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Jan 24 - the worst day of the year

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

  1. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    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.


    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!
  2. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    aside from being sick i'm just peachy
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2

    damn dude..... that's creepy.
  4. horse cock

    horse cock Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2002 Messages: 4,376 Likes Received: 101
  5. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    weather here is gorgeous.
    everything is going good and I'm chasing a couple good deals on motorcycles today.

    <---- not part of the statistics.
  6. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    so you're buying me a motorbike for my birthday?

    that's great steveaustin!
  7. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
    Come to think of it my boss was a little more on my back about stupid shit than usual....


    Joined: Dec 3, 2003 Messages: 506 Likes Received: 1
  9. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    i got a paid snow day off from work today, but the day isn't over yet, so we'll see.
  10. LadyNapua

    LadyNapua Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2004 Messages: 1,376 Likes Received: 52
    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.
  11. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Snowday from school? Not so bad....///
  12. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  13. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    How do you quantify weather?
  14. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    im so constipated today that its not even funny..i hate that shit...fuck u jan24th!