How to Make the Most of 11/11/11

Apparently Egypt has closed (will close? Time zones are confusing!) the Great Pyramid to avoid weird 11/11/11 rituals. Will it work or will a team of explorers discover Hamunaptra, discover the Book of Amun-Ra and accidentally revive Imhotep? Time will tell, but let’s hope for the former.

Anyway, if this changes your plans for 11/11/11 (at 11:11:11 AM and/or PM!) here are a few other pointless things you can do if you’re insisting on doing a pointless thing because the idea of seeing the same number a bunch of times really drives you into a tizzy.

  • Give birth. According to the above article, hospitals have reported a surge of bookings for Caesarean births. I really try to have faith in humanity. But… when people are willingly having their stomachs sliced open so that they can have a not-that-interesting anecdote, things get a little trickier.
  • Honor the troops, whatever that means. The real Veterans’ Day (i.e. the end of World War I) was November 11, 1918. So, don’t just wait until Monday. Get going on your troop honoring early.
  • In related news, William Tecumseh Sherman began burning the shit out of Atlanta in 1864.
  • Watch the Hero Dog Awards, obviously.
  • Celebrate the births of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alger Hiss, Kurt Vonnegut, Calista Flockhart, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who shockingly turns 37 today.
  • Mourn the deaths of Petronas the Patrician (best rapper name evar! And isn’t that a Harry Potter thing too?), Søren Kierkegaard, Nat Turner, Martin Luther King…Sr., and Jacobo Timmerman. Write down your first twenty guesses for what country Jacobo Timmerman is from, and see if you get it correct. I bet you don’t!
  • Celebrate Singles Day! Note: only people who are single and Chinese get to celebrate Singles Day.
  • Celebrate Pepero Day! Note: only Koreans with a love of cookie stick-based candy forms are allowed to celebrate Pepero Day.

Or just enjoy last year's November 11 issue of Cycling Weekly!

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2 thoughts on “How to Make the Most of 11/11/11

  1. SBG says:

    I bet on Chinese “pop culture holiday” Single’s Day (we really need more “pop culture holidays”, by the way!), Ikea Shanghai could sell a BILLION meatballs: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/09/07/shanghai-ikea-not-happy-to-play-matchmaker-for-middle-aged/

    That is, if these singles were actually buying anything.

  2. BigCalBear80 says:

    Glad to see you are highlighting the great sport of cycling! Keep up the good work!

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