Seven Ate Nine

Well we’ve made it half way through this ill-fated day. Take that Nostradamus. But then again we are only half way through… I don’t think the destruction of the world is really supposed to happen until 9pm this evening. Of course I don’t really buy into this “end of the world” bs, and even if I did- I’m not gonna worry about it until 12-21-2012- but it is interesting to read theories of people who are undeniably crazier than I am.

I decided to do a little research to try to figure out what the mysticism behind the number nine is anyway.

First, there is the kind of obvious- 999’s relationship to the devil’s number 666. But I would think that a number  opposite of the devil’s number would be a good, happy number.

The number nine is the number of rings there are in hell in Dante’s Inferno. I think this is a little stretch. If we were going to theorize about every number referenced in literature, we would be fearing our demise daily.

Then there is also the  Beatle’s Revolution Number 9 song from the White Album. If you don’t know it by name, this is the really weird “song” where John Lennon pretty much just says “Number nine, number nine, number nine” over and over again. Some people thought this song was a message that Paul really was dead, because when played backwards- it supposedly sounds like “Turn me on, dead man.” I’ve never heard the song played backwards, but when i try to say it backwards it just sounds like “enin rebmun.”

Of course the number 9 also has several insignificants (i just used that as a word), that really only pertain to me.

For instance:

I have so far – eaten Nine sour Starbursts today, but that number could easily change in the next few minutes.

My best friend’s high school soccer number… she made me include that.

Last year I had to call AAA 9 times for roadside assistance. True story.

One of my other friends sneezes 9 times every time he drinks. Gross story. But then again I sneeze 4 times every time I eat or drink (which is completely irrelevant) and I have no idea why.

There are 9 fat grams in one slice of Pizza Hut’s thin and crispy pizza . Which is way less than the number of fat grams in the one slice of Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust pizza that I had last night around midnight.

And Nine and 9 are two of the movies that are going to be released this fall that I am looking forward to.

9, is the animated feature directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world, after humans cease to exist and machine monsters are in control. They have done some pretty crafty marketing– and although I’m usually not a big fan of animated movies- I love anything that Burton may have touched creatively, and this actually looks pretty damn good. This movie actually premieres today, so get on this and let me know how it is.

Not to be confused with Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) new musical, Nine– which is set to be released November 25, 2009. This movie follows film  director Guido Contini (Daniel Day Lewis) as he struggles through a mid-life crisis. Looking at Marshall’s Oscar track record, and considering that this movie stars Daniel Day Lewis; Marion Cotillard; Nicole Kidman; Penelope Cruz; Kate Hudson; Judi Dench and Sophia Loren- it’s safe to bet we can expect to see this film up for several awards this next year.

Ok, it’s been an hour since I started this post and I’m still here, the world spins on. And I’ve now eaten 11 sour Starbursts. Awesome.


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