Nemesis_474 March 2012 at 5:25pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
"42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. It's a good number. Let's not fault the number. "
The Mystery of No. 47
Joe Menosky graduated from Pomona College in 1979 and went on to become one of the story writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Menosky "infected" other Star Trek writers with an enthusiasm for the number 47.
As a result, 47, its reverse 74, its multiples, or combinations of 47 occur surreptitiously in almost every episode of the program and its spin-offs Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.Forty-seven might be mentioned in dialogue or appear on a computer screen, for example:
* In Star Trek: Generations, Scotty manages to beam up only 47 El-Aurians before their ship is destroyed by the energy ribbon.
* In the TNG episode "Darmok," the computer of the Enterprise reports to have found 47 occurrences of the word "Darmok" in its database.
* In the DS9 episode "Whispers," the planet Parada 4 has seven moons.
* In the Voyager episode "Tattoo," we learn that the Emergency Medical Holographic Channel is 47.
* In the Voyager episode "Non Sequitur," Harry Kim lives in apartment 4-G, G being the seventh letter of the alphabet. The intentionality of this reference to 47 was confirmed by Brannon Braga, the writer of that episode.
* In the 2009 film Star Trek, the Enterprise was built in Sector 47 of the Riverside Shipyards, and 47 Klingon ships are said to have been destroyed by Nero's ship, the Narada.
J. J. Abrams, who produced and directed the Star Trek film, carried a few references to the Star Trek franchise into contemporary episodes of his TV series, Fringe, one of those references being the number 47.
In the Season 1 episode "Bad Dreams", aired shortly before the release of Star Trek in theaters, Nick Lane's bulletin board features a large centrally-located sheet of paper with only the number 47 in huge typeface.
It recurs again in the series, for example 47 minutes being the maximum amount of time for a time chamber in the show to last, and there being exactly 47 shapeshifters.
The tale of the Forty-seven Ronin is an historical Japanese story, based upon actual events that took place in year 1701 of the Western calendar. It is mentioned in John Frankenheimer's movie Ronin.
In the 2001 TV series Alias, the number 47 bears a specific significance concerning the Milo Rambaldi mythology. Among other things, page 47 of the Rambaldi manuscript contains the prophecy regarding the Chosen one and the Passenger.
The number also often appears in different places through the series, for example in keycodes, safe-deposit boxes, hotel rooms or the number of victims in different attacks or accidents.
It also appears as the same way in the 2008 TV series Fringe, which has the same creator as Alias.
The number 47 also appears in music. 47 is the number of miles of barbed wire walked by the singer of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love".
In 1998, Japanese electronic musician Takako Minekawa released the album Cloudy Cloud Calculator, which featured a song about the number 47 entitled "Kangaroo Pocket Calculator".
The song repeats, "47 is a magical number. 47 plus 2 equals 49. 47 times 2 equals 94. 49 and 94. 94 and 49.
Relationship between 47 and 2… is magic" and eventually concludes, "Isn't it a coincidence?" Leslie Sarony published his song "Forty-Seven Ginger-Headed Sailors" in 1928.
Forty-seven is the usual number strings of a pedal harp. 47 is a song by Sunny Day Real Estate. Object 47 (named as the 47th release in the discography) is the name of an album release from Wire.
In video games, the main character of the Hitman series is known only by the name Agent 47. In Half-Life 2: Episode One, the protagonist, Gordon Freeman, begins the game with 47 points of health.
In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the President asks Ben Gates to let him know what is on "page 47" of "the presidents book of secrets", which contains the national secrets of the U.S. presidents.
47 appears on the top of the police van in the Nicolas Cage film, Snake Eyes.
'47' is the fourth track on New Found Glory's 2009 album, Not Without a Fight. The song features the chorus: "I called you 46 times, and you answered on the 47th."
In J.J. Abrams' SUPER 8, one of the characters, "Charles" is trying to create and enter a film. Part of the film takes place in "warehouse 47"
47 is the total numbers of balloons that a player can collect in Rareware's Nintendo 64 game Diddy Kong Racing.
Pat Parker4 March 2012 at 8:03pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Hhhm, my birthday is 4/2 -- always knew I liked those numbers for a reason -- yes, I do think I have the answer to life, the universe and everything -- all because I have the number 42 in my life. Now I know, never have another doubt in my mind again
For some reason I've always had an affinity for 16 & 17
Nemesis_474 March 2012 at 8:43pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
For me no. 9 is important, good and bad things have happened on the 9th of the month - I saw Bowie and Gabriel on the 9th of August - on the 9th of Feb. I came close to bleeding to death in Windsor in '77 and a few other interesting life events on the 9th
John Lennon had a thing with the number 9 and wrote Dream No. 9
Big Time ideas5 March 2012 at 5:53pmPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
It's supposed to get to 65 here today, but a storm is moving in tonight and it's supposed to be in the 30's tomorrow, but then it's going to warm up to the 60's again by next weekend.
Well, I guess that'll keep us from getting bored with the weather.
Big Time ideas8 March 2012 at 4:23amPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
I watched the big round moon rise over the mountains tonight. It was amazing.
The moon is gorgeous here too, it has an iridescent ring around it.
Nemesis_478 March 2012 at 10:36amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Moon halos are caused by tiny ice crystals that have gathered twenty thousand feet above the ground, as thin, wispy clouds.
These clouds are so thin, you might not notice them at night, if it weren’t for their effect on the moonlight. Incoming light rays from the moon are bent, or diffracted, by these ice crystals at an angle of 22 degrees.
This means that in addition to the direct moonlight, you will also see diffracted moonlight in a circle 22 degrees away from the moon. This is about the distance of your fist, held at arm’s length.
Like a rainbow, this halo can even be slightly colored; red on the inside, and blue on the outside.
Yes, it can mean that rain or snow is coming soon. Those high, wispy clouds could be the forerunners of storm clouds right behind them
Zenrider9 March 2012 at 4:06amPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
Just hoping Meme can wade through all this and post an update on Ste's visit for me. Since I am Facebook challenged.
As for the weather, really don't worry about it much, as it tends to do what it wants regardless of what I want. Doesn't mean I'm not happier when it works out the way I want it to, just means I can adapt for when it doesn't.
Memé9 March 2012 at 1:00pmPosts: 2378 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello , I'll have a grail coffee , please.
Dear Zen, there is not much to tell , yet, as Ste had to postpone his trip till the 25 due to some stuff he has to do in France. . I do wish you could have a FB account,
Music: One of my fvourites of Gabriel, and very fitting to this moment.
Zenrider10 March 2012 at 3:31pmPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
Coffee for Meme. Glad Ste has stuff to do. Sorry it has postponed his trip to Argentina.
Zenrider11 March 2012 at 1:55amPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
In thinking of my post. I hope the stuff Ste has to do is good stuff.
Big Time ideas16 March 2012 at 2:59amPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
I've been busy working out in the morning. Haven't had much extra time. I'm gettin' ripped. (hehehe)
Then in the evening the schools keep having functions. Concerts, etc. My son and daughters' school had a talk by author Ben Michealson (sp?). Interesting fellow. And they served cheesecake. Awsome.
What's everyone doing for St. Pattie's day?
Duddy16 March 2012 at 5:12pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
*Rubs eyes* hello Big TI - is that the time?
Spring cleaning this weekend, good to have a clear out.
On the rocky: Dust My Broom - Elmore James, good hoovering music!
Best wishes to all the Lunatics.
Zenrider17 March 2012 at 2:00amPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
Yeah, thinking of spring cleaning, thinking of everything I should do this weekend...thinking I should just play with the boys. The furry ones that is.
The boys being silly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JlgxJN5MoI
To be honest I really didn't 'train' them to do this, it was more the mood they were in. As is obvious when they didn't want to, um, whoa.
Big Time ideas21 March 2012 at 8:03amPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
First day of spring- snowed all morning. Didn't stick, though. Only got to 45.
But that's ok, 'cuz tomorrow it's supposed to get to 62, and the next day 65.
Just plain crazy.