Just in situation you’ve been sleeping underneath a rock, now is all about the selection two, by and as a result of.
Stop THAT, whoever is giggling in the back of the room. Have to we be adolescents whenever somebody talks about the amount two?
HEY, I Reported Stop THAT!
Okay, assuming you’ve all calmed yourselves down (and you know who you are. I am not naming names listed here. Apart from for Bob Dyer), I will go on to make that situation that today’s calendar alignment, 2/22/22, would make it the biggest day at any time (until eventually the following a single comes together) for folks who like to rejoice quantity designs. And with two — certainly, two! — probabilities to rejoice the magical time of 2:22:22 on this most amazing of days, we are conversing utmost geek-out prospective. I consider actuaries are heading to walk on the wild aspect and stir two —yes, two! — packets of sugar into their coffees to rejoice. Mathematicians are possibly likely to double up on loud, vibrant mismatching socks. You simply cannot perhaps conceive of all of the out-of-hand approaches numerical-minded men and women approach to celebration it up currently.
Why, if Mensa were intelligent, its customers would march all around in tutus all day long and just let the rest of us consider to determine out why.
Appear, this is way larger than Pi Day (3/14, you know — we’re just months absent!) and distinct from the Splendid Competition of Our Space Code that we who dwell in the 330 rejoice on 3/30. This is the sheer, uncontainable joy of the minute when you can just keep down a numeral on your keyboard and enable ‘er rip: 2222222222. Ahhhhhhh. So satisfying.
Properly, this is a nice distraction
We humans are plainly pushovers for contrived holidays. But at times, they’re just the distraction we will need to just take our minds off of extra demanding points. It is a wonderful working day to get a break from COVID-19 and catch “22 fever” rather. (Did you see what I did there, Mensa?)
Why, there has not been a day like this because, let us see — oh, um, well, 2/2/22, just a handful of months ago. Naw! Who am I kidding? That was amateur hour. If nearly anything, it was just a practice operate. Its numerical attractiveness was overshadowed by Groundhog Day anyway. Did not rely.
So, let us see, there hasn’t been a day pretty like this due to the fact… oh indeed, there was 11/11/11, just about 11 yrs back now. Whew, that was a significant working day. I truly feel like it’s possible the full entire world viewed “This is Spinal Tap” on a repeating loop all day extended, ready for the instant to cheer and slap palms when (spoiler notify) the amplifier dial was revealed to go all the way up to 11. And definitely the Tolkien buffs between us must have celebrated “second breakfast” or “elevenses” specifically at 11:11:11 a.m. Oh, I bet that that was one thing.
Lots of of you who are as into these forms of cosmic numerical alignments as I am (pretending to be) probably keep in mind where you had been, say, at 1:23:45 on 6/7/89, appropriate? Properly, I am telling you, this is 22 times much better. It’s Double Double-Down Day! It’s the largest deuce of our life! (Why are folks laughing again? Critically, Dyer, phone me. Demonstrate!)
Radio followers know what I am speaking about. There might never ever be a bigger Twofer Tuesday than this. Ever. Lest you doubt my sincere appreciation of this number, I can explain to you that two truly does have a special indicating to me as a twin, as a father of twins, as an uncle of twins, as a nephew of twins and as a cousin of twins. I am SO digging this day.
So, in celebration of this wonderful repeating-quantity phenomenon, I give up this little trivia quiz of two-response concerns. Consider two minutes of this two-tiful working day and toot your possess horn if you know the proper responses.
It Takes Two to Tango trivia
1. Which two actors portrayed “No. 2” in the 1st two Austin Powers flicks?
2. Speaking of Austin Powers, which two performers ended up highlighted on the 1980 hit “Just the Two of Us,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States?
3. What chewing gum brand has been to recognized to check out Twinsburg’s Twins Days to scout out similar sets of two to forged in its Television commercials — and what flavor or flavors is it?
4. What year was ESPN2 introduced? And who were the two co-hosts of “SportsNight,” its initially plan?
5. What is the lawful time period utilised to describe prosecuting a person two times for the identical crime, and which constitutional modification prohibits this practice?
Effectively, following all of that difficult partying on behalf of the number two, I am positively pooped. Now it’s time for me to scat out of here and go again into hibernation until finally 3/3/33. I’m pretty confident which is going to be properly Okay with a lot of you!
Quiz answers: 1) Robert Wagner and Rob Lowe. 2) Grover Washington Jr. and Invoice Withers. 3) Wrigley’s Doublemint is peppermint-flavored. 4) 1993, with co-hosts Keith Olbermann and Suzy Kolber. 5) Double jeopardy is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment.
Joe Thomas is the Beacon Journal metro editor, but hopefully not the 1 whom retired columnist Bob Dyer is nonetheless complaining about to his therapist.