With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Welcome to the New Millennium

Some of my savy readers are going to take pause at seeing the above title. Wait, they will say wasn't the millenium in 2000?

Nope. Think about it. The first millenium was from 1-1000. The second milleniumm was from 1001-....
2001, of course.

Aforementioned savy readers will jump in with, 'But that means the millenium was five years ago'

Nope, again.
Consider the following:
~ In the year 1077 During the Transition from the Julian Callendar to the Gregorian Callendar Pope Ringo IV had two years erased so as to allow his next birthday to fall on a monday.
~Nixon, in a failed attempt to extend his presidency, by an act of congress had 1972 duplicated. It was never repealed because American's found the repetition of years, 'trippy'
~In 1994, in the third worst nuclear accident,the atomic clock decimated two more years.

Bringing us to my point. Happy New Year and welcome to the next millenium. I think it is going to be a good one.

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