B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart


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  1. ratlum

    ratlum said, almost 3 years ago

    Sure cut lnto the holiday season.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    More like 24 stone slabs. Definitely not a pocket calender.

  3. davidh48

    davidh48 said, almost 3 years ago

    I couldn’t find a Great Northern Railway calendar this year. Could you folks help, even if I can only use 11 months of one?


  4. midiranger

    midiranger said, almost 3 years ago

    simple Google search . .

  5. Doris Preston

    Doris Preston said, almost 3 years ago

    Ummm, wouldn’t 16 months only bring us to April, not June???

  6. dflak

    dflak said, almost 3 years ago

    Calendar makers were probably the first people to come up with the concept of planned obsolescence.

    I’m not getting a lot of support for my proposal to change the calendar. Each month has 28 days. Each month starts on Sunday the first and ends on Saturday the 28th. Every month is identical.

    Thirteen such months make up 364 days. The extra day needed is called New Year Day and it is part of the new year, but is not part of a month or week. It simply gets slipped in between Friday the 28th of the old year and Sunday the 1st of the New Year. This assures a three-day weekend without shortening the work week on either side.

    Every 4 years, Leap Day will be added at the end of the year immediately before New Year Day.

    Calendar makers hate the idea. Also, it is not popular with triskaidekaphobiacs since there are 13 Friday the 13ths.

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago

    why moon 13 people?

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago


    or we could forget about days and simply have seconds, hektoseconds, kiloseconds, megaseconds, gigaseconds
    The fun thing is that nobody has to accept any callendar, we simply do because they are convenient. same as standard time, nobody HAS to use it, but those who don’t are mostly batty

  9. Sailor 46

    Sailor 46 said, almost 3 years ago

    The Romans actually used to do something like this, just to realign the year with the calendar.

    The ordinary year in the previous Roman calendar consisted of 12 months, for a total of 355 days. In addition, a 27-day intercalary month, the Mensis Intercalaris, was sometimes inserted between February and March. This intercalary month was formed by inserting 22 days after the first 23 or 24 days of February; the last five days of February, which counted down toward the start of March, became the last five days of Intercalaris. The net effect was to add 22 or 23 days to the year, forming an intercalary year of 377 or 378 days.

    The Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took effect in 45 BC (709 AUC). It was the predominant calendar in most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was refined and superseded by the Gregorian calendar. The difference in the length of the year between Julian (365.25 days) and Gregorian (365.2425 days) is 0.002%.

    It must have been fun to wake up before 46 BCE and wonder what day or month it really was!

  10. catman5169

    catman5169 said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m for a calendar of 25 months with 14 days in each month…at least that way, you could kiss April 15 good bye…

  11. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago


    Or, you could switch January & February to be the LAST two months of the year & return September thru December ( # 7, 8, 9, & 10 ) to their rightful places on the calendar!! July & August were added to the old Roman calendar ( which only had 10 months ) by Julius Caesar & Augustus Caesar after the calendar reforms initiated by them!

  12. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Sailor 46

    Thanks for the history lesson!

  13. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, almost 3 years ago


    Except for the fact that the almighty government will always intervene!!!

  14. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 3 years ago

    And no blue moons

  15. dflak

    dflak said, almost 3 years ago


    II can’t think of any way to map the current 12 months into 13 months. Maybe we can name them Bilbo and then the 12 dwarfs from The Hobbit. As for the actual year start, I’d start it on the Winter solstice.

    Right you are. In fact, there will be some months without a full moon at all.

    Another pissed-off group would be the astrologers, although we could still keep the traditional 12 signs. We’d have to figure out how to divide them among the new months. There will be one month wholly devoted to one sign.

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