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Today is October 10th, 2010, making the abbreviated notation for the date something quite special.  Well, if not special it’s at least a pattern.  And if there’s one thing that the human race likes, it’s patterns.

So what’s in a date?  Well, nothing significant appears to have happened in the next purest form of the date, October 10th, 1010.  It was the dark ages.  And it’s a pretty good bet that nothing all that significant will happen today.

So why is everybody so excited?



  • Patterns.  Everybody likes the number 10.  We count in base 10, we’ve got multiple body parts that adhere to a strict set of 10, and we like top 10 lists.

In conclusion: Go read some Power Grids, and join us next year for 11/11/11.

Also known as Veterans Day, 2011.  Patterns, people.

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Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.