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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:27 pm

MeDeFe wrote:And soon enough it'll be that time of the year again. I wish they'd just get rid of it already. Russia did it. It can't be that hard.

A number of Russians have seemed to hate losing it, and it seems to have created technological hurdles as well: http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... ving-time/


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Postby 2dimes on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:35 pm

That article makes it almost sound like they shortened the day. People didn't see sunlight on their way to work.


That should mean they saw an extra hour after work, that would seem like a better time to have sunlight to me. You could enjoy or avoid it on your own time.
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Postby daddy1gringo on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:56 pm

2dimes wrote:
daddy1gringo wrote:Our week has 7 days for the same reason that this is 2013.
Actually it's 5773.
Yeah, you get the idea.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby notyou2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
MeDeFe wrote:And soon enough it'll be that time of the year again. I wish they'd just get rid of it already. Russia did it. It can't be that hard.

A number of Russians have seemed to hate losing it, and it seems to have created technological hurdles as well: http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... ving-time/


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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby DoomYoshi on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:28 am

I don't know what you are talking about. I use a decimal system. 1 year has a value of 1.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby Maugena on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:22 am

thegreekdog wrote:As I trudged into the elevator on my way to the office today, I contemplated why I was expected to work Monday through Friday?

And then I contemplated why there were Mondays and Fridays in the first place? Who determined that a week should be seven days and why?

And then I thought about who determined that a day is 24 hours and why?

And just when I started thinking about why someone decided on the amount of minutes in an hour, I got to my floor?

Other than thoughts about my elevator being slow (or my mind being extremely, lightning fast thanks to my public education), do you guys think of stuff like this?

Why anything, TGD?
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:05 am

Maugena wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:As I trudged into the elevator on my way to the office today, I contemplated why I was expected to work Monday through Friday?

And then I contemplated why there were Mondays and Fridays in the first place? Who determined that a week should be seven days and why?

And then I thought about who determined that a day is 24 hours and why?

And just when I started thinking about why someone decided on the amount of minutes in an hour, I got to my floor?

Other than thoughts about my elevator being slow (or my mind being extremely, lightning fast thanks to my public education), do you guys think of stuff like this?

Why anything, TGD?
WHY.
ANYTHING.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby notyou2 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 am

thegreekdog wrote:
Maugena wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:As I trudged into the elevator on my way to the office today, I contemplated why I was expected to work Monday through Friday?

And then I contemplated why there were Mondays and Fridays in the first place? Who determined that a week should be seven days and why?

And then I thought about who determined that a day is 24 hours and why?

And just when I started thinking about why someone decided on the amount of minutes in an hour, I got to my floor?

Other than thoughts about my elevator being slow (or my mind being extremely, lightning fast thanks to my public education), do you guys think of stuff like this?

Why anything, TGD?
WHY.
ANYTHING.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby GBU56 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:21 pm

thegreekdog wrote:As I trudged into the elevator on my way to the office today, I contemplated why I was expected to work Monday through Friday?

And then I contemplated why there were Mondays and Fridays in the first place? Who determined that a week should be seven days and why?

And then I thought about who determined that a day is 24 hours and why?

And just when I started thinking about why someone decided on the amount of minutes in an hour, I got to my floor?

Other than thoughts about my elevator being slow (or my mind being extremely, lightning fast thanks to my public education), do you guys think of stuff like this?


This is all based on a woman's menestrual cycle.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby Maugena on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:58 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
Maugena wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:As I trudged into the elevator on my way to the office today, I contemplated why I was expected to work Monday through Friday?

And then I contemplated why there were Mondays and Fridays in the first place? Who determined that a week should be seven days and why?

And then I thought about who determined that a day is 24 hours and why?

And just when I started thinking about why someone decided on the amount of minutes in an hour, I got to my floor?

Other than thoughts about my elevator being slow (or my mind being extremely, lightning fast thanks to my public education), do you guys think of stuff like this?

Why anything, TGD?
WHY.
ANYTHING.
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Re: Isn't Society Weird?

Postby Gillipig on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:57 am

Dukasaur wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I was hoping for a discussion of a revolution with respect to having to work five days in a row. I think that change would be too much work too though.

France has a four-day work week. Unfortunately, in most countries materialistic claptrap is valued more than quality of life, and so we slave away in order to clutter our lives with more pointless shit. C'est la vie.

Amen to that. People use their money to buy so much useless crap. Especially parents. I have the *cough* "privilege" of celebrating christmas every year with my older sister and her family. The things they buy their children..... So much expensive stuff, and their kids are not even grateful. They just rips open present after present. Parents seem to think they need to buy their kids new stuff all the time, oh he/she needs that new phone or Lacoste polo shirt, I say f*ck that! When they earn money of their own they can spend it on things they don't really need, but while they don't earn anything they shouldn't live in luxuary.
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:04 am

We attempt to teach our kids they should appreciate things and try to avoid showering them with extra things.

Enter grandma. "What excessive thing do you want for your birthday/Christmas/Martin Luther King jr. Day/any excuse...
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