Patterico's Pontifications

7/8/2009

12:34:56 7/8/9

Filed under: Current Events — DRJ @ 7:04 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Jules Crittenden points out that today at 12:34 PM and 56 seconds it was 12:34:56 7/8/9 … and I missed it. Actually, I was there but I didn’t realize it.

Darn.

But it’s still pretty neat.

— DRJ

14 Responses to “12:34:56 7/8/9”

  1. Today also had the 04:05:06 07/08/09

    Lord Nazh (899dce)

  2. I think it will be 81 years until that happens again …

    JD (e1d98e)

  3. Cool, so when it comes around again I’ll have had some time to figure out exactly what I should do to celebrate the occasion …

    Alex (07e9fe)

  4. Not to worry, you can look forward to 12:34:56 /7/8/09 for locales that use DD/MM/YY.

    Soronel Haetir (2a5236)

  5. 81 years from now, it will be 12:34:56 7/8/90.

    JD (760170)

  6. It also works for 01:23:45 6/7/89, which means we only have to wait 80 years instead of 81.

    DRJ (6f3f43)

  7. See, I am never the smart one …

    JD (8592a8)

  8. I’ll have had some time to figure out exactly what I should do to celebrate the occasion …

    Celebrate this the way you should celebrate everything: by drinking heavily.

    JayC (7faf14)

  9. Wow, just about that time I fell to the floor in a swoon and saw a vision of the future.

    You don’t want to know.

    Patricia (2183bb)

  10. I live in Europe where they put the day before the month. So I’ll get to experience this glorious moment on 7 August.

    Jim S. (83108e)

  11. i cant wait for 01:23:45 6789 . that will be something

    notmelbrooks (7c1eca)

  12. … and I missed it. Actually, I was there but I didn’t realize it.

    DRJ’s comment tickled my funny bone for some reason, maybe because it reminds me of CS Lewis’ irritation (disguised as a demon’s delighted POV in The Screwtape Letters) with those who say “the future belongs to [insert ideal kind of people here]” instead of recognizing that the future comes to everyone on Earth at the same rate, 60 minutes an hour, no matter who we are.

    Fun calendar fact!

    no one you know (7a9144)

  13. I remember seeing back in 1978 seeing a TV news report about a guy who arranged with a supermarket to ring up an item at 12:34 pm on May 6, 1978 so he could have a paper record of the moment of 12:34 5/6/78.

    I was marking something on an accounting sheet at 9:15 pm yesterday when I realized I had missed this century’s 1-9 moment. Meh. I can live with that if I am not a second late for something really important.

    L.N. Smithee (355836)


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