May 22 is the Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character



  • Google's currently pimping doodle4google, a drawing contest for kids.  The winner gets their doodle on the google homepage on May 22nd.  Since google usually puts their special logos up on holidays, I thought I'd search to see if the 22nd is a holiday.

     

    First hit is this beautiful answers.com page:

     

    "May 22 is the Expression
    error: unrecognised punctuation character "{"th day of the year Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character "{" in the
    Gregorian calendar..."



  • The WTF in the google doodle is this >>

     

    Mail your school's entries to this address by April 12, 2008 (entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 pm that day):



    Google Inc.

    Doodle 4 Google competition

    PO BOX 391000

    Mountain View, CA 94039-1000

     I heard there was a way you could do these things paperlessly these days ... communicate somehow without the help of the post office. Trying to remember the term here.... e ... electronic! Yes Electronic Mail ... or email I guess. I wonder if google knows anyone that provide these email services?



  • Mail your school's entries to this address by April 12, 2008 (entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 pm that day):

    TRWTF is the requirement for postmarking on the second, or wording signifying so.



  • How many post offices actually stay up to postmark things at 11:59:59PM on days other than  April 15th?

    Maybe this is just google's way of helping forgetful parents send in their returns three days early? "Oh crap! I need to turn in my kids doodle!    Oh double crap! I need to do my taxes!  Sorry kid, no time to run to the post office now.  I've got mounds and mounds of ill-conceived beurocracy to attend to."



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    How many post offices actually stay up to postmark things at 11:59:59PM on days other than  April 15th?


    Could this be a joke, a pun, a humorous reference?



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    How many post offices actually stay up to postmark things at 11:59:59PM on days other than  April 15th?
    Even so it would be 3 days late.



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    How many post offices actually stay up to postmark things at 11:59:59PM on days other than  April 15th?

    Maybe this is just google's way of helping forgetful parents send in their returns three days early? "Oh crap! I need to turn in my kids doodle!    Oh double crap! I need to do my taxes!  Sorry kid, no time to run to the post office now.  I've got mounds and mounds of ill-conceived beurocracy to attend to."


    My local post office does...



    The only problem is that they stay up miss-filing all the mail at 11:59:59! Caz mail delivered to the right address is against their code of honor.



    I often get mail from my neighbors, and more often get mail from neighboring buildings!



  • @medialint said:

    I heard there was a way you could do these things paperlessly these days ... communicate somehow without the help of the post office. Trying to remember the term here.... e ... electronic! Yes Electronic Mail ... or email I guess. I wonder if google knows anyone that provide these email services?
    I wouldn't trust a bunch of elementary school teachers to produce quality, high res scans, and be able to get large images through their districts' email filters, some of which undoubtably limit attachment size. 



  • @merreborn said:

    Google's currently pimping doodle4google, a drawing contest for kids.  The winner gets their doodle on the google homepage on May 22nd.  Since google usually puts their special logos up on holidays, I thought I'd search to see if the 22nd is a holiday.

     

    First hit is this beautiful answers.com page:

    http://www.answers.com/topic/may-22

     

    "May 22 is the Expression
    error: unrecognised punctuation character "{"th day of the year Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character "{" in the
    Gregorian calendar..."

    The correct answer (tadah): Answers.com probably has a f'd up/misinstalled version of ParserFunctions extension. (The text comes from Wikipedia's Template:Day which uses ParserFunctions). That, or something else funny is going on. (That, or maybe it's somehow related to the funny changes in the bleeding-edge MediaWiki preprocessor code. Could affect the extensions. Heck if I know.)



  • @dlikhten said:

    The only problem is that they stay up miss-filing all the mail at 11:59:59! Caz mail delivered to the right address is against their code of honor.

    What's Caz mail?



  • @Kyanar said:

    @dlikhten said:
    The only problem is that they stay up miss-filing all the mail at 11:59:59! Caz mail delivered to the right address is against their code of honor.

    What's Caz mail?

    Is anyone else sick of all this baby talk?

     


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