gag version of current date

Sample Output
Thu Dec  1 18:28:51 CET 2011
Today is Setting Orange, the 43rd day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3177
$ddate +%.
Hail Eris, Hack Linux!
$man ddate

By: vlan7
2011-12-01 17:33:04

What Others Think

That's not a "gag" date. That's the Discordian date. REF: "Malaclypse the Younger, Principia Discordia, Or How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her"
SuperFly · 521 weeks and 3 days ago
This utility returns a discordian date, which is a religious thing, and it might not be a good idea to call it a gag. However, I think they do not intend this date format to be taken seriously: according to Wikipedia "Discordians use subversive humor to spread its philosophy".
dratini0 · 521 weeks and 3 days ago
I don't care about religion, so define it as you want to do. This is a technical site, simply enjoy this (I think) not so known *nix command if you didn't realize about it already.
vlan7 · 521 weeks and 3 days ago

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