Archive for October 28th, 2016

She’s Glad The Baby Isn’t An Eggplant

Friday, October 28th, 2016


3 – Days Until Halloween

Friday, October 28th, 2016


Last-minute, sucky Halloween costumes:

Thanks, Distractify

But How Many Days Would June Have?

Friday, October 28th, 2016

In 1902, George Eastman of Eastman Kodak and others, figured out that the Gregorian calendar, which had been in use for thousands of years, didn’t make sense. There were different numbers of days each month and even a different number of days every four years. Different countries added their own strange flourishes contributing to a general mayhem of conflicting dates

After a good deal of research, Eastman decided that if the 52-week year was divided into four quarters of exactly 13 weeks each, everyone would benefit. At least it would be a good start. The months would keep the same names and each would be 28 days long with a short “month” between June and July (named “Sol”)   in which everyone could take a vacation (as they do in Europe).

Billing cycles, accounting systems, delivery schedules, even payroll periods, all over the world, could be coordinated into one logical grid. Industries and businesses, both here and abroad, would mesh on the same, predicable course.

But resistance to change takes many forms. One is stupidity (“On what day would the Fourth of July fall?”). Another is confusion (“What would happen to all the extra days?”). And, of course, there was a flood of traditionalism (“If 12-months a year were good enough for my grandparents……..”).

Eventually Eastman got frustrated with the whole business and gave up the idea – except in his own company which enjoyed a 13-week business calendar until 1989.


13-Week Calendar:

When Robert DeNiro Sells Cars

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Analyze This:


Tanks For The Memories

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Trump Meltdown:

Looks like we won’t be watching ‘Hee-Haw’ reruns on PBS.