National Slayer Day!

I thought with the imminent arrival of 666 this past week that I’d take a look into chaos theory. “What the hell does that have to do with June 6 th, 2006?” you ask…

Well, the other day I was at work and heard some co-workers of mine talking about how some women are inducing labor as a way to escape the much-feared birthday of 6/6/06. Okay, I realize that this whole 666 number is recognized as being associated with the devil, but let’s think about this…

It was, in fact, 06/06/2006, not June 6th, 6 A.D. Back then they weren’t even counting in years, or so I hear. If that’s the case, does anyone know when someone sat up and said, “Hey, I make this the year 200” or whatever? What day did time begin? Did the notion of counting time begin at 12:00am, or was it some arbitrary time that we’ll never know?

Anyhow, I digress…

As I thought about people inducing labor, I wondered, could such events have profound effects on these children if they were meant to be born on June 6 th, 2006? This is assuming that we’re looking at this issue through an existentialist lens (assuming everything is interconnected). Is there really a way to look at chaos theory without existentialism though?

Will the children born the day before or after this day using labor that was somehow aided create great changes in years to come? All this to avoid having your day of birth on the same holiday as National Slayer Day. In China, 666 is considered lucky, so many labors were in fact induced on what Westerners believe to be the most unlucky day in history.

Did anything really bad happen? I can tell you one thing, the date of 06/06/06 will never be remembered the same way that 9/11 is.

8 Responses to “National Slayer Day!”


  1. 1 Anonymous June 10, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    In random facts…

    Dates that have also recently passed…. 1:23 04/05/06

    Edmonton kisses

    AJ

  2. 2 LMizzle June 10, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    Oh whaaaaaaat?!

  3. 3 Xrayeagle June 11, 2006 at 6:21 am

    Oh those crazy kids.

    The always counted years, just by a different calandar. Our Calandar is a Christian based one (The BC) so it would have popped up around the time the Roman’s started to convert.

    But there have been a lot of changes still, like added months (september, for example signfies “7” because is used to be the seventh month but now is the ninth) and extra days, as well as the leap year.

    I am guessing that our modern Calandar is probably about 1500 years old.

    But even in 6 AD they had a term for that year, it just wasn’t AD.

  4. 4 Anonymous June 11, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    I totally agree with your lauren on the randomness of the calander. Isn’t the Earth billions of years old? This is more like the year 5 billion, 294 million, 436 thousand, five hundred and eleven. Yeah for year 5 billion, 294 million, 436 thousand, five hundred and eleven!

    Something fucked up though; the Hindu lunar calander and the Aztec calander both have the world ending in 2013 in the Christian calander. Those dates came up seperately in seperate times in history by seperate cultures in seperate parts of the world….creepy.

    Edmonton kisses,

    ps don’t pay your credit card in 2013.

    Adj

  5. 5 LMizzle June 11, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    There had to be some years though where time wasn’t counted. Say we’re talking in terms of evolution. When did the monkey’s start timing things? When did someone decide there were 24 hours in a day. Who decided to call them hours in the first place?
    If we’re speaking in terms of the bible, then time still existed before Adam and Eve. Someone or something had to have been counting time before then. BC and AD don’t even stand for the made-up Before Christ and After Death because that would completely throw off the calendar.
    Did you know that if we actually counted the months equally, there would be THIRTEEN months with no need for different amounts of days in different months! As we all know, society has long hated using the number thirteen, and so here we are with leap years and different months having different amounts of days.

    2013, you say? Well, I guess I know what I’m doing December 2012….BUYIN’ SHIT!

  6. 6 Xrayeagle June 12, 2006 at 12:10 am

    Monkeys didn’t time things because they can’t count. We can count back before that because of carbon dating.

    I think the Greeks were even on a 24 hour day, its just equal divisions of sunlight. You could use 4 parts as well. “Hour”, you can check the etyiology and see who named it with what meaning.

    BC and AD don’t throw of the calandar because they just identify one point, Christ, as a switch. You could do the same thing with BCE and use the year AD as a post. Of you could just count over now. That time is abritary but its connected to a particular event so we can all measure the same distance from an event we all agree happened. Ie- what year is it? It is two thousand and six years since Jesus.

    With Adam and Eve, bibically thats about 4000BC. But that doesn’t effect the scientific measure of time that can still use 1 AD as a common guidepost.

    Time may or may not have existed back then, it dependent on perception. But I don’t think people ever existed timelessly.

  7. 7 LMizzle June 12, 2006 at 12:17 am

    I agree that monkeys can’t time things, I’m just saying that if we’re talking in terms of evolution, at some point, someone figured out that we need to keep track of time (or whatever they thought time was at that point).

    I agree also that people have never existed timelessly. I just wonder what prompted people to begin to time things. Was it a general desire for order? Bringing an end to chaos? Did our own personal “clocks” tell us when to sleep and when to wake? Have we always been awake for the day and asleep at night (except for those who work at night)?

    I don’t think we need to count time to exist, I just find it interesting that so many people were so worried about this arbitrary day, when really 6/6/6 passed long ago without notice. It’s like people who dislike Friday the 13th. It’s just another day! Why not 16? Why not 24?

  8. 8 Ultra Toast Mosha God June 14, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    6/6/6 was lucky for me.

    That was the day I made my first arrangement to meet another blogger.


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