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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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2013-02-07 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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