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IT & Friday 13th - Are you superstitous??

By Black Panther ·
Has it been good for you in IT on this day??

The Most Widespread Superstition

Paraskevidekatriaphobics ? people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th ?

The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have foreboding reputations said to date from ancient times. Their inevitable conjunction from one to three times a year portends more misfortune than some credulous minds can bear. Folklorists say it's probably the most widespread superstition in the United States: some people won't go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't eat in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date.

How many Americans at the turn of the millennium still suffer from this condition? According to Dr. Donald Dossey, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of phobias and coiner of the term "paraskevidekatriaphobia," the figure may be as high as 21 million. If he's right, eight percent of Americans are still in the grips of a very old superstition.

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A lucky day for our family

by Oz_Media In reply to IT & Friday 13th - Are yo ...

Supposedly anyway.

My sister was born on Friday May 13th. We party on that day, and nobody is weary of it.

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..In that case

by Black Panther In reply to A lucky day for our famil ...

Many Happy Returns to her! :)

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That' s okay

by Oz_Media In reply to ..In that case

Either way Friday 13h wouldn't bother me in the least.

I couldn't care less about walking under ladders (good thing since I've managed student painting crews), The number 666 just reminds me of good music, unbrellas indoors? I ALWYS open them in teh stor ebefore buying them so THAT bad luck begins immediately, and if you're really supersticious, how are you supposed to enjoy breaking a mirror?

I bet 13's at the race track, I kept three receipts of purchases where the total with tax has been either $6.66 or $666.00, just thought it ws kinda rare. (noting in Canada, you usually only GUESS what the total with tax is, some stuff is subject to two taxes other stuff just one). So you just know that whatever the sticker says, will be more at the cash register. You get good at estimating but every store's till rounds up differently, though they aren't supposed to.

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The Research

by Black Panther In reply to That' s okay

The Research said %8 of Americans -- so far i havn't looked or don't know of how many Canadians it might refer too!

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Better check how many metalmaniacs are in that list too

by Oz_Media In reply to The Research

Something tells me that not too many metal fans would fear 13, 666 or other superstitions.

Not because they are devil worshipers or something but because they are used to these terms being used in music, without such a negative intent.

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by Black Panther In reply to Better check how many met ...

Used to the subliminal messages in the heavy metal music ie when played in reversed in some songs you can hear words like

"It's fun to smoke drugs"

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by Oz_Media In reply to and...

Subliminal messages.

A good one for people to dwell on that's for sure. But not exactly a reality.

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Metal rang?

by TomSal In reply to Better check how many met ...

Oh Megadeth says it "I Ain't Superstitous".

I think its fascinating though, for real, how there are so many superstitions in this world. I think its all a crock mind you.

When bad things go wrong on a given day or close together in a close time frame -- its becuase sometimes life just sucks, it has nothing to do with you breaking a mirror, having a black cat cross your path, walking under a ladder, etc.

(hmmm..actually I guess if you impale yourself on shards of jagged glass that could be due to breaking the mirror, or you get paint dropped on your head could be from walking under the ladder, and then if you tripped on the cat that made you fall into the street and get hit by a bus....hmmm....ok, nevermind..)

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Wine is fine

by jdclyde In reply to Better check how many met ...

but whiskeys quicker...

Metal malitia reporting for duty.

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Together now oz

by TomSal In reply to That' s okay

The Number Of The Beast
Steve Harris
I left alone, my mind was blank,
I needed time to think, to get the memories from my mind
What did I see? Can I believe
That what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy

Just what I saw in my old dreams,
Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
'Cause in my dreams it's always there,
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

Night was black,
Was no use holding back,
'Cause I just had to see
Was someone watching me
In the mist, Dark figures move and twist,
Was this all for real
Or some kind of ****

666, the number of the beast
**** and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed
And sacred chants were praised,
As they start to cry
Hands held to the sky
In the night,
The fires burning bright,
The ritual has begun,
Satan's work is done

666, the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight


This can't go on,
I must inform the law,
Can this still be real
Or some crazy dream?
But I feel drawn toward the evil chanting hordes,
Seem to mesmerize me, can't avoid their eyes

666, the number of the beast
666, the one for you and me

I'm coming back, I will return,
And I'll possess your body and I'll make you burn
I have the fire, I have the force,
I have the power to make my evil take its course
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ps. So how many people you think will think we worship Satan now that they see a sliver of the music we like? LOL

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