I stumbled on a new columnist recently, Martha
Brockenbrough. She's got some interesting
a creeping "metricization" going on. And someday, you may finally have to admit that
kilo for kilo, it really is a better system. It's hard for me to write that. I am
a huge fan of the United States' resistance to conversion. The American Revolution
lives on. Give us inches or give us death!"
Gregory XIII decreed that the new year would start on January 1 instead of April 1.
People who continued to celebrate New Year's on April 1 were teased with gag gifts
and invitations to nonexistent parties."