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Business Hours [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on August 4, 2009

I had a housemate who would never enter a time in the microwave that ended in “0” – she’d always reheat something for 38 seconds or defrost something for 8 minutes, 22 seconds – never 30 seconds or 9 minutes. If she weren’t a lawyer with a prestigious firm here in Accordion City, I’d swear this store – given the hours posted – was hers:

"Business Hours" sign with times that don't end on the hourr, half-hour or even quarter hour, such as "Monday: 12:12 - 7:07".

Update: The eagle-eyed Estelle H. pointed out in a comment that she recognized those store hours – they’re those of the Conspiracy Culture bookstore on Queen West.

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I would normally just post this in Global Nerdy and not here in Accordion Guy, but I can’t pass up the chance to share one of the best nerdy Sesame Street moments!

If it weren’t for the fact that the 0 isn’t at the end of the sequence, this Sesame Street video with The Count and Patrick Stewart would be perfect for celebrating Unix time 1234567890, the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. This numerically perfect moment takes place tonight at 23:31:30 GMT (in my neck of the woods – Eastern Standard Time, that’s 18:31:30).

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