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11.11.11 mania

Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

Well, as many of you have calendar event after calendar event scheduled to remind you of today (or, more likely, of midnight last night) today is 11.11.11

That means a TON of new products are about to be released. Doing a quick search I found that there is also a new Stone Ale being released by a bear company, and quite a few other things.

What are people most excited about? Skyrim? That's what my guess is...

A few of the things coming out today:
Skyrim
Stone Ale
Immortals
Droid Razr
Other Spiritual Movies

Again, that just lists a few, so feel free to add to this list.

Why do you think there is such a mania about 11.11.11? Why do you think every company under the sun has latched onto it? Do you think 12.12.12 will be bigger?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

It is Veterans Day.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:00 AM

Like several other examples in numerology (23, law of 5's, the Golden Ratio, lucky 7) people put significance on the numbers 11:11 and 1,111. Some people believe there are 1,111 spirit guardians known as "midwayers". People also believe that seeing the time 11:11 is a sign from the spirit world. A lot of people I know will look at a clock and see 11:11 and say "it's 11:11, make a wish".

My mom has a friend that is very into all spirit stuff, I think its a bit weird but people can believe whatever they want.

I'm excited for the movie Immortals and also that Assassin's Creed Revelations is coming out in 4 days!

It seems like the 11-11-11 companies that planned releases of products around this date are just playing off many of those beliefs that the number has a special significance.

Edit: you can also do a bunch of numerical tricks with the number eleven.
ex) 11 x 11 = 121, 111 x 111 = 12321, 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

I think it's a day like any other. I think people are profoundly stupid and attach special significance to insignificant things. I also think it's only "mania" because the media told us it would be. It's like Black Friday. If the media hadn't publicly declared that it was the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, several people who have since been crushed to death by morons fighting to get into WalMart at 4am would still be alive. And once the media threw it out there, every store on the fucking planet followed suit. If Donnie Dumbass on the 10 o'clock news says it is so, by god the public believes it is fucking so.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:18 AM

blackjack players consider 11 a lucky number (and will often double down in hopes of getting 21), so its also has a "lucky" significance to gamblers.

View PostBenignDesign, on 11 November 2011 - 09:12 AM, said:

I think it's a day like any other. I think people are profoundly stupid and attach special significance to insignificant things.


Agreed!

View PostBenignDesign, on 11 November 2011 - 09:12 AM, said:

It's like Black Friday...


Agreed as well! I like how "Black Friday" sales started already this year! It just shows we will follow whatever the media tells us to do.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

People who put significance on a day with a day that just happens to form an interesting combination of numbers is probably a fan of The Number 23.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:30 AM

I'm a fan of the number 42.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:39 AM

i remember the Dreamcast came out on 9/9/99. I love that system.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:05 AM

at 11:11 11/11/11 I was on a bus. I take opportunities like this (dates/times w/ a clear pattern) to try and figure out when the next one will be.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:08 AM

To join the festivities Pops is getting married today. Both sisters have swore to be civil in the occasion, but I think at the reception shit will get catty. Go me!
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

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I was reading MSN this morning. The article said "THE DATE THAT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A CENTURY!" No shit!? Mind == blown.

Newsflash, folks! EVERY date only happens once in a century. That's why it's a fucking century. It takes 100 years for the next one to happen. Holy fucking fuck!
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:38 AM

View PostBetaWar, on 11 November 2011 - 08:27 AM, said:

Doing a quick search I found that there is also a new Stone Ale being released by a bear company, and quite a few other things.

I'm really excited to find out more about this bear company ...
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:44 AM

Well, it is the last time this century we'll have a completely binary date...

On this Armistice Day, I went to my favorite sushi place. I don't like being fixated on the past, because then you never get over it. Thank a veteran, hug a new American, and hope we still live in a country where freedom is valued. Sometimes I have my doubts, but there is hope.

As to OMG numbers, 11.11.11... Big fucking deal. What spiritual movies, btw? I just saw over hyped drek.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:05 PM

On the last 11/11/11 apparently temperatures fell by 60F in a couple of hours in some parts of the US, but coincidences happen.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:14 PM

I don't care, its just a number. What I do care about is veterans day and those who sacrificed a lot to keep us safe. That right there is what people should be caring about, not a stupid number.
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