Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
You want a piece of this?

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


             

New Year's Party Limbo/Eliminate Leap Years

Forget Feb. 29! Use that time to PARTY!
  (+1, -5)
(+1, -5)
  [vote for,
against]

Okay, this is a bad idea, so I'm voting against it myself, but listen:

Instead of having a Leap Year every four years, let's tack six hours onto the end of every year.

At midnight of December 31st, the clock stops for six hours. We get a six hour limbo in which to party like it's Nineteen-Ninety-Never. The world is girdled in incredible bacchanalians unlike ever imagined before.

At midnight plus 6 hours, the clock resumes at 12:00:01, January 1, and we rejoin the real world, with all of it's attendant responsibilities and hangovers.

This is a beautiful idea (if I may say so), and would work great if only we could stop the rotation of the Earth for those 6 hours. But that has its own problems...

ejs, May 21 2001

[link]






       If you stopped the rotation of the Earth for six hours every year, you have defeated your purpose in adding six hours to every year, because we would still end up needing leap day. I mean, I'm all for stopping the planet, but, I'm just saying, it won't help.
globaltourniquet, May 22 2001
  

       It would be like jetlag, except without going anywhere...
rebekkahshiri, Aug 23 2001
  

       If we're messing with the earth's rotation, we just need to alter the speed of the earth's rotation to make each day a little longer so we don't need a leap year.   

       PeterSealy: And everyone in the USA would end up in the Pacific. Excellent! (Present company excepted.)
pottedstu, Dec 14 2001
  

       [PeterSealy]: I think they would be.
(Sharon) No, Mr, Arafat, *you* have Trenton.
(Arafat) No, no, Mr. Sharon, **you** have it!
angel, Dec 14 2001
  

       <checking a globe>Looks like we end up with the United Kingdom of Saskatchewan. What's it like in Saskatchewan in February?
Guy Fox, Dec 14 2001
  

       Might want to pack a coat.
phoenix, Dec 14 2001
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle