’s dark at night tonight
Act if it’s bright as day.
And when someone else is being odd
Don’t get in the way.
It’s Odd Day. It’s Odd Day!
A tiggery-tiggery-tay.
posted by kldickson at 12:17 PM on May 7, 2009


You can't recreate the magic of 1/3/579. Until 1/3/5,8911 anyway.

I don't really think today should count what with that pesky 2 and 0 in the year.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:02 PM on May 7, 2009


The even numbers continue to infiltrate! *shakes fist*
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 1:03 PM on May 7, 2009


Seconding the vague complaint about obnoxious middle-endian date format.

I'll think it's cool when it's 2009-11-13.
posted by spitefulcrow at 1:13 PM on May 7, 2009


Well, today was the first time I ever heard the phrase "yodeling nipple frog.'


That was odd.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:05 AM on May 8, 2009


Oh hey dudes, I won 27 bucks for my Odd Day Ode !
posted by kldickson at 12:28 PM on May 30, 2009


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