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8 Jun, 17 tweets, 2 min read
I've decided to invent a new calendar
it fixes the months-of-different-lengths problem: all months are the same length.

How? Simple. All months are 1 day long.
so the year is just 365 months long.
or 366 month long, on leap years.
you might say "isn't this just the Julian date?"
The Julian date is a calendar that's one month long, but that month is 365/366 days long.
That's obviously completely different.
new calendar
the year is 1 month
1 day
1 hour
1 minute
1 second long
seconds are just waaaaay longer
this also does mean that the second is longer on leap years
my alternate solution is to define the second as whatever length is required for the unix timestamp to be 1
that means the second is currently 1,623,181,713 Old Seconds long.
another bad calendar idea: months are the same lengths, days are the same lengths, seconds are the same lengths, but the year is one week long
so Saturday starts on November 9th and continues until December 31st.

Bad news for any christians, though, because you're gonna spend the first part of the year in church until February 21st
but if you hate mondays, they're now February 22nd through April 14th
worst option:
the year is one month long, one day long, that day is 8760 hours long, and it's a MONDAY
there are no weekends
there are no holidays
there are no tomorrows
and there are no yesterdays
there's only today, and it sucks
I like how a lot of them are trying to be close to the actual time, a couple are right but a time zone or two out, a few are just not turned on, and then there's some that aren't trying at all.

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