CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012

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CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:06 pm

We are running CO:REA (Countdown in Reading) on Holy Saturday, 7th April 2012, in Woodley in Reading.

Full details at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea12

We will be raising money for Tools for Self Reliance and planning lots of Easter fun.

24 players now signed up! Entries still open.
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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 pm

Just to get the ball rolling here (seen as there's been like 80 views of this thread and not one reply). I'm certainly gonna express an interest in this event. I'm pretty sure I'm free on this date and I quite like the charity idea too, adds a new element. After all, people don't enter CO events to really win anything of material value so if the venue is free then money going to charity sounds pretty fair.

Don't know if it's tricky to get to for me or for others (it's kind of middle-ish, right? - I've never been to Burkshire ;)). Hykeham isn't exactly the easiest place to get to and people still make the necessary travel.

Co-event attendances obviously increase exponentially the more people that sign up. So yeah, I'm just expressing an interest to see if that gets things moving? Although the likelihood is I will put people off coming.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by James Robinson » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:39 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Don't know if it's tricky to get to for me or for others (it's kind of middle-ish, right? - I've never been to Burkshire ;)).
If you call just west of London middle, then, yes, it's middle, Ryan. :)
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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:17 pm

Would probably like to go but don't think it's a goer, Easter Sunday likely to a) be family time, and b) often the worst weekend of the whole year for train maintenance works. Not a definite no though!

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:44 am

Not sure if I'm free on this date, but I am certainly interested in coming.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:43 am

Only a few miles from my house, so I'm going.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:30 pm

I am free on that date, so I'm coming.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:04 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Don't know if it's tricky to get to for me or for others (it's kind of middle-ish, right? - I've never been to Burkshire ;)).
If you call just west of London middle, then, yes, it's middle, Ryan. :)
It's a good job I don't study geography.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:09 pm

Train is looking like £22.75 each way and it's over 5 hours which means I'd have to stay over 2 nights probably which could get quite pricey. It's still not a no from me though as I might drive down and back in the same day to save on accommodation fees.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:42 pm

It's about a £60 train trip and it also clashes with a darts competition I intend to play in so it's a no from me I'm afraid.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:09 pm

Having looked at the calendar, and also realising that it's the Easter weekend, that means I don't have to book any days off to come down, it's a yes from me. ;) :) :D 8-)
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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Karen Pearson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:12 pm

I'm afraid there's no way I can escape family or golfing obligations on Easter Weekend so it's a no from me I'm afraid.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:33 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:I'm afraid there's no way I can escape family obligations on Easter Weekend
I'm sure Jesus felt much the same.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:46 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Karen Pearson wrote:I'm afraid there's no way I can escape family obligations on Easter Weekend
I'm sure Jesus felt much the same.
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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jayne Wisniewski » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Ed is going to watch Leeds at Reading so I will be coming.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Andy Platt » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:33 pm

Jayne Wisniewski wrote:Ed is going to watch Leeds at Reading so I will be coming.
So one of you will be going into the midst of a hostile crowd, with a bunch of louts swearing at each other and being overly critical of the guys in the middle who they're watching playing, perhaps shouting abuse from time to time. Whereas the other will be going to see a nice footy match.

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Post by Karen Pearson » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:51 am

Jayne Wisniewski wrote:Ed is going to watch Leeds at Reading so I will be coming.
I have to say that, if I were free, I'd probably be going with Ed. Sorry!

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:30 am

Karen Pearson wrote:
Jayne Wisniewski wrote:Ed is going to watch Leeds at Reading so I will be coming.
I have to say that, if I were free, I'd probably be going with Ed. Sorry!
Women shouldn't be allowed at football. Football is like a Yorkie.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jayne Wisniewski » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:38 am

If Leeds continue to play as they have been Ed might end up coming to CoRea!

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:17 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:Women shouldn't be allowed at football. Football is like a Yorkie.
I think you need to qualify that a little.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:20 am

Jon Corby wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Women shouldn't be allowed at football. Football is like a Yorkie.
I think you need to qualify that a little.
That was really the best set of football cheerleaders you could find? They are not hot.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:27 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Women shouldn't be allowed at football. Football is like a Yorkie.
I think you need to qualify that a little.
That was really the best set of football cheerleaders you could find? They are not hot.
Well no, I didn't search around - I just remembered that Crystal Palace had some, so googled them.

But nonetheless, they are not hot? Really? I mean, they might not be to your specific tastes, I'm not saying they necessarily are to mine, but, they are not hot?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:45 am

Jon Corby wrote:they are not hot? Really? I mean, they might not be to your specific tastes, I'm not saying they necessarily are to mine, but, they are not hot?
Well, aside from the fact that you can't possibly use 'hot' without some level of subjectivity, I'll do my best to summarise:

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HOT! (if you're into Jodie Marsh-alikes caked in makeup)

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HOT! (if you're into rough birds)

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HOT! (if you're into chinless wonders)

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HOT! (if you're into eyes that are too close together)

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HOT! (if you're into preteens with big cheeks)

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HOT! (if you're into wonky noses and shy people)

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HOT! (if you're into ugly generic blondes)

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HOT! (if you're stuck in 1982)

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:47 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Well, aside from the fact that you can't possibly use 'hot' without some level of subjectivity
Um... you were the one who introduced it.

I tick all your boxes btw.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:10 pm

The wonky nose and shy one is way hot.
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Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:15 pm

I've gotta say, I did not see this thread going in this direction.

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:I've gotta say, I did not see this thread going in this direction.
Blame Ryan's appalling sexism. I'm sorry, I just couldn't let him get away with it, these people need to be confronted.

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Post by Andy Platt » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:03 pm

can we just post pics of fit girls?

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Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:15 pm

Andy Platt wrote:can we just post pics of fit girls?
Stop stealing my CO:LON marketing ideas :x

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:43 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:I've gotta say, I did not see this thread going in this direction.
Blame Ryan's appalling sexism. I'm sorry, I just couldn't let him get away with it, these people need to be confronted.
Happy to help.

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Re: CO:REA - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:33 pm

(In all seriousness, I think it's far worse to look at that picture of the Crystal Palace cheerleaders and go through picking out tiny little perceived imperfections stating why none of them are attractive than it is to look at them and go "phwoar". It's just really unkind. For shame, Matt Morrison, for shame.)

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:50 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Well, aside from the fact that you can't possibly use 'hot' without some level of subjectivity, I'll do my best to summarise:

[etc]
Amusingly, none of the little thumbnail images that you've spent so much effort creating and then commenting on includes the part of the original image that Corby was looking at.

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Post by Karen Pearson » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:41 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Women shouldn't be allowed at football. Football is like a Yorkie.
I think you need to qualify that a little.
That was really the best set of football cheerleaders you could find? They are not hot.
Matt, you should have seen the Leeds Blue Cats Cheerleaders that we had for a season or so in the early 90s. I assure you, this lot look well hot compared to them!

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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:44 am

I'm willing to look at more pictures, Karen. Just for research. Here's some more research.

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Post by David Barnard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:02 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Train is looking like £22.75 each way and it's over 5 hours which means I'd have to stay over 2 nights probably which could get quite pricey. It's still not a no from me though as I might drive down and back in the same day to save on accommodation fees.
I might give it a go to make up for not being able to turn up for CO:LIN I have enough time to prepare for it money wise so 75% yes at the moment, I hope you can go too Ryan my newfound facebook scrabble buddy :)

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Post by David Barnard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:25 pm

I have looked at the train fares and it's £8.50 for a single so it could be promising

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Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:36 am

I am still thinking about this, but with the expense and travel time it's looking unlikely, unfortunately. :(

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Post by Lisa Hermann » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:27 pm

Tempting - I will be staying with my Mum in Reading over Easter.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:18 pm

Lisa Hermann wrote:Tempting - I will be staying with my Mum in Reading over Easter.
Bring your Mum as well - not everyone will be apterites!

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Post by Lisa Hermann » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:11 pm

Mum is actually very good at Countdown! She will be looking after my 6-year-old daughter though, but I may bring my son who is 14

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Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:02 am

Are entries still open for this? Normally I'm with family in Witney over Easter but I think I should be able to come along to the event and then set off to Witney later in the evening.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:52 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:Are entries still open for this? Normally I'm with family in Witney over Easter but I think I should be able to come along to the event and then set off to Witney later in the evening.
Of course it's still open! Especially for our local boy and champ!

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Tony Atkins wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:Are entries still open for this? Normally I'm with family in Witney over Easter but I think I should be able to come along to the event and then set off to Witney later in the evening.
Of course it's still open! Especially for our local boy and champ!
Cool. In.

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Drinks at The George, London Bridge from 9pm Friday for those who might be around.

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

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Tony Atkins wrote:We are running CO:REA (Countdown in Reading) on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012
How has this discussion progressed so far without a single person already noticing that you've got the dates completely mixed up?

Easter Saturday is the 14th this year.

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Stewart Gordon wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:We are running CO:REA (Countdown in Reading) on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012
How has this discussion progressed so far without a single person already noticing that you've got the dates completely mixed up?

Easter Saturday is the 14th this year.
I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.

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Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:49 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:We are running CO:REA (Countdown in Reading) on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012
How has this discussion progressed so far without a single person already noticing that you've got the dates completely mixed up?

Easter Saturday is the 14th this year.
I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.
Me too. It seems that Easter Saturday is 'technically' the Saturday after Easter Sunday, but I would be interested to see what proportion of people would actually assume that's what someone meant by it. If only Tony had put the date down as well to avoid any possible ambiguity.

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:53 am

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:We are running CO:REA (Countdown in Reading) on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012
How has this discussion progressed so far without a single person already noticing that you've got the dates completely mixed up?

Easter Saturday is the 14th this year.
I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.
Every reference to "Easter Saturday" I've seen (shop opening times, work calendars etc) have referred to the 7th. Is this some stupid religious calendar thing then?

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:How has this discussion progressed so far without a single person already noticing that you've got the dates completely mixed up?

Easter Saturday is the 14th this year.
I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.
Every reference to "Easter Saturday" I've seen (shop opening times, work calendars etc) have referred to the 7th. Is this some stupid religious calendar thing then?
The whole calendar is a stupid religious calendar.

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Jon O'Neill wrote: I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.
And what date do you think is the logical meaning of Easter Wednesday?
Jon Corby wrote:Every reference to "Easter Saturday" I've seen (shop opening times, work calendars etc) have referred to the 7th. Is this some stupid religious calendar thing then?
No, the world is just full of silly people who like to use phrases they don't know the meaning of.

It's simple. The week leading up to Easter is Holy Week. Three of the days in it have specific names (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday), and the rest just are just Holy *day.

This is followed by Easter Week. Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are well-known days in this week. The rest are named analogously.

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Michael Wallace wrote:If only Tony had put the date down as well to avoid any possible ambiguity.
Maybe I'll think of an event to hold on Christmas Day, 31 October 2012....

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Stewart Gordon wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote: I've always thought Easter Saturday was the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It seems logical to have Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the same weekend. I can only imagine this is what everybody else thought too.
And what date do you think is the logical meaning of Easter Wednesday?
Jon Corby wrote:Every reference to "Easter Saturday" I've seen (shop opening times, work calendars etc) have referred to the 7th. Is this some stupid religious calendar thing then?
No, the world is just full of silly people who like to use phrases they don't know the meaning of.

It's simple. The week leading up to Easter is Holy Week. Three of the days in it have specific names (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday), and the rest just are just Holy *day.

This is followed by Easter Week. Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are well-known days in this week. The rest are named analogously.
So yeah like I said, stupid religious stuff. Everyone else just thinks of Easter as a long weekend which most people get off work.

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Stewart Gordon wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:If only Tony had put the date down as well to avoid any possible ambiguity.
Maybe I'll think of an event to hold on Christmas Day, 31 October 2012....
I would be interested in the results of a survey asking people when they thought Easter Saturday was and when they thought Christmas Day was.

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Post by Jon Corby » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:Maybe I'll think of an event to hold on Christmas Day, 31 October 2012....
I would be interested in the results of a survey asking people when they thought Easter Saturday was and when they thought Christmas Day was.
tbf Coon, 31 OCT = 25 DEC.

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Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:13 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:Maybe I'll think of an event to hold on Christmas Day, 31 October 2012....
I would be interested in the results of a survey asking people when they thought Easter Saturday was and when they thought Christmas Day was.
tbf Coon, 31 OCT = 25 DEC.
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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by JimBentley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:12 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:
Stewart Gordon wrote:Maybe I'll think of an event to hold on Christmas Day, 31 October 2012....
I would be interested in the results of a survey asking people when they thought Easter Saturday was and when they thought Christmas Day was.
tbf Coon, 31 OCT = 25 DEC.
I think this might be the best joke based on number systems ever made on these forums. Can we have Likes back?

Also, I would automatically have assumed that Easter Saturday was between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The alternative (i.e. what Stewart says) may well be right but it just seems silly.

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Stewart Gordon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:20 pm

JimBentley wrote:Also, I would automatically have assumed that Easter Saturday was between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The alternative (i.e. what Stewart says) may well be right but it just seems silly.
You can always avoid using the term Easter Saturday if you don't like its definition. Most people would probably just specify the date rather than refer to the day 6 days after Easter by a special name anyway.

The final day of Lent, OTOH, already has two valid names: Holy Saturday and Easter Eve.

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Phil Reynolds » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:37 am

JimBentley wrote:I would automatically have assumed that Easter Saturday was between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The alternative (i.e. what Stewart says) may well be right but it just seems silly.
Reminds me of those people who claimed that they weren't going to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 but would wait until 2001 because that was the "correct" start of the new millennium, thereby managing in one statement to be party poopers, pointlessly anal, and wrong.

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:22 pm

JimBentley wrote:I think this might be the best joke based on number systems ever made on these forums.
I cannot claim it as my own work alas, but you never think you're gonna get such an opportunity to use such things (particularly as I doubt Stewart did it deliberately)

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Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:56 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
JimBentley wrote:I would automatically have assumed that Easter Saturday was between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The alternative (i.e. what Stewart says) may well be right but it just seems silly.
Reminds me of those people who claimed that they weren't going to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 but would wait until 2001 because that was the "correct" start of the new millennium, thereby managing in one statement to be party poopers, pointlessly anal, and wrong.
But that's you all over isn't it? :mrgreen: Is it wrong though? I mean it's all arbitrary anyway, but is it particualarly wrong?

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