Last night I was grinding my way through the November 23rd issue of the Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun. As you might expect, they've been covering the trial of Shoko Asahara (real name: Chizuo Matsumoto), the leader of Aum Shinri Kyo. It appears that Asahara had a name for the day of the nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, and that name was... X-Day!

(Disclaimer: The reason I'm still not done with the November 23rd issue is that I'm slow as molasses in January at reading Japanese. I spend a lot of time flipping through my dictionary. You might want to authenticate my interpretation of things. It's pretty hard to mistake the letter 'X', though.)

Coincidence? Bob only knows. I'm guessing it is. Rather, even that sick fucker Asahara would probably *think* it's a conincidence if somebody told him about the real X-Day, but can there really be any coincidences where X-Day is involved?

-- Dave (circumflatulation, not excremeditation) Hubbell

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