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   Newspapers published fluff pieces about today's unusual date 100 years ago, too. If you're still alive in 2112, look for a fluff piece about the fluff piece about the fluff piece

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bingethinker    [TotalFark]  
I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.

12 Dec 2012 02:59 PM
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jehovahs witness protection     
I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.

12 Dec 2012 03:14 PM
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Osomatic     
It'll be a neural Gaianet fluff piece about the internet fluff piece about the newspaper fluff piece, though.

12 Dec 2012 03:22 PM
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jehovahs witness protection     

Osomatic: It'll be a neural Gaianet fluff piece about the internet fluff piece about the newspaper fluff piece, though.


You sound fluffy.

12 Dec 2012 03:31 PM
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gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  

jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.


Since you will be at best a Futurama-style head in a jar, you'll probably need to enlist a little help with that.

12 Dec 2012 04:03 PM
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Osomatic     

jehovahs witness protection: Osomatic: It'll be a neural Gaianet fluff piece about the internet fluff piece about the newspaper fluff piece, though.

You sound fluffy.


I am, but only the Gabriel Iglesias sense.

12 Dec 2012 04:24 PM
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jehovahs witness protection     

gilgigamesh: jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.

Since you will be at best a Futurama-style head in a jar, you'll probably need to enlist a little help with that.


HA! My time machine will be finished any day now. Then you'll see.

12 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
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FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.


No, no, NO! You have to wait until the 21st of December, 2112. Or, as they write it everyfarkingwhere else, 21/12/2112. At 9:12 PM (21:12 military time).

\at least we can end any jokes about it taking that long for them to get into the RRHOF, FINALLY!

12 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
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Gordian Cipher    [TotalFark]  
Yeah, but tomorrow is the 13TH. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN!

12 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
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styckx     
I'm a dawg and like fluff pieces

12 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
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Hubris Boy     
They'll take care of everything... the words we'll read, the songs we'll sing. We'll never need to wonder how or why.

12 Dec 2012 06:52 PM
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skinink     

"Newspapers published fluff pieces about today's unusual date 100 years ago, too. If you're still alive in 2112, look for a fluff piece about the fluff piece about the fluff piece "


But not from a newspaper. unless the Earth has lost all electricity.


12 Dec 2012 06:52 PM
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Just_a_Bear     
so are these metafluff pieces?

12 Dec 2012 06:56 PM
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Ponzholio    [TotalFark]  
farm1.staticflickr.com

12 Dec 2012 06:58 PM
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Nick Nostril     
img801.imageshack.us

How people will dress in the year 2112.

/painfully

12 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
isn't everything in the year 2112 controlled by the vast network of slaves termed the "princes of syrinx"?

12 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
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Klom Dark     

FriarReb98: jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.

No, no, NO! You have to wait until the 21st of December, 2112. Or, as they write it everyfarkingwhere else, 21/12/2112. At 9:12 PM (21:12 military time).

\at least we can end any jokes about it taking that long for them to get into the RRHOF, FINALLY!


I don't understand why they are still not in the rock and roll hall of fame. Far lesser bands are in it. Is there some behind the scene politics, or did geddy refuse to suck some execs Wang or ???

12 Dec 2012 07:02 PM
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maxx2112     

jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.



i1089.photobucket.com

12 Dec 2012 07:02 PM
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badLogic    [TotalFark]  
Subby must like fluffing

/got nothin

12 Dec 2012 07:07 PM
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Klom Dark     
Weird, right after i posted that, my daughter walked in and told me that rush is being inducted into rrhof tonight. That's crazy timing.

Good date for it to happen!

12 Dec 2012 07:08 PM
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W.C.fields forever    [TotalFark]  
I called my brother to wish him a happy b-day,I said happy 12/12/12.
He didn't even realize.

12 Dec 2012 07:09 PM
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Klom Dark     

Klom Dark: Weird, right after i posted that, my daughter walked in and told me that rush is being inducted into rrhof tonight. That's crazy timing.

Good date for it to happen!


http://m.rollingstone.com/?redirurl=/ music/news/geddy-lee-on-rushs-roc k-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induction-well -show-up-smiling-20121211

12 Dec 2012 07:10 PM
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To The Escape Zeppelin!     

bingethinker: I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.


Well Geoffrey, Archbishop of York died on 12/12/1212 so that's something. And the Children's Crusade was going on so you're right about the holy war.

12 Dec 2012 07:11 PM
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badLogic    [TotalFark]  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: bingethinker: I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.

Well Geoffrey, Archbishop of York died on 12/12/1212 so that's something. And the Children's Crusade was going on so you're right about the holy war.


Was the current calendar even in use a thousand years ago?

12 Dec 2012 07:12 PM
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ranold     
Only morons value dates like these.

12 Dec 2012 07:13 PM
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Dimensio    [TotalFark]  
What will be authored on 21/12/2112, exactly one-hundred years after the vaguely derived claims of the Mayan-predicted apocalypse?

12 Dec 2012 07:15 PM
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thaduke     

badLogic: To The Escape Zeppelin!: bingethinker: I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.

Well Geoffrey, Archbishop of York died on 12/12/1212 so that's something. And the Children's Crusade was going on so you're right about the holy war.

Was the current calendar even in use a thousand years ago?


Yes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_Dom ini#Popularization

12 Dec 2012 07:16 PM
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Sock Ruh Tease     
FTA: "When again a person takes pen in hand to indite a letter with the figures 12-12-12 in the date line, an entire century will have passed"

WTF is a pen? A letter? A date line?

12 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
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ranold     
next week.. 20/12/2012 ZOMGz!1111one1

12 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
what can this strange device be?

IT'S A farkING GUITAR

12 Dec 2012 07:18 PM
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buckeyebrain     
Yo Dawg...

12 Dec 2012 07:18 PM
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theMagni    [TotalFark]  
I'd be 135, so if somehow I've outlived the rest of you they'll be interviewing me for some holonet article.

12 Dec 2012 07:24 PM
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Indubitably     
I saw an ABC piece that placed the next calendarical magic in the year three-thousand, that is 3,000...

"Can I get a veracity check, over."

*)

12 Dec 2012 07:27 PM
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FriarReb98    [TotalFark]  

Klom Dark: I don't understand why they are still not in the rock and roll hall of fame. Far lesser bands are in it. Is there some behind the scene politics, or did geddy refuse to suck some execs Wang or ???


Jann Wenner hates that kind of music, so since he's the publisher of the most influential rock magazine out there it just kinda snowballed from there. It's also why Deep Purple isn't in the hall, or King Crimson of a bunch of similar bands. Not that they're the same, but exactly the same reason Kiss ins't either.

But we got three out of the ballot I submitted numerous times on their website, so I can't complain. (No DP, Joan Jett or to a lesser extent, Paul Butterfield Blues Band.)

12 Dec 2012 07:28 PM
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Sgt.Zim    [TotalFark]  
Came to post something Rush-oriented, but I see it's well-covered.

// The fragrance of Afghanistan
// Rewards a long day's toil

12 Dec 2012 07:31 PM
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thaduke     

bingethinker: I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.


Well, 1212 is quite close to a number of notable happenings:

1209 - supposed foundation of the university of Cambridge (others in Paris, Oxford, Bologna, already in existence)
~ 1209 - St. Francis begins to preach
1214 - Battle of Bouvines secures much of French royal territory for the French monarchy (previously, much of France had been under the English crown)
1215 - Magna Carta issued in England

So, not all holy wars.

12 Dec 2012 07:36 PM
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Quantum Apostrophe     
I like that "13th month" comment. Here in Quebec, we have such wizardry.

This schmuck negotiated a work contract so outrageous that they had to invent a 13th month to pay him so it wouldn't show up on the regular accounting.

I wonder what they would call that month, Corruptember? Assember?

12 Dec 2012 07:42 PM
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Gyrth     
In 2112 we will have assumed control, we will have assumed control.

12 Dec 2012 07:45 PM
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Pants full of macaroni!!     
You'll be reading it in a Temple Paper instead of on the internet.

12 Dec 2012 07:56 PM
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MemeSlave     

Quantum Apostrophe: I like that "13th month" comment. Here in Quebec, we have such wizardry.

This schmuck negotiated a work contract so outrageous that they had to invent a 13th month to pay him so it wouldn't show up on the regular accounting.

I wonder what they would call that month, Corruptember? Assember?


Socialismber?

12 Dec 2012 08:16 PM
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Indubitably     

Gyrth: In 2112 we will have assumed control, we will have assumed control.


No, you won't.

God, you're an ass.

*)

12 Dec 2012 08:19 PM
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JerkyMeat     
Hoodoo

12 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
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Raoul Eaton     
My takeways from the 1912 piece:
1. They hyphenated the word "to-day" back then. It looks weird now.
2. There was something they thought was significant about "4-11-44" that is completely lost on me. Anyone?

12 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
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To The Escape Zeppelin!     

thaduke: badLogic: To The Escape Zeppelin!: bingethinker: I wonder what they did in the year 1212. Probably launched another holy war or something.

Well Geoffrey, Archbishop of York died on 12/12/1212 so that's something. And the Children's Crusade was going on so you're right about the holy war.

Was the current calendar even in use a thousand years ago?

Yes


No. I believe he meant the difference between the Gregorian and Julian calendars. The date 12/12/1212 in the Julian calendar would not be the same day as on the Gregorian calendar. Converting the dates of every event in history a few days in either direction would be too much confusing work we just leave it be. The difference would only really be noticeable when two countries records are using different calendars and it's the 5th of March here and the 2nd there.

12 Dec 2012 08:40 PM
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The Loaf     

Raoul Eaton: There was something they thought was significant about "4-11-44" that is completely lost on me. Anyone?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_El even_Forty_Four

12 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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Blue_Blazer     

jehovahs witness protection: I'm totally going to play the Rush album over and over on 12/12/2112.


Why wait man, it's a good album

12 Dec 2012 09:01 PM
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srelan     
the real 12:12:12 12/12/12 Jesus was still in Middle School eating lunch

12 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
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Blue_Blazer     

Raoul Eaton: My takeways from the 1912 piece:
1. They hyphenated the word "to-day" back then. It looks weird now.
2. There was something they thought was significant about "4-11-44" that is completely lost on me. Anyone?


multiplication, how does it work?

12 Dec 2012 09:05 PM
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Blue_Blazer     

The Loaf: Raoul Eaton: There was something they thought was significant about "4-11-44" that is completely lost on me. Anyone?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Ele ven_Forty_Four


well, I look like an ignorant ass don't I?

12 Dec 2012 09:07 PM
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Representative of the unwashed masses     
I plan on being quite dead by then, not by choice but by...MURDER at the age of 136!

12 Dec 2012 09:07 PM
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