Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blinders Re-Engineers the World

I thought I would try something a bit different here today. You see I have these great ideas for improving the world that need to get out. I think this could become a regular segment here, though none of this stuff will be poker related. These ideas for improving the world will be groundbreaking, but don't expect any of them to actually be implemented. Politics will always get in the way of a good idea.

Blinders Fixes the Calendar

Have you ever noticed how fucked up the calendar is? We have 28-day months, 31-day months, 30-day months, leap years, double leap years... All of this is ugly and really unnecessary. Here is my proposal. Make all months exactly 28 days long, and have 13 months/year. Each month would start on a Saturday and end on a Friday. Fiscal and calendar years would now be in sinc, and everyone gets a free extra month. This takes care of 364 of the 365 days. The extra day would be "New Years Day", and would be a public holiday that is not on the calendar. Its like a free party day at the end of the year for everyone. For leap years you get an extra "new years day" for a 2-day long party.

Why is this better. It is much simpler and easy to remember. Fiscal quarters would always end on a Friday so now working the last weekend of the quarter to hit your numbers would not be possible. Eliminating the need for "Fiscal" calendars removes a layer of complexity and will be a cost saver for business. Everyone gets one extra "free" month out of this, and a free party day every year. If you get paid by the month, you will get a nice raise immediately. Most importantly you will never need to remember how many days each month has, which is not very easy.

For the 13th month, I would add it to summer so that summer would be 4 months long. "Smarch" is my top choice, as it would lie somewhere in between March and September, and was referenced on the Simpsons as well.

So do I have your votes? You get an extra free month each year, plus a free party day. The extra month will make summer 33% longer. All months become the same and always start and finish on the same day, so it is easy to remember. Can you beleive no one has thought of this before?



At 10:42 AM, Blogger Joe Speaker said...

Is this what happens when you post high?

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Chipper (Dave) said...

Obviously, you don't work in the IT area. This would be a fracking nitemare to implement. But, in a perfect world - I'd go for it. Why not change it so weeks are 8 days long and we all get 3 day weekends!

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Blinders for president.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Dillo said...

Is this what happens when you post high?


At 9:18 PM, Blogger Mike Maloney said...

How do you have fiscal quarters if there are 13 months? HOW????????

At 1:34 AM, Blogger smokkee said...

mike must be in Finance.

def a nightmare for Finance and IT. but, kicks ass for everyone else. i say a big thumbs up on that shit!

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Schaubs said...

All the payroll tables and tax calculation software would need updating... ummmmmm what?

never mind.

I love money.

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Short-Stacked Shamus said...

Smarch. That's some good funny.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Wheezy said...

I like Maypril.

May, Maypril, April.

Pretty simple, yet deliciously complex.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger Csaba said...

A few French tried a radical calendar reform, later found themself under the guilleotine.
You have been warned. :)


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