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(SFGate)   SF taxi commission votes to keep No. 666 in service despite request from driver, who says it's cursed. Typical low-key SF public debate included head of union in devil horns and a fired-up former No. 666 driver on the commission   (sfgate.com) divider line 50
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2007-07-25 09:13:37 AM
Hail Satan and get me a beer.
 
2007-07-25 12:16:03 PM
www.communistvampires.com
 
2007-07-25 12:16:15 PM
And the dricver's name is Michael Byrne! Ha!
 
2007-07-25 12:16:43 PM
I, for one, welcome my new Satanic cabbie overlord.
 
2007-07-25 12:17:04 PM
People need to get the fark over this '666' bs.

It's a FARKING NUMBER!

People are scared of a damn number. People are pathetic.
 
2007-07-25 12:17:35 PM
www.communistvampires.com


/spooky
 
2007-07-25 12:17:44 PM
NO TIP! TO HELL WITH YOU
 
2007-07-25 12:18:29 PM
Does the cabies' music only consist of AC/DC's Highway to Hell?
 
2007-07-25 12:21:07 PM
HZS9PK

you bastard!
 
2007-07-25 12:22:29 PM
In the bible it says you will need insight to calculate the number, so clearly if you see a 666, that means that it is not the mark.
 
2007-07-25 12:22:31 PM
Why does this need council discussion? Someone who was having to deal with it on a daily basis asked for it to be retired... so why not?

"Oooohh, everyone's going to want 666 taken off of everything if we say yes!"

That's a stupid reason not to. Yes, it's superstitious nonsense, but it wouldn't hurt anyone to retire it. It's not like there's a shortage of numbers out there... so why not just retire it and move on? It would be much easier that way.
 
2007-07-25 12:22:56 PM
i2.photobucket.com

/ooooOHH!
 
2007-07-25 12:22:57 PM
SF cabs are terrible... all 10 yr old Malibu's with cigarette holes throughout. Up here in Van they at least have a rule the cab can only be 4 yrs old or something -- so a high percentage of the cabs are basically brand new cars.

/Although they are switching to corollas now from larger cars
 
2007-07-25 12:23:18 PM
Actually, it's not uncommon at all for businesses to skip/ban certain numbers as they are considered unlucky, bad, etc. This happens all over the world with each culture skipping numbers based on their local beliefs/concerns/etc.

It's hard to find the button for the 13th floor in most U.S. high-rise buildings...
 
2007-07-25 12:23:46 PM
If I was a NY cabbie I would ask for that cab specifically.
 
2007-07-25 12:27:24 PM
Have you ever ridden in an SF cab? They're ALL cursed.
 
2007-07-25 12:27:30 PM
QT_3.14159: It's not like there's a shortage of numbers out there... so why not just retire it and move on? It would be much easier that way.

That would mean the terrorists fundies have won.
 
2007-07-25 12:28:17 PM
A cabbie named Grasshopper said it was a "bad idea to get into mysticism and voodoo.''


Yup...ranks right up there with torquing your Magic Johnson into somebody's Exit Only for fun and profit. But who can explain Manfrancisco's Californication of mom and pop bedtime games into orgasmized political powerballing?

Take it in the rear or take it out of here. Sound political reasoning. Stand up....nah, bend over..for your rights.
 
2007-07-25 12:33:13 PM
Common sense prevails in San Francisco? WTF?

Meanwhile guns are still illegal, plastic bags are still illegal and the Mayor banned city departments from buying bottled water, even for water coolers.
 
2007-07-25 12:33:50 PM
Pfft. This is just another case of hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

/Sadly, I didn't make that up.
 
2007-07-25 12:35:28 PM
Get off this guy's back. A taxi driver has an accident and some personal problems. Clearly, the 666 medallion can be the only possible explanation.
 
2007-07-25 12:38:14 PM
What's ironic about this is that they are going to have to debate the number 666, given how they want God/religion out of everything...
 
2007-07-25 12:44:28 PM
www.psibur.com
Pepper the Hellcat is pleased with this decision.
 
2007-07-25 12:44:28 PM
www.pandorafilm.com

"Father, I have so many sins to confess..."
 
2007-07-25 12:44:55 PM
Huh?

How is that ironic?

Anyway...

Someone swat this stupid ass driver with a shoe. Cursed? His only curse is that he's a moron AND he drives a cab.
 
2007-07-25 12:47:11 PM
I'd avoid 616 too, just to be safe. Never know when those Roman emperors might show up again.
 
2007-07-25 12:54:41 PM
Eddie approves:

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2007-07-25 12:58:57 PM
SS Peter and Paul's Church on Filbert Street, an outfit not thought to be in Satan's pocket.
Clearly this Tom person has never been on Fark.

/catholic
 
2007-07-25 01:00:14 PM
When I worked at AT&T Wirless, there were employees who wanted to change their employee ID number(the key that uniquely identified them in dozens of disparate systems) because it contained 666. Not because they had an employee id of "666", but because they had an employee id like "1016664".
 
2007-07-25 01:01:53 PM
Anyone here still use a 667Mhz Pentium III?
 
2007-07-25 01:05:45 PM
Employee 6666 at my company decided he did not want his employee anymore. He became 6670, IIRC.

I remember reading about some Bible college that had a prefix (the three digits after the area code) of 666. I suppose they had a right to complain. On the other hand can't the cabbie 'stuck' with 666 get an Asian cabbie (does 666 have meaning for Muslims?) to swap numbers?
 
2007-07-25 01:13:59 PM
send it to washington

www.impawards.com
 
2007-07-25 01:14:56 PM
fogwarning,

Instead of "great minds think alike" "you bastard" is a lot more funny. Thank you.
 
2007-07-25 01:17:11 PM
My extension at work has 666 in the number. By design.
 
2007-07-25 01:20:42 PM
This is San Francisco we're talking about. The public statues erected around the city after the earthquake form a perfect pentagram and elder sign to within a few inches. The golden gate bridge traverses a ley line choke point and required multiple human sacrifices to complete. The current rate of suicides keeps it stable (why else do you think they won't put up the guardrails). Hell there are zombies on the 14 Mission and 'hungry ghosts' / vampires on the 30 and 45 MUNI lines after dark. I don't think cab 666 is really much of a priority.
 
2007-07-25 01:23:22 PM
I'll be the first to say "REPEAT"

from yesterday
 
2007-07-25 01:26:32 PM
sweetlamb:
I'll be the first to say "REPEAT"

from yesterday


It's not a repeat, that's just deja vu from when they change things. Don't believe me? Go ahead and check, I bet there's a thread with yesterday's timestamp.
 
2007-07-25 01:41:15 PM
skinink: Does the cabies' music only consist of AC/DC's Highway to Hell?

Nah uh. Aphrodite's Child.
 
2007-07-25 01:49:24 PM
Ben Nighthump Camel: Yup...ranks right up there with torquing your Magic Johnson into somebody's Exit Only for fun and profit. But who can explain Manfrancisco's Californication of mom and pop bedtime games into orgasmized political powerballing?

Take it in the rear or take it out of here. Sound political reasoning. Stand up....nah, bend over..for your rights.


This!
 
2007-07-25 01:58:56 PM
QT_3.14159:

Why does this need council discussion?

Because the guy is a superstitious twat with sand in his vagina.

Someone who was having to deal with it on a daily basis asked for it to be retired... so why not?

Because it's a really stupid thing to ask for. It's just a number, get over it.

That's a stupid reason not to.

It's a better reason than "The boogeyman will get me if you don't".

Yes, it's superstitious nonsense, but it wouldn't hurt anyone to retire it.

Doesn't hurt to keep it either.

It's not like there's a shortage of numbers out there... so why not just retire it and move on? It would be much easier that way.

Because it isn't easier to get rid of it. The easiest path in this case is to do nothing at all.
 
2007-07-25 02:02:43 PM
You know, with the right paint and interior decorations you could charge EXTRA for that cab number. Who wouldn't want to show up at a club in CAB 666, painted in a glossy red-black with red underbody lights and a continous sound track of 'Highway to Hell'?
 
2007-07-25 02:22:43 PM
I remember seeing a building with a 666 adress in SF. It is a modern office builing probably 9 or so stories, the 666 was in huge gold letters. Any SF farkers know what I'm talking about, I think it is near Mascone Center.
 
2007-07-25 02:52:38 PM
The cabbie should play it up, he might get more business. Trick out a hearse.
 
2007-07-25 03:09:33 PM
bRAIN dROPPINGS: I remember seeing a building with a 666 adress in SF. It is a modern office builing probably 9 or so stories, the 666 was in huge gold letters. Any SF farkers know what I'm talking about, I think it is near Mascone Center.


That's the Federal building.
 
2007-07-25 03:11:08 PM
Finally, my cab has arrived.
The rest of you can enjoy your window seats, I'll take the first class ride to hell.
 
2007-07-25 04:31:30 PM
You actually Tip cabbies? why? $4.50 to get in and $800 per mile

/ thats hilarious
 
2007-07-25 04:55:38 PM
The Southern Dandy: bRAIN dROPPINGS: I remember seeing a building with a 666 adress in SF. It is a modern office builing probably 9 or so stories, the 666 was in huge gold letters. Any SF farkers know what I'm talking about, I think it is near Mascone Center.


That's the Federal building.


That's funny. I thought someone was going to tell me it was Halburton or Pelosi's office.
 
2007-07-25 08:02:43 PM

SF cabs are terrible... all 10 yr old Malibu's with cigarette holes throughout. Up here in Van they at least have a rule the cab can only be 4 yrs old or something -- so a high percentage of the cabs are basically brand new cars.


Ummm..when were you there last? Have you seen the jeep liberties the new caravans and the london style cabs. Yeah some of them are aging, but there are new hybrids rolling out.
 
2007-07-25 08:34:32 PM
www.satanspace.com
 
2007-07-25 09:00:14 PM
equilibrium

Thanks for making me laugh, I needed that
 
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