Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Bottom Part of the Calendar

As I changed my wall calendar this morning from May to June, I couldn't help but think how easy it must be to actually make a calendar - especially the bottom part. All the dates have basically been set in stone since 1582 when the Gregorian calendar was made official by Pope Gregory XIII (today's fun fact), and the holidays really don't change from year to year.

If you think about it, the dude who gets stuck with doing the top-part of the calendar really gets a bum deal. Every year, he has to somehow come up with 12 interesting pictures that won't grow tired over the course of a month. Meanwhile, the dude responsible for the bottom part sits back and surfs for porn.

Sure, every 4 years, the bottom-part guy has to pay special attention and add an extra day - but that probably only takes 5 seconds. Then he's back to surfing for porn for another 4 years.

Remember back in school when you had to do group-projects and split up the work? I bet the bottom-part calendar guy is probably the same dick who always volunteered to "put everything together." I hated that guy.


At 10:56 AM, Blogger D to tha L I C T said...

I hated the "put everything together" guy but I hated the "lazy asshole" worse, who didn't volunteer to do anything but be a distraction and when you gave them something simple to do near the deadline they fucked it up or didn't even get that easy task done.

I also really hated the "incompetent but eager" style of group project member.

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous hermosa beach lights said...

I always volunteered to "put everything together" because it was the most favorable ratio of external glory:actual work. However, the bottom part of the calendar doesn't represent an ostensibly glorious achievement.

I would submit that the dude who creates the bottom part of the calendar is the group member who on first meeting states, "Just tell me what I need to do," which is code for "I have no interest in this project and whatever you give me will be completed at the most minimal level." Inevitably, this guy is given the least important thing to do because the group members don't trust his dedication - which is exactly what said dude was trying to accomplish in the first place.

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Cibbuano said...

well, sure being in charge of the top sucks, unless, as you've shown, you're puttint together a swimsuit/porn star calendar.

Then it's all 'OK, ladies, let's do one more hot oil group photo and then grab some beers!'

meanwhile, the guy in charge of the bottom is doing nothing, surfing for porn, but doing it while feeling unfufilled and lonely.

of course, if you get stuck on the 'Republican Candidates of 2006' project, you could be in for a shocker.

'Look, Dick, put your clothes on, and leave the hot oil alone. It's not for you. NO. Put it down, Dick.'

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Chanakin said...

Who uses calendars any more?

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous naomi said...

hermosa - so you were the sneaky one!

At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still use Calendars!


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