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Rocky C
09-08-09, 02:18 PM
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<!-- end .byline -->Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9 (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/livescience/sc_livescience/storytext/why090909issospecial/33308555/SIG=11kibfbl0/*http://www.newsarama.com/film/090908-review-9.html)," an animated tale about the apocalypse (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/livescience/sc_livescience/storytext/why090909issospecial/33308555/SIG=12adopftq/*http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/090614-end-of-the-world-hoax.html), on the 9th.


Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/livescience/sc_livescience/storytext/why090909issospecial/33308555/SIG=12adopftq/*http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/090614-end-of-the-world-hoax.html) ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic

Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.


Though usually discredited as bogus (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/livescience/sc_livescience/storytext/why090909issospecial/33308555/SIG=11fpnjukj/*http://www.livescience.com/topic/superstition), numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.

Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2)...

Loving 9

Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08 (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/livescience/sc_livescience/storytext/why090909issospecial/33308555/SIG=126rf4pub/*http://www.livescience.com/culture/080808-badsci-888-numerology.html). What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.

In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.

Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether.

ameriken
09-08-09, 03:05 PM
Maybe we all should go to a baseball game tomorow since there are 9 innings, 9 allowable strikes per inning, and 9 batters on the lineup. :nerd:

Rocky C
09-08-09, 03:19 PM
Just got back from the Deli.
There were 9 people in line.
Bought 3 Calzones, 3 strips of Cold pizza and 3 Cannolis.
Got home and emptied my pockets.
I had 9 Dollars and 9 cents.

I knew I shouldn't have posted that Thread.

Now Serving number 9, number 9, number 9..... :)

ameriken
09-08-09, 03:54 PM
Just got back from the Deli.
There were 9 people in line.
Bought 3 Calzones, 3 strips of Cold pizza and 3 Cannolis.
Got home and emptied my pockets.
I had 9 Dollars and 9 cents.

I knew I shouldn't have posted that Thread.

Now Serving number 9, number 9, number 9..... :)Wait a minute Rocky, isnt that supposed to happen tomorrow?

Rocky C
09-08-09, 04:09 PM
Wait a minute Rocky, isnt that supposed to happen tomorrow?

Yeah, that's why I'm Freaked out.
Maybe tomorrow won't come for me :(.
Ken, you get my 68' Camaro.
Ray, you get the Twin Redheads.
Anyone can have the Blonde Triplets but there Big Money $$$$$$$$$$$

I'm SCARED.......................

ameriken
09-08-09, 04:15 PM
Yeah, that's why I'm Freaked out.
Maybe tomorrow won't come for me :(.
Ken, you get my 68' Camaro.
Ray, you get the Twin Redheads.
Anyone can have the Blonde Triplets but there Big Money $$$$$$$$$$$

I'm SCARED.......................
Thanks Rocky, I'll gladly take the Camaro and find my own Redheads and Triplets :cool:

(Of course, I'll first feel really sad for you).

Petz
09-08-09, 04:17 PM
is it because I'm reenlisting on that day?

Phantom Blooper
09-08-09, 04:25 PM
Ask the Mayans........:evilgrin:

Troutzilla
09-08-09, 06:47 PM
Maybe we all should go to a baseball game tomorow since there are 9 innings, 9 allowable strikes per inning, and 9 batters on the lineup. :nerd:


I'm going....Section 9, Row 9, Seat 9...took me 9 minutes to order them on line and it will take me 9 minutes to drive to the ballpark....sheesh..I hope I don't have to pay 9 bucks for a BEER !!! :D

Brewers are hosting the Cards.....I'm guessing 9-0 Cards

Rocky C
09-08-09, 07:16 PM
I'm going....Section 9, Row 9, Seat 9...took me 9 minutes to order them on line and it will take me 9 minutes to drive to the ballpark....sheesh..I hope I don't have to pay 9 bucks for a BEER !!! :D

Brewers are hosting the Cards.....I'm guessing 9-0 Cards

Nice Mike, Nice :thumbup:.
Don't forget parking is 9 Bucks now :banana:.
Semper Fi,
Rocky

ameriken
09-08-09, 07:21 PM
The game will probably get called at 9:09 for rain, leaving a tie score of 9-9.

Think I should go to a game too.......when do I get the keys to my Camaro, Rocky? Gonna take some redheaded triplets.

dizark
09-08-09, 07:26 PM
I'm graduating Comm School tomorrow.

Rocky C
09-08-09, 07:32 PM
The game will probably get called at 9:09 for rain, leaving a tie score of 9-9.

Think I should go to a game too.......when do I get the keys to my Camaro, Rocky? Gonna take some redheaded triplets.

I'm staying up all night Bro just to make sure I'm Still alive Tomorrow.

I already made it through 1900 hours.
Next is 9:09 pm.
I ain't going out like this!!!

I hate when people send me these Emails. I'm still Freakin out!!!

Rocky C
09-08-09, 07:35 PM
I'm graduating Comm School tomorrow.

Congrats my Brother.
I hope it's not at 0900 Hours!!!

Semper Fi,
Freaked Out Rocky

dizark
09-08-09, 07:36 PM
Nope, our 96 ends tomorrow at 12, however we have to be formed up at 1000. Our graduation is at 1300.

ameriken
09-08-09, 07:36 PM
I'm staying up all night Bro just to make sure I'm Still alive Tomorrow.

I already made it through 1900 hours.
Next is 9:09 pm.
I ain't going out like this!!!

I hate when people send me these Emails. I'm still Freakin out!!!
Ah, look on the bright side, it you tune out tomorrow, you wont have to suffer 2012.

BTW, in honor of you, I'm gonna go to a 'Rockies' game. LOL! :banana::yes:

Troutzilla
09-08-09, 07:49 PM
Turn up the volume Rocky....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqUTd2TKdGU

Quinbo
09-08-09, 08:30 PM
Hey Ken I just noticed your credits are now 777. What was that old saying about dressed to the nines but lucky with 7's?

ameriken
09-08-09, 08:40 PM
Hey Ken I just noticed your credits are now 777. What was that old saying about dressed to the nines but lucky with 7's?
You noticed. I was gonna post something about that, but obviously I would have and did fvck it up. Now that I screwed it up, what am I as of this posting? 779.

Frigging 9 again, so I guess I aint gonna get lucky tonite. Even my wife doesnt want sex now. :(
I offered 69 but theres that frigging 9 again. :devious:

sparkie
09-08-09, 08:49 PM
Great,,,, I see 9 beers in my future,,,,,,,,,

Quinbo
09-08-09, 08:52 PM
99 bottles of beer on the wall ... 99 bottles of beer. Take one down pass it around.

ameriken
09-08-09, 09:08 PM
I took 2 six packs. So, 87 bottles of beer on the wall.......

Petz
09-08-09, 09:09 PM
I think I've seen the number 9 about 99 times in this thread.

sparkie
09-08-09, 09:12 PM
number 9,,number 9,, number 9,, Fuk that, have a drink.

SlingerDun
09-08-09, 09:49 PM
I be playing in a chess tournament tomorrow night: 3 games, 3 different people hhhmmmm oh! i usually quaff 3 beers:scared:OMG thats weird!?

HurricaneRJ
09-09-09, 10:48 AM
This is really a coincidence. Something very special is happening to me in 9 days:beer:. Hope the 7 Day store has Keystone and Corona waiting for me.

NoRemorse
09-09-09, 10:59 AM
According to the Jungle Book it's 7 times 7 never kill man... Oh god when you multiply them you get 49.

We're fvcked

sdk87to91
09-09-09, 11:52 AM
My friends are getting weddinged tonight so he can remember the anniversary. (already legally married back in the spring)
It will be at 1800-2100 (6-9:00pm). I have requested 90 minutes from the wife to drive there and probably will only get 60 minutes. We will take 89 minutes to drive home.
I bet he still forgets his anniversary.
God Bless them Please.

Drafter
09-09-09, 12:01 PM
WOW!....please apply this to the future threads to be named 10/10/10, 11/11/11 and 12/12/12.

awbrown1462
09-09-09, 12:07 PM
You noticed. I was gonna post something about that, but obviously I would have and did fvck it up. Now that I screwed it up, what am I as of this posting? 779.

Frigging 9 again, so I guess I aint gonna get lucky tonite. Even my wife doesnt want sex now. :(
I offered 69 but theres that frigging 9 again. :devious:
hey think of 69 as 16 its the same thing you eight she eight

ameriken
09-09-09, 12:24 PM
hey think of 69 as 16 its the same thing you eight she eight
brown, you're my savior!

awbrown1462
09-09-09, 12:34 PM
been call alot but savior thats a first If I show this to my wife she will just say see all Marines are nuts the only thing you can save is a beer before it hits the floor

NoRemorse
09-09-09, 12:39 PM
God spare the fvcker who dropped the beer, because I won't!

ameriken
09-09-09, 01:32 PM
God spare the fvcker who dropped the beer, because I won't!Wait'll you get older.

Rocky C
09-09-09, 01:52 PM
hey think of 69 as 16 its the same thing you eight she eight

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Instead of 69 I tell the Bimbos lets 68 and they say "What's that Rocky ???"
You do me and I'll owe you 1 :D

ameriken
09-09-09, 02:03 PM
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Instead of 69 I tell the Bimbos lets 68 and they say "What's that Rocky ???"
You do me and I'll owe you 1 :DIt's been two weeks since I've burst out laughing hard enough to spray my monitor with coffee.

Now I have to start all over. LMFAO!!! :D