Thursday, September 10, 2009

The plane! The plane!

I remember 5/6/78, and 6/7/89, and 8/8/08, and 7/7/07, and even the biggie of them all for lucky numerologists - 7/7/77. But 9/09/09 kinda snuck up on us. At least, it did me; maybe you were more alert.

I did see this little clip about 9/9/09:
it represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

I will not see 1/1/2101 from a place where I can run down and buy a newspaper, so if this is the last "Cool" date of our lifetimes together, let it be remembered always that today was the day that a Bolivian hijacked a plane because, according to Brian Williams, he said the date 9/9/9 was like 666 upside down.

And we all know what THAT means.

Another report I heard was that when the man was hauled off the plane by Mexican cops, they said to him, "I can't Bolivia did that." But that's unconfirmed.

From the wires:

The hijacking of an AeroMexico passenger jet bound for Mexico City from Cancun ended peacefully Wednesday with all the passengers and crew members safely released from the plane.

At a news conference, Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said a Bolivian named Jose Mar Flores, 44, hijacked the aircraft using a fake bomb. The hijacker ordered the pilot to circle Mexico City seven times, and said he wanted to warn President Felipe Calderon of an impending earthquake.

Luna called Flores a religious fanatic who commandeered the Boeing 737 after claiming to have received a divine revelation.

How wonderful our world, that a man with a name that translates to Joseph Sea Flowers can have a revelation that requires him to hijack a plane to get word to the president of Mexico that he feels an earthquake coming on.

You can bet they'll still be talking about this one on 10/10/10!

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