Monday, 18 August 2008

The 888 Contest

My scheduled post for 8/8/08 said that if 666 was The Number of the Beast, what was 888 the number of?

Here are the replies that I got, with a few comments:

tz said...
888 is the figure skater secret code...they lay in wait to take over the world and make us wear sequins. Bashing each other's legs in jealous rages is just a cover up.

Me: I loved this answer - have you seen Blades of Glory?

Jen said...
888 is the number of infinite!

Me: Yes it is! I had forgotten about 8 and the infinity symbol!

mindy said...
Number of the Racecar! Um, cuz it's like racecar tracks?

Me: I like that - reminds my of childhood, playing those racing car games!

Teresa said...
When I hear "888"...I actually hear "ate, ate, ate" and so then I think that it should be a national EATING day! Eat whatever you want and no fat or calories count that day! Oh yah, and it should happen on a weekly basis...yah...a weekly basis!

Me: This is really good! Not sure about weekly, but I guess it could be the 8th of each month, with a really big one on the 8th of August and a mega one in 2018! Yeah!

Kiki said...
8 happens to be my favorite number because when turned on its side it means infinity!!!

Me: Yep, I had missed the infinity link! This is good!

tz said...
Oh I'm so for Teresa's answer!

Me: Support for Teresa!

jenelle said...
It's the magical marketing number. The repetitive number used by the IOC to market the Olympics and gather great numbers of viewers and advertising dollars.

Me: Really? I have more or less ignored the Olympics so missed this one totally!

Claire said...
I am going with Teresa - for sure!!!

Me: More support for Teresa!

Sitting in Silence said...
888 is the cell phone number to Heaven...Some old dude once told me that you dial 666 for the devil and extension 888 for God.....I have heaven on quick dial...

Me: I really like this one. Dial 888 for God. I am going to want to try that now! :-)


Overall, though, I think I am going to have to choose Teresa's Ate Ate Ate answer as the winner - perhaps the day of Infinite eating? Now to find a prize - assuming she is willing to give me her address!

9 comments:

territerri said...

Send her one of your famous PIZZAS! (Congrats, Logzie!)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - That would be fun, wouldn't it? I think not, though.

Teresa said...

Well, of course I'll give you my address RC!! I trust you!! But...if a strange british looking fella starts popping up looking in my windows...I'm just tellin ya...you'll be my first suspect! LOL!! JUST KIDDING!!

I'll e-mail you...

Yay!! I'm super dooper excited!! I love mail!!!

terri said...

Did Teresa just call you "strange looking?"

LOL! Kidding, kidding! I know she was too!

tz said...

congratulations teresa!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - Yes, I noticed that too but was going to let it go! Can't blame a girl for telling the truth, though, can we!

Teresa said...

You guys!!! I purposly wrote it like this..."a strange BRITISH LOOKING fella"...like whoever was looking in my window would be strange and he just so happened to be British looking!!! British and looking were together...strange referred to the fact that he was looking in my window!!!

Why am I having to EXPLAIN all of my jokes today??????? UGH... LOL!!

P.S.-RC, I don't find you strange looking in the least! I love your look of long curly hair...it shows your young wild side!

P.S.S.-now...is everything okay...do I still get my prize??

P.S.S.-9 and 1/2

Chief Rock Chef said...

Logzie - You crack me up! You sound like an English teacher! (Which is a good thing!) OK, I believe you!

9 and a half? That seems to convert to a size 7 over here. Righty oh!

Um Naief said...

8 is a very lucky number for the chinese. they started the olympics on 8/08/08 w/ the opening ceremony starting at 8:08 and phelps won 8 gold medals in swimming. :)

so... 888 has to be very, very lucky!!