hexakosi...oh, forget it

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 12 19:34:25 UTC 2008

Oh, Lord, are we going there?

   - 333, the number of Eric the Half-a-Beast
   - 665, the number of the wanna-beast

m a m

On Jan 11, 2008 11:08 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> >In 2003, U.S Route 666, from Gallup NM to Monticello
> >UT, was recommissioned as U.S. Route 491.  It had been
> >nicknamed the Devils Highway, and association with the
> >Number of the Beast was cited as the main reason
> >locals pushed for the change (although I think the
> >feds found a justification for the change that was not
> >associated with religion).
> Its use in the movie _Natural Born Killers_ would also have had some
> effect, I imagine. But I expect their tourism has gone down a little
> bit... Though for all I know, perhaps they don't miss the kind of
> tourists they're no longer getting.
> Then there's 668... Neighbor of the Beast.
> James Harbeck.
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