October 6, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! On this day in 1923, the USSR adopted an experimental calendar. They kept the same twelve months, January, February, March, April, May, June, Judo, July, August, September, October, November, and December, but went to a five day week, instead of a seven day week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, were kept. Wednesday was dropped and replaced with Wootday and Saturday and Sunday were given the axe, as the communist work force didn’t need any time off (sorta sounds like the Republican ideal in 2013 and 2014). One drawback noticed was that more workers would show up drunk, since the week-end was now gone, but no drop-off in productivity was noticed as the Soviet managers discovered that the workers were showing up drunk everyday before the calendar was changed. When asked why they were drunk, the workers all said, “It’s Russia. Five day week, seven day week, it’s still Russia.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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