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posted by freebird at 5:31 PM on May 2, 2006


ARRRRRGGGHHHH! Damn, but people who buy into that kind of garbage piss me off. I recall several years ago some community (or college?) successfully petitioned to have their area code changed from 666.

F'king morons.
posted by davidmsc at 5:34 PM on May 2, 2006


Superstitious idiots. One only hopes they drown themselves en masse in terror of an arbitrary combination of digits and save the rest of us from dealing with their idiocy.
posted by Zozo at 5:36 PM on May 2, 2006


If something does develop, Ellis does not believe it would necessarily involve neo-Nazi, white- supremacist types. Rather it could be "anarchists and anti-globalists" who are tied into the counterculture and relish "the chance to stick their thumb in the eye of the establishment," he said.

Yeah! Don't go blaming those neo-nazis for stuff that hasn't happend yet! It's always the anti-globalists who are responsible for future terrorism! Better lock 'em up now, just to be safe!

No, seriously, what kind of crazy talk is that?
posted by jlub at 5:37 PM on May 2, 2006


Other numbers to fear: 777, 23, 86, 12345, 0xdeadbeef.
posted by oncogenesis at 5:38 PM on May 2, 2006


Superstitious idiots.

Eh? The police? Why? That is - they don't have to believe it at all, they just need to think someone out there does. The stupider that person is, the more dangerous, right? So unless you really believe there are no crazy stupid people out there who think 6/6/06 has significance, why is it so shocking that the police should think the day has significance? I'd be more shocked if they didn't - that's their job.
posted by freebird at 5:41 PM on May 2, 2006


The new Omen movie is opening on that day so we know there will be at least one bomb.
posted by clockworkjoe at 5:42 PM on May 2, 2006


The Omen.
posted by ericb at 5:43 PM on May 2, 2006


[The police] don't have to believe it at all, they just need to think someone out there does.

I'm referring to the superstitious idiots who are giving the police (no doubt just) cause for alarm.

Your false disingenuousness makes you look like a tool.
posted by Zozo at 5:54 PM on May 2, 2006


Fear 9139.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:55 PM on May 2, 2006


I am going to have one awesome birthday, that's for sure.
posted by Remy at 5:56 PM on May 2, 2006


Um, I thought the real mark of the beast was 616.
posted by schroedinger at 6:00 PM on May 2, 2006


We're sorry, the Number of the Beast has been changed. The new number is 616. Please make a note of it.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:04 PM on May 2, 2006


616 is the new 666.
posted by mischief at 6:06 PM on May 2, 2006


It's my mother's 60th birthday. Relax though, folks - I don't think she has any satanic bomb-planting mayhem planned.
posted by nomis at 6:09 PM on May 2, 2006


June 6 is a date that could trigger problems
The date has a mixed record, but it sure triggered problems for Hitler.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:10 PM on May 2, 2006


Have I been transported back to the year 6, or does this make even less sense than other mark-of-the-beast-type things.
posted by dirigibleman at 6:11 PM on May 2, 2006


One website warns that the "Bible Code says 2006 A.D. is the Year of the Beast"

Another website says that we are all educated stupid and do not understand 4-cube day;yet another says that the Reptoids have taken over the U.S. government with the help of the ANNUNAKI so thanks for the great article, Mr. Pankratz.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:12 PM on May 2, 2006


Zozo, if someone is falsely disingenuous....does that make them ingenuous? Maybe we can all just be genuous, and get along. If only I knew what "genuous" meant.

While I am not disgruntled by my ignorance, I'm certainly far from being gruntled.
posted by howfar at 6:14 PM on May 2, 2006


slow news day in denver, huh?
posted by shmegegge at 6:17 PM on May 2, 2006


I should like to take this moment to indicate that this post is tagged with neither 666 nor 616.

I should like that, but I don't.
posted by mischief at 6:18 PM on May 2, 2006


0xdeadbeef

you know entirely too much.
posted by nervousfritz at 6:19 PM on May 2, 2006


I would think after the reign of chaos and blood and massive computer failure that was 1/1/2000, you people would have learned something. I'm just going to randomly fire my shotgun in the air at the first sign of trouble.
posted by 2sheets at 6:21 PM on May 2, 2006


660
Approximate number of the Beast

DCLXVI
Roman numeral of the Beast

etc.
posted by LordSludge at 6:23 PM on May 2, 2006


6 + 6 + 2006 = 2018!!!
posted by melt away at 6:28 PM on May 2, 2006


Ironically 616 is the area code for one of the more christian and conservative parts of Michigan. There are no plans in the works to change it, yet.
posted by 517 at 6:29 PM on May 2, 2006


668
Neighbor of the beast

6x6x6
lumber of the beast

333
wannabeast

999
aussiebeast

0xdeadbeef

Naw, 0xdeadbeef is fine. You know you've got real problems, though, when you see 0xbeefdead.
posted by eriko at 6:38 PM on May 2, 2006


Gold just hit $666. The money of the Beast has arisen.
posted by ryoshu at 6:41 PM on May 2, 2006


Awesome. I didn't even put 6 and 6 and 6 together before now.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:42 PM on May 2, 2006


God, don't be foolish people. Of course that date's gonna cause problems. It's the National Day of Slayer!
posted by furiousthought at 6:44 PM on May 2, 2006


howfar: That was kind of redundantly repetitive, wasn't it?
posted by Zozo at 6:44 PM on May 2, 2006


they don't have to believe it at all, they just need to think someone out there does.

Reminds me of my undergrad crim exam.

Q: Which of these factors does not correlate with increased urban criminal activity?

a) population density
b) population size
c) climate
d) latitude
e) phase of the moon

The answer was "b", population size (in relation to per capita rates of crime).
posted by dreamsign at 7:05 PM on May 2, 2006


it sure triggered problems for Hitler.

6/6/44 -- not quite the trifecta of 6/6/6.
posted by ericb at 7:15 PM on May 2, 2006


So is it technically 6/6/6 or 6/6/06 or or 06/06/06 or 06/06/2006 or 6/6/2006 or etc...? Beggars can't be choosers...
posted by afx114 at 7:25 PM on May 2, 2006




On 6-6-6
The Beast will be released Worldwide (June 6, 2006)


The Beast is the title of a new movie
that is being boldly marketed as

"an epic story of innocence lost, faith in crisis,
and the astonishing power of the truth to survive."

The basic premise of the movie is that Jesus Christ never existed, that His life as recorded in the Gospels is a fictional account based on pre-existent pagan mythological themes, and that traditional Christianity itself is the great and terrible Beast that has deceived and oppressed humanity from its very inception.

posted by airguitar at 7:34 PM on May 2, 2006


666 The Beast: Devil's Day 6/6/6 (June 6 2006) T Shirts. Once in a lifetime event. Thy kingdom comes on 06-06-06! Date of the Beast arrives on June 6th, 2006. The Anti-Christ has his 666 t-shirt, Satan has his 666 tee shirts, get your 666 tshirts before it's too late!
posted by airguitar at 7:36 PM on May 2, 2006


At the Oxyrhynchus trash dump were the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament was found, it in Greek reads 616 not 666. Another holy typo.
posted by Rancid Badger at 7:37 PM on May 2, 2006


Its a typo, what they are really afraid of is sex, sex, sex.
posted by sfts2 at 7:37 PM on May 2, 2006


The Beast Movie Ever (trailer)
posted by airguitar at 7:42 PM on May 2, 2006




Ironically 616 is the area code for one of the more christian and conservative parts of Michigan. There are no plans in the works to change it, yet.
posted by 517


Ah ha! So you are from Lansing. First time I saw that username, I thought, "this guy must be from Lansing." I could've just read your user profile, but whatever.

I grew up in 616 (back then it covered substantially more territory). We dialed the number of the beast every time we called home. And we liked it!
posted by rkent at 7:47 PM on May 2, 2006


We are currently in a period of eleven years all of which have a day with the last two digits of the year repeated three times in mm/dd/yy form (or dd/mm/yy or yy/mm/dd). So May 5, 2005 was 05/05/05; June 6, 2006 will be 06/06/06; July 7, 2007 will be 07/07/07, etc. So what's going to happen on December 12, 2012?

Actually, a more significant date is December 21, 2012, as this is the end of the Mayan calendar. This will mark the end of the Piscean Age of secular materialism, and the true beginning of the Age of Aquarius, which will last for one thousand years. It is also prophesied in Revelation chapter 20 verses 1-3.

-December 21, 2012 is 6 years, 6 months, 15 days from June 6, 2006, or 6/6/6 (or 2390 days)
-December 21, 2012 is 7 years from December 21, 2005 (or 2557 days). Are we now in the Seven Year Tribulation Period?
-December 21, 2012 is 11 years, 3 months, 10 days from September 11, 2001 (or 4119 days)

posted by airguitar at 7:50 PM on May 2, 2006


As a teen, I put the intro to Iron Maiden's number of the beast on the house answering machine. The neighbors were sufficiently appaled and my mother less than happy about the whole thing (being a devout catholic).
posted by IronLizard at 7:55 PM on May 2, 2006


Revelation 13:11-18 (NASB) Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
posted by airguitar at 8:00 PM on May 2, 2006


Since 1970, there have been 60 terrorist attacks on June 6.

OMG PANIC!!!!!
60 / 6 / 6
THE BEAST IS ALREADY HERE!$!!!!1!!!
posted by I Love Tacos at 8:03 PM on May 2, 2006


I was just fixing to post about this, I remembered earlier today that a friend of mine turns 23 on 6/6/6, should be a blast... so, much, fun.
posted by airguitar at 8:07 PM on May 2, 2006


Oh my God. Did you also know that 6/6/06 happens to be a Friday the 13th, too? The horror!
posted by pmbuko at 8:18 PM on May 2, 2006


I so hope that Jesus comes back and raptures the fuckers away..
posted by c13 at 8:46 PM on May 2, 2006


What does this mean for those of us born on June 6th?
posted by d-no at 8:48 PM on May 2, 2006


I don't know about you d-no, but I plan on having a devil of a time on my 30th birthday.
posted by DakotaPaul at 9:03 PM on May 2, 2006


What does this mean for those of us born on June 6th?

It means that you're all hellspawn and have license to get extra demonic on your birthday this year, before the land opens up and swallows us all... you'll be the chauffeurs of sorts.

Also: if 6 was 9, etc.

All i know is that every prophecy is either self fulfilling or forgotten, and this one is too big to not have any impact at all. It's really just an excuse, though.
posted by phylum sinter at 9:06 PM on May 2, 2006


7+ 23 + 2 = 23 / 3 = 10.666666666666 OMG!
posted by taosbat at 9:26 PM on May 2, 2006


32
posted by taosbat at 9:26 PM on May 2, 2006


But, if I want to say it's 33, who is Encyclopedia Britannica to say I'm wrong...or right...as the case might be that I want to say 23.
posted by taosbat at 9:30 PM on May 2, 2006


Don't you know people! The number to fear is really 0xfacebeef !!!
posted by blasdelf at 9:42 PM on May 2, 2006


also, The Alphabet of Manliness comes out on June 6!
posted by blasdelf at 9:44 PM on May 2, 2006


One website warns that the "Bible Code says 2006 A.D. is the Year of the Beast" and predicts that the Antichrist will reveal himself.

If a website says it, I believe it!

Here's the link between the Bible Code, Laci Peterson, and the JonBenet Ramsey case. Good luck, guys.
posted by swell at 9:44 PM on May 2, 2006


42, damnit, not 32! I know that was last year's movie, but c'mon - stay with me here.

Maybe this is part of the neo con's anti-science position - it has to do with a fear of numbers?
posted by rmm at 9:52 PM on May 2, 2006


I have to agree that this would have been creepier in the Year 6.

And yet, just as I was reading this thread, "I Like the Lights" by Lifter Puller came on on my mp3 player.
posted by whir at 9:55 PM on May 2, 2006


They didn't even use the Gregorian calendar back then.
:P
posted by deusdiabolus at 11:53 PM on May 2, 2006


If you have a digital clock with the international date format, watch it striking 01:02:03 on 04/05/06! ie. 4 May, tonight/tomorrow! yay!

I predict at such an extraordinary time exactly nothing extraordinary will happen!
posted by funambulist at 12:15 AM on May 3, 2006


Something extraordinary is happening somewhere in the world every single second.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:17 AM on May 3, 2006


SLAYER!!!!
posted by luckywanderboy at 12:38 AM on May 3, 2006


Finally, a man who gets it.
posted by furiousthought at 12:47 AM on May 3, 2006


I'll celebrate the national day of Slayer. Regardless that June 6th is the national day of Sweden.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:58 AM on May 3, 2006


They're right though...

I predict that horrible things will happen on 6/6/6. Things like most of the 6bone disappearing on that date...
posted by Djinh at 1:38 AM on May 3, 2006


I don't know. I'm sort of hoping things might happen on that date. After all, if the stuff in Revelation does happen, then it's the sign of the end times, which is a Good Thing (tm) in terms of the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven and all that.

But being a quasi-universalist, I'm probably biased. Since everyone's going to heaven and all. I don't believe for a second that the stuff in Revelation is likaly to happen - it's an allegory and heavily metaphorical and prophecy never happens in a literal fashion. But even if it does, it's not a bad thing, because God is in charge and everything turns out well in the end.
posted by talitha_kumi at 2:11 AM on May 3, 2006


You're kidding, right?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:15 AM on May 3, 2006


Ann Coulter is releasing her next book on 6/6/06. No, I'm not kidding.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:03 AM on May 3, 2006


333
wannabeast


I thought 333 was Eric the Half-a-Beast.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:16 AM on May 3, 2006


I don't believe for a second that the stuff in Revelation is likely to happen - it's an allegory and heavily metaphorical and prophecy never happens in a literal fashion. But even if it does, it's not a bad thing, because God is in charge and everything turns out well in the end.

That's the spirit!
posted by airguitar at 4:32 AM on May 3, 2006


Bible Code says 2006 A.D. is the Year of the Beast" and predicts that the Antichrist will reveal himself...


...with the phrase "My fellow Americans..."

I thought 333 was Eric the Half-a-Beast.

Is this a wretched demi beast?
upon the world's soul to feast?
some freak from the utter east?
No, it's Eric the half a beast!
posted by eriko at 5:32 AM on May 3, 2006


I live in apartment 616. For real.
posted by AJaffe at 5:42 AM on May 3, 2006


It's like 9/9/99 all over again! ...But upside down, sort of.
posted by staggernation at 6:41 AM on May 3, 2006


I woke up this morning and saw it was 6:06 (not sure about the second). Mildly creeped out for a second but don't seem to be possesed or anything yet, it's early though.
posted by monkeyboy_socal at 10:32 AM on May 3, 2006


Those of us who like to take road trips through the Southwest are familiar with Route 666 and are aware that they changed it in late 2003 to Route 419, after 77 years of devilishness.

And then we found out only a year or two later that it was the people of Route 616 (in one of the blue states, naturally) that should have been worried.
posted by kozad at 10:50 AM on May 3, 2006


“The bottom line is that our intelligence unit is familiar with 666 and its significance...”

The point is, we’ve simply got to have more of your tax dollars. Aren’t you afraid of THE BEAST!!!!!??? Ooohhh! Scary! Also - terrorists. So more money. Don’t worry, we’ll justify it.

/Yes, I get there are idiots who don’t realize the date is a completely arbitrary number who might act up on that date and the police have to be ready for it, but, much like in defending your local library from terrr, you don’t need a whole new bureaucratic layer of law enforcement to prevent it.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:45 AM on May 3, 2006


Here's the new number of the beast.

And here's the stupidest bit of number-of-the-beast folklore: Believe it or not, but in Canada, dialing the seven-digit number "666-6666" with the area code of "604" will give you a non-working branch of the Canadian government.
posted by sour cream at 12:49 PM on May 3, 2006


0xdeadbeef

Naw, 0xdeadbeef is fine. You know you've got real problems, though, when you see 0xbeefdead.


What? No mention of 0xCAFEBABE yet?
posted by nogudnik at 12:52 PM on May 3, 2006


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