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Posted by SPIRIT , Jan 19 2018 · 105 views

Pope Gregory XIII was a doofus as was Julius Caesar. Did they not foresee the importance of a logical calendar in a technological society? Here are some changes I would make if given supreme dictatorial power over the Free World.

1) New calendar starts the day after the winter solstice (i.e. the winter solstice is the last day of the year). The days start off short, get long, and once they're short again we start a new year. I could compromise by going with the summer solstice or one of the equinoxes, but the current system of "ehhh, I guess we'll start the new year like a week and a half after the solstice" is stupid and dumb and I hate it.

2) 12 months, 30 days each. Months 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 all get an extra day. That adds up to 365.

3) No leap years. The final day of the year will be 0.2422 days longer to help the rotation and the revolution counts catch up to each other.

4) Better month names. September, October, November, and December are months 9, 10, 11, and 12 just so that we could fit in two holidays named after emperors who have been dead for like 2000 years? That's insane. Nope, scrap the whole system. Pick some new naming scheme. Name them after stars, rocks, trees, historical figures, elements, or dinosaurs. The current system has no cohesion or logic.

5) Now that there's no shift in which day falls on which date, all holidays are static and better spaced out. Every month gets a holiday and they all happen either on a Monday or a Friday. None of this "oh, sometimes it lands on a Wednesday". That's not a lottery I'm interested in gambling at. Now I realize many religious and cultural celebrations may follow a lunar calendar or that certain groups may be attached to celebrations that are already tied to specific days. Well tough tamales! You should've thought of that before electing me supreme leader of the world.

I think that's a pretty good start, and it's pretty easy to fit a 5 step plan into my manifesto. I could go into detail on my plans for a 3 day weekend, second Christmas, or regulations about which holidays warrant fireworks and which ones do not, but I think I can save that for the supreme world leader election circuit.


Spoiler-Free Review of The Last Jedi

Posted by SPIRIT , Dec 15 2017 · 63 views

Well at least it was better than Rogue One...


10 000

Posted by SPIRIT , Aug 24 2017 · 222 views

Today I turn ten thousand days old. I don't feel a day over nine thousand.


Forum Olympics: Comedies

Posted by SPIRIT , Jul 25 2017 · 173 views

So for fun, I thought I'd go through the different forums to find out which is the highest voted topic by Reputation Points. And then hand out pretend Internet Medals to the ones with the best score.

Obviously Reputation Points are totally unbiased and a completely accurate metric for the quality of a post.

... Actually, I don't think anyone really looks at them. BUT I DID. FOR SCIENCE.

The following is a list of the top 10 Comedies on BZPower based on the Reputation Points held by its first post... at the date and time that this blog entry was posted. Obviously there's nothing to stop people from going around and adding more points to their favourite Comedies, but I'll know that you did it. And I'll do the "shame on you hand gesture".

Uh... so yeah, the list:

10. ~♥~ Kokoro no Ice ~♥~ by GSR with 13 Points

9. Staring Contest Continues by Onuki with 16 Points

8. WHAT IS THE POTOO?! 2 by Voltex with 17 Points

7. The Adventures of Sumiki's Dad - by Sumiki's Dad's Son with 20 Points

6. Wedding Announced by Onuki with 23 Points

4. (Tie) WHAT IS THE POTOO?! by Voltex with 26 Points

4. (Tie) Hakuna Vakama by Onuki with 26 Points

3. Poor Kongu... by SPIRIT with 28 Points

2. Game, Set, Match by Eyru with 30 Points

1. The Kaita and the Storyteller by GSR with 35 points

Congratulations to GSR for getting the gold, Eyru for getting silver, and me for getting bronze. Special mention to Voltex and Onuki, the only people not in the top 3, but still in the top 10 multiple times. Ordinarily, I'd make the winners wonderful medals in Microsoft Paint, but as we all know, Microsoft Paint is being discontinued, and that's totally the reason not because I'm lazy.

So what forum should I do next?


Canada Turns 150

Posted by SPIRIT , Jul 01 2017 · 226 views

All countries are now the Pokémon whose Pokédex number matches their age.

Who will win in a fight?

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