Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Lucky Day

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 4:45 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Or, Why Everyone Else Fears Friday the Thirteenth!
I always thought it was because Judas was the Thirteenth Apostle or something like that. No, according to this article on GlobalPsychics.com, it has to do with the plot to suppress the Knights Templar. Hey, stop laughing! That’s what it says!! And, I quote:

The modern basis for the Friday the 13th superstition stems from Friday October the 13th, 1307. On this date, the Pope of the church in Rome in Conjunction with the King of France, carried out a secret death warrant against “the Knights Templar”. The Templars were terminated as heretics, never again to hold the power that they had held for so long. There Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay, was arrested and before he was killed, was tortured and crucified. A Black Friday indeed!

So, there you have it, Friday the Thirteenth is a global conspiracy! Personally, I usually have better luck on Friday the Thirteenth, but, then, I always have been a little out of step with the world. Oh, and here’s a link to some alternate ideas why everyone else is afraid of Friday the Thirteenth.
Enjoy it.


  1. Friday the 13th has no particular signifance to me. It’s Friday, so that by far outweighs any negative thoughts arising from a cultural superstition. I wonder if non-westerners have this particular fear?

    I’ve intentionally tried to erradicate superstitions from my life. I consider myself a spiritual being, but I don’t believe a lot of the (what I consider) nonsense that floats around. My personal favorite is “jinxing” something. A lot of people are really sensitive about talking about certain events, fearing that simply talking about them will influence them (in a negative way). Like actors saying “Break a leg” instead of “have a good show.” It makes no sense to me, but I’ve known a few people to get really pissed when I brought something up…so I’ve learned to be a bit more sensitive.

    So I hope this day brings you all good things and …”Break a leg!”

    Comment by PM — 1/13/2006 @ 9:49 am

  2. To which I can only reply, “All energy flows from thought”.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 1/13/2006 @ 9:50 am

  3. Hmm…I’ll try to think my car to work tomorrow. ;*)

    Comment by PM — 1/13/2006 @ 10:43 am

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