This is what happens when we can’t find any news — we have to make something up. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that today, March 21 (3-21 in the US) is hereby declared to be Countdown Day.
Although it’s mostly in the US that the month is designated first, there’s no comparable date in the European style (written day-month). Such a date would have to be the third day of the 21st month (which doesn’t exist), or else it would have to be the non-existent thirty-second day of January. Therefore, March 21 is the only possible countdown day, and your Curmudgeon is the first to discover and announce it.
Well, yes, there other dates with consecutive numbers in reverse order, but a true countdown has to end with 1 or zero — and there’s no zero day or month. That means today is the only genuine countdown date. Oh, wait — there’s February 10, which is 2-10. But whoever heard of such a puny countdown? It’s gotta be three-two-one, and today’s the day.
That’s all we have to say on the subject (if we could think of anything else, we’d tell you), so go ahead and use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Let the Free Fire Zone begin!
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