Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday 13th part IV

by +Brad Naylor

The more of these we do, the harder it is to come up with something original...

Happy Friday 13th
Happy Friday Thirteenth
So far in our F-13 series we have touched on Friggatriskaidekaphobia, stealing other people's work and the origins of Friday 13th and it's superstitions. And now I am supposed to trump all that?

There really isn't much more about Friday 13th outside of what has already been covered. Just as there are only so many ways that a dead guy in a hockey mask can kill dumb teens at a deserted kids camp. So here is exactly the same post as last Friday 13th but with a different font.
The history of Friday 13th being an unlucky day exists mainly in Western culture. In other parts of the world, the number 13 has no relevance except that it smoothly links 12 to 14.
There are many reasons that people consider 13 to be unlucky. There were 13 people at the last supper, 13 is a difficult number to divide evenly (mainly because it is a prime number) and the end of the Mayan calendar's 13th Baktun was superstitiously feared as a harbinger of the apocalyptic 2012 phenomenon.
All these are great reasons to be nervous, but the primary reason for the unlucky reputation of Friday 13th dates back to the days of the Knight's Templar when on Friday 13 October 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered them all to be arrested.
I wonder how long it will take before people realize that we are just rehashing the same old story every time. Tina did have a bright idea last F-13 about balancing the bad vibes attached to Friday 13th by celebrating the luckiest day which happens every Sunday 7th. Join us on Sunday 7th September 2014 to launch the first ever occurrence of Sunday 7th.

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