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#42073 - 26 Jan 07 14:20 Superstitious Amusement
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Superstitious Amusement - taken from an email from Fred (Aphrodite)... not sure where he got it.

This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it all first)
1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers
in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9+1+ 1 = 11

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:
1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2+5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:
"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.
Unconvinced about all of this still ..?!
Try this and see how you feel
afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:
Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to
hit one of the Twin Towers.*
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS
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#42074 - 26 Jan 07 14:24 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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Damn... I didn't mean to put this here... I meant for it to go in the Jak free for all.
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#42080 - 26 Jan 07 15:33 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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#42081 - 26 Jan 07 15:36 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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Wikipedia:

Wingdings has a history of controversy. In 1992, only days after the release of Windows 3.1, it was discovered that the character sequence "NYC" in Wingdings was rendered as Skull and crossbones symbol, Star of David, and thumbs up gesture. This could be interpreted as a message of approval of killing Jews, especially those from New York City. Microsoft strongly denied this was intentional, and insisted that the final arrangement of the glyphs in the font was largely random. (The character sequence "NYC" in the later-released Webdings font, in turn, is rendered as eye, heart, and city skyline, which could be interpreted as "I Love New York City". Microsoft has stated that this is intentional.)

An Internet phenomenon that spread after the September 11, 2001 attacks was that if the sequence "Q33NY" is typed in Wingdings, the Q becomes an aircraft, the threes become lined documents (which resemble skyscrapers), the N becomes a skull and crossbones, and the Y becomes the Star of David. The resulting graphics look like an aircraft preparing to impact the World Trade Center, with a message of death for those of Jewish faith. The "NY" stands for New York, and "Q33" allegedly was the designation of one of the aircraft. However, the theory that this has any valid non-accidental connection with the attacks falls apart under scrutiny: the terrorist attacks were not specifically directed at Jews, and none of the aircraft used on that day bore the designation of Q33. Another suggestion was that "Q33" was a reference to a bus route, typically alleged to be at the World Trade Center itself, or to one of the airports involved. In reality, bus route Q33 serves LaGuardia Airport, and none of the hijacked aircraft took off from or were heading to there.

Various other combinations of Wingdings characters are alleged to have special significance by conspiracy theorists, but these results are likely purely coincidental (notice that similar symbols are logically grouped), providing an easy example of identifying a conspiracy by induction[citation needed].

Despite these controversies, the font remained in Windows through XP and is distributed with Windows Vista.

Uniquely among typefaces, Wingdings often inspires nostalgic or ironic humor among today's generation of students, many of whom grew up playing with the font as they experimented with Microsoft Windows computers. Ann Arbor Wingdings Club, a student group on the University of Michigan campus, is an apparent manifestation of that phenomenon.

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#42084 - 26 Jan 07 16:03 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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Quoting: drgonzo

Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:
"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.


Now this is where things get totally wrong. A quick google found out that that verse is a hoax, the word "eagle" does not appear anywhere in any english version of the koran.

What 9.11 of the Quran says is:

Quote:
But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.
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#42120 - 27 Jan 07 01:39 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: Patung]
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Good gracious, I've seen moronic chain letters like this before. A total hoax, which reaches some false conclusion with false "facts" -- a classic logical fallacy.

Why don't these more significant items add up to Eleven?
# Osama Bin-Laden = 13 letters
# Washington D. C. = 12 letters
# Pentagon = 8 letters
# World Trade Center = 16 letters

Here's the actual flight data:

9/ll Data Table
Airline and Flight # - Tail# - Total # People - # Hijackers
American Airlines Flight 11 -- N334AA - 92 - 5
United Airlines Flight 175 --- N612UA - 65 - 5
American Airlines Flight 77 -- N644AA - 64 - 5
United Airlines Flight 93 ---- N591UA - 44* - 4
------------------------ Total: 265 -- 19




This only proves that people who post these silly manufactured hypotheses without doing any research of their own are frighteningly naive and gullible.

Some sites for further research that totally debunk this chain letter hoax:
http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/nineelevens.html
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/f/flightnumber.htm
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/coincidence.asp
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/wingdings-911.html
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#42140 - 27 Jan 07 03:13 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: riccardo]
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Quote:
This only proves that people who post these silly manufactured hypotheses without doing any research of their own are frighteningly naive and gullible.


I didn't take the email seriously at all, and nor would I since every email I get from Fred is comprised mostly of jokes along with a little marketing.
I simply posted it for the hell of it... nothing more than that. I didn't 'research' the 'manufactured hypotheses' it presents because I don't give a shit, and I'm not at all superstitious.
Chill out Riccardo...
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#42145 - 27 Jan 07 03:44 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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Are these your words gonzo, OR are they part of the chain letter? Because if, as it sounds like, they are your words it does make you look naive and gullible...
"This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it all first)"

"This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:"

"this is where things get totally eerie:"

"Try this and see how you feel
afterwards,"


If these weren't your quotes, then you should have made that clear in the way you posted it, because it sure reads like their yours.
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#42146 - 27 Jan 07 03:54 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: riccardo]
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Nope, not my words... entire posting was cut and pasted straight from an email.

In fact, here is the entire email....

Quote:
Hello all,



Thanks for coming to Fez by Aphrodite specialy for the Grand Opening. What a great night. Excellent! Thank you for the support. I am going to keep this email short. This Friday, January 26, we will be hosting Chivas Regal's 'Mysterious Passion' Party with dances shows, Fencing games, Live music and DJ.



One for One for Chivas all night long by Glass or Bottles with a special price and also including welcome drink. So come around for another great party including a chance to win a brand new Harley Davidson when you buy a bottle. The draw will be on Friday, March 2 in Aphrodite. Not joking. When you come in you will see the bike.



Friday and Saturday there will be live music by N2L from Canada. Also not joking dong. If I don't see you before Friday, I will see you then.



For those out of town and overseas, go to your local bar and have drink and do it once for me and call my name. A bit nakal ya.. :-)



Super Bowl, don't forget in Aphrodite. Please call 5273307 to make reservation. I am trying to do American breakfast buffet with free flow on Monday, February 5 from 5 am to 11 am lah. If we know how many coming, we will arrange for it so there wont be any disappointment.



Once again thank you for your support in Kinara, Fez and Aphrodite. we are here to serve you. If you have any complaint or comments, please send me an email and I will personally follow up. I need your opinion to improve.



Cheers! BTW, I am sending this at 1 in the moring when im half dunk. so, frogive my engrish cause me am the Tamil not so Tiger.



JOKES



Contributed by Sjarifuddin (The Count)



In a long line of people waiting for a bank teller, one guy suddenly started massaging the back of the person in front of him.

Surprised, the man in front turned and snarled, "Just what the hell are you doing?"

"Well," said the guy, "You see, I'm a chiropractor and I could see that you were tense, so I had to massage your back. Sometimes I just can't help practicing my art!"

"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!" the guy replied. "I work for Revenue Canada. Do you see me f__king the guy in front of me?"

************************************

Contrubuted by Stephen Barber (Not a Joke)



Superstitious Amusement

This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it allfirst)
1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers
in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9+1+ 1 = 11

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:
1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2+5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:
"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The
wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of
the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the
Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.
Unconvinced about all of this still ..?!
Try this and see how you feel
afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:
Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to
hit one of the Twin Towers.*
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

What do you think now?!!
If you send this to as many people as you know and in 11 minutes you will get
nothiing, if you don't, you will get nothing too in 11 mins.




My point is, who had the time to work this out? Too much free time lah...

*****************************************************

Contrubuted by Chong Wai Thong

MALAYSIAN ASTRONAUT



American Spaceman is called Astronaut

Russian Spaceman is called Cosmonaut

Chinese Spaceman is called Taikonaut

Malaysian Spaceman? - Can-or-naut!



Dr. M was thinking about sending somebody into space.

Three potential can-a-nauts were called for an interview -

one Indian, one Malay and one Chinese.



Dr. M interviews the Indian first: "So, Muthu, this is a dangerous mission.

How much do you think you should be paid?"



Muthu replied: "One million ringgit."

"Why so much?" asks Dr. M.

"Very dangerous mission, Datuk. Maybe no come back!" replied Muthu.

"That's understandable," says Dr. M.

"Thank you...please ask the Malay guy to come here,"



So the Malay walks up, and is asked the same question.

"Alamak!...2 million, Datuk," replied the Malay candidate.

"Two million? That's twice as much! Even the aneh before you asked for only one million."

"You see, Datuk," explains Mat. "I have 4 wives and 15 children ...

With 20 of us, it is a bigfamily to support when I am gone...!"

"I see," says Dr. M. "Okay, can you ask that Chinese guy to come then?"



The Chinese guy comes in and Dr. M asks,"Ah Chong, given this is a very

risky mission, how much do you want?"

Ah Chong thinks for a while, and says, "3 million."

Mahathir appears shocked. "What?!? 3 million! Why so much?"



Ah Chong beckons Dr. M to come closer. He quietly whispers into his ear,

"Datuk, one million you keep, one million I keep, and then one more million to send that aneh into space lah!"

************************************************

Take care of you and see you soon

Fred

Aphrodite, Kinara and Fez

0811955124


Edited by drgonzo (27 Jan 07 03:57)
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#42173 - 27 Jan 07 07:01 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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Ahhhhh, The Count. Count Muhammad. He's still alive and kicking I see.
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#42189 - 27 Jan 07 10:54 Re: Superstitious Amusement [Re: The Great Gonzo]
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drgonzo, the frist time i read your typed make me eek and finally made me grin
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