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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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February 2, 2020
A DATE PALINDROME
News Item: Today's date is a palindrome -- meaning it reads the same 02/02/2020
forwards as well as backwards.
Well, what a date!
Yeah! Some people twigged on to it earlier, choosing it especially to get married.
Well, what do you know! A clever way to be unique ...
It's not the kind of date to occur anytime soon, that's for sure.
So when is the next one to be.
Let me see ... I saw it somewhere ... yes, it will be in 102 years this past December on
December 12, 2121 or 12/12/2121.
Beyond our lifetimes then.
Seems like it, doesn't it ...
Say when was the last one we had?
Now that really was a long time ago, when the world was very different.
When was that?
Well, it was 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.
Can't go wrong with that one no matter how you choose to read it.
Except for one thing ...
Not many people were using our calendar in those days.
Oh! And what does our boss Mr. Trump think of all this.
Shhh! Quiet! He is shouting something ...
Stop yakking and GET ME A CHEESEBURGER!
Say, nothing changes around here, does it?