A man a plan
February 2, 2020 1:10 AM   Subscribe

Niagara O Roar Again

...this pining palindrome originated in 1969 when engineers turned off Niagara Falls for maintenance.
posted by fairmettle at 1:22 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Great work, everyone!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:48 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

I was counting on you, and you all came through!
posted by Dumsnill at 1:54 AM on February 2

Lleweptnotyalc, Madam, I'm Adam Clayton-Powell
posted by Morpeth at 2:52 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Pleasingly, this is one of those Date Thing Days that works for everybody, even those of us who write it out computer wise: US: 02/02/2020; Most other people: 02/02/2020; Computers 20200202.

That will happen today and, as far as I can tell, not for a thousand and ten years, one month and one day.
posted by Grangousier at 3:23 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Are we not pure? “No, sir!” Panama’s moody Noriega brags. “It is garbage!” Irony dooms a man—a prisoner up to new era.
posted by zardoz at 3:40 AM on February 2 [6 favorites]

I did not realize there were such a large number of top-notch palindrome creators here.

posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:20 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Bob Fosse for pistolero! More! Lots I profess of Bob.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:15 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Here are some other palindromes I posted on MetaFilter.

Putin evil? I liven it up.

A hard nut, Putin rubs some moss. "Burn it up! Tundra, ha!"

Putin rutted a cadet. Turn it up!

And a Trump scandal, first person.

Me, barging in, ebb or I flow.
Amoral, an alley duolog.
Relative vagina is sure,
sleek. I leer, toss DNA. Hot pussy-bag
of fog abyss. Up to hands so treelike, else
Russian. I gave vital, ergo, loud, yell, anal aroma.
Wolf, I rob. Benign, I grab 'em.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:33 AM on February 2 [4 favorites]

Did I do, O God, did I as I said I'd do? Good! I did.
posted by huimangm at 5:39 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 5:53 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Note that the video length is palendromic: 7:17
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:55 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

If Weird Al's "Bob" video had run one second longer, it would have been a palendromic 2:32.
I feel a certain shame that I neglected to include this in my recent notable dates post, falling the same day as Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl and National Tater Tot Day. But it's interesting to note that the most unique date of the millennium is occuring so early. Maybe it wasn't Y2K we should've worried about, but Y2K2X.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:08 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Grangousier: the next time it happens is 12/12/2121 (2121-12-12].
posted by mbrubeck at 7:27 AM on February 2 [4 favorites]

posted by davelog at 7:29 AM on February 2 [3 favorites]

Any list of palindromic places I can visit today in PDX? The video suggested celebrating today. Palindromicly-named restaurants? With palindromic addresses?
posted by klausman at 8:26 AM on February 2

Yo, banana boy!
posted by Foosnark at 8:54 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.
posted by belarius at 9:58 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Otto is a palindrome.
posted by hannahelastic at 10:14 AM on February 2 [2 favorites]

Was it a car or a cat I saw?
A dog! A panic in a pagoda.
Otto saw pup -- pup was Otto.
posted by Fuzzypumper at 10:25 AM on February 2

Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age!
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 10:27 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

Nice to see Matt Parker get his twin on camera.
posted by biogeo at 11:03 AM on February 2

Oh, hooray! I'm a palindrome so it's like a second birthday.

(My real name is Hannah - hopefully nobody has ever named their child AllShoesNoSocks.)
posted by AllShoesNoSocks at 12:07 PM on February 2 [3 favorites]

I've often thought the reason conservatives fear George Soros is because his name is a palindrome. Evil Soros, live!
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:14 PM on February 2

...and don't forget the all-time favorite fast food feline... Taco Cat.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:32 PM on February 2

"Son I am able," she said, "though you scare me."
"Watch," said I.
"Beloved," I said, "watch me scare you though."
Said she, "Able am I, son."
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 1:55 PM on February 2 [5 favorites]

Thirty years ago I was reading right-to-left pretty effortlessly.
"Go hang a salami..."
"T.Eliot, top bard..."
I knew 'em all.

But the word-as-unit palindrome, I feel like I'm just getting up to speed. I love these!

"You can cage a swallow, can't you?
But you can't swallow a cage...
can you?"
posted by Theophrastus Johnson at 8:43 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]

I saw a YouTube video describing a proof that all positive integers can be expressed as the sum of 3 palindrome numbers.
posted by JimDe at 4:28 AM on February 3

How about a bilingual word-as-unit palindrome?

One of my jobs here at school is to write tardy slips. I usually repeat the student's name as I write it. This morning I greeted a student:

John Morgan. Good morning, John!
posted by jaruwaan at 5:53 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]

Grangousier: the next time it happens is 12/12/2121 (2121-12-12].

Or 12/02/2021 (feel free to argue whether that's in February or December).
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:38 AM on February 3

I almost paid rent a day late just so I could write 02/02/2020 on the check.
posted by zengargoyle at 12:07 PM on February 3

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