• Fab (unregistered)

    I'll comment in X minutes, Y seconds

  • IAGuy (unregistered)

    Unless the calendar is from another dimension, I'm calling shenanigans. I didn't know April was between January and March and had holidays such as Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's day in it, as well as Easter, Palm Sunday and Ash Wednesday.

  • Dinnerbone (unregistered)

    That calendar is an accurate representation of what happens to time as we know it when someone applies a discount of null.

  • LSK (unregistered)

    No, I think the discount is subject to null having a value. It's a pretty good bet that you'll never get that discount - sorry!

  • Anon (unregistered)

    It's a secret coded message to Google sleeper cells! I knew they were evil along!

  • Qua (unregistered)

    That oil change sticker is just informing him that in order to get a decent price on his oil change he'll have to go back in time 39 years. Nothing out of the ordinary there.

  • fph (unregistered)

    Probably the calendar is a booklet where the two middle pages were removed.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    That calendar simply mixed up pages - the page on the left belongs to April while the one on the right is February.

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Kapersky give away "webmiles"? I didn't know they existed! 250 doesn't seem a lot, though, I'm pretty sure I can get further than that on my browser already.

  • mjk (unregistered)

    jeah ... and April is between January & March :)

    if there are pages missing, why is there February after April ??

    assuming left to right order :)

  • ParkinT (cs) in reply to mjk
    mjk:
    jeah ... and April is between January & March :)

    if there are pages missing, why is there February after April ??

    assuming left to right order :)

    Based on the way a stapled booklet is assembled (several two-sided sheets that represent the left-half of one page and the right-half of another), if the pages were mixed before being assembled [and 'boung'] this would be the result!!

  • Kayakyakr (unregistered) in reply to fph
    fph:
    Probably the calendar is a booklet where the two middle pages were removed.

    wrong direction for that to work, unless the calendar's got all of it's other months mixed up as well.

    Def a print of April's half onto Feb's half, but it's one solid page, don't let the fold fool you. (seen it in person)

  • Nobody You Know (unregistered)

    Note the staple in the middle of the calendar page. My guess is that if you looked at the back side of that sheet of paper, you'd see March. That sheet should have been folded with March on the inside, but it was folded and inserted backwards.

  • Jeremy (unregistered)

    Look like Anne R is full of it. The left side of the calendar is from April the right side is from Feb. Look at the bottom right, it shows the previous (Jan) and next month (March). I call shenanigans!

  • iruka (unregistered)

    that calendar has two wtf's of its own, unrelated to the screwiness of its assembly.

    (in the bottom right corner)

  • Yohan J (unregistered)

    Indeed, the calendar is clearly photoshopped.

  • RBoy (unregistered)

    This is a well oiled comment.

  • Nico (unregistered)

    Considering the date, the oil change sticker could be an "April fools" joke.

  • BlueCollarAstronaut (unregistered)

    Am I really the only one that learned that little poem in grade school about the number of days in the months?

    30 days has September, June and November Most of the rest have 31 And February’s great with 28 And Leap Year’s February’s fine with 29 That means April is all that's left Just remember, it's a WTF.

  • someone (unregistered)

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  • fuffuf (cs)

    ...I think you missed the point of the joke there in the Google ad.

    That was an intentional mess-up to make you consider online advertising.

  • Addison (unregistered) in reply to iruka
    iruka:
    that calendar has two wtf's of its own, unrelated to the screwiness of its assembly.

    (in the bottom right corner)

    Sorry, but that IS related to the screwiness of the assembly. . . the right page is February

  • LightStyx (cs) in reply to BlueCollarAstronaut
    BlueCollarAstronaut:
    Am I really the only one that learned that little poem in grade school about the number of days in the months?

    30 days has September, June and November Most of the rest have 31 And February’s great with 28 And Leap Year’s February’s fine with 29 That means April is all that's left Just remember, it's a WTF.

    Do believe it is

    Thirty days hath September, June, and November: Of twenty eight is but one, And all the rest are thirty one. Of course Leap year comes and stays, Every four years got it right, And twenty eight is twenty nine. Except for April who's just f$#ked up in its self

  • Piekeboo (unregistered) in reply to fuffuf
    fuffuf:
    ...I think you missed the point of the joke there in the Google ad.

    That was an intentional mess-up to make you consider online advertising.

    !!Owned!! :D


    (..besides 'converting to curves'?! haha - we're way past that - we're living in the PDF times where fonts are included.. :) )

  • campkev (cs) in reply to Nobody You Know
    Nobody You Know:
    Note the staple in the middle of the calendar page. My guess is that if you looked at the back side of that sheet of paper, you'd see March. That sheet should have been folded with March on the inside, but it was folded and inserted backwards.
    I think you have it, this is what it would look like if march was supposed to be the middle and the page got put in backwards.
  • AdT (unregistered) in reply to BlueCollarAstronaut
    BlueCollarAstronaut:
    Am I really the only one that learned that little poem in grade school about the number of days in the months?

    What's wrong with being super-smart and counting the lengths of the months on one's finger knuckles and the spaces between them?

  • Myrrdin (unregistered)

    I definitely thing some is trying to pull a fast one with that calender page. It was obviously ripped from some form of paged calender hence the two clear holes where the staples were.

    The half before the fold is indeed April but the half after the fold is February. So that page would be printed intentionally like that and once the complete calender is assembled each open page would have a complete month.

    On the other side of that page should be the complete March. Work it out

  • Paul (unregistered)

    It looks like as long as I get my oil changed 3 months after epoch, I'll be set for life. Good to know.

  • Baby New Year (unregistered)

    Note the holidays on the right hand page of the calendar. April 14th is not Valentine's Day! Truly a nice try, but shenanigans is the correct call (15 yard penalty, first down!)

  • NetBiter (unregistered)

    The value of null is really a philosophical debate.....

  • jimlangrunner (cs) in reply to IAGuy
    IAGuy:
    Unless the calendar is from another dimension, I'm calling shenanigans. I didn't know April was between January and March and had holidays such as Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's day in it, as well as Easter, Palm Sunday and Ash Wednesday.
    Shenanigans or just a silly mistake. Like the pages being improperly collated at the printer. That's an april 2009 left & Feb 2009 right, which is quite possible if you get the pages out of order. Probably why it was on the discount rack.

    Jim.

  • neufpas (unregistered)

    Was the car featured in the jiffy lube pic a DeLorean perchance?

  • El Pennero Grande (unregistered)

    Yiffy Lube? Ewww...

  • Zygo (unregistered) in reply to LSK
    LSK:
    No, I think the discount is subject to null having a value. It's a pretty good bet that you'll never get that discount - sorry!

    (price - null) is either null or some kind of exception, depending on the language.

  • David (unregistered)

    Even though it has 134k miles, I hope it can go 88 mph.

  • SenTree (cs) in reply to El Pennero Grande
    El Pennero Grande:
    Yiffy Lube? Ewww...
    Them Furries get awful dry sometimes...
  • Curtis (unregistered) in reply to Myrrdin

    Booklets (magazines and newspapers also) like that are printed on much larger sheets of paper which is then folded, stapled and cut to form the booklet. There can be 4, 8, 16, 32 (or even more depending on the size of the press) images on each side. They must be placed in the correct order and facing the correct way (up or down) or when you fold the book you pages that are out of order.

    Try taking a sheet of paper and folding it into 8ths. Then unfold it and number the pages. Fold it back up, staple it and cut the folds off. Did you get the nubering correct with the correct orientation?

  • BG (unregistered)

    Apparently Jiffy Lube uses a POSIX based clock. I don'r beleive the calendar is real, it loos like March was torn out and than flipped for the photo. if you look carefully you can see the March dates faintly but not the other halves of Feburary or April.

  • Lego (unregistered) in reply to mjk
    mjk:
    jeah ... and April is between January & March :)

    if there are pages missing, why is there February after April ??

    assuming left to right order :)

    Hebrew calendar?

  • Artemus Harper (unregistered)

    I'm pretty sure the gas picture wants you to pay in 3 months after the order. The system probably just screwed up getting the current date, getting 0 instead. And 0 in unix time is January 1st 1970.

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to IAGuy
    IAGuy:
    Unless the calendar is from another dimension, I'm calling shenanigans. I didn't know April was between January and March and had holidays such as Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's day in it, as well as Easter, Palm Sunday and Ash Wednesday.

    Umm, someone says, "Look, I got this calendar that's all screwed up!" and you're proof that they're lying and it's a fake is ... the calendar is clearly all screwed up!

    Maybe the person who sent it in took a perfectly good calendar and deliberately re-arranged pages or otherwise messed it up. Frankly I don't have all that hard a time believing that it might have been printed or assembled incorrectly and sold that way. Why is that so impossible? How much quality control does the publisher do on a cheap calendar? Have you never, ever gotten a defective product in your life? Don't you even own a copy of Windows Vista?

    I'm always baffled by people who claim that an amusing story or photo MUST be a fake because the only way it could be real would be if someone made a mistake or broke the rules, and of course THAT never happens in real life.

  • Jay (unregistered)

    Yipes, before the grammar police attack ... the word "you're" on the first line of my previous post should, of course, be "your".

    Captcha: "tristique". Like mystique, only three times as good.

  • Thief^ (cs) in reply to LightStyx
    LightStyx:
    BlueCollarAstronaut:
    Am I really the only one that learned that little poem in grade school about the number of days in the months?

    30 days has September, June and November Most of the rest have 31 And February’s great with 28 And Leap Year’s February’s fine with 29 That means April is all that's left Just remember, it's a WTF.

    Do believe it is

    Thirty days hath September, June, and November: Of twenty eight is but one, And all the rest are thirty one. Of course Leap year comes and stays, Every four years got it right, And twenty eight is twenty nine. Except for April who's just f$#ked up in its self

    The poem I learned went more like: Thirty days hath September April, June, and November All the rest have thirty-one Except February alone Which hath twenty-eight days clear And twenty-nine each leap year Except on my watch Which thinks every month is 31

    I think that's an older version (except the last two lines obviously), as I've seen "clear" replaced by "most years", which makes more sense.

    Though god damn, check out the Wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_days_hath_September There seems to be a lot of variations, most of them poor copies of others...

  • Tzimisce (cs)
    "I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish typing my message in only X minutes, Y seconds," wrote Serena F.

    That's the way SharePoint works. You have 30 minutes (on our system) to type your message. Otherwise you'll get a "security validation for this page has timed out" message from SharePoint and it will lose your response.

  • LightStyx (cs) in reply to Thief^
    Thief^:
    LightStyx:
    BlueCollarAstronaut:
    Am I really the only one that learned that little poem in grade school about the number of days in the months?

    30 days has September, June and November Most of the rest have 31 And February’s great with 28 And Leap Year’s February’s fine with 29 That means April is all that's left Just remember, it's a WTF.

    Do believe it is

    Thirty days hath September, June, and November: Of twenty eight is but one, And all the rest are thirty one. Of course Leap year comes and stays, Every four years got it right, And twenty eight is twenty nine. Except for April who's just f$#ked up in its self

    The poem I learned went more like: Thirty days hath September April, June, and November All the rest have thirty-one Except February alone Which hath twenty-eight days clear And twenty-nine each leap year Except on my watch Which thinks every month is 31

    I think that's an older version (except the last two lines obviously), as I've seen "clear" replaced by "most years", which makes more sense.

    Though god damn, check out the Wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_days_hath_September There seems to be a lot of variations, most of them poor copies of others...

    Here's the perfect one

    Thirty days hath Octember April, June, and no wonder All the rest have peanut butter Except my grandmother--she has a red tricycle

  • The Hacker (unregistered)

    The Real WTF is using Kaspersky Antivirus, when there are better free software from Avast, AVG etc...

  • C4I_Officer (cs)

    Two words: proof reading.

    And... 04/01/70... well, in US date format this could read as April 1st, so it could be deliberate ;-)

  • byo (unregistered) in reply to C4I_Officer

    As i think somebody suggested earlier the calendar page the ripped out page from a two page calendar. Imagine you're looking at the reverse of a page (hence why it looks like the fold comes out towards you..)

  • byo (unregistered) in reply to byo

    Oh and i forgot to say, the first(-->) month is march, the middle page that is on the reverse is feb and the the 3rd (<-)month is april

  • Swine Flu (unregistered) in reply to The Hacker
    The Hacker:
    The Real WTF is using Kaspersky Antivirus, when there are better free software from Avast, AVG etc...

    I was waiting for this...

    Anyone else have tuppence they care to share?

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