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Jan 24 - the worst day of the year

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by <KEY3>, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. <KEY3>

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    Jan 24 - the worst day of the year

    Discussion started by <KEY3> - Jan 24, 2005

    And here's the scientific proof: from the BBC source

    Misery is expected to peak on Monday,
    as 24 January has been pinpointed as the worst day of the year.

    • January has been long regarded as the darkest of months, but a
      formula from a part-time tutor at Cardiff University shows it gets even
      worse this Monday.

      Foul weather, debt, fading Christmas memories, failed resolutions and
      a lack of motivation conspire to depress, Cliff Arnalls found.

      GPs say exercise and reading up on depression are ways to beat the blues.

      "Yes, we do see lots of people with depression and anxiety in the winter months.

      "The message is it's not a terrible disorder, people do get better," Royal
      College of General Practictioners spokesman Dr Alan Cohen said.

      "Exercise and bibliotherapy - reading a number of books to allow people
      to understand their own symptoms and how to control them," were initial treatments, he said.

      The formula for the day of misery reads 1/8W+(D-d) 3/8xTQ MxNA.

      Where W is weather, D is debt - minus the money (d) due on January's
      pay day - and T is the time since Christmas.

      Q is the period since the failure to quit a bad habit, M stands for general
      motivational levels and NA is the need to take action and do something about it.

      Dr Arnalls calculated the effects of cold, wet and dark January weather
      after the cosiness of Christmas coupled with extra spending in the sales.

      He found 24 January was especially dangerous, coming a whole month after Christmas festivities.

      Any energy from the holiday had worn off by the third week of January, he said.

      By Monday, most people will have fallen off the wagon or abandoned
      the nicotine patches as they fail to keep New Year's resolutions.

      That compounds a sense of failure and knocks confidence needed to get through January.

      The fact that the most depressing day fell on a Monday was not planned but a coincidence, he said.
    THE FORMULA

    JANUARY BLUES DAY FORMULA

    1/8W+(D-d) 3/8xTQ MxNA.

    W: Weather
    D: Debt
    d: Money due in January pay
    T: Time since Christmas
    Q: Time since failed quit attempt
    M: General motivational levels
    NA: The need to take action




    :bday: oh... that too!
     
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  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    Its my sisters Bday bro...
     
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    johnny - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    aside from being sick i'm just peachy
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Jan 24, 2005


    damn dude..... that's creepy.
     
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    i farted.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    weather here is gorgeous.
    everything is going good and I'm chasing a couple good deals on motorcycles today.

    <---- not part of the statistics.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    so you're buying me a motorbike for my birthday?

    that's great steveaustin!
     
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    fatbastard - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    Come to think of it my boss was a little more on my back about stupid shit than usual....
     
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    Yep.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    i got a paid snow day off from work today, but the day isn't over yet, so we'll see.
     
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    LadyNapua - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    my day has gone well so far....other than getting sick to my stomach from tylenol 3 :yuck: but my daughter has been awesome and for the first time on about 2 weeks we have nice weather...and my guy is coming home from being deployed in a few days.....def not a bad day for me.
     
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    Snowday from school? Not so bad....///
     
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    Gunm - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    Well, I had a good weekend and this is far from being the worst monday i have ever had.

    Misery is one's own interpretation of a situation.
     
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    anonymity1 - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    How do you quantify weather?
     
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    Tough Love - Replied Jan 24, 2005

    im so constipated today that its not even funny..i hate that shit...fuck u jan24th!
     
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