Friday, January 6, 2023

Roast Beast for lunch, roast Beast for dinner

A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch by myself in a cafe near my home and then met my wife for dinner at a hotel buffet in Taichung. Neither of us had been there before, so I had to look up the address. It was number 666.

Today I happened to eat at the same cafe where I had had lunch that day, and I noticed the street address. It's also number 666.

But didn't we just have lunch there?


Luke said...

And what tough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward restaurant 666 to be eaten?

Serhei said...

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't 666 considered a Very Good Number in the Chinese popular-numerology that has Opinions about such things? (My only exposure to this phenomenon is one Chinese drama I saw that depicted a scene being livestreamed on social media and various livestream audience members reacting in real time with jargon expressions of approval including '66666!' scrolling across the screen.) The only better number is 666666666666666666....infinitytimes. The people who bought or rented that street number for their cafe probably had to pay extra.

Serhei said...

The only other thing my brain dredges up is this bit from Hotel California:

And in the master's chambers

They've gathered for the feast:

They stab it with their steely knives

But they just can't kill the beast....

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...


Yes, that's right. Most repdigits are lucky, but particularly 888 and 666.

Ra1119bee said...


And what if 6 turns out to be 9?

Doesn't to Calculate the number of the beast means to Count?
6+6+6= 18.
1+ 8= 9

Isn't 9 a creation number as is 3 ?
9 months pregnancy term.

3 +3 = 6 (the number of man)
3+3+3= 9

3 6 9 the goose drank wine.

Nikola Tesla Called “3, 6 and 9” the Secret of the Universe.

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