Celebration[edit | edit source]
Gonkulator Day (original spelling, Gonculator Day). A time to recognize impressive and sophisticated-seeming devices that are completely useless. See how many you can find in your home or office. See how many you can sell for a large profit to those who don’t know what day this is. Those who work for major computer corporations should find this an easy holiday to celebrate. (This holiday was inspired by an episode of Hogan’s Heroes that first aired on this date. The prisoners of war convinced members of the enemy’s Military Bureaucracy that a prisoner-made rabbit trap was actually some highly important device known as a “gonculator.” The scheme worked because no one in the military establishment was willing to admit they didn’t have the foggiest idea what the prisoners were talking about.)
Origin[edit | edit source]
The holyday was created by the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild in honor of Hogan's Heroes and the season of Bureaucracy.