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A Blog Is Worth A Thousand Posts

27 Jun

This is my one thousandth post!

To celebrate, I bring you not much at all.  Why mess with a winning formula?

The year 1000 started on a Monday; I hope that’s a good omen.

But numbers are fluid; it wasn’t the same date everywhere:

Gregorian calendar 1000
M
Ab urbe condita 1753
Armenian calendar 449
ԹՎ ՆԽԹ
Bahá’í calendar -844 – -843
Bengali calendar 407
Berber calendar 1950
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1544
Burmese calendar 362
Byzantine calendar 6508 – 6509
Chinese calendar 己亥年十一月廿二日
(3636/3696-11-22)

庚子年十二月初三日
(3637/3697-12-3)

Coptic calendar 716 – 717
Ethiopian calendar 992 – 993
Hebrew calendar 4760 – 4761
Hindu calendars  
Bikram Samwat 1056 – 1057
Shaka Samvat 922 – 923
Kali Yuga 4101 – 4102
Holocene calendar 11000
Iranian calendar 378 – 379
Islamic calendar 390 – 391
Japanese calendar  
Korean calendar 3333
Thai solar calendar 1543

But it is my 1000th post!

The origin of Cornish ice cream can be found in the year 1000, when the Kingdom of England annexed the Kingdom of Cornwall.  Lots of pillaging probably went on, despite an EU directive, and the people, when told to be quiet or the evil annexers would get into trouble, replied ‘I’m Cornish, I scream.’

I had intended to use that joke in another post that never happened.  You must know after 999 posts that I can’t let a good joke go to waste.  Or even a bad one.

According to the Guardian there are 1000 novels everyone must read.  I never read the Guardian so I don’t know what they are.  But you can click here to find out.

I’m not sure I should have told you that because you might spend time reading improving books instead of frivolous blogs, and where would I be without my fabulous readers?  Not at 1000 posts, that’s for sure.

Thank you, everyone, for helping me get here.

Pill-Advised

27 Jun
Cover of "Speed (Widescreen Edition)"

Cover of Speed (Widescreen Edition)

If given the choice, are you the kind of person who takes the red pill, or the blue pill? Why? When do you willfully do the opposite?

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” – Morpheus (from the film The Matrix)

This question doesn’t apply to me; I don’t do drugs.  Or The Matrix.  I liked Keanu Reeves in Speed, though.  I’d take the red pill to be cuddled by him when the thing comes sliding out of the bus while the CCTV has been doctored. 

Only I wouldn’t.  I don’t do scared.  Anxious, yes.  Is there a pill for that?

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Joke 95

27 Jun

At a fabric store, a pretty girl spotted a nice material for a dress and asked the male clerk, “How much does it cost?

“Only one kiss per yard,” replied the male clerk with a smirk.

“That’s fine,” said the girl. “I’ll take ten yards.”

The clerk quickly measured out the cloth, wrapped it up, and then teasingly held it out.  The girl took the bag and pointed to the old woman standing beside her, and smiled, “Grandma will pay the bill.”

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