U.S. bill to adopt Shire Reckoning calendar
by Doc on Apr.01, 2006, under Fun Stuff
Eldandil writes: “Bipartisan U.S. House Bill H.2319, co-authored by Bob Gammidge (D-Florida) and Tolman Cotton (R-Montana), proposes to completely revise the annual calendar with one called the “Shire Reckoning”. According to Cotton, “The current calendar is over 2000 years old [Ed: not really], and the numbering is of a religious nature. We wanted to adopt something not radically different than what we are used to, but also introduce special holidays that everyone could enjoy and not have to work twice a year.” The proposed numbering scheme would start year 0 this time, to avoid further millenium confusion, which would correspond with what is now 1954, making today 10 Astron 52.” Alassea Astron-auk.
April 3rd, 2006 on 1:21 pm
I’m surprised…OK, so it was pretty lame…but there are 6 clues if anyone can figure it out.
April 8th, 2006 on 11:30 am
Since no one seems to want to post the clues, or figured them out:
April 8th, 2006 on 11:38 am
Oy, I made a glaring error. I had looked up when Aragorn became king, and screwed it up. 2319 was when Aragorn I (a predecessor), became chieftain of the Dunedain. Aragorn II (Aragorn Elessar, with whom everyone is familiar) became King in 3019.
Poor research on my part. I will now throw myself into the fire of Orodruin.
April 5th, 2006 on 6:10 pm
What can I say…
we’re a shy bunch. 🙂