Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-12-2017, 10:45 AM
Brodi Brodi is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 403
Interesting calenders you've seen or had?

Earlier this year I donated some money to the National Holocaust Museum. For my donation I'm getting a poster and, according to an email I got last night, a "Holocaust Calendar". Shudder.

What weird, strange, calendars have you come across?
  #2  
Old 10-12-2017, 12:54 PM
blondebear blondebear is online now
Shouting Grasshopper
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Meridian/280
Posts: 12,748
No longer published, but the Edward Abbey Wilderness calendars were pretty cool. They featured terrific images of the west along with quotes from Abbey and others spread throughout the pages.

Last edited by blondebear; 10-12-2017 at 12:55 PM.
  #3  
Old 10-12-2017, 01:12 PM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,806
My buddy, Greg Anderson, photographs the World Beard And Mustache Championship. Their calendar is awesome.

I gave one to my barber and he still has it hanging years later.
  #4  
Old 10-12-2017, 01:38 PM
Max Torque Max Torque is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Raiderville, TX
Posts: 10,347
I suppose this isn't all that weird, but: I used to have a page-a-day origami calendar. Every morning, you tear off the previous day, and use that sheet of paper to fold the item for that day, using the instructions on the newly-uncovered day page. The pages were square rather than rectangular like most tear-off calendars, and the back of each page had a colorful pattern printed on it to make it easier to tell which side was which while folding.
  #5  
Old 10-12-2017, 03:53 PM
JohnGalt JohnGalt is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Med city USA
Posts: 1,851
The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia has displays pf strange anatomical figures such as body casts of the original Siamese Twins, skulls, deformities, etc. They used to sell a yearly calendar. Their store at https://www.muttermuseumstore.org/ doesn't show any calendars for this year, but you can get plenty of other strange stuff (how about a nice Menstrual cycle poster?
  #6  
Old 10-12-2017, 04:06 PM
Aufgeblassen Aufgeblassen is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ft. Pierce/Lk. Placid, FL
Posts: 52
https://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/
  #7  
Old 10-12-2017, 04:17 PM
Snowboarder Bo Snowboarder Bo is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 20,336
I'm currently sporting a Codex Seraphinianus 2017 calendar on my wall. Letters of the week, numbers of the days, and handful of holidays and one instance of the month's name are the only decipherable/legible things on each month's pages. It's a hoot.

I decided I wanted something bigger next year, with less minutiae. I don't want to fucking examine my calendar; I just want it to look nifty so when I glance at it a little part of me can go "that's cool". So next year Im going with this Alex Grey calendar. I'm not familiar with Mr. Grey's work, but I liked what I saw there and figured, eh, it's only for 12 months.

Of course, a similar but significantly different thought is what keeps me from buying the 2018 Trump Out of Office Countdown Wall Calendar: Is it 2021 yet!?. Right now I plan on waiting until 2020 before I hang that one (well, the 2020 one) on my wall.

Last edited by Snowboarder Bo; 10-12-2017 at 04:19 PM.
  #8  
Old 10-16-2017, 10:28 PM
Spiderman Spiderman is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: somewhere East of there
Posts: 8,103
I've had my 2018 calendar since Aug; it has my photo on the cover of it.


The top vote getter gets the cover, but the others all get displayed for a month.
  #9  
Old 10-18-2017, 05:50 PM
ZonexandScout ZonexandScout is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 672
Goats in Trees. You can pick one up at Wal-Mart.
  #10  
Old 10-18-2017, 07:26 PM
SurrenderDorothy SurrenderDorothy is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: over the rainbow
Posts: 1,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Torque View Post
I suppose this isn't all that weird, but: I used to have a page-a-day origami calendar. Every morning, you tear off the previous day, and use that sheet of paper to fold the item for that day, using the instructions on the newly-uncovered day page. The pages were square rather than rectangular like most tear-off calendars, and the back of each page had a colorful pattern printed on it to make it easier to tell which side was which while folding.
I came here to mention this. Not weird, but definitely my favorite calendar I've ever had. I didn't do the tear-off-a-day thing, but the instructions were great. I was actually just thinking of getting another one.
  #11  
Old 10-18-2017, 09:16 PM
LSLGuy LSLGuy is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southeast Florida USA
Posts: 20,110
I misread the thread title as "Interesting colanders you've seen or had". Which I figured was some sort of record for mundane or pointless.

I had one once with one wobbly leg. It worked OK though.
  #12  
Old 10-18-2017, 10:01 PM
dropzone dropzone is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 28,043
Opal put together one of naked Dopers and Fathomites, but it seems to have disappeared. Sperfur's flag-draped bottom is missed.
__________________
This seems to be pretty definitive.
posted by logicpunk at 10:07 AM on December 20, 2007 [3 favorites]

Last edited by dropzone; 10-18-2017 at 10:05 PM.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017