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One Singular Sensation

It is now 11:11:11 on 1/11/11.

Suddenly, I feel the need to empty my bladder, and to say something kind about Jonathan Frakes...


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Prescheduled posting times ... (Below threshold)

Prescheduled posting times sure helps with that...

I've already seen a lot of ... (Below threshold)

I've already seen a lot of this today (especially on Facebook) and it's all very premature and jumping the gun (Oops! Is it illegal to type that yet?) and whatnot.

The "special in a numerical sense" day will be November 11 of this year not today.

The last time this will happen for many years will be on December 12 of next year. Of course the best thing about 12/12/12 is that we'll have a new President-elect at that time!

Okay, I'll admit it: the J... (Below threshold)
Pile of Pooh:

Okay, I'll admit it: the Jonathan Frakes reference is evidently too obscure for me. Elaborate, please? Is this a Trekkie inside joke?

However, now that you got m... (Below threshold)
Pile of Pooh:

However, now that you got me thinking on it, this IS the anniversary of something -- for me, anyhow. Precisely 24 years ago, at 2200 hrs PST, a young and athletic man stepped off a bus onto the yellow footprints in front of the receiving barracks at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and began his transformation into one of The Few.

Now I'm an old, fat sales manager and get tired when I mow the lawn. Time flies.

I also do not get the refer... (Below threshold)

I also do not get the reference. I hate "inside" jokes. Anyway: Coincidentally, 41 years ago I arrived at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station for 13+ weeks of COLD training. At first, I did not like it but around 7 weeks in, I noticed a big change in myself. More confident and so on. Now, old, heavy, grandpop married to a grandmom. I wouldn't change a thing though. ww

W.W.I guess it's a... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:


I guess it's a, "It is now 11:11:11 on 1/11/11. " thingie.

BTW, I was an 11/69 arrival at Great Lakes, just a few weeks earlier than you I guess. Cold, what cold? They had us out on the "grinder" in January.


"I need to make Number 1."<... (Below threshold)

"I need to make Number 1."


"Make it so, Number 1!"

The Singularity is near.

Upset Old guy, I was born a... (Below threshold)

Upset Old guy, I was born and raised right outside Philly. Went to school in the snow and ice. Walking of course. Only the wealthy had the school buses. That was not even close to how cold it was during training with the wind blowing. Colors up, wool hats down, gloves on, marching fast. God I remember it like yesterday. You were in "service week" when I arrived.

As far as the 1-11-11, etc., I miss the obvious at times. ww

Okay, I'll admit it: the... (Below threshold)

Okay, I'll admit it: the Jonathan Frakes reference is evidently too obscure for me. Elaborate, please? Is this a Trekkie inside joke?

Johnathan Frakes played the first officer on the Enterprise. The captain of the ship called him "Number One".

W.W. - service week we went... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

W.W. - service week we went back to the other side to help push new arrivals through the system. We may have met for all I know.

One dreary Saturday afternoon on the grinder eight of our company collapsed in the cold. Seven spent the night in the infirmary.

Nice rreminiscing with ya'


Thanks Stephan. Google was ... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

Thanks Stephan. Google was not my friend. No Trek episodes have anything to do with 1:11:11. Nothing in the background of Frakes, although something about him being known as a "Bear" type in the LGBT community did come up (don't ask).

I meant to say "collars up"... (Below threshold)

I meant to say "collars up" although colors was appropriate also. Thank God for the huge drill halls. ww

I don't get it. Shouldn't ... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

I don't get it. Shouldn't the post either have been scheduled for 1:11 a.m., or held to November?

Let this be a lesson to us all. Jay doesn't drink, and without alcohol acting like wolves culling the slower gazelles from the herd by taking out the old and slow brain cells, the brain, like a herd, becomes weak and moribund. It still has to spend food and oxygen on those fat, useless layabout brain cells that do nothing all day but watch cartoons and crave Cheetos, so there is less to go around for productive cells.

The result, painful as it is to watch, is what we see here.


Addison, you libel me. My l... (Below threshold)

Addison, you libel me. My lawyers will be in touch.

I can't stand Cheetos.

But do NOT mess with my Fritos.







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