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(The Tennessean)   "All he wants is for his former employer to give him a new W-2 without a Satanic number on it. Otherwise, he said, he can't file his taxes"   (tennessean.com) divider line 194
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2013-02-06 10:06:27 PM
Yeah, that'll hold up in court. Must admit it is a little weird that it keeps coming up... maybe somebody at work is messing with him?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-06 10:08:53 PM
By accepting W-2 form 666 you sell the IRS to the devil.
 
2013-02-06 10:12:25 PM
That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!
 
2013-02-06 10:15:46 PM
So, you should file it with the IRS. They will know what to do with the Satanic number.

//File it in the ninth circle, they will.
 
2013-02-06 10:18:35 PM
cmsimg.tennessean.com

What a smug douchebag might look like.
 
2013-02-06 10:26:27 PM
Please not my state please not my state please not my state...

FTA: "A Clarksville man said that he quit his job last week in order to save his soul. "

Goddamnitsomuch Tennessee....

Can we have one week without you making a spectacle of yourself. Judges snorting hydros sold by prostitutes, state politicians saying AIDs came from monkey buttsex, Bob Corker existing...

I hate this place sometimes...

/at least the mountains are pretty.
 
2013-02-06 10:27:18 PM
"$6.66?! Give me a pack of gum!"
 
2013-02-06 10:34:48 PM
Oh for heaven's sake.
 
2013-02-06 10:37:40 PM
i used to live in a place where the telephone exchange was 666. i turned out evil. coincidence? i think not.

i264.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-06 10:40:50 PM

Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


It would make sense that Christine would come back as a rental car.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-06 10:54:09 PM
i used to live in a place where the telephone exchange was 666.

Me too. Somerville, Mass.
 
2013-02-06 10:56:36 PM
That's a new level of special.
 
2013-02-06 11:40:12 PM
When I was a kid, our phone number ended in -6668. My mom called and had it changed, much to my chagrin.
 
2013-02-06 11:46:47 PM
I had a client who had three consecutive sixes in his Social Security number. He had his number officially changed. His new number contained three consecutive nines. I'm pretty sure someone at the Social Security Administration had a sense of humorous and was farking with him.
 
2013-02-06 11:58:21 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: I had a client who had three consecutive sixes in his Social Security number. He had his number officially changed. His new number contained three consecutive nines. I'm pretty sure someone at the Social Security Administration had a sense of humorous and was farking with him.


My Social Security number has five 6s, three of them in a row.

I HAVE SATAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER! :-D
 
2013-02-07 12:04:08 AM
There is little to no excuse for this level of superstitious ignorance. He should either be killed, along with any descendants, or else admit that this is a mentally deranged ploy of some kind.

It isn't the dark ages anymore, dumbass.
 
2013-02-07 12:19:42 AM
Well, remind me never to go to his place with some deviled ham or devil's food cake.
 
2013-02-07 12:29:13 AM
Can't he just sign his 1040 "under duress and coercion"?
 
2013-02-07 12:33:47 AM
He's obviously trisexual.
 
2013-02-07 12:35:19 AM

jaylectricity: Can't he just sign his 1040 "under duress and coercion"?



Amos Quito: He's obviously trisexual.



That, sir, was a Revelation.
 
2013-02-07 12:44:32 AM
I realize this isn't the point of the story but the 666 thing isn't even in the Bible, is it? That's what I heard anyway.
 
2013-02-07 12:54:04 AM

Mugato: I realize this isn't the point of the story but the 666 thing isn't even in the Bible, is it? That's what I heard anyway.


Sure it is. Revelation 13:15-18:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:17and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number  is Six hundred threescore  and six.

You can think it's weird, but it's definitely in there.
 
2013-02-07 12:58:37 AM

Confabulat: You can think it's weird, but it's definitely in there.


Fair enough. I've never picked up a Bible, like I said, I just heard that somewhere. Thanks.

/the guy's still a moron
 
2013-02-07 01:00:10 AM

Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible


You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.
 
2013-02-07 01:33:12 AM

Confabulat: When I was a kid, our phone number ended in -6668. My mom called and had it changed, much to my chagrin.


When I was working for a cellphone company I got a call from someone who wanted to change their number to something easy to remember. The process was blind luck and you only got so many changes before we started charging for each change. I managed to get a really easy-to-remember number for him after only a couple tries. Of course the first 3 numbers were 666. When I asked him if that one was good he was like "NO! Change it!!!". He ended up with a number that was harder to remember than his initial one.

People are stupid.
 
2013-02-07 03:26:25 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

I tore these out of your symbol and they turned into tax forms.
 
2013-02-07 03:29:04 AM

Confabulat: Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible

You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.


It has its faults, but it also has a lot worth paying attention to. It is only the fundamental document of western civilization!
 
2013-02-07 03:29:20 AM
I had to RTFA just to see what amazing career he walked away from over this.

Even before I clicked I was pretty sure it wasn't going to be "Chief of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital" or "Physics Professor at the University of Tennessee."
 
2013-02-07 03:29:27 AM
What makes this story strange isn't the guy quitting over a 666.  It is that he is quitting over it, not attacking his employer and saying he has no interest in suing or getting his job back.  Topped off by an employer saying he understands and will replace the offending W-2 and would love to hire the guy back.

Either he is one hell of an employee or this sue-happy, blame everyone world that I love is falling apart.
 
2013-02-07 03:30:57 AM
Uh, is this the same bible that makes it a sin to eat shellfish?
 
2013-02-07 03:32:23 AM

SpdrJay: Uh, is this the same bible that makes it a sin to eat shellfish?


We'll, I already trimmed my facial hair today, so I might as well complete my sin-wagon to Hell and have some shrimp scampi.
 
2013-02-07 03:33:57 AM

Shadowknight: SpdrJay: Uh, is this the same bible that makes it a sin to eat shellfish?

We'll, I already trimmed my facial hair today, so I might as well complete my sin-wagon to Hell and have some shrimp scampi.


Begone foul heathen hellbeast! In the name of Jaysus!
 
2013-02-07 03:34:18 AM
As stupid as this is - many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor.  Just give the weird guy who does an OK job a different number and quit making news over it.  Hell - Peyton Manning stole a senile old dude's number in Denver while claiming sainthood - Now that is the devil's work!
 
2013-02-07 03:35:14 AM
The whole thing is silly, especially when one finds out that some of the earliest MSS of Revelation have 616 instead of 666.
 
2013-02-07 03:38:56 AM
FTA:
During his first day on the job in April 2011, Slonopas was supposed to be assigned the number 668 to use when he clocked in. But the human resources department gave him the wrong number - 666 - instead.

In July 2011, the company changed time clock systems, and once again Slonopas got 666


someone is farking with him
 
2013-02-07 03:40:17 AM
Me so solly...

allisnow.com
 
2013-02-07 03:40:24 AM
My previous employer's tax board id ended with 666.  It didn't bother me because I already knew the company resided in the fourth circle of Hell, occasionally dropping down to the Ninth circle.
 
2013-02-07 03:42:57 AM

Aulus: The whole thing is silly, especially when one finds out that some of the earliest MSS of Revelation have 616 instead of 666.


Farking copyeditors. They're the devil, really...
 
2013-02-07 03:43:15 AM
If you kept getting 666 assigned to you in life despite your best efforts, maybe you should just shut up and focus on your duties as the anti-Christ, already.
 
2013-02-07 03:45:14 AM
Wasn't the number 666 (or 616) the numerological equivalent of the name of emperor Nero? Remembered for his fond love of christians :D Which he of course started displaying after his family got slaughter by the christian sect.
 
2013-02-07 03:46:05 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-07 03:46:25 AM
If the number keeps popping up, I don't think the problem is so much that Satan is trying to get a hold of him, but that He is trying to tell him He already has.
 
2013-02-07 03:47:28 AM
I went to get lunch at a Long John Silver's a long time ago, and the guy in front of me was told his order cost $6.66. He refused to pay it and insisted on changing his order to avoid falling to the clutches of Satan.
 
2013-02-07 03:48:45 AM
As dumb as this is, it's not unreasonable to accommodate him in this instance.
 
2013-02-07 03:49:07 AM

Sid_6.7: There is little to no excuse for this level of superstitious ignorance. He should either be killed, along with any descendants, or else admit that this is a mentally deranged ploy of some kind.

It isn't the dark ages anymore, dumbass.


It's somehow more annoying that even if you believe that the prophecy in question really is a message from God, it's not at all certain that the number in question is actually 666.
 
2013-02-07 03:49:31 AM

Rufus Lee King: Look, it's quite simple to anyone who understands numerology: 6+6+6=18. 1+8=9. "Number 9", when spoken backwards, says "Turn me on, dead man." This is a sign of pure evil.

If you don't believe me, just look at this:


Number 9 spoken in reverse actually sounds something like "Eh-nine rub mon"
 
2013-02-07 03:50:11 AM

Confabulat: Mugato: I realize this isn't the point of the story but the 666 thing isn't even in the Bible, is it? That's what I heard anyway.

Sure it is. Revelation 13:15-18:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:17and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number  is Six hundred threescore  and six.

You can think it's weird, but it's definitely in there.


But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.
 
2013-02-07 03:51:06 AM

Rufus Lee King: Clarksville? The poor man has apparently taken the last train.

[images.wikia.com image 850x637]


Don't be slow.

Ah, no, no, no.
 
2013-02-07 03:53:52 AM

ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.


Yeah but 99.9% of the people who get worked up about this stuff read their King James Version.
 
2013-02-07 03:54:54 AM
Idiot insists on changes to process based on idiotic religious beliefs, employer complies, idiot quits anyways.

Fark idiot.
 
2013-02-07 03:56:48 AM

Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.


Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it
 
2013-02-07 03:58:19 AM

Confabulat: Mugato: I realize this isn't the point of the story but the 666 thing isn't even in the Bible, is it? That's what I heard anyway.

Sure it is. Revelation 13:15-18:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:17and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number  is Six hundred threescore  and six.

You can think it's weird, but it's definitely in there.


I understand he's a half-wit loon and he can have another W-2 if it makes him happy.

What I don't get is why he thinks that this casual appearance of the number is damning. That Jesus is going to send him to hell for this. What in the Bible makes it a sin for him to use the W-2 he got?
 
2013-02-07 03:59:01 AM

zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it


So Satan lives in the metropolitan Cleveland area?
 
2013-02-07 03:59:34 AM
I wish I could learn some ancient languages to understand the Bible. There's simply no way the centuries of editing and butchering to fit into English can reflect the actual texts.

Although no matter what language it's in, Revelation is pretty batshiat crazy.
 
2013-02-07 04:00:40 AM
Born again retard.
 
2013-02-07 04:00:48 AM
yup, laugh at this guy while it's probable the tall building you work in doesn't have a 13th floor or you say 'God bless you" when someone sneezes. lighten up. his beliefs were beat into him long ago.

i've tried to read thick texts explaining how computers work. i can't imagine how people figured out the math to put people on the moon and get them back again. as far as i'm concerned it may as well be witchcraft, my puny brain is mystified by some things.
 
2013-02-07 04:02:11 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: What a smug douchebag might look like.


If he already was stamped with the number 666 doesn't that negate any of his trying to remove it?  Give it up smugman, you're in the clutches of Satan.
 
2013-02-07 04:02:21 AM

PandaPorn: Wasn't the number 666 (or 616) the numerological equivalent of the name of emperor Nero? Remembered for his fond love of christians :D Which he of course started displaying after his family got slaughter by the christian sect.


The problem with that is that while some would posit the numerical value of the letters (both Greek and Hebrew assign numerical values to the letters of their respective alphabets) can be held to spell out the name of the first Roman emperor to persecute Christians, Caesar Nero, who reigned 37-68 AD, the earliest commentators on Revelation state the text first appeared during the reign of the emperor Domitian (81- to 98 AD), nearly 30 years after the death of Nero.
 
2013-02-07 04:02:23 AM

KrispyKritter: KrispyKritter: i can't imagine how people figured out the math to put people on the moon and get them back again. as far as i'm concerned it may as well be witchcraft, my puny brain is mystified by some things.


You're ok with how magnets work though right?
 
2013-02-07 04:04:05 AM

zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it


I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


 (66)6
 
2013-02-07 04:05:42 AM

Shadow Blasko: zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it

I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


 (66)6


oh crap that's my PIN
 
2013-02-07 04:06:02 AM
Bible belt problems
 
2013-02-07 04:06:10 AM
"If my husband makes $10, one goes to God, two go to savings, and we live on seven," she said.


If you're not burning banknotes on an altar as a sacrifice then that money isn't going to God. Tithing to a church is actually giving money to a priest or minister to spend. Not the same.
 
2013-02-07 04:08:23 AM
Is his new number potato?
 
2013-02-07 04:09:06 AM
You asked for a number

One was given to you

Now you must live with it

/demonic haiku
 
2013-02-07 04:10:03 AM

Aulus: The problem with that is that while some would posit the numerical value of the letters (both Greek and Hebrew assign numerical values to the letters of their respective alphabets) can be held to spell out the name of the first Roman emperor to persecute Christians, Caesar Nero, who reigned 37-68 AD, the earliest commentators on Revelation state the text first appeared during the reign of the emperor Domitian (81- to 98 AD), nearly 30 years after the death of Nero.


That kind of makes it sound like numerology which is right up there with astrology on the irrational scale.
 
2013-02-07 04:11:38 AM

Aulus: PandaPorn: Wasn't the number 666 (or 616) the numerological equivalent of the name of emperor Nero? Remembered for his fond love of christians :D Which he of course started displaying after his family got slaughter by the christian sect.

The problem with that is that while some would posit the numerical value of the letters (both Greek and Hebrew assign numerical values to the letters of their respective alphabets) can be held to spell out the name of the first Roman emperor to persecute Christians, Caesar Nero, who reigned 37-68 AD, the earliest commentators on Revelation state the text first appeared during the reign of the emperor Domitian (81- to 98 AD), nearly 30 years after the death of Nero.


But where did it appear first? Couldn't it be possible that it started out as an oral tradition before that?
 
2013-02-07 04:11:54 AM
Embrace your miserable fate, you numerically challenged pylon! lol
 
2013-02-07 04:17:27 AM
Well we wouldn't want his yearly tribute to Mammon to have anything un-Christian on it, now would we?

Or maybe he should just shut up & render unto Caesar.
 
2013-02-07 04:18:59 AM
The Greek text:

[18] Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν: ὁ ἔχων νοῦν ψηφισάτω τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ θη ρίου, ἀριθμὸς γὰρ ἀνθρώπου ἐστίν: καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ. or  ἑξακόσιοι ἑκκαίδεκα . (666 or 616, repectively)
 
2013-02-07 04:19:59 AM

Confabulat: Shadow Blasko: zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it

I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


 (66)6

oh crap that's my PIN


Many years ago I was in charge of door access permission at a pretty large company.

Whenever someone lost a badge I would set the temp code on their new badge (single use) to "moon" on the number pad.

It helped me quickly figure out who the superstitious nutjobs around me were

/did that for RSA tokens too.
 
2013-02-07 04:29:25 AM
Clearly, we should just go directly from 665 to 667. Like hotel floors going from 12 to 14 so psychos won't freak about being on the 13th floor.
 
2013-02-07 04:37:55 AM

Confabulat: When I was a kid, our phone number ended in -6668. My mom called and had it changed, much to my chagrin.


Ours ended with 007.
And I'm still suave and de-boner.
 
2013-02-07 04:38:02 AM
How stupidity is not one of the seven deadly sins, I'll never know.

In my eyes, wanting to be ignorant, and demanding everyone else do as you, should be the same as greed. So, burn, you heathen.
 
2013-02-07 04:39:17 AM
FTFA: "Walter Slonopas, 52, resigned as a maintenance worker at Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666.

The Bible calls 666 the "number of the beast," and it's often used as a symbol of the devil. Slonopas said that after getting the W-2, he could either go to work or go to hell."


So he had a choice of going to work or going to hell, and he chose not to go to work?

Eeeenteresting.

/that's some fine jurnalizming there, The Tennessean
 
2013-02-07 04:40:36 AM

Chinchillazilla: Clearly, we should just go directly from 665 to 667. Like hotel floors going from 12 to 14 so psychos won't freak about being on the 13th floor.


They should change anything with 666 on it to 29A.
 
2013-02-07 04:42:31 AM

puffy999: Chinchillazilla: Clearly, we should just go directly from 665 to 667. Like hotel floors going from 12 to 14 so psychos won't freak about being on the 13th floor.

They should change anything with 666 on it to 29A.


Or 1M0.
 
2013-02-07 04:45:50 AM

gweilo8888: The Bible calls 666 the "number of the beast," and it's often used as a symbol of the devil. Slonopas said that after getting the W-2, he could either go to work or go to hell."

So he had a choice of going to work or going to hell, and he chose not to go to work?


Nice catch.
In related news, Slonopas suing The Tennessean to strike his quote from their article after he realized he verbally made the choice to be eternally damned.
 
2013-02-07 04:47:42 AM
The Satanist who Satan promised 666 is disappointed in his 667.  Satan is a dick like that.
 
2013-02-07 04:48:38 AM
WHY MUST YOU CONTINUE TO BE SO GODDAMN STUPID, TENNESSEE!

WHY?!?

WHY MUST YOU REPRESENT THE RARE SANE TENNESSEEIAN IN SUCH A MANNER?!?
 
2013-02-07 04:58:39 AM

puffy999: Or 1M0.

Seriously, does Fark have a filter on Binary or did I just get trolled?
 
2013-02-07 05:04:20 AM

Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


Why didn't you just make it 665A?
 
2013-02-07 05:06:09 AM

erraticdragonfly: Yeah, that'll hold up in court. Must admit it is a little weird that it keeps coming up... maybe somebody at work is messing with him?


I know I would be if I worked with him.
 
2013-02-07 05:12:42 AM
Enjoy being unemployed, dipshiat.

Also, hail Satan!
 
2013-02-07 05:14:25 AM

Confabulat: You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.


It's no Atlas Shrugged, that's for sure.
 
2013-02-07 05:14:43 AM

Confabulat: I wish I could learn some ancient languages to understand the Bible. There's simply no way the centuries of editing and butchering to fit into English can reflect the actual texts.

Although no matter what language it's in, Revelation is pretty batshiat crazy.


That's what happens when you find yourself wanted by the romans, flee to in a cave next to the sea, and the only survival skills you have is drinking seawater...
 
2013-02-07 05:18:31 AM

lar_m: As stupid as this is - many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor.  Just give the weird guy who does an OK job a different number and quit making news over it.  Hell - Peyton Manning stole a senile old dude's number in Denver while claiming sainthood - Now that is the devil's work!


That doesn't make this okay, that makes the problem of superstitious stupidity even worse.
 
2013-02-07 05:20:17 AM
I thought the Number of the Beast was 12345.

Oh wait, that's my luggage combination.
 
2013-02-07 05:20:40 AM
In 1925, HL Mencken wrote (about taking a train trip across the USA) "you couldn't throw an egg out of a Pullman car without hitting a fundamentalist."

seems like not much has changed
 
2013-02-07 05:26:45 AM

furterfan: In 1925, HL Mencken wrote (about taking a train trip across the USA) "you couldn't throw an egg out of a Pullman car without hitting a fundamentalist."

seems like not much has changed


They don't make pullman cars anymore
 
2013-02-07 05:28:10 AM
They keep hiring him back. Because they must corrupt him.

So orders CEO Sardo Numspa

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2013-02-07 05:35:35 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: "$6.66?! Give me a pack of gum!"


I've been a register jockey at a grocery store for six and a half years now, and you would not farking  believe how often this happens.  And I'm not down in the Bible Belt, I'm in Portland, Oregon.
 
2013-02-07 05:42:05 AM

Couldn't decide, so...


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2013-02-07 05:44:51 AM
First World problems.
 
2013-02-07 05:49:58 AM

Confabulat: And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:17and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

You can think it's weird, but it's definitely in there.


Here's the part I don't get:  Positional notation didn't come along until centuries later.  So, "Six hundred threescore, and six" would not have worked out to three sixes back then--that particular quantity would not have had any special alliterative appeal or whatever.
 
2013-02-07 06:13:43 AM

Aulus: The whole thing is silly, especially when one finds out that some of the earliest MSS of Revelation have 616 instead of 666.


Just dropped in to make sure someone mentioned this. Good job!
 
2013-02-07 06:13:57 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: "$6.66?! Give me a pack of gum!"


I've had this reaction from customers before. Had one little old black lady get really upset. Of course, they were in a porn store so really I doubt the change amount was the biggest issue their god would have with them.
 
2013-02-07 06:16:36 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it

So Satan lives in the metropolitan Cleveland area?


Came to make witty remark regarding Cleveland sports and the obviousness of Satan living in Cleveland.
Now that i think about it though, i think trollface living there is more likely.
 
2013-02-07 06:18:38 AM

beerbaron: Confabulat: Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible

You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.

It has its faults, but it also has a lot worth paying attention to. It is only the fundamental document of western civilization!


I'm waiting for the movie.
 
2013-02-07 06:23:31 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Three Crooked Squirrels: I had a client who had three consecutive sixes in his Social Security number. He had his number officially changed. His new number contained three consecutive nines. I'm pretty sure someone at the Social Security Administration had a sense of humorous and was farking with him.

My Social Security number has five 6s, three of them in a row.

I HAVE SATAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER! :-D


I've got you beat, actually. My SSN has six sixes with four in a row. I get a lot of weird looks when I have to recite it to people. I'm pretty sure the nice older lady at the DMV is afraid of me.
 
2013-02-07 06:24:22 AM

PandaPorn: Aulus: PandaPorn: Wasn't the number 666 (or 616) the numerological equivalent of the name of emperor Nero? Remembered for his fond love of christians :D Which he of course started displaying after his family got slaughter by the christian sect.

The problem with that is that while some would posit the numerical value of the letters (both Greek and Hebrew assign numerical values to the letters of their respective alphabets) can be held to spell out the name of the first Roman emperor to persecute Christians, Caesar Nero, who reigned 37-68 AD, the earliest commentators on Revelation state the text first appeared during the reign of the emperor Domitian (81- to 98 AD), nearly 30 years after the death of Nero.

But where did it appear first? Couldn't it be possible that it started out as an oral tradition before that?


Hehehehe. Oral tradition.
 
2013-02-07 06:31:14 AM
Silly humans.
 
2013-02-07 06:51:47 AM
The Bible does have some nifty parts, but most of them were made into movies in the '60s.

The rest is a waste of time until some porn director finally reads the Song of Solomon.
 
2013-02-07 06:53:48 AM
My cell phone's number first three digits are 666, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-02-07 06:55:02 AM
i.walmartimages.com
 
2013-02-07 07:01:47 AM

Bob Falfa: IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


I owned satans Buick.

oarenj.com

oarenj.com
 
2013-02-07 07:02:55 AM

ZAZ: i used to live in a place where the telephone exchange was 666.

Me too. Somerville, Mass.


The capital city of Kansas, Topeka, is in a zipcode that starts with 666.
 
2013-02-07 07:05:48 AM
Stupid and religious sure keep each other regular company in the south.
 
2013-02-07 07:08:32 AM

Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


LOL  was listening to this in the car yesterday...

"The devil drives a Buick, he sits inside and eats lunch Then he sticks his pitchfork through the trunk and into the spare And he pulls out
True love, true love, true love, true love True love, true love is the devil's crowbar"
 
2013-02-07 07:19:44 AM
I used to have a 666 parking tag at work.  I thought it was pretty damn cool.
 
2013-02-07 07:21:44 AM
Seems more likely he would go to hell because he is the VP of Sales and Marketing.
 
2013-02-07 07:33:53 AM
my house number is 1666! I'MMA GOIN' TAH HAYELL!!!
 
2013-02-07 07:35:52 AM

beerbaron: Confabulat: Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible

You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.

It has its faults, but it also has a lot worth paying attention to. It is only the fundamental document of western civilization!


In many ways yes. Norse mythology and Rome have as much, if not more influence when it comes to day to day stuff and ideology. When it comes to murder, mayhem and destruction you go to the Bible and Michael Bay exclusively, though, absolutely.
 
2013-02-07 07:43:30 AM

Confabulat: oh crap that's my PIN


Mine's Bosco
 
2013-02-07 07:45:39 AM

Confabulat: Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible

You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.


eh, it was a good read, but I found it to be rather preachy.
Though the action did really pick up in the last chapter, and had a twist ending.
 
2013-02-07 07:45:45 AM
reason.com
 
2013-02-07 07:47:12 AM

beerbaron: Confabulat: Mugato: . I've never picked up a Bible

You aren't missing much. Despite its reputation, it's not a very good book.

It has its faults, but it also has a lot worth paying attention to. It is only the fundamental document of western civilization!


The Magna Carta would like to have a word with you.
 
2013-02-07 07:47:54 AM

Aulus: The Greek text:

[18] Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν: ὁ ἔχων νοῦν ψηφισάτω τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ θη ρίου, ἀριθμὸς γὰρ ἀνθρώπου ἐστίν: καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ. or  ἑξακόσιοι ἑκκαίδεκα . (666 or 616, repectively)


Which is funny because my mom lives on the corner of state roads 666 and 616, much to my brother's super-religious wife's ire.
 
2013-02-07 07:50:26 AM

Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


When I worked at a car dealer, I sold a Suburban with a vin that ended in 666. The customer told me he wouldn't of bought it if he had known. I had a good chuckle as he drove off the lot.
 
mhd
2013-02-07 07:53:31 AM

djh0101010: The Magna Carta would like to have a word with you.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-07 07:59:02 AM
I once had an employee number 00666. I quit that job in 1999, the same year Fark was created. Coincidence? Quite Possibly!
 
2013-02-07 08:00:31 AM
He'll probably tell you numerology is satanic.

These people think that numbers are magic, yet they put on airs like they aren't farking pagans.
 
2013-02-07 08:00:52 AM

probesport: [i.walmartimages.com image 500x500]


imma going to teh salon.  cause i have a pas
a salon pas
 
2013-02-07 08:00:59 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: "$6.66?! Give me a pack of gum!"


My wife will do that if the price has a 13 in it
 
2013-02-07 08:01:39 AM
Incoming CSB:

When I was maybe 13-14 years old, I was hanging out with my friend in the basement of his house, playing video games or something, and he asks me what time it is.  I stand up and look over the couch to the digital clock sitting on the hearth of a fireplace, and I swear to God, it read 6:66.

I stared at it for about 10 seconds, nervously laughed and asked my friend if saw the same thing.  He was raised catholic, and although he wasn't particulary religious, he respected his parents rules about things like not saying Goddammit and went with them to church every week.  Needless to say, he saw that it was 6:66 O'clock too, and we both got a little freaked out.

Turns out, the clock was slightly broken, and the little digital bar on the lower-left of the center digit was stuck permanently on.  So really, it was 6:56, but because it had a defective display, the loop on that 5 was closed, making it a "6".  We both burst out laughing when we realized what happened.

/Still shocking to see a clock read 6:66.
 
2013-02-07 08:05:56 AM
when i worked customer service for a credit card company, i had a woman call in because her brand new card had 666 in it and wanted a new number.  i told her i couldn't just assign a new number, but i could enter in that her card was lost/stolen and she would get a new card.  she asked if the new card would also have 666 in it and i said it was highly unlikely that it would have that same number combination, but it was possible.  she paused for a minute and said, "oh what the hell, i guess it doesn't matter" and hung up on me.
 
2013-02-07 08:07:41 AM
It must be taxing to be that stupid.
 
2013-02-07 08:09:19 AM
I had a person complain about page 666 in a manual. I had to renumber 665, 665-1, 667. Do you know how hard that is in MSWord? And since it's up for revision every six months, you can't just plug the fake page number in. There's a separate section just for that page.

Just because someone who saw the manual, guessed it's size and said she didn't want a devil manual in her office. Government employee. Probably will never read it.

The guy may want to reread his Bible. The beast, if I recall correctly, is a former believer. Might be him. Sneak in one night, henna tattoo 666 on the back of his skull and watch the fun start.
 
2013-02-07 08:13:09 AM
CBS:

I was waiting in line to get my license plates when the woman 3 people in front of me complained that she didn't want plates ending with 666.   Apparently that is a common complaint and the clerk just gave her a different set of tags.  When it was my turn I asked if I could have the 666 plates, she said that plates can't be reissued.  WTF?
 
2013-02-07 08:17:10 AM

Harry Freakstorm: I had a person complain about page 666 in a manual. I had to renumber 665, 665-1, 667. Do you know how hard that is in MSWord? And since it's up for revision every six months, you can't just plug the fake page number in. There's a separate section just for that page.

Just because someone who saw the manual, guessed it's size and said she didn't want a devil manual in her office. Government employee. Probably will never read it.

The guy may want to reread his Bible. The beast, if I recall correctly, is a former believer. Might be him. Sneak in one night, henna tattoo 666 on the back of his skull and watch the fun start.


the whole fear of 666 is this:  people are afraid of a time when they'll only be able to buy or sell things with an ATM card or something like that.
it's about being gay
just put on gay t shirts and walk around saying gay things
people will listen
 
2013-02-07 08:20:06 AM
lolz we worship the devil, so all christians must die

lulz, rofl
 
2013-02-07 08:20:55 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: [cmsimg.tennessean.com image 300x208]

What a smug douchebag braindead but technically living person might look like.


Bonus points are that he is a born-again Christian for extra derp.
 
2013-02-07 08:30:31 AM
1 Kings 10:14  -  The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents.

Oddly relevant.
 
2013-02-07 08:32:29 AM

beerbaron: It is only the fundamental document of western civilization!


If we're simply talking literature, then it belongs also with the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid. For philosophy and criticism, then a number of other Greek and Roman works such as the Republic and Poetics also belong there.
 
2013-02-07 08:37:32 AM
Who says Voodoo isn't a valid belief system.
 
2013-02-07 08:40:19 AM

Marcintosh: Who says Voodoo isn't a valid belief system.


Say what you will about the tenants of Voodoo, at least it's an ethos.
 
2013-02-07 08:41:23 AM

styckx: Bible belt problems


We need to start a blizzard of that hashtag on twitter.

Traffic jam. Will only be 1 hour early to church. Worried for my soul #biblebeltproblems

New neighbor's son has an earring. Satan is invading the neighborhood. Rapture is near #biblebeltproblems

Brown guy on bus didn't say "bless you" when I sneezed. Sharia law is taking over #biblebeltproblems
 
2013-02-07 08:46:31 AM
It's actually 616 (per recently re-translated fairy tales), but that doesn't matter.  As soon as he finds out about that, he'll be bombarded with 616 references.  How does he not know that he's in the latest installment of Final Destination?
 
2013-02-07 08:48:45 AM

Marcintosh: Who says Voodoo isn't a valid belief system.


how do you do voodoo?
 
2013-02-07 08:49:17 AM
This idiot is voluntarily leaving the workforce and leaving a spot for a more intelligent people to find work.

Society just improved! I hope many more religious people quit their jobs over their silly superstitions.
 
2013-02-07 08:49:27 AM
FTFA:
Slonopas said that after getting the W-2, he could either go to work or go to hell.

Same thing.
 
2013-02-07 08:51:19 AM
If you get assigned the number 666 once, well fark them.

If you keep getting assigned the number 666, MAYBE IT'S YOU.

God is trying to tell you something, sir.
 
2013-02-07 08:51:57 AM
Yeah Lou, I don't think the mark applies until the anti-Christ becomes known. You know, like after the whole rapture when Christians will vanish and the world will be turned upside down. People like this are why people think Christians are idiots. Until you got a number stamped on your somewhere and they're killing and imprisioning people around you refuse it I think it's a safe as any other 3 digit number currently.
 
2013-02-07 08:57:27 AM

Farking Canuck: This idiot is voluntarily leaving the workforce and leaving a spot for a more intelligent people to find work.

Society just improved! I hope many more religious people quit their jobs over their silly superstitions.


Article says they are hiring him back
 
2013-02-07 09:00:16 AM
On one of my highway projects up in the NC mountains, a surveyor came into the main office and flat out refused to go onto a property owner's land for any reason. When asked why, he claimed that the owner was a devil worshiper and if he went onto that property he risked damning his soul for eternity. The surveyor's reason for believing the property owner was a devil worshiper? He had several indian totem poles around his house.

He was eventually shifted onto another project and some less fearful surveyors handled my project.

/I went on the property several times and never had any probl...
//ia! ia! fthagn!
 
2013-02-07 09:00:30 AM

Harry Freakstorm: I had a person complain about page 666 in a manual. I had to renumber 665, 665-1, 667. Do you know how hard that is in MSWord? And since it's up for revision every six months, you can't just plug the fake page number in. There's a separate section just for that page.


It's pretty straightforward with a little macro magic, actually.  You should look into it.  Page numbers are actually based on a concept called (I think) entities, which can be displayed inline if you find a setting somewhere called "view entities".  They look like this.

'{PageNumber}'

You would write a macro such as this:

function PageNumberForIdiots(PageNumber as string) as string
    if PageNumber = '666'
        PageNumberForIdiots = '665-1'
    else
        PageNumberForIdios = PageNumber
    end if
end function

And then change the entity to something like this:

'{PageNumberForIdiots(PageNumber)}'

That's basically how it works, however I don't remotely remember the details.
 
2013-02-07 09:05:17 AM

Farking Canuck: This idiot is voluntarily leaving the workforce and leaving a spot for a more intelligent people to find work.

Society just improved! I hope many more religious people quit their jobs over their silly superstitions.


LULZ i agree with everything this person says^

THIS^^

LOLZ LOLZ

/americans are soooo stupid, roflcopter
 
2013-02-07 09:10:38 AM
So who notified the media?
 
2013-02-07 09:16:53 AM
People keep telling me that I shouldn't feel superior to Christians, but sometimes, they set the bar sooooooo goddamn low...
 
2013-02-07 09:20:17 AM

Shadow Blasko: zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it

I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


 (66)6


No, no, the TRUE Number of the Beast is in hexadecimal, of course.
 
2013-02-07 09:20:26 AM

C18H27NO3: gweilo8888: The Bible calls 666 the "number of the beast," and it's often used as a symbol of the devil. Slonopas said that after getting the W-2, he could either go to work or go to hell."

So he had a choice of going to work or going to hell, and he chose not to go to work?

Nice catch.
In related news, Slonopas suing The Tennessean to strike his quote from their article after he realized he verbally made the choice to be eternally damned.


Well If I was his employer, I'd tell him to come to work or go to hell.

"I won't pay my taxes until this is fixed"
yeah, let me know how that works out for you.
 
2013-02-07 09:20:27 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: I stared at it for about 10 seconds, nervously laughed and asked my friend if saw the same thing. He was raised catholic, and although he wasn't particulary religious, he respected his parents rules about things like not saying Goddammit and went with them to church every week. Needless to say, he saw that it was 6:66 O'clock too, and we both got a little freaked out.


The Catholic church pretty much ignores the book of Revelation, but the Fundies and Evangelicals have done a nice job making other people think that their own churches support the some of the same things, so priests are constantly having to field questions about the Rapture and Young Earth Creationism.
 
2013-02-07 09:27:45 AM

Shadow Blasko: Confabulat: Shadow Blasko: zombat: Confabulat: ciberido: But there's more than one version/translation and they don't all give the same number.

Yeah i've heard 216 is the number based on "6 by 6 by 6" only once but i heard it/ read it

I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


 (66)6

oh crap that's my PIN

Many years ago I was in charge of door access permission at a pretty large company.

Whenever someone lost a badge I would set the temp code on their new badge (single use) to "moon" on the number pad.

It helped me quickly figure out who the superstitious nutjobs around me were

/did that for RSA tokens too.


3.bp.blogspot.com
M-O-O-N, that spells "Hail, Satan!"
 
2013-02-07 09:30:39 AM
"I'm sorry, I can't accept this, this W-2 form/sales receipt/serial number is the Antichrist. See, it's stamped right on its arm. Or forehead."

"Well, you think you're refusing it is going to do any good? If it is, that piece of paper has more power than any ordinary human being."
 
2013-02-07 09:31:33 AM

puffy999: puffy999: Or 1M0.
Seriously, does Fark have a filter on Binary or did I just get trolled?


It's to protect the servers from Satanic influence.
 
2013-02-07 09:32:28 AM
Shouldn't it be DCLXVI?

Y'know, because those were the numerals used at the time?
 
2013-02-07 09:32:48 AM

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: thismomentinblackhistory: "$6.66?! Give me a pack of gum!"

I've had this reaction from customers before. Had one little old black lady get really upset. Of course, they were in a porn store so really I doubt the change amount was the biggest issue their god would have with them.


On an unrelated note, what kind of porn was the little old black lady into?

/might need that info later in life
 
2013-02-07 09:35:56 AM
Oh ffs. I can't believe people live in this magical world where a number scares the shiat out of them. What's scary is that he gets to vote.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:07 AM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Best Iron Maiden Album Ever!
 
2013-02-07 09:50:34 AM
As someone who was born on 6/6/65 I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-02-07 09:56:13 AM

I drunk what: LULZ i agree with everything this person says^

THIS^^

LOLZ LOLZ

/americans are soooo stupid, roflcopter


Oh how the mighty have fallen. From complex philosophical arguments down to this gibberish.

I really think they are over-medicating you now.
 
2013-02-07 10:04:57 AM
Oh wow... People are funny. We had something similar happen at my work, only no one quit over it, where one of our fields reps was assigned a number ending in "666". She demanded a new one, too.

Well, sounds like there's a decent job that just opened up in TN. I'm sure somebody else would love to have it.
 
2013-02-07 10:14:24 AM
Since I grew up in a conservative, Bible Belt area in the midst of the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980's, I was always amused that in high school our Thespian troupe ID was 666 and we once won the UIL State One Act Competition performing The Crucible.
 
2013-02-07 10:36:16 AM
The Michigan DMV refused to issue me a 666 vanity plate for a Cadillac Eldorado I owned.  So sadly the El Diablo convertible didn't happen.
 
2013-02-07 10:40:42 AM

Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!


Actually, it makes sense.  He's entry #666 in the list of employees.  Everything else is simply a manifestation of this.

lar_m: As stupid as this is - many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor.  Just give the weird guy who does an OK job a different number and quit making news over it.  Hell - Peyton Manning stole a senile old dude's number in Denver while claiming sainthood - Now that is the devil's work!


Look over in China--many buildings don't have a 14th floor, either.  Everyone knew the 14th floor was really the 13th so it got the stigma, also.

They also have a problem with 4--it's a homonym of "die".  Buildings without 4th floors are also common.  Strangely, though, I have never seen a building lacking both the 4th floor and the 13th floor.

Serious Black: I went to get lunch at a Long John Silver's a long time ago, and the guy in front of me was told his order cost $6.66. He refused to pay it and insisted on changing his order to avoid falling to the clutches of Satan.


I didn't know they sold devil's-food cake.

Shadow Blasko: I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


(66)6


Heinlein?
 
2013-02-07 10:46:33 AM

Loren: Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!

Actually, it makes sense.  He's entry #666 in the list of employees.  Everything else is simply a manifestation of this.

lar_m: As stupid as this is - many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor.  Just give the weird guy who does an OK job a different number and quit making news over it.  Hell - Peyton Manning stole a senile old dude's number in Denver while claiming sainthood - Now that is the devil's work!

Look over in China--many buildings don't have a 14th floor, either.  Everyone knew the 14th floor was really the 13th so it got the stigma, also.

They also have a problem with 4--it's a homonym of "die".  Buildings without 4th floors are also common.  Strangely, though, I have never seen a building lacking both the 4th floor and the 13th floor.

Serious Black: I went to get lunch at a Long John Silver's a long time ago, and the guy in front of me was told his order cost $6.66. He refused to pay it and insisted on changing his order to avoid falling to the clutches of Satan.

I didn't know they sold devil's-food cake.

Shadow Blasko: I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


(66)6

Heinlein?


Yep, Heinlein.

(Wish I could selective quote on mobile)
 
2013-02-07 10:50:02 AM
My telephone exchange is 666.
The last 4 of my social are 666x
The town I grew up in, Teaneck NJ, 07666
Lived in Rockford IL 66611 for a few years
current zip code: 60606


/csb
//guy in the article is an idiot
 
2013-02-07 10:55:50 AM
I haven't heard the 14th floor thing but that is most likely due to it ending in 4 which could sound like death when spoken.

Also I think if you go to a restaurant and they ask how many for your group of four you should say "three plus one"
 
2013-02-07 10:59:16 AM

sandbar67: My telephone exchange is 666.
The last 4 of my social are 666x
The town I grew up in, Teaneck NJ, 07666
Lived in Rockford IL 66611 for a few years
current zip code: 60606


/csb
//guy in the article is an idiot


Are you the antichrist?  Or at least a wizard, of the black variety?
 
2013-02-07 11:00:25 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: [cmsimg.tennessean.com image 300x208]

What a smug douchebag might look like.


Maybe he's just asserting his diplomatic immunity.

bigspace.celerity.co.uk
 
2013-02-07 11:03:18 AM

lelio: I haven't heard the 14th floor thing but that is most likely due to it ending in 4 which could sound like death when spoken.

Also I think if you go to a restaurant and they ask how many for your group of four you should say "three plus one"


Is it the English word for 4 that sounds like die?
 
2013-02-07 11:18:17 AM

Loren: Bob Falfa: That is farking pathetic. He's either looking to get fired or somebody in payroll is messing with him.

At the rental car company where I used to work, I got an email from one of my managers asking if we could get rid of space #666. It took me several days to realize he was serious. No, I'm not re-striping the lot because some sad, pathetic customer didn't want the car from space #666. IT'S SATAN'S BUICK!!

Actually, it makes sense.  He's entry #666 in the list of employees.  Everything else is simply a manifestation of this.

lar_m: As stupid as this is - many buildings don't have a thirteenth floor.  Just give the weird guy who does an OK job a different number and quit making news over it.  Hell - Peyton Manning stole a senile old dude's number in Denver while claiming sainthood - Now that is the devil's work!

Look over in China--many buildings don't have a 14th floor, either.  Everyone knew the 14th floor was really the 13th so it got the stigma, also.

They also have a problem with 4--it's a homonym of "die".  Buildings without 4th floors are also common.  Strangely, though, I have never seen a building lacking both the 4th floor and the 13th floor.

Serious Black: I went to get lunch at a Long John Silver's a long time ago, and the guy in front of me was told his order cost $6.66. He refused to pay it and insisted on changing his order to avoid falling to the clutches of Satan.

I didn't know they sold devil's-food cake.

Shadow Blasko: I have it on very VERY good authority that the number of the beast is 10,314,424,798,490,535,546,171,949,056


(66)6

Heinlein?



If I ever get a car that uses voice recognition to operate certain features, I'm going to call it "Gay Deceiver."
 
2013-02-07 01:32:04 PM
If I had time and money to burn,  I'd publish a bible with 666 pages,  just for grins.
 
2013-02-07 01:48:38 PM
Randy Cassingham, owner/publisher of the internet newsletter This Is True, <i>intentionally</i> switched his P.O. Box to 666, as soon as it came available.

http://www.thisistrue.com/blog-true_milestone_issue_666.html
 
2013-02-07 01:49:54 PM
Well, that was fun. Wasn't aware that FARK changed their post editing system.
 
2013-02-07 01:54:38 PM
I hope one of the boxes on the W-2 contains 666; the company can't change that.
 
2013-02-07 01:54:46 PM
I worked in a grocery store as a teenager and the local HS librarian, a known Jesus Freak, bought groceries and her change came out to 6.66. She lost her shiat, wouldn't take the change OR her groceries OR her money back. She left in a panic.
 
2013-02-07 02:02:56 PM

100 Watt Walrus: If I had time and money to burn, I'd publish a bible with 666 pages, just for grins.


Does that include that blank one at the front that is provided as free rolling paper?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-07 02:39:39 PM
bought groceries and her change came out to 6.66

I bought a sandwich or similar semi-fast food. The total was $6.66 and the receipt number was 66. The cashier and I laughed about it.

Then I clubbed her over the head, brought her back to my basement, and performed the ritual.
 
2013-02-07 02:43:29 PM

Ghengis_Socrates: 100 Watt Walrus: If I had time and money to burn, I'd publish a bible with 666 pages, just for grins.

Does that include that blank one at the front that is provided as free rolling paper?


No, but it does include the dedication page currently being carbon dated in Bonn. It reads, "To my darling Candy. All characters portrayed within this book are fictitous and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental."

/The page has been universally condemned by church leaders.
 
2013-02-07 02:49:52 PM
Alright, here's the thing that's really bugging me about this article: why the hell did this guy quit his job?

He was upset that his W-2 had the number 666 on it.  Quitting NOW won't make the W-2 disappear.  Even if he had quit for unrelated reasons before his W-2 was sent to him, it still would have had that number on it, and it still would have been sent because  he worked all of last year.  He would have to retroactively quit back to January 1st of LAST YEAR to avoid that W-2.  So what the everloving fark does he think he's accomplishing here?
 
2013-02-07 02:54:39 PM

erraticdragonfly: Yeah, that'll hold up in court. Must admit it is a little weird that it keeps coming up... maybe somebody at work is messing with him?


If I had to guess, I'd say if you ranked all the company's employees according to alphabetical order, he's the 666th employee, so anything with a number stamp tied to place value would stamp him 666. I would fix it by starting the counting list at 100 instead of 1, so he'd he'd 765 instead of 666 each time.
 
2013-02-07 03:00:23 PM

TomD9938: You asked for a number

One was given to you

Now you must live with it


Burma Shave!
 
2013-02-07 03:16:36 PM

Lachwen: He was upset that his W-2 had the number 666 on it. Quitting NOW won't make the W-2 disappear.


He's religious. Don't expect logical decisions.
 
2013-02-07 03:44:23 PM
The morale?
Don't hire Jesus junkies, because they're fugging drama queens.
 
2013-02-07 03:50:47 PM

Farking Canuck: Lachwen: He was upset that his W-2 had the number 666 on it. Quitting NOW won't make the W-2 disappear.

He's religious. Don't expect logical decisions.


LOLZ i agree with everything he say says!

THIS THIS THIS^^^
 
2013-02-07 03:57:03 PM

I drunk what: Farking Canuck: Lachwen: He was upset that his W-2 had the number 666 on it. Quitting NOW won't make the W-2 disappear.

He's religious. Don't expect logical decisions.

LOLZ i agree with everything he say says!

THIS THIS THIS^^^


Woohoo! It's official! I have a stalker!!

icanhasinternets.com
 
2013-02-07 05:40:21 PM

Confabulat: When I was a kid, our phone number ended in -6668. My mom called and had it changed, much to my chagrin.


I always wanted 336-6642 because it not only has the three sixes, it also spells DEMONIC. And, of course, 3+3 = 6, as well as 4+2, to say nothing of 42 being, well, 42.
 
2013-02-07 06:34:31 PM
about a week ago i went to chick fil a(of all places) and got a total of $6.66. i just happened to have the exact amount of dollars and change, and now have a cool receipt hanging on my fridge.
 
2013-02-07 06:58:53 PM

PirateKing: Shouldn't it be DCLXVI?

Y'know, because those were the numerals used at the time?


There's an alternate explanation that involves that spelling. Nero's given name was Domitius. Supposedly, DCLXVI is an acronym meaning Domitius Caesar Legatos Xti Violenter Interfecit ("Domitius Caesar violently slew the envoys of Christ").
 
2013-02-07 07:46:18 PM

Shadowknight: SpdrJay: Uh, is this the same bible that makes it a sin to eat shellfish?

We'll, I already trimmed my facial hair today, so I might as well complete my sin-wagon to Hell and have some shrimp scampi.


Get a tattoo while you're at it.
 
2013-02-08 04:16:25 AM

aerojockey: Harry Freakstorm: I had a person complain about page 666 in a manual. I had to renumber 665, 665-1, 667. Do you know how hard that is in MSWord? And since it's up for revision every six months, you can't just plug the fake page number in. There's a separate section just for that page.

It's pretty straightforward with a little macro magic, actually.  You should look into it.  Page numbers are actually based on a concept called (I think) entities, which can be displayed inline if you find a setting somewhere called "view entities".  They look like this.

'{PageNumber}'

You would write a macro such as this:

function PageNumberForIdiots(PageNumber as string) as string
    if PageNumber = '666'
        PageNumberForIdiots = '665-1'
    else
        PageNumberForIdios = PageNumber
    end if
end function

And then change the entity to something like this:

'{PageNumberForIdiots(PageNumber)}'

That's basically how it works, however I don't remotely remember the details.


how does it feel being farked up the ass
 
2013-02-08 02:53:16 PM
CSB time...

Back when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were announced I worked for a very large computer company in Tampa. And my shift started in the afternoon, so everyone was talking about the new baseball team. I sat down with a co-worker to be trained on a new system and asked him if he was excited. He said that he was not, because he could not support a team called the Devil Rays. I asked if it was the devil part, and he said it was that AND because RAY spelled backwards is YAR which (according to him) is another name for the devil.

When I asked him about his own name, Ray, he said that it was short for Raymond so he was good.

And I did ask him, more than once, if he was serious. Not only did he confirm to me his opposition to the accursed baseball team, he repeated his distaste to anyone who asked.

/CSB
 
2013-02-08 05:35:14 PM

Gr8GooglyMoogly: because RAY spelled backwards is YAR which (according to him) is another name for the devil


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