August 08, 2002
In Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace predicts a world in which years are named after corporate sponsors. In Turkmenistan, a slightly more appealing renaming project for the months of the year and days of the week is underway. God bless em, in a way.
Posted by kio at August 08, 2002 03:29 PM
and lest we forget: vendémiaire, brumaire, frimaire; nivôse, pluviôse, ventôse; germinal, floréal, prairial; messidor, thermidor, fructidor. vive la revolution.
I almost put in a line about them, via Marx's essay about that regime.
Groucho Marx, baby. Comedian. Hitler moustache. You know.