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(Yahoo)   US government prints 650,000 calendars with Nov. 31st as the last day in November   ( divider line
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2002-01-16 09:11:16 AM  
Lousy SMarch weather.
2002-01-16 09:20:09 AM  
"But it's hard to talk about "renewed spirit" when a calendar has Dec. 1 on a Monday, instead of Sunday - the day on which most experts expect it to arrive this year."

Anyone else laugh as hard as I did?
2002-01-16 09:22:15 AM  
Yet another misleading headline . . . it was printed by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, not the government. There is a difference.
2002-01-16 09:25:18 AM  
Yet another dullard with no sense of humor complaining about a misleading headline...
2002-01-16 09:30:06 AM  
Why don't we simply decide that:
ALL months have ONLY 28 days,
ALL workink weeks have ONLY 4 days,
ALL weekends have A MINIMUM 3 days,
ALL remaining days are reserved for BEER ?

Once done, we can redefine Pi as 3.2, and reinvent the wheel!
2002-01-16 09:30:55 AM  
PS, "WORKINK" is Russian for "WORKING"!
2002-01-16 09:31:24 AM  
yet another dullard with no sense of humor complaining about someone complaining about a misleading headline...


yet another dullard with no sense of humor complaining about someone complaining about someone complaining about a misleading headline...


yet another dullard with no sense of humor complaining about someone complaining about someone complaining about someone complaining about a misleading headline...
2002-01-16 09:48:24 AM  
'To Err Is Human - Even for Americans'

What exactly are they trying to say by that? Americans are some sort of super race who need reminding occasionaly that they're the same species as the rest of us?
2002-01-16 09:54:30 AM  
that's my birthday.
2002-01-16 10:58:38 AM  
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2002-01-16 11:30:50 AM  
The company I work for (which will go unnamed) printed calendars three years in a row with incorrect dates. Like an April 31st one year. Overall, every year the calendar had like 3 incorrect additions to the month. You really have to wonder sometimes.
2002-01-16 11:33:46 AM  
I think I laughed as hard as you.

'To Err Is Human - Even for Americans'
To err is human, to really screw up you need a computer.
I guess they used a nice IBM PC with the latest calender software by M$.
2002-01-16 11:51:53 AM  
They should have used a Mac, with CalendarMaker

OK, yeah, a cheap plug, but it fits.
2002-01-16 11:56:53 AM  
Does it show Pearl Harbor day sometime in September?
2002-01-16 12:18:54 PM  
The terrorists have already won...
2002-01-16 12:30:42 PM  
Appie Did Code Red Mountain Dew spew out of your nose, too?

Or was that blood....oh man, I think I'm getting light-headed....
2002-01-16 12:32:55 PM  
"My American pride started to slip," Weinberg says. "I just can not for the life of me comprehend the fact that no one bothered to proofread the calendar."

Some lackey botched up a $6/hr. proofreading job and it makes her lose faith in her country? Say it with me everybody...

2002-01-16 12:55:33 PM  
yeah, calendarmaker.. Even better, get the old '86 version that only runs on toaster macs.. mmm..
2002-01-16 02:09:00 PM  
Funny. November 31st is when Bush says the middle and lower classes will get a tax cut... :)
2002-01-16 02:49:19 PM  
Thirty days hath september, april, june, and NOVEMBER!

Farking tards can't even remember a simple rhyme...
2002-01-16 03:32:08 PM  
2002-01-16 03:55:42 PM  
That's not's hilarious!
2002-01-16 04:39:39 PM  
So just keep the extra day a few more years and then leave off the next leap year so it all comes out even.
2002-01-16 06:20:13 PM  
I actually have one of these calendars. It came with a cover letter explaining the mistake and a xeroxed 'fixed' November. The funniest part was the instructions telling me to 'tape the paper over the mistaken month'. heh
2002-01-16 06:52:40 PM  
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"You know I have one simple request and that is to have sharks with freakin laser beams attached to their heads..."
2002-01-16 09:35:19 PM  
How, in this day of freeware calendar making programs, can a professional organization screw something like this up? And the great part is that some congressmen are actually STILL sending them out. Hey, they say, everyone makes mistakes, hahaha.
Maybe I'll make a mistake in the voting booth and flip the wrong lever. Won't THAT seem funny to them?
If we continue to accept substandard perfomance, substandard becomes the standard.
"Only" 650,000 went out wrong.
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