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Posted in Uncategorized by dagdha on February 29, 2012

Leap year. The name never made much sense to me. What’s leaping? Technically aren’t we calibrating our temporal calendar with cosmic phenomena by pausing  time with an extra day?  At least it’s another day for retailers to maximize their profits with “holiday” advertising.

On a more interesting note, this correction coincides with a year believed by many cultures to be the end of an epoch, neatly packaging this belief with a tidy and precise calendar (at least for those using the Gregorian system). I’m a bigger skeptic than most, but the numerical coincidence is understandably compelling for some.

I really don’t have much to say about Leap Day, but I would be remiss if I didn’t write something to commemorate this quadrennial day, especially if it’s the last of an era preceding an alien/zombie/Republican/Chinese global takeover this winter.

Til 2016…

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