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Will today be a perfect 10? [Happy 10/10/10]
Journal Star ^ | 10/10/10 | SCOTT HILYARD

Posted on 10/09/2010 11:48:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Today's date is October 10, 2010, better known by its check-writing, time-card signing nickname as 10/10/10.

Think about it.

There will never be another day that matches its precise numeric properties unless a future civilization decides to scrap the whole Gregorian calender thing (like that's going to happen) and starts counting days from scratch. So it follows that today will be something special indeed, because special things happen on days marked by numbers that sequence in an interesting pattern. Who can forget, for instance, where they were and what they were doing on 01/01/01.

Wait. What? That's not true?

"It's not 10/10/10 (on Sunday)," said Gene Collins, a Peoria resident knowledgeable in numerology, the study of the meaning of numbers. "You just can't ignore the 2 in 2010. 10/10/10 occurred once and that was on October 10, in the year 10 of the Common Era."

Spoil sport. Besides tell the massive numbers of brides and grooms who selected this day as their wedding day that there's nothing special about 10/10/10.

"I have a funny thing about numbers," said Jamie Leigh Rogers, 28, of Peoria, who marries Israel Agront, 38, also of Peoria, at the Shore Acres clubhouse in Chillicothe on Sunday. "I need them to be in order to feel completely comfortable. We got engaged last November and looked at some numbers"

Agront picked 10/10/10.

"He picked it because it'll be easy to remember," she said. "I like it because it looks cool."

Lisa Wahl, the banquet manager at Kickapoo Creek Winery, said the 10/10/10 date got snatched real early in the calendar year, even though it falls on a Sunday, an atypical day for a wedding ceremony.

"We got a ton of calls for that day that we had to turn away," she said. "It's a numbers game. Brides like the way the number looks on invitations and other reasons."

There was no second date considered for the wedding day of Jared Williams, 23, of Delavan and Ciara Mowder, 22, also of Delavan. The date is tattooed across his chest. The couple live a straight edge punk lifestyle - no alcohol, no drugs, no promiscuous sex all lived out to a crazy loud punk rock soundtrack - and the symbol for the subculture is "XXX." 10/10/10 in Roman numerals.

Just go with it people.

"He picked the date even before we were engaged," she said. "He calls it the most straight edge day in the world."

The couple are getting married at the Riverside Community Church in Peoria.

"He bought me a little ankle bracelet at Cornerstone with an "XXX design that I'll be wearing on my wedding day," she said. "It's going to be an awesome day

An Internet poll asked if people thought 10/10/10 would be a lucky day when something good would happen, an unlucky day when something bad would happen, or an average day on which the calendar date would have absolutely no bearing on whether good or bad stuff happened to anybody anywhere. More than 3,000 people clicked a response.

The results?

10 percent, something bad.

44 percent, no bearing.

And the winner ... 46 percent thought something good would happen because it's 10/10/10.

Stand by for November 11 next year. All indications are it's going to be a really good day to get married.


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To: Berlin_Freeper

I looked at a clock at 12:34 on 5/6/78.


51 posted on 10/10/2010 5:27:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My engineer husband says that today is National Binary Day!


52 posted on 10/10/2010 5:48:37 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: Positive
"Do you know what you get if you combine Florine, Uranium, Carbon and Potassium?"

UM...Some nasty tasting toothpaste that makes your teeth glow in the dark? ;)

53 posted on 10/10/2010 5:57:15 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Berlin_Freeper
After 11/11/1111 it's all been down hill.
54 posted on 10/10/2010 6:15:29 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: null and void

I know what I will be doing tomorrow though!


55 posted on 10/10/2010 6:19:00 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: dr_lew

clever


56 posted on 10/10/2010 6:19:26 AM PDT by esoteric
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To: TruthHound

I don’t quite get #3 —

wouldn’t “four queens + any other card” have more characters?

Maybe you mean “spots” or “pips?”

I think that would be 4 10’s and a 9?


57 posted on 10/10/2010 6:30:40 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: skimbell
Why wait a hundred years. In a year's time we will see 11/11/2011... I am sure the media will make 11 into something.
58 posted on 10/10/2010 8:09:17 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: TruthHound

10A) 10 Downing Street is the official residence of the Prime Minister of the UK


59 posted on 10/10/2010 8:13:37 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: Shimmer1

Opening presents?


60 posted on 10/10/2010 8:15:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 628 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

I hope so. My kids insist the presents I want aren’t cool enough, so they want to take me to dinner. sigh
I really do want a mouse pad though. Maybe with a picture of my grands. ?


61 posted on 10/10/2010 8:39:17 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: Shimmer1

Awwwwwwwww, dinner at Five Guys!

How nice!


62 posted on 10/10/2010 8:43:57 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 628 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t know. A lot depends on if the Bears win . . .


63 posted on 10/10/2010 8:57:34 AM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: null and void

No, Nate’s a vegetarian. Have to be somewhere he can eat too! :D


64 posted on 10/10/2010 9:01:55 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: Yaelle
But I meant 2/2/2022.

Of course. My brain gets mushy in the wee hours.

If you have found the Fountain of Youth that will let us live til 2110, invite me over!

Telomerase Activation

65 posted on 10/10/2010 11:03:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Should have waited until 10:10 to post it...Oh well.


66 posted on 10/10/2010 1:23:23 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Windflier
Telomerase Activation

Yes, very cool indeed.

67 posted on 10/10/2010 3:32:58 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: eCSMaster

Good one.

$ dc
2o 42p
101010


68 posted on 10/10/2010 4:00:31 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

Somehow the sound of “ten ten ten” simply sounds funny.

:-)


69 posted on 10/10/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

70 posted on 10/10/2010 6:24:26 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Korrectomundo...


71 posted on 10/14/2010 1:28:26 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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