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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Happy 12/12/12

Well, it's Twelve Twelve Twelve, or "Sound Check Day" to the hilarious (one two, one two). Will you be getting married or having a baby? I'm trying to think of some particularly twelve-y food to make or consume. It's apparently National Cocoa Day (or is that tomorrow?) and Gingerbread House Day, for what it's worth (nothing), as well as Poinsettia Day and Quince, Watermelon, Root Vegetable, Exotic Fruit, Tomato, and Winter Squash [Awareness?] Month.

You could also stream and/or download DJ Scott Melker's second Melker Project, "a 53-minute mixtape that includes roughly 200 songs from nearly every genre imaginable." He has "tweaked, coddled, loved, hated, adjusted, erased and frantically un-erased this mix for over a year." It's wonderful and infuriating.

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fondue with cheddar

I am way too excited about today's date.

Heat Signature

@fondue with cheddar I was very excited about 11/11/11, but 12/12/12 just isn't doing much for me despite my love of even numbers. A great tragedy for us all, I'm sure.

fondue with cheddar

@Heat Signature I was pretty excited about 11/11/11 too, but the fact that today is the last day we can have such a date in our lifetime makes it extra special and also kind of sad.

Also, I like the number 12 because it's divisible by everything but 5.

leonstj

@fondue with cheddar - Jesus, fuck five, what an asshole.

(I really actually don't 'like' 5 that much. He seems like a douchey large state school frat-bro, and not the self-aware kind that's an alright dude but doing douchey things for fun in his college years, but the kind of guy who thinks his greek organization at Florida State and his dad's connections in the business world and his stupid really good abs make him actually a better person than most people he encounters. He is a total jerk, but a big man on campus right now.)

Heat Signature

@leon s I actually feel this way about all odd numbers, because who do they think they are anyway?

leonstj

@Heat Signature - I kind of like some odd numbers. Not as much as I like prime numbers between 11 and 29 - they're pretty much the coolest kids on the block.

Also, I'm kind of sad, because as I age, the personalities of the numbers have kind of started to fade for me - I think because I don't do a lot of math by hand anymore. I don't know what it is, but for some reason, numbers had waaaaaay more personality when I had to actually write them out in pencil. In school, each one had like, a full super recognizable personality (which I mean, I know is A Thing, not just me, but I still found fascinating).

Now that I deal with them a lot less, and primarily in excel, that bit has been eroding, and I miss it.

Heat Signature

@leon s I find this adorable. Sorry! I know you're a grown man, but it is adorable nevertheless.

leonstj

@Heat Signature - Haha. I love that it happens. I just wish I experienced more forms of synesthesia! It's such an interesting little layer to life. I get faint hints of grapheme-color with some glyphs ("H" feels brown, "O" feels orange, "T" feels blue - I mean they don't look that color, it's hard to explain), but not all letters really have them and quite frequently they vary, which I guess is not how it usually is defined?

I dunno. I love it when senses kind of bleed into one another.

fondue with cheddar

@leon s Yeah, 5 thinks it's all special because of hands. That's really all it's got going for it. Well, that and it plays well with the metric system. But the metric systems sucks because THIRDS!

My synesthesia has faded as I've gotten older, too. It IS sad.

crookedlegs

@fondue with cheddar It's also the largest number with a one-syllable name. Just rolls off the tongue. tweeeelve

fondue with cheddar

@crookedlegs Oh, that's true! TWELVE TWELVE TWEEEEELVE

And its digits are consecutive, so there's that, too.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar But 12 is also not divisible by 7? Or 8? Or 9?

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum Well, nothing is divisible by anything larger than its half. So 7-11 don't count.

meetapossum

@fondue with cheddar Oh, duh. The phrasing threw me off. Also, I was never any good at math.

fondue with cheddar

@meetapossum Yeah, I wanted to phrase it differently but I didn't want it to be a long, clunky sentence. I sort of expected someone to question it. ;)

annebee

@fondue with cheddar This whole discussion on number personalities is the best! Even numbers were always my jam. 24 was a great one I remember.

meetapossum

@annebee Did you play the game 24 in grade school? Each card had four numbers and you had to add, subtract, multiply, or divide them to get to 24.

fondue with cheddar

@annebee 24 is two twelves! It's also warm and brown. I like 24.

leonstj

@meetapossum - I learned to add using cards with 1 number each in this game my grandparents taught me.

That game was blackjack.

area@twitter

Surely the twelve-themed food to eat today is a dozen eggs, deviled.

thisisunclear

12! #earworm

anachronistique

@thisisunclear I really appreciate that the Sesame Street tumblr linked to that and tagged it "#one two three FOUR FIVE six seven eight NINE TEN eleven twelve." My kind of people!

fondue with cheddar

@anachronistique That's the first thing I thought of and I didn't even know it was one of the links! :)

thisisunclear

@anachronistique I need to get on this tumblr.

colbeagle

All those are great, but more importantly, it's Aaron Rodgers day.

lizardjellybean

I didn't know I needed to be aware of quince. Or watermelon in December.

The Lady of Shalott

Oh, THAT'S why that woman I know posted "One-two, one-two, one-two" on her facebook this morning, and someone else replied "Happy International Once-in-a-century Mic Check Day!" /clueless

fondue with cheddar

@The Lady of Shalott National March Day? (as in parade, not the month)

pointy

As a kid I had a tendency to become melodramatically depressed at New Years - "You mean it'll never be 1982 ever again?! How can this be, alas, all is dust!" I'm having a little bit of that reaction to 12/12/12 - it's the last of the month/day/year alignments for this century, and when they happen again we will all be dead. So wags the world away.

fondue with cheddar

@pointy I know! Today makes me a little sad, because these last 12 years have had so many cool dates and now they're over. Clock alignments just aren't as special because they happen every day.

TheLetterL

@pointy Oh. I hadn't thought of that. *heavy sigh* I need to go lie down for a moment.

SuperGogo

@pointy Only 22 years to go until we get 1/2/34. Most of us will see that!

fondue with cheddar

@SuperGogo Ooh, yay! I will be 59. That's totally possible! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to. ;)

miss buenos aires

@fondue with cheddar

Is no one excited about 2/2/22? Or 2/22/22?

fondue with cheddar

@miss buenos aires Yeah, that will be cool too but it's not quite as exciting. I guess if I make it to 2/22/22 I shouldn't complain. ;)

mannequinhands

Today is the day my partner and I buy a house!

My hippie realtor was way too excited to set up 12/12/12 as the closing date. She even wanted us to sign the papers at 12:12 pm, but it was not meant to be.

fondue with cheddar

@mannequinhands That's too bad! That would have been extra cool. Also, CONGRATULATIONS!

My niece was born on 9/8/7 at 5:43! (I realize I have said this way too many times on various posts on this site and I apologize for being ridiculous. But it's exciting!)

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@fondue with cheddar
Lucky niece you have! I really wanted my daughter to be born 09/08/07 but she dilly dallied and didn't make her grand entrance until 09/10/07.

fondue with cheddar

@Curiouser and curiouser 9/10 is still cool, though. And besides, the year only happens once, but the month and day happen every year!

cuminafterall

I'm referring to it as Polka Day, as I've never danced to Ciocia Tina's accordion stylings without muttering "one, two, one, two, one, two" under my breath.

fondue with cheddar

Root Vegetable Month? I don't carrot all.

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar Right? Seems like they'll give a month to anything that will just turnip.

fondue with cheddar

@TheLetterL Eh, I guess it beets having nothing to celebrate.

PistolPackinMama

@TheLetterL I am spud-dering at your unappreciativeness of the turnip!

TheLetterL

@PistolPackinMama If I was rut,abaga your pardon.

Heat Signature

@TheLetterL It did strike me as a bit parsnip-ety.

fondue with cheddar

@TheLetterL I yam sure you didn't mean it.

frigwiggin

@fondue with cheddar

I (Jerusalem) artichoke you all!

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin Hey! There's no need tuberate us!

anachronistique

@TheLetterL But it was swede of you to apologize!

frigwiggin

@fondue with cheddar

Oh, don't celeriac like you don't know why I'm annoyed here.

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin Oh, don't be such a soursop.

PistolPackinMama

@fondue with cheddar I was going to tell you all to quit yammering, but I realize now, of course, you have me beet.

PistolPackinMama

@PistolPackinMama Although I am a manioc for all your lovely puns.

frigwiggin

@fondue with cheddar

Just you wait, I'm gonna taro you a new one!

fondue with cheddar

@PistolPackinMama It's okay, you're still rad. Well, maybe not rad as the rest of us. So...rad-ish?

whizz_dumb

@all You all should be a little more gingerly with your pun choices.

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin Wow...you're really out for blood, orangeya?

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar It's true. I'm a little skirret of frigwiggin right now.

frigwiggin

@TheLetterL @fondue with cheddar

Okay, I'm sorry, you guys. Maybe I was a little hasty. What say we burdock the hatchet?

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin and @PistolPackinMama are quite a prickly pear.

TheLetterL

@frigwiggin I, for one, shallot bygones be bygones.

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin Oh...honeydew you really think I was angry?

frigwiggin

@fondue with cheddar

Something something mangelwurzel

fondue with cheddar

@frigwiggin What the fig was that?

PistolPackinMama

@fondue with cheddar Sorry I've been absent from this conversation guys. I've been discussing Caesar's Garlic Commentaries with a student and so been busy.

fondue with cheddar

@PistolPackinMama No apologies necessary. Yuca do whatever you want.

an alien

@fondue with cheddar These are terrible. Wish I could say they were onion-tentional.

fondue with cheddar

@an alien This thread has gone on so long. If we keep going we'll run out of words and it'll get ugli.

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar What we need here is a big fennele.

fondue with cheddar

@TheLetterL A music number, perhaps? A long jambu?

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar That sounds like a jicama good idea.

fondue with cheddar

@TheLetterL Okay! I'll play guitar. Anjou?

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar Every big finish needs a chorus line, so maybe I'll tapi. Oca?

fondue with cheddar

@fondue with cheddar By the way, have you ever seen ackee? They remind me of that traumatic breast parasite picture. They make me quince!

TheLetterL

@fondue with cheddar That's so disturbing. Why did I click that leek!?

fondue with cheddar

@TheLetterL That plantain't very appetizing to me.

PistolPackinMama

@fondue with cheddar It is a casava really upsetting plant ruining the conversation.

fondue with cheddar

@PistolPackinMama It may be gross to us humans, but avocado loves it more than her Fancy Feast. (Boy...I'm really reaching, here.)

PistolPackinMama

@fondue with cheddar Not gonna lie, as apeeling as I find puns, I am running out of tuber/root vegetables about which to make jokes. Otherwise I'd compost more here.

breccia

Pittsburgh decided to dedicate 12/12/12 to Wiz Khalifa, for some reason

LacunaKale

King Arthur Flour has 12 cent shipping. I ordered 3 pounds of chocolate chips, because that seemed sensible.

fondue with cheddar

@LacunaKale It's too bad they didn't have three cent shipping.

Shotgun_Mary

Im having a baby today. I wonder what my grandmother would think about me announcing this to a host of strangers as i labor in my bathroom waiting for the midwives to arrive...

frigwiggin

@Mary@twitter

!!!

Are you going to name the baby Evlewt?

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@Mary@twitter
Exciting! Best wishes to you. Remember to breathe!

LacunaKale

@Shotgun_Mary Happy Birthday!

iceberg

@Shotgun_Mary ahhh exciting! Very lucky numbers I am sure.

supernintendochalmers

@Shotgun_Mary That's so cool! Best of luck to you and congratulations!

professionalmess

@Shotgun_Mary Congrats!

TeresaOtter

@Shotgun_Mary Amazing! Happy baby day! Thanks for sharing!

Shotgun_Mary

@Shotgun_Mary well we had a baby boy at 5:11 p.m.!

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@Shotgun_Mary
Congratulations! That sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate 12/12/12.

fondue with cheddar

I'm a little jealous of Europeans, because their dates are D/M/Y, which means they've still got 20/12/2012!

iceberg

@fondue with cheddar And Aussies too!!!

whizz_dumb
iceberg

@whizz_dumb This is the best 12-related thing ever.

fondue with cheddar

@whizz_dumb WOAH I remembered the song but hadn't seen that short since I was a kid. IT'S STILL AWESOME.

iceberg

A dozen Krispy Kremes, or other doughnuts if you are un-American.

annebee

Thanks for the playlist. It dragged me out of the holiday music coma. Also I think gingerbread house day is going to go over very well at craft night tonight.

professionalmess

I'm not having a baby, but 25 years ago my mom had one and it was me!

iceberg

@professionalmess happy birthday!

Snowy Owl Love Killer

@professionalmess Happy birthday to you too! I turned 22 today.

TeresaOtter

@Snowy Owl Love Killer @professionalmess Happy birthday to both of you! It's also my best friend's birthday! I came up with this equation to get to her age: 12+12+12-(8+5)+(12/3)=27

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