On this Day of the Beast, assuming you've dodged the
raining fire and brimstone, etc., you'll want to check out
Dope for all your 666 facts, including a canonical list of
$665.95 = Retail price of the BeastAnd those with a mathematical bent should look at Mike Keith's page full of 666 numerology. Example:
$656.66 = Walmart price of the Beast
The sum of the first 144 (= (6+6)(6+6)) digits of pi is 666.Ooh! Those without a mathematical bent should check out the page too, if only to marvel at what one can accomplish over years of dateless weekends. (Both links via the invaluable GeekPress.)
Totally unrelated to the previous topic, at least I hope so:
You can read Chapter One of Ann Coulter's new book Godless
Hall. It's more incendiary than enlightening, and not likely
to convince the unconvinced, but fun reading. According to Mickey, the book "contains a
multi-chapter attack on Darwin's theory of the evolution of species"
which makes it pretty easy to dismiss. Do you have to be a liberal
to think evolution is an actual science? Hope not.
The Club for Growth is on a Death Tax roll these
days. If you're interested, click over and look around.
And although I said some less than complimentary
things about the Green Mountain State yesterday,
it turns out that they have some pretty smart drivers. GMAC
gave their National Driving
around the country, and Vermont drivers' average was good enough
to place it in the number three spot, behind only Oregon and Washington.
New Hampshire was all the way down in 26th place. Maine was #32. And
(surprising nobody, really) Massachusetts was in 48th place (tied with
New Jersey), and Rhode Island was 51st, after D. C.
I got 90%, and the test was pretty easy. (However, if you're a pedestrian in an unmarked crosswalk when it starts to rain after a dry spell, I'd advise ducking for cover if you see me coming.)