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May the Fourth be with you! [message #414368] Tue, 03 May 2022 21:14 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: David Dalton

Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
May the Fourth be with you!

:-)

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414369 is a reply to message #414368] Tue, 03 May 2022 21:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: David Dalton

On May 3, 2022, David Dalton wrote
(in article<0001HW.28220AFC000A59BA70000363D38F@news.eternal-september.org>):

> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,

Oops, it was 0114 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022.

> May the Fourth be with you!

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414371 is a reply to message #414368] Tue, 03 May 2022 23:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-05-04 00:44:36 +0000, David Dalton said:

> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
> May the Fourth be with you!
>
> :-)

Except it's the "4th of May" in sensible countries that don't put their
dates backwards. :-p
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414372 is a reply to message #414368] Wed, 04 May 2022 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <0001HW.28220AFC000A59BA70000363D38F@news.eternal-september.org>,
David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
> May the Fourth be with you!
>
> :-)
>

Yay! It's Tom Baker Day!

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> And if I feel a rage I won’t deny it/I won’t fear love" (Sarah McLachlan)
>


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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414373 is a reply to message #414371] Wed, 04 May 2022 00:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <t4ssia$q9k$5@gioia.aioe.org>,
Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com> wrote:
> On 2022-05-04 00:44:36 +0000, David Dalton said:
>
>> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
>> May the Fourth be with you!
>>
>> :-)
>
> Except it's the "4th of May" in sensible countries that don't put their
> dates backwards. :-p
>

And it is Tom Baker Day!
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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414374 is a reply to message #414368] Wed, 04 May 2022 00:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: ant

And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P


In alt.fan.starwars David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
> May the Fourth be with you!

> :-)
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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414375 is a reply to message #414374] Wed, 04 May 2022 00:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <evKdnXLxQp2WZuz_nZ2dnUU7-UudnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P
>
>
> In alt.fan.starwars David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
>> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
>> May the Fourth be with you!
>
>> :-)
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> It is Teacher Appreciation Day and May the 4th eve! New month is quiet
> so far like last month.
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4 May is Tom Baker Day!
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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414376 is a reply to message #414375] Wed, 04 May 2022 00:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <t4su22$248k$47@gallifrey.nk.ca>,
The Doctor <doctor@doctor.nl2k.ab.ca> wrote:
> In article <evKdnXLxQp2WZuz_nZ2dnUU7-UudnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>> And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P
>>
>>
>> In alt.fan.starwars David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
>>> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
>>> May the Fourth be with you!
>>
>>> :-)
>> --
>> It is Teacher Appreciation Day and May the 4th eve! New month is quiet
>> so far like last month.
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>> this signature correctly.
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> 4 May is Tom Baker Day!

I repeat, how so? His birthday is 20 January.

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414381 is a reply to message #414376] Wed, 04 May 2022 08:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <rBCDsH.14ML@kithrup.com>,
Dorothy J Heydt <djheydt@kithrup.com> wrote:
> In article <t4su22$248k$47@gallifrey.nk.ca>,
> The Doctor <doctor@doctor.nl2k.ab.ca> wrote:
>> In article <evKdnXLxQp2WZuz_nZ2dnUU7-UudnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
>> Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>> And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P
>>>
>>>
>>> In alt.fan.starwars David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
>>>> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
>>>> May the Fourth be with you!
>>>
>>>> :-)
>>> --
>>> It is Teacher Appreciation Day and May the 4th eve! New month is quiet
>>> so far like last month.
>>> Note: A fixed width font (Courier, Monospace, etc.) is required to see
>>> this signature correctly.
>>> /\___/\ Ant(Dude) @ http://aqfl.net & http://antfarm.home.dhs.org.
>>> / /\ /\ \ Please nuke ANT if replying by e-mail.
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>>> \ _ /
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>>
>> 4 May is Tom Baker Day!
>
> I repeat, how so? His birthday is 20 January.
>

The Fourth "Doctor" I would guess.
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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414383 is a reply to message #414368] Wed, 04 May 2022 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Mr. Man-wai Chang

On 4/5/2022 9:14 am, David Dalton wrote:
> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
> May the Fourth be with you!
>
> :-)
>

May 4 did mean something to China. :)

May Fourth Movement - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Fourth_Movement
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414385 is a reply to message #414368] Wed, 04 May 2022 14:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Michael Benveniste

On 5/3/2022 9:14 PM, David Dalton wrote:
> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
> May the Fourth be with you!

Time for my annual old man grump. Today is to remember Glenn Miller,
Allison B. Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Lee Scheuer. Plus
nine wounded, one of whom, Dean R. Kahler, was paralyzed for life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE9vMBBe10

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414387 is a reply to message #414385] Wed, 04 May 2022 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <16ebfad04e994a38$7$928382$802601b3@news.usenetexpress.com>,
Michael Benveniste <mhb@murkyether.com> wrote:
> On 5/3/2022 9:14 PM, David Dalton wrote:
>> Since it is now 0014 UTC/GMT May 4, 2022,
>> May the Fourth be with you!
>
> Time for my annual old man grump. Today is to remember Glenn Miller,
> Allison B. Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Lee Scheuer. Plus
> nine wounded, one of whom, Dean R. Kahler, was paralyzed for life.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE9vMBBe10
>

Happy Tom Baker Day!


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> everything. Some think it is the voice of God. -- Mark Twain


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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414391 is a reply to message #414374] Thu, 05 May 2022 01:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: David Dalton

On May 4, 2022, Ant wrote
(in article<evKdnXLxQp2WZuz_nZ2dnUU7-UudnZ2d@earthlink.com>):

> And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P

And now it is Cinco de Mayo in this time zone.

It feels like Groundhog Day to me still, as is evident in my
“leading up to Mother’s Day/D-moon”
thread on alt.religion.druid .

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #414393 is a reply to message #414391] Thu, 05 May 2022 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: ant

In alt.fan.starwars David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com> wrote:
> On May 4, 2022, Ant wrote
> (in article<evKdnXLxQp2WZuz_nZ2dnUU7-UudnZ2d@earthlink.com>):

>> And then, the 5th and 6th. Join the dark side. :P

> And now it is Cinco de Mayo in this time zone.

May Cinco de Mayo da 5th be with you!
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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415049 is a reply to message #414371] Tue, 12 July 2022 23:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/3/2022 8:39 PM, Your Name wrote:

> Except it's the "4th of May" in sensible countries that don't put their
> dates backwards.   :-p
>

Both are correct
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415050 is a reply to message #415049] Tue, 12 July 2022 23:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-07-13 03:31:37 +0000, Travoltron said:
> On 5/3/2022 8:39 PM, Your Name wrote:
>>
>> Except it's the "4th of May" in sensible countries that don't put their
>> dates backwards.   :-p
>
> Both are correct

No. One is correct English and one is backwards American. :-p
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415054 is a reply to message #415049] Wed, 13 July 2022 15:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: s|b

On Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:31:37 -0700, Travoltron wrote:

> Both are correct

Well, you had a long time to think about it...

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415056 is a reply to message #415054] Wed, 13 July 2022 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-07-13 19:29:24 +0000, s|b said:

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:31:37 -0700, Travoltron wrote:
>
>> Both are correct
>
> Well, you had a long time to think about it...

And still got it wrong. ;-)
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415061 is a reply to message #415056] Thu, 14 July 2022 15:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Thu, 14 Jul 2022 09:35:21 +1200, Your Name wrote:

>> Well, you had a long time to think about it...

> And still got it wrong. ;-)

Meh, it's just a wordplay. After all, they don't say 'The Force (of) may
be with you' in the movies. (Well, maybe Yoda does. :-)

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415062 is a reply to message #415061] Thu, 14 July 2022 16:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-07-14 19:43:17 +0000, s|b said:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2022 09:35:21 +1200, Your Name wrote:
>>>
>>> Well, you had a long time to think about it...
>>
>> And still got it wrong. ;-)
>
> Meh, it's just a wordplay. After all, they don't say 'The Force (of) may
> be with you' in the movies. (Well, maybe Yoda does. :-)

It is word play, but based on the backwards American date, so it
doesn't work anywhere else in the world that uses correct dates. Same
with the silly "Pi Day" and the other wordplays based on dates.
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415111 is a reply to message #415062] Sun, 17 July 2022 10:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: s|b

On Fri, 15 Jul 2022 08:41:51 +1200, Your Name wrote:

> It is word play, but based on the backwards American date, so it
> doesn't work anywhere else in the world that uses correct dates. Same
> with the silly "Pi Day" and the other wordplays based on dates.

Just when I thought you couldn't do worse, you went ahead and ruined Pi
Day as well. ;-)

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415127 is a reply to message #415111] Sun, 17 July 2022 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2022-07-17 14:41:37 +0000, s|b said:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2022 08:41:51 +1200, Your Name wrote:
>>
>> It is word play, but based on the backwards American date, so it
>> doesn't work anywhere else in the world that uses correct dates. Same
>> with the silly "Pi Day" and the other wordplays based on dates.
>
> Just when I thought you couldn't do worse, you went ahead and ruined Pi
> Day as well. ;-)

Americans can't even keep it consistent themselves ... they insist on
using backwards dates everywhere, but then make a movie with a correct
date called "Born on the Fourth of July" based on a biography book of
the same name. :-\
Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415232 is a reply to message #415127] Tue, 19 July 2022 16:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: s|b

On Mon, 18 Jul 2022 09:23:01 +1200, Your Name wrote:

> Americans can't even keep it consistent themselves ... they insist on
> using backwards dates everywhere, but then make a movie with a correct
> date called "Born on the Fourth of July" based on a biography book of
> the same name. :-\

Maybe the author of the book wanted to write in Her Majesty The Queen's
English?

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Re: May the Fourth be with you! [message #415295 is a reply to message #415232] Wed, 20 July 2022 00:56 Go to previous message
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On 2022-07-19 20:15:37 +0000, s|b said:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2022 09:23:01 +1200, Your Name wrote:
>>
>> Americans can't even keep it consistent themselves ... they insist on
>> using backwards dates everywhere, but then make a movie with a correct
>> date called "Born on the Fourth of July" based on a biography book of
>> the same name. :-\
>
> Maybe the author of the book wanted to write in Her Majesty The Queen's
> English?

In America, for some stupid reason, that particular day (being
Independence Day) is usually phrased using the correct date format,
rather than their own backwards format. I just heard Katie Perry's
"Firework" song on the radio, which also includes the lyric "the fourth
of July".
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