[Misc/Humor] Alert: Due to a Y2k bug, all U.S. citizens have missed Election Day.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
Fellow U.S. citizens, I am saddened to have to alert you to the following Y2k glitch:
It has just been discovered that, due to a Y2k calendar bug, February 2000 should have had one day subtracted from the standard February length instead of having one added. That is, February 2000 should have had 27 days instead of 29 days.
This means that all dates after February 27, 2000 should have been advanced by two days, compared to what our calendars have indicated. Sunday, February 27, should have been followed by Monday, March 1, instead of Monday, February 28. The next day should have been Tuesday, March 2, instead of Tuesday, February 29. (*sigh*) Continuing, we find that October, 2000, started on a Friday instead of a Sunday, that the 13th of October should have been on a Wednesday instead of a Friday, and that the last day of October was a Sunday. The next day was Monday, November 1.
U.S. Election Day, being the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, occurred yesterday -- Tuesday, November 2.
As a consequence of this oversight, there were no votes cast this year in the U.S. presidential election. Because of this, all candidates for the offices of U.S. President and Vice President are tied with zero electoral votes, and the election will be decided by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate ... that is, after it is determined just who is entitled to hold the 435 positions of U.S. Representative and the one-third of U.S. Senate positions that was to be elected this year. Please consult the U.S. Constitution for further details.
We computer professionals wish to sincerely apologize for this mess, but most of us will already be headed out of the country by the time you read this.
-- No Spam Please (email@example.com), November 01, 2000
With tears streaming down my face.....
TOO FREAKEN FUNNY, No Spam, can't stop laughing!!
-- Peg (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2000.
There is a story going around on the Internet that says due to many voters registering Republicans and Conservatives are to vote on November 7th and Democrats and Liberals are to vote on November 8th.
-- The Engineer (email@example.com), November 01, 2000.
I was sent an e-mail that had the dems voting on the 7th and the republicans on the 8th. No mention on the rest of us who arn't part of the big 2.
-- Just passin through (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2000.