Skip to comments.Will today be a perfect 10? [Happy 10/10/10]
Posted on 10/09/2010 11:48:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Today's date is October 10, 2010, better known by its check-writing, time-card signing nickname as 10/10/10.
Think about it.
There will never be another day that matches its precise numeric properties unless a future civilization decides to scrap the whole Gregorian calender thing (like that's going to happen) and starts counting days from scratch. So it follows that today will be something special indeed, because special things happen on days marked by numbers that sequence in an interesting pattern. Who can forget, for instance, where they were and what they were doing on 01/01/01.
Wait. What? That's not true?
"It's not 10/10/10 (on Sunday)," said Gene Collins, a Peoria resident knowledgeable in numerology, the study of the meaning of numbers. "You just can't ignore the 2 in 2010. 10/10/10 occurred once and that was on October 10, in the year 10 of the Common Era."
Spoil sport. Besides tell the massive numbers of brides and grooms who selected this day as their wedding day that there's nothing special about 10/10/10.
"I have a funny thing about numbers," said Jamie Leigh Rogers, 28, of Peoria, who marries Israel Agront, 38, also of Peoria, at the Shore Acres clubhouse in Chillicothe on Sunday. "I need them to be in order to feel completely comfortable. We got engaged last November and looked at some numbers"
Agront picked 10/10/10.
"He picked it because it'll be easy to remember," she said. "I like it because it looks cool."
Lisa Wahl, the banquet manager at Kickapoo Creek Winery, said the 10/10/10 date got snatched real early in the calendar year, even though it falls on a Sunday, an atypical day for a wedding ceremony.
"We got a ton of calls for that day that we had to turn away," she said. "It's a numbers game. Brides like the way the number looks on invitations and other reasons."
There was no second date considered for the wedding day of Jared Williams, 23, of Delavan and Ciara Mowder, 22, also of Delavan. The date is tattooed across his chest. The couple live a straight edge punk lifestyle - no alcohol, no drugs, no promiscuous sex all lived out to a crazy loud punk rock soundtrack - and the symbol for the subculture is "XXX." 10/10/10 in Roman numerals.
Just go with it people.
"He picked the date even before we were engaged," she said. "He calls it the most straight edge day in the world."
The couple are getting married at the Riverside Community Church in Peoria.
"He bought me a little ankle bracelet at Cornerstone with an "XXX design that I'll be wearing on my wedding day," she said. "It's going to be an awesome day
An Internet poll asked if people thought 10/10/10 would be a lucky day when something good would happen, an unlucky day when something bad would happen, or an average day on which the calendar date would have absolutely no bearing on whether good or bad stuff happened to anybody anywhere. More than 3,000 people clicked a response.
10 percent, something bad.
44 percent, no bearing.
And the winner ... 46 percent thought something good would happen because it's 10/10/10.
Stand by for November 11 next year. All indications are it's going to be a really good day to get married.
The real 10/10/1010 passed a 1000 years ago. This is merely 10/10/2010 which the media is trying to make a big deal out of.
It’s a wonder that Christians haven’t gone back to the calendar that’s outlined in the Bible.
If earthly humanity survives (strains of that strange song “In the Year 2525” filter in) there will be another one of these on October 10, 2110, ten years after another Y2K-like frenzy over the computational equipment of that era which somehow will have fallen into using abbreviations without much forethought again.
That was my mom's birthday. Today, 10/10/10, is my brother's birthday.
I find these days kind of cool. We had 7/7/77 and each 11 years after until 9/9/99. Then two years later we had 01/01/01 and each year since then, for a couple more years, we will have dates like this. But after 12/12/12, we are done. We will have to start over with the 11-year cycle, on 2/2/22. How lucky we were to be alive during this 11-year string of one of these dates per year.
Nonsense. 10/10/2110 will have the same uniqueness. Happens every 100 years.
There never was a 10/10/10 of the "Common Era", or even Anno Domini, except in retrospect. It's like the joke about the coin from 100 B.C. ( It would be B.C.E. but they didn't know about that in those days ... Ha Ha! )
The Christian calendar wasn't established until 532 A.D.
What - are we just gonna skip 10/10/2110?
Every day is perfect.
10/10/2010 is not.
Unless of course, by then, we have increased to 64 bits.
I'm waiting for 13/13/13, myself.
At exactly the tenth second of the tenth minute of the tenth hour, I am going to party like it is 10/10/10!
Kinda reminds me of a joke...
A man born on May 5, 1955 turned 55 years of age on May 5, 2010. He bought some instant lottery tickets and won five bucks. Then he played 555 as the mid-day pick-3 and won even more money. Thinking that his luck would continue, he went to the track. There he saw on the fifth race, the #5 horse (named appropriately “Five Alive”) was a 55-1 longshot. He put all of his earlier winnings on that horse and guess what...?
The horse finished fifth.
Buddy of mine got married 09/09/09. Not magical, but easy to remember for sure. So the value of picking a date like that is in minimizing the risk of forgetting your anniversary and thereby avoiding major life risk. Proof: he remembered 09/09/10 so he’s off to a good start!
Not a bastard! Just a bitch. Stick the Sound of Music cd in you will agree with me. Every day is the perfect day.
Computation will be so easy by that point that nobody will be representing numbers as finite-bit integers except deep, deep inside the architecture where the ramifications are understood by the hardware geeks. The only thing is that for people’s convenience, abbreviations will probably STILL be used in representations of the date, leading to general consternation in 2099.
1) God gave Moses 10 Commandments.
2) I-10 runs the E-W length of the continental United Stated from Florida to Santa Monica, California.
3) Most characters in a winning poker hand: four 10s + any other card.
4) 10 is the atomic number of neon.
5) In bowling, 10 pins are arranged in a triangular pattern and there are 10 frames per game.
6) 10 is the highest score possible in Olympics competitions.
7) To reduce something by one-tenth is to “decimate.”
8) In Baseball there are always at least 10 players on the field at a time (including the batter).
9) In Basketball, the height of the goals is 10 feet. Also the number of players on the court (5 on each team).
10) The most common number of items in any given list...you guessed it10!
0) There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
What - are we just gonna skip 10/10/2110?
But I meant 2/2/2022. If you have found the Fountain of Youth that will let us live til 2110, invite me over!
1 posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 8:48:25 AM by Berlin_Freeper
That would make a good tag line.
cracks me up!
ML/NJ (in Israel)
Sort of. He gave Moses 613 commandments. (Like is Love your neighbor part of your "ten commandments" do you think?)
Stupid FR Clock! (But you guys to the west will have your own shot soon.)
But Gargantua could keep no better countenance than to burst out bellowing like a cow. He hid his face in his cap, and it was no more possible to draw a word from him than a fart from a dead donkey. - Rabelais
Do you know what you get if you combine Florine, Uraniam, Carbon and Potasium?
A dirty bomb. Ha Ha!
The eff bomb?
Unfortunately I don’t think there is anything corresponding to it in the chemical world. The F and K would tie each other up (with explosive energy) and if enough F left over you might get uranium hexafluoride. The carbon would be the odd man out, probably uncombined.
Folks, its just a number, arbitrarily created by flawed, human beings.
Our attraction to numbers is no different than our attraction to light or sweet foods.
8/8/88...the night the lights when on at Wrigley Field....actually it rained that night...postponed to 8/9/88
As I’ve heard, 101010 in binary is 42, which everyone knows is the answer to everything.
“I’m waiting for 13/13/13, myself.”
If you’re concerned about the 2010 lameduck Congress now, just wait ‘til Dec of 2012 when Obozo is a lame kenyan. (well, he already is that.)
BTW my friend is getting married today to some loser- I remember when she told me many moons ago they would be getting married on 10-10-10.
I think they are cool too!
(Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
I love it when you talk like that!
very relaxing thread to read.
Then again, when the Gregorian calendar and Julian calendars were changed in the 1500-1600 time frame, we lost even a few more years, so 10-10-1010 wasn't 1000 years ago either. 8<)
I found that funny.
Ye Disciples, it is a Holy and Sacred Number, perfectly created by Godlike human spirits of perfection, beauty, and grace.
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