6.06.2006

today

You know what today is, right? 06/06/06! 666! Have a devilishly good day.

And take pause at 6:06 to enjoy the full effect. You 24-hour-clock people missed the boat this morning.

Boy, I'm really posting challenging material lately.

14 comments:

David Cho said...

My bi-weekly maid service costs $60.

I am debating whether to write a check for $66.6 to include a tip.

The 30 year fixed mortgage stands at right now 6.66%

David Cho said...

But I am not refinancing just to celebrate this milestone. My rate is only 6.125.

Scott M. said...

Hm. I wonder if it's coincidence that the CSIS/RCMP crackdown on terrorists happened on the weekend. Perhaps something was planned for today?

redsock said...

Speaking of terrorists, let's hope some of the non-elected religious [sic] nuts south of the border don't do anything to bring on the Rapture.

James said...

Fun fundy fact: in the original Greek text of Revelation, the number of the beast was written using the old Greek numbering notation as χξ&sigma (χ = 600, ξ = 60, σ = 6).

But the oldest existing texts have χισ instead of χξσ. Since &iota = 10, χι&sigma = 616, not 666.

Many scholars studying the history of biblical texts believe that χ&xiσ is a mis-copy of the older texts, probably caused by some smudges making the ι look like a ξ.

James said...

BTW, the excellent mathematical blog Good Math, Bad Math has a post about the serious problems with RFK Jr.'s recent article about the Ohio elections. Mark Chu-Carroll, the author of Good Math, Bad Math, does believe that the 2004 election was stolen, but points out that RFK Jr.'s sloppy arguments do more harm than good by providing the Republicans an easily-discredited target, and tarnish others who believe the election was stolen by association.

redsock said...

Thanks for that link re Kennedy's article, James. I'll definietly check it out.

Crabbi said...

Happy devil day, all! I had a fabulous day -- it was even better than a Friday the 13th.

Granny said...

And for something really silly:

click here. Just a glance will do.

L-girl said...

My bi-weekly maid service costs $60.

I am debating whether to write a check for $66.6 to include a tip.


:-D

Many scholars studying the history of biblical texts believe that χ&xiσ is a mis-copy of the older texts, probably caused by some smudges making the ι look like a ξ.

I love it. And think of all it spawned. It's like the Coke bottle in "The Gods Must Be Crazy". A whole religious iconography founded on an error.

L-girl said...

And for something really silly:

click here. Just a glance will do.


Thanks Granny!! Fun! :)

David Cho said...

If the number in the original text was indeed 616, then the maid service would get only $61.6. She can thank God for the smudges.

L-girl said...

She can thank someobody anyway... :)

But tell me, David, did you really write a check for $66.6?

Diamond Jim said...

I moved to 666 Spadina not a moment too soon!