Friday, November 11, 2011

The date which most closely resembles corduroy

Posted By on 11.11.11 at 11:11 AM

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There's plenty of speculation about the significance of 11/11/11 (aside from it being Veterans Day, of course), particularly if you run in circles that are into doomsday predictions or astrology or McDonald's. The Corduroy Appreciation Club, though, knows exactly what it means: it's the most important date in history, because it's the date that most closely resembles corduroy (which they style 11|11|11). Their website proclaims: "The time has come. The wales are aligning . . . Rejoice. Rejoice! Our day has come."

The New-York based club has been meeting since 2005 on dates that resemble corduroy (1/11 and 11/11); members have to wear two items of corduroy to meetings—except tomorrow's Grandest Meeting, which requires three items. The meeting will also involve "dark secret rituals;" awards for exemplary usage of corduroy; corduroy-inspired singing, dancing, and poetry; and the installation of a "Corduroy Messiah," a child who will turn 11 on 11/11/11.

The Grandest Meeting is sold out (and, well, in New York), but other cities, including Chicago, will have their own events. In Chicago, Millie’s Tavern (1817 W. Wellington) will host the first Chicagoland Corduroy Appreciation Ball, with drink specials and prizes for "best dressed," starting at 9 PM. If you'd rather contemplate the wonders of corduroy without having to go anywhere, check out the corduroy poetry in the club's member gallery.

(h/t Boyd)

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