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23 - cultural meme or independent weirdness?

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posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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I just obtained Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. While reading about it, I discovered an interesting fact [and another 23]:


Watchmen is the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time magazine's 2005 list of "the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present."



Oh, and another:


On June 23, 2006 it was confirmed by Warner Bros. Studios that Zack Snyder would direct the big screen adaptation of Watchmen.

Source.


Obviously, this was destined all along...

[edit on 20/10/06 by Implosion]




posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 02:54 AM
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What an excellent thread!


23 and 33 have been numbers that have fascinated me for some time. In my investigations into various Forteana, these numbers appear in some uncomfortable situations. They also seem to appear in conjunction in many cases.

If I may add these:

* Karl Wallenda, founder of the "Flying Wallendas" died while attempting to walk between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He fell 123 feet to his death.
The crosswind he experienced was blowing at 23 miles per hour.
His balancing pole was 23 feet long.

* James Earl Ray escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary on April 23 1967 and (supposedly) assassinated Martin Luther King 14 months later.

* In human biochemistry, there are 22 basic amino acids making up each of the myriads of proteins that build living tissues. In other words, each protein is in effect a 23rd substance.

* Edward R. Dewey descibed a 23-year cycle of recurrence of wars over the past 3,400 years of history. (Dewey's follower, the financial analyst Walter Bressert, reported a 33-1/2-month cycle in the prices of grains, meats and other commodities.)

* Sunspots wax and wane in 23 year cycles.

* On March 23, 1909, the fist of the wave of "Phantom Airships" was sighted in Peterborough, England. On December 23 of the same year "an enormous cigar-shaped craft that had lights, wings and a brilliant searchlight", appeared over Providence, Rhode Island.

* Founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805. His first contact with the Angel "Moroni" took place on the Autumn equinox, September 21, 1823.

* Serial Killer, John Wayne Gacy recited the 23rd Psalm aloud as he despatched his victims (33 in total).

* There are 231 Kabbalistic Gates.

* In the legend of Solomon's Temple, 231 is said to be the volume of the famous "stone rejected by the builder" of Masonry. (The Masonic Encyclopedia informs us that the Temple "retained it's original splendour for only thirty-three years.)

* In the lore of "Ley Lines" it is commonly believed that these veins of energy intersect at 23 degree angles. This can be seen in the alignments of the old churches of Dorset.

*Bengali Tantrists believe that men experience a 23 day sexual cycle as opposed to the 28 day cycle of women.

I hope there are at least a couple here that are of interest.



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 07:02 AM
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There used to be a railroad over here by the name of Consolidated Rail(Conrail for short) that last exactly 23 years and 2 months. Conrail was made up of lines consisting of the there used to be a railroad over here by the name of the Central of New Jersey, the Reading, Lehigh Valley, Erie Lackawanna, the Penn Central and the Lehigh & Hudson. Conrail operations ceased on June 1, 1999 when the road was split up between CSX and Norfolk Southern Railways.



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 07:07 AM
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From ATSNN:


A Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks on a bridge in New Brighton at about 10:40 p.m. Friday, sending 23 cars over a bridge, according to the Beaver County Emergency Management Agency.

Source.



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 09:13 AM
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I don't know what you guys think about this, but I think it's weird. You guys think something weird is going on here?



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 09:22 AM
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Today is October 23!!!!!!!!!!!

The number 11, 23, & 33 keep popping up everywhere I go as well.

Maybe we are in the last day of the 23 hour. 1 day to God is a thousand to man.
The kid on the CIBC automated bank teller is wearing a Red & White Jersey with 33 on it. Didn't Jesus die when he was 33? 33 degree of freemasonary is honourary?



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 12:35 PM
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This is my 1223rd post.




posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 04:36 AM
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taken from www'wikipedia.com

A large system becomes profitable: 1976-1997

Operations began April 1, 1976. The theory was that if the service was improved through increased capital investment, the economic basis of the railroad would be improved. Although Conrail's government-funded rebuilding of the heavily run-down railroad infrastructure and rolling stock it inherited from its six bankrupt predecessors succeeded by the end of the 1970s in improving the physical condition of tracks, locomotives, and freight cars, the fundamental economic regulatory issues remained, and Conrail continued to post losses of as much as $1 million a day. Conrail management, recognizing the need for more regulatory freedoms to address the economic issues, were among the parties lobbying for what became the Staggers Act of 1980, which significantly loosened the Interstate Commerce Commission's rigid economic control of the rail industry.


Exactly 23 years 2 months to the day that CONRAIL ceased all operations.



posted on Oct, 29 2006 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by gimmefootball400
A large system becomes profitable: 1976-1997


1976 1+9+7+6= 23



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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I kid you not when I state this!!! I just entered my birthdate on the caulator on here and you won't believe what came up. My birthdate is 7+4+8+4, so I added it up and it came out as 23!!!



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 12:44 AM
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Ask A.L.I.C.E. what her favorite number is.



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by gimmefootball400
I just entered my birthdate on the caulator on here and you won't believe what came up. My birthdate is 7+4+8+4, so I added it up and it came out as 23!!!


Ok, now I'm freaked. I post right after that one and what do you know.

My birthdate? 8/6/63



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 03:30 AM
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My point exactly!!! I thought of just about anything I could think of and I forgot about my birthdate.



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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Just listening to The Prodigy, as I've just posted on the 123rd page of this thread, and remembered:


The Prodigy's fourth studio album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned was released on 23 August 2004

The Prodigy


[edit on 1/11/06 by Implosion]



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 09:55 PM
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If im not mistaken the Hebrew symbols VV represents the fallen ones (W) 23alphabet.

Heres something for ya to gnaw on:


Some say there will be an event tomorrow/11-2-06
www.putfile.com...
All the numbers add up for next Thursday(11-9-06) instead of tomorrow, 11-2-06

Elections 11-7-06
(2) days later
*Possible Event* 11-9-06 (reversed 9-11) or mirrored image
Heres the kicker....
(2) days later after 11-9-06 is (11-11)-06

11/7 to 11/11 is 4 days

7+>>>>>>>>>4days=?

11:11 is a hard core gate activation number and when you add the ones on both sides ya get 2 sets of 2 representing 2 days after elections, 2 days after the event.

11 is a power number used by the Illuminati occultists
WTC towers looked like a big 11.
Dollar Bill has the number 1 on the 4 corners =1111
(911) 9+1+1=11




Originally posted by eaglewingz
Ask A.L.I.C.E. what her favorite number is.


Human: whats your favorite number?
ALICE: My favorirte number is 23.


Dont forget 1013 Productions "X Files"
10+13=23

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posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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I just looked down at my PC clock

10:13 pm
10+13=23

i106.photobucket.com...





posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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I do not have time to read all the pages. Please forgive me if this has been suggested.

Apophenia?



Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness".

source

My encounter was with the number 7 including 17, 27 etc.. I think Apophenia is probably the correct answer in my case.



posted on Nov, 10 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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Two U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed in Iraq, the U.S. military said Friday, bringing the number of Americans who have died in the country so far this month to 23.

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posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 09:27 PM
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1 billion dollars to buy 23 more F-22s.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT - news) has won a contract worth $1 billion to build 23 more F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft

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[edit on 22/11/06 by Implosion]


Dae

posted on Nov, 23 2006 @ 06:45 AM
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And its my birthday!

Its a shame it looks like Ill be splitting up with my boyfriend tho


Ooo, just thought, Ive turned 34 (bleh) which is 11 away from 23 and its the 11th month!



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