Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Frankly, I had forgotten that today was 1/1/11. Normally I don't ascribe any importance to numbers or numerology. Certainly not like the superstitious John Lennon who had a thing for the number 9. Remember the recorded gibberish that he and his ridiculous wife, Yoko Ono, heaved up for the White album: Revolution #9? And later Lennon entitled a chimerical entry on the Walls and Bridges album #9 Dream.
I really don't know what that was all about.
I do know that 7/7/77 -- supposedly a lucky day, was one of the crappiest days of my life since I was unceremoniously canned from a political campaign job that day by a lying, cheating, dirty, no good, lowdown politician who later ended up in the U.S. Congress.
8/8/88? Don't remember it.
9/9/99? Don't remember it.
10/10/10? Don't remember it.
So now it is 1/11/11 and I hear from very reliable conspiracy theorists that this is an evil ominous day in numerological terms that has strong connections to the events of September 11, 2001, al Quieda and the Masons.
Just get a load of these evil, ominous facts:
World Trade Center Connections to the Number 11:
* The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.
* Each building had 110 stories.
* After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
* September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
* 119 is the area code for Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11, 911 - 119 are opposites - enemies?
11 11 polarity.
* Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11.
* The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11.
* State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union.
* "New York City" has 11 letters.
* "Afghanistan" - 11 letters.
* "The Pentagon" - 11 letters.
* "Ramzi Yousef" - 11 letters (convicted of orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993).
* Flight 11 - 92 on board - 9 + 2 = 11.
* Flight 11 had 11 crew members onboard.
* Flight 77 - 65 on board - 6 + 5 = 11.
So there you have it.
This is all way too much for me to cognitively digest. So I'm just going to have to crawl off back to bed and cradle a bottle of Cutty Sark under the covers and cower until a more auspicious date.
Wake me up when it's 11/12/11.