Tuesday, June 28, 2005

From My Old Website

more than 43 facts
the underlined words are links (or book titles)
some of these may be repeats to prior postings.

43 is a prime number.
idaho was the 43rd state in the union. their state fish is the cutthroat, and their state song is entitled "here we have idaho". the record lowest temperature in idaho was -60 degrees, recorded on january 18, 1943.
it takes 43 muscles to frown, and 17 to smile.
it took 43 seconds for the bomb to drop from enola gay onto hiroshima.
the u.s. tested a total of 66 atomic bombs in the pacific near hawaii. 43 of which were tested in enewetak. it is rumored that these tests used humans as guinea pigs for nuclear fallout.
los alamos was a 43 square foot compound.
it takes 43 minutes for sunlight to get to jupiter.
the closet start to the sun is the centuri system which is 4.3 billion light years away.
43 light street publishing company deals mainly in romance series.
licor 43 tastes like oranges or vanilla (i can't decide).
die-cast cars commonly come in a 1/43 scale.
43 cars run in the Daytona 500.

time magazine says its true...
average americans eat 43 pounds of sugar a year.
43% of students binge drink.
43% homes with children in which guns are not locked up or fitted with trigger locks.
marriages have a 43% chance of ending in divorce.

people born in '43
bobby fischer
jim morrison
john denver
mercer mayer
steve miller
colin martindale

some people born on april 3 (4-3)
washington irving (1783)
doris day (1924)
marlon brando (1924)
jane goodall (1934)
alec baldwin (1958)
eddie murphy (1961)
sebastian philip clerk bach (1968)
died: jesse james (1882)

things that happened in 1943
"colossus" was created by turing.
sartre wrote "on being and nothingness."
albert hofman realized the hallucinogenic capacity of lysergic acid dithalimide (lsd).
oklahoma! opened.
the only disabled u.s. president (fdr) was in office.
mussolini resigned on july 25, 1943.
the beginning of the manhattan project.
the current flag of lebanon was adopted.

books
there are 43 parables in the bible. also interesting to note that 4 + 3 = 7 which is the number of the apocalypse (7 candlesticks, seals, trumpets, bowls, etc.), and the first projected date of the apocalypse was 1643.
in songs to the portuguese, by elizabeth barrett browning, the poem that starts "how do i love thee, let me count the ways" is numbered 43 (xliii).
william gibson's neuromancer: "the door of forty-three was like all the others."
milan kundera's slowness says something, but i forgot the exact quote.

songs/music
"the penis song" by monty python is 43 seconds long. see also the camelot sign during the sir robin song.
"straightedge" by minor threat is 43 seconds long.
the blatz/filth "shit split" is labeled lookout records #43 (lk43).
"three songs" that were later added to fugazi's album "repeater" was once dischord #43.
hank williams jr.'s song "a country boy can survive" contains the line: "for 43 dollars my friend lost his life."
i don't recommend dj43.

movies (rent these)
monty python and the holy grail: "in order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat his wings 43 times every second, right?" breakfast at tiffany's: "...but he personally is broke. it turns out he owes $700,000. can you imagineanyone owing $700,000? $43, yes..."
whatever happened to baby jane? (license plate)
fellini's 8 1/2 (its guido's age. he says it over and over.)
freddy got fingered (his shirt)
the crow (the scene where eric falls out the window and onto a cop car)
american beauty (he won't live until what age?)
psycho (first scene, the time is TWO FORTY THREE)

also
the video by radiohead for "fake plastic trees" (the reference is a bit obscure, i admit)

Sunday, June 26, 2005


remember when gas was 92 cents for the good stuff? Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

Friendster

So Stephanie just asked me to join Friendster.com, which I did, but really didn't know what I was doing. Put in my interests, and then searched for other people with the number 43 listed in their interests. There were other people out there!! I sent messages to about 5 people, and they might thing I strange, but well, they might be right about that. Sent them a link to this page, hope they look through it.

Sunday, June 19, 2005


43 oz of happiness Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Joke

A minister dies and, resplendent in his clerical collar and colorful robes, waits in line at the Pearly Gates. Just ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replies, "I'm Joe Green, taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City."

Saint Peter consults his list, smiles and says to the taxi-driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff, and enter into the Kingdom."

So the taxi-driver enters Heaven with his robe and staff, and the minister is next in line. Without being asked, he proclaims, "I am Michael O'Connor, head pastor of Saint Mary's for the last forty-three years."

Saint Peter consults his list and says, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

"Just a minute," says the preacher, "that man was a taxi-driver, and you issued him a silken robe and golden staff. But I get wood and cotton. How can this be?"

"Up here, we go by results," says Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept -- while he drove, people prayed."

My First Collection of 43s (1997ish)

Interstate 43

Interstate 43 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin, United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with Interstate 39 and Interstate 90 in Beloit, Wisconsin; its northern terminus is in Green Bay, Wisconsin at an intersection with U.S. Highway 41. It is a total of 192 mi (311 km) long.

Friday, June 10, 2005


Proud Father of 43 Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

being three more than forty

Idaho - the 43rd State of the Union
  • Idaho was admitted into the United States on July 3, 1890.
  • Boise is the state capital and most populated city.
  • Idaho's state bird is the Mountain Bluebird; the state flower is syringa; it's nickname is "The Gem State;" and the state song is "Here We Have Idaho." For more emblems and such, click here. To learn about a much more interesting state, click here.
  • Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and Demi Moore were all born in Idaho.
  • Deep Throat, the Washington Post source, has just been recently identified as Mark Felt, and Idaho native.
  • See a webcam of Idaho University in Moscow, ID.
General 43

  • Prior to WWI, the European communities had 43 years of peace.
  • The Great Monster of Storsj√∂ Lake in Sweden resembles a great sea-horse: red, with white manes. It is by far faster than other monsters, reaching speeds up to 43 miles per hour.
  • From Hinduism: Sri cakra is formed by nine concentric areas, having in the centre a multidimensional formation constitued by 43 triangles, nine of them (four with the apex upward called Sivakona and five with the apex downward called Shaktikona) form the navayancakra, symbolizing the union of the consciousness desire aspect, Siva Shakti, which is present at every level of manifestation.

Literary Quotes

  • "The young lady tripped into her carriage, and was instantly whirled from the door. In precisely forty-three minutes, a maid entered, half out of breath, and laid a note on the counter. " From Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief by James Fenimore Cooper.
  • "Ned Land went to his post. The fires were increased, the screw revolved forty-three times a minute, and the steam poured out of the valves. We heaved the log, and calculated that the Abraham Lincoln was going at the rate of 18 1/2 miles an hour." From 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.
  • "'Go on, you drunken vagabone,' said the face. 'If you kick up any more row I'll open the kennels and let out forty-three dogs upon you.'" From Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • "'Now! How much is forty-three pence?' To which I replied, after a long interval of reflection, 'I don't know.' And I was so aggravated that I almost doubt if I did know.
    Mr. Pumblechook worked his head like a screw to screw it out of me, and said, 'Is forty-three pence seven and sixpence three fardens, for instance?'" From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Swing Kids - "Forty Three Seconds" Lyrics

It's already been said by every god damn one.
They say it's only a statistic or something like that.
Just another kid on the beat, yeah.
But this doesn't even make sense.
Well that's just the point.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Ambrose Bierce - "The Ingenious Patriot"

HAVING obtained an audience of the King an Ingenious Patriot pulled a paper from his pocket, saying:

"May it please your Majesty, I have here a formula for constructing armour-plating which no gun can pierce. If these plates are adopted in the Royal Navy our warships will be invulnerable, and therefore invincible. Here, also, are reports of your Majesty's Ministers, attesting the value of the invention. I will part with my right in it for a million tumtums."

After examining the papers, the King put them away and promised him an order on the Lord High Treasurer of the Extortion Department for a million tumtums.

"And here," said the Ingenious Patriot, pulling another paper from another pocket, "are the working plans of a gun that I have invented, which will pierce that armour. Your Majesty's Royal Brother, the Emperor of Bang, is anxious to purchase it, but loyalty to your Majesty's throne and person constrains me to offer it first to your Majesty. The price is one million tumtums."

Having received the promise of another check, he thrust his hand into still another pocket, remarking:

"The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "

The King signed to the Great Head Factotum to approach.

"Search this man," he said, "and report how many pockets he has."

"Forty-three, Sire," said the Great Head Factotum, completing the scrutiny.

"May it please your Majesty," cried the Ingenious Patriot, in terror, "one of them contains tobacco."

"Hold him up by the ankles and shake him," said the King; "then give him a check for forty-two million tumtums and put him to death. Let a decree issue declaring ingenuity a capital offence."