Talk:2052: Stanislav Petrov Day

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Wednesday was also Talk Like a Pirate Day Barmar (talk) 14:51, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

What is a pirate's favorite letter?
Many people think it's the 'R', but it's actually the 'C'! 15:05, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
...I feel like I've read that on a webcomic somewhere... 15:32, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Ye'd think they'd be the most fond if the 'C', but without 'P', they just be irate. 16:01, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Ayyy, got this one pretty fast. 15:18, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I thought that International Talk Like A Pirate Day was September 19th. I've been celebrating it on that day for decades Mr. I (talk) 19:37, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

I just read about Mr Petrov the other day, maybe on Quora. I wonder if Randall received the same article in his daily digest :) 16:26, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

History of Petrov Day as a holiday

My critics: Not explaining much to the comics content; even admires that a stupid citation is still needed; this Wiki isn't a link list; I can do more... But I don't want to do censorship so maybe we can put this into a single sentence belonging to an explanation. Otherwise some could be moved to a trivia section. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:17, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I can't find anything specific, but a couple other articles list this BBC link which states that his heroism was kept secret until after the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991ish) and that Mr. Petrov "kept silent for 10 years" - so 1993 or maybe 2001. Afbach (talk)

I think everyone missed the subtle point in this comic - Stanislav was famous for correctly identifying the nuclear attack alert as a false alarm, and Cueball thought the calendar alert he received was a false alarm as well! I believe that's the real joke here! Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 14:30, 29 September 2018 (UTC)