Dick Henry, a Professor at Johns Hopkins University, has a problem with the Gregorian Calendar System. His beef with the 365 day year is that it horks up the class schedules he prints up for his students, what with the dates ending up on different days of the week from one year to the next.
The more I think about it, the more the idea grows on me… Christmas and January 1 will always be on a Sunday; no more trying to remember the tricks to help remember which months hath 31 days and which don’t; no more buying a new calendar every year; you could paint one on the wall instead.
His proposal doesn’t stop with the calendar; he also contends that we should be using a common 24-hour time system — Universal Time — so that when it’s 1200 in Sioux Falls, SD, it’s also 1200 in Timbuktu. One aspect of this concept might give me some trouble; 1200 would be the equivalent of 6am Central Standard Time (near as I can figure at this time of day.)