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Monday, 20 February 2012

Monday; Blue Mondays?



No, today is not a blue Monday, it is a very ordinary Monday, like any Monday before and after.  In 2012 the most depressing day of the year was said to be January 23rd.
I don't think it was depressing for me. It was Chinese New Year,and this is generally a happy time. So take your calculation and throw it in the bin!





Blue Monday is a name given to a date stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year. It is considered pseudoscience
Perhaps I should stop here  and leave pseudoscience to the pseudo scientists!


This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff UniversityGuardiancolumnist Dr. Ben Goldacre reported that the press release was delivered substantially pre-written to a number of academics by public relations agency Porter Novelli, who offered them money to put their names to it The Guardian later printed a statement from Cardiff University distancing themselves from Arnall: "Cardiff University has asked us to point out that Cliff Arnall... was a former part-time tutor at the university but left.


Hogwash makes the world go round and blue Mondays. 


Nearly forgot to say that most of this dribble comes from Wikipedia.




4 comments:

  1. Well, it rained during CNY. Those who intend to play firecrackers couldn't do so. Probably the pseudo scientists is right hehe...

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  2. I say happy hogwash! Thanks for explaining Blue Monday a bit! Great photo you posted with this!

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  3. Stephanie, Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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