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rolyn
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Originally posted by orfeo:
Good luck with that dream.

If the Whitehouse is still standing in 8 years Daddy T will still be in it. With Mr P's assistance he might even be there longer that. [Ultra confused]

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Pangolin Guerre
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Originally posted by Robert Armin:
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Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
I'll come to the defence of our arbitrarily reckoned NYD. (I think that we can agree on the 365.25... days.) The first of any month is as valid a choice as any other

At the risk of being a pedantic bore, for a long time in England (and throughout Europe, I believe) New Year's Day was 25th March. The only remnant of that now is our tax year beginning on April 5th (which is 25th March plus the 11 days that we jumped from moving from the Julian to Gregorian systems).

Why 25th March was picked as NYD, and why it was changed, I know not. Ken would have sorted me out in an instant; does anyone else know?

I was aware of that, but I don't think that the 25th of any month would find much support, it being plainly loopy, whereas were someone to say, "Why not 1 July?" the counterarguments would be much less forceful.

As for your pedantry, I live and breathe pedantry. I've been called worse than a pedant. You get a pass.

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Quarter days were based on Saints Days and equinoxes, longest and shortest days - Lady Day in March, Midsummer's Day - summer solstice, Michaelmas and Christmas Day. Lady Day was the start of the new year because it was a good day for year long farming contracts to start - it was one of the big hiring days.

Lady Day also is linked to the Annunciation - and certain Christians thought that should be when the year started.

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It's still going on ... I found out yesterday via Facebook that a dear friend died while on his annual vacation in Puerto Vallarta. He wasn't as big as Prince or Bowie, but he was a really important part of the local opera / operetta / musical theatre scene for over 50 years - a valued and beloved colleague, teacher, mentor and friend. Unlike some of our other losses in 2016, he had a full and happy life and died in his happy place.

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My hope for 2017 is that FB friends will post less newsy articles and more personal stuff.

If I want news articles, I'll watch the news.

#firstworldproblems

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Doc Tor
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My hope for 2017 is that this fucking thread will die a natural death already, along with anyone who posts after me.

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orfeo

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As long as it's a natural death, I can live with that.

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Technology has brought us all closer together. Turns out a lot of the people you meet as a result are complete idiots.

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Doc Tor
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Being struck by a mile-wide asteroid is natural.

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orfeo

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But deeply unfair to the millions of innocent people who will be affected by your vendetta.

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Doc Tor
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They would probably have posted too.

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orfeo

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[Killing me]

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Evensong
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Originally posted by Doc Tor:
Being struck by a mile-wide asteroid is natural.

Ah but broken creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.

And it aint waiting for you boy

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Doc Tor
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East coast of Australia, please God.

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She's on the west coast!
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Doc Tor
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We're going to need a bigger asteroid.

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Evensong
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[Big Grin]

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Anselmina
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Originally posted by Evensong:
[Big Grin]

Don't encourage him. He's one of the people keeping this thread alive!

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