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2013-12-13 12:15:58 PM
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2013-12-13 12:35:43 PM
It's tridecaphobia right?
 
2013-12-13 12:36:40 PM
Click, see ad blocking article, closed.  F*ck that.
 
2013-12-13 12:37:04 PM
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2013-12-13 12:39:52 PM
You'll enjoy this article about why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky - knock on wood

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/no I won't
 
2013-12-13 12:40:04 PM
I think it has something to do with that Jason guy killing everyone.....
 
2013-12-13 12:42:38 PM
Meh.  I was born on a Friday the 13th, my daughter was born on a Thursday the 13th.  The number 13 follows me everywhere.

/yes, it's my birfday
 
2013-12-13 12:45:46 PM
TL,DR version: Numbers are arbitrarily picked to have significance, both "lucky" and "unlucky". Same with days of the week. Both were deemed "unlucky" over time, so when they coincide, it's doubly "unlucky".
 
2013-12-13 12:45:53 PM

WalMartian: Meh.  I was born on a Friday the 13th, my daughter was born on a Thursday the 13th.  The number 13 follows me everywhere.

/yes, it's my birfday


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2013-12-13 12:46:12 PM
I didn't realize that today was Friday 13th until I read article.
 
2013-12-13 12:46:45 PM
I'm not the least tridecaphobic, but neither do I swing the other way and consider it "lucky 13". I don't much care. I haven't found any tendency in the Universe to play favourites. That's the foundation of my atheism:   The Universe does NOT play favourites. Take care of yourself and care for each other and may things work out for you as for the rest of us.

Yes, the weather is always worse on the weekend but that's not the universe being mean. That's the result of smog from cars and industry building up from Monday to Friday. It's natural, not personal.

I have experimented on myself by creating temporary superstitions and then chucking them when convenient. Trust me. The world isn't out to get you or to make your day. It does what it does.

You can make your own good or bad luck to some extent. You don't need a God or any other sentient creature to do it for you.
 
2013-12-13 12:47:13 PM
Later I'm going to go to an abandon summer camp with my girlfriend to have sex.  Right after I check out that strange noise in the basement.
 
2013-12-13 12:47:36 PM
Others theorize that Friday being unlucky predated Christianity. The name "Friday" was chosen in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg, also known as Freyja, who was the multitalented goddess of love, beauty, wisdom, war, death, and magic. Teutonic people are thought to have considered the day extremely unlucky, especially for weddings, due in part to the lovely goddess the day was named for. Later, the Christian church attempted to demonize the goddess, so that may or may not be a contributing factor as well.

It's hard to imagine this hypothesis applying outside the English or Scandinavian-speaking world. In Latin languages, for example, Friday is actually named for the Roman goddess Venus.
 
2013-12-13 12:47:51 PM
Subby owes me a beer, i didn't enjoy that at all.
 
2013-12-13 12:48:19 PM

ChipNASA: WalMartian: Meh.  I was born on a Friday the 13th, my daughter was born on a Thursday the 13th.  The number 13 follows me everywhere.

/yes, it's my birfday

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LOL!!! I actually WAS!!
 
2013-12-13 12:48:25 PM
It was lucky for me.  I finally was able to buy a PS4.
 
2013-12-13 12:48:27 PM
I like Walt Kelly's Pogo comic joke about Friday the Thirteenth falling on a Wednesday this month (or whatever day of the week it falls on). That's the way it works. Sometimes Friday the Thirteenth falls on another day of the month or week.
 
2013-12-13 12:53:27 PM

Buttknuckle: Click, see ad blocking article, closed.  F*ck that.


Well as long as you followed the link and saw the ad.  Lord help us if you was to take the next action to make sure you got something out of that visit.
 
2013-12-13 12:53:55 PM
I'm not even going to try to score with Michelle Wie today, because I know luck would be against me. Maybe tomorrow.
 
2013-12-13 12:59:25 PM

capt.hollister: Others theorize that Friday being unlucky predated Christianity. The name "Friday" was chosen in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg, also known as Freyja, who was the multitalented goddess of love, beauty, wisdom, war, death, and magic. Teutonic people are thought to have considered the day extremely unlucky, especially for weddings, due in part to the lovely goddess the day was named for. Later, the Christian church attempted to demonize the goddess, so that may or may not be a contributing factor as well.

It's hard to imagine this hypothesis applying outside the English or Scandinavian-speaking world. In Latin languages, for example, Friday is actually named for the Roman goddess Venus.


Different names for the same deity. Duh.
 
2013-12-13 01:24:00 PM
"The origins aren't perfectly clear, but we do know that Friday ... [has] long been considered unlucky..."
The fark? Friday is the best day of the week, thank you very much.
 
2013-12-13 02:03:34 PM
Sooo over Friday

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2013-12-13 02:28:13 PM
12/13/2013 = 1+2+1+3+2+0+1+3 = 13

We're all gonna die!
 
2013-12-13 02:40:06 PM

pogopogo: 12/13/2013 = 1+2+1+3+2+0+1+3 = 13

We're all gonna die!


Doesn't that further reduce to 4?
 
2013-12-13 03:24:36 PM

JoieD'Zen: capt.hollister: Others theorize that Friday being unlucky predated Christianity. The name "Friday" was chosen in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg, also known as Freyja, who was the multitalented goddess of love, beauty, wisdom, war, death, and magic. Teutonic people are thought to have considered the day extremely unlucky, especially for weddings, due in part to the lovely goddess the day was named for. Later, the Christian church attempted to demonize the goddess, so that may or may not be a contributing factor as well.

It's hard to imagine this hypothesis applying outside the English or Scandinavian-speaking world. In Latin languages, for example, Friday is actually named for the Roman goddess Venus.

Different names for the same deity. Duh.


Aphrodite!

Gotta keep the earth mother down.
 
2013-12-13 03:39:40 PM

brantgoose: I'm not the least tridecaphobic, but neither do I swing the other way and consider it "lucky 13". I don't much care. I haven't found any tendency in the Universe to play favourites. That's the foundation of my atheism:   The Universe does NOT play favourites. Take care of yourself and care for each other and may things work out for you as for the rest of us.

Yes, the weather is always worse on the weekend but that's not the universe being mean. That's the result of smog from cars and industry building up from Monday to Friday. It's natural, not personal.

I have experimented on myself by creating temporary superstitions and then chucking them when convenient. Trust me. The world isn't out to get you or to make your day. It does what it does.

You can make your own good or bad luck to some extent. You don't need a God or any other sentient creature to do it for you.


Bazinga, right Sheldon.......
 
2013-12-13 06:05:46 PM
Okay, I don't usually do Friday the 13th stuff, but

This week I missed 2 days of work for a bad reaction to a tooth extraction and came back to the following (I am the sole IT person, all of this was my "fault" or responsibility to fix)

1.  The phone system was down.   We could make internal calls, but all of our VOIP external lines were down.   By the time I got through to  a human at the phone company who knew anything, they had solved the problem
2.  The fire alarm system was in a trouble state, probably related to #1
3.  The bosses printer wasn't printing as pretty as it should have
4.  The new shipping labels, which I didn't make, couldn't be read by the customer's bar code scanners.
5.  My wife hit a chunk of ice with the car.  When she stopped to check it out, the car wouldn't come out of park (I made her call our insurance company's roadside assistance #, Free tow to garage, $244 to repair the broken wire on the transmission, I have to pick it up on my way home)
6.  Accounts Receivable made a mistake in creating a Credit Memo this morning.  Screwed up their whole daily processing.    I had to muck around in the guts of the ERP system to fix it at the table level.

I wanted to pull all my hair out this morning.
 
2013-12-14 08:53:19 AM

weiserfireman: Okay, I don't usually do Friday the 13th stuff, but ...
I wanted to pull all my hair out this morning.


I'm with you. I found out some great news first thing in the morning, then as I was leaving for work I realized I lost my bus pass (which being halfway through the month means I'm throwing away about $60-70), was late for work, missed an important meeting, the clients I dealt with were all upset over stupid things, something I had shipped out a month ago only got sent out Thursday, and a few other things.

Never had a problem on Friday the 13th either.
 
2013-12-14 02:51:11 PM

JoieD'Zen: capt.hollister: Others theorize that Friday being unlucky predated Christianity. The name "Friday" was chosen in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg, also known as Freyja, who was the multitalented goddess of love, beauty, wisdom, war, death, and magic. Teutonic people are thought to have considered the day extremely unlucky, especially for weddings, due in part to the lovely goddess the day was named for. Later, the Christian church attempted to demonize the goddess, so that may or may not be a contributing factor as well.

It's hard to imagine this hypothesis applying outside the English or Scandinavian-speaking world. In Latin languages, for example, Friday is actually named for the Roman goddess Venus.

Different names for the same deity. Duh.


Similar, but not at all the same.

/Duh.
 
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