Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Devil's Advocate

It is the sum of the squares of the first seven prime numbers.

It is said to be the Number of the Beast, based on the Old Testament Book of Revelation 13:17-18.

It is the sum of all the numbers on a typical roulette wheel.

It is also a marketing hook for the shonky-looking remake of The Omen.

If you suffered from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, you would probably be hiding under your duvet, shitting yourself violently right now.

But, for all of those sweating from a surfeit of superstition, and who are hobbled by an abiding love of dubious folklore and specious numerology, remember: it’s just a number. Let’s say it again. It. Is. Just. A. Number.

And, today’s date? It is 06/06/2006. Not 666. OK? OK.

Resume your normal daily routines. However, I would recommend avoiding angry crows and large sheets of glass if at all possible.


matt said...

where's your tribute to billy preston? you're slipping, young man, and slipping you are. i tell you.

AKA said...

I was going to do a bit about Billy Preston. And Paul Gleason. And Shohei Imamura. But then the blog gets bogged down in obits...

b lzebub said...

As of 6/6/06, I have a new baby grand-niece.

While we're at it, let's not forget my ex-girlfriend, who's a very decent person despite being born on 6/6/66 weighing 6lbs 6oz.