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The progressive editorial cartoon about the creation of the modern calendar.

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Cowabunga 2023, Dude!!

This cartoon began as a simple idea but I eventually had to wedge in an extra section just to clarify the gist of the jape. That's why it's more extra-longy than usual.


According to calendopaedia.com the world's primary calendar, for legal and business reasons, is the old familiar 365-day Gregorian version. Six other calendars seeing regular use are the Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic, Persian, Ethiopian and the Balinese Pawukon.

It's too bad the Gregorian calendar wasn't initially set according to some truly important event, like a saucer landing or Atlantis rising from the depths. Someday, when we're a more reasoned society, we'll perhaps reconsider
tying ourselves to a more significant moment in time than just another teenaged girl in the midst of Braxton-Hicks contractions swearing she was a virgin.

I, for one, think it's time for a reset based on something really important, like the invention of the integrated circuit or the discovery of the DNA molecule.

Hell, maybe even the discovery of fermented beverages. We can all agree to that one, right?

While on the subject of calendars, I've always had a funny hunch that printed calendars would soon disappear, relegated to the burn pit due to the ever-widening acceptance of smart phones.

But, no. According to several sources revenues from calendar sales are expected to rise for the near future. So both kittens and buxom babes bearing power tools alike can look forward to a long future of temporal-based residuals.


And so we end the year 2022, beginning another 365-day cycle guaranteed to offer, among other things, surprise, terror, joy, confusion, sloth, gluttony, adultery, bravery, cleanliness and, most important, irreverence.

I want to thank all you Pencil-Necks, from the bottom of my left-handed heart, for sticking around this past year to both keep me honest and to bloat my log stats. Some day they just might be worth something.

And while I'm on the subject of relative worth, if anyone else is foolish enough to desire the singular achievement of becoming a patron of this little exercise in democracy, don't let me stop you. (Believe me, I will not stop you. "Stop?". Don't even know the meaning of the word.)

See you on the other side, beloveds.


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News & Notes for December 31, 2022

Trump's tax returns released to public.

Jared Kushner hampered COVID remediation.

The Supreme Court is actively serving as a wing of the GOP.

Arizona court strikes down repressive abortion restrictions.

EPA repeals Trump's 'clean water' rules.

If you need a break from the insanity that swirls around us
then enjoy the fuzzy love of The Poozycat Project :

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Dad, the dinosaurs died 63 million years ago, so why is this the year 2023?
Because the people who created the modern western calendar, 1500 years ago, decided that year one would be set by the birth of a mythical "Christian god". So our calendar is actually reminder of the root cause for the world's near-endless parade of bloody religious conflict.
Really? That sounds swful. Can't we just start over and begin numbering the years since the Ninja Turtles were created?
Yeah, let's do that. Happy 40, son.
Happy 40, dad.

The progressive editorial cartoon about the creation of the calendar.

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