Freddy Friday

Chris Farmer RSS / 13.03.2009. u 19:39

Friday the 13th...

As it happens, I was born on a Monday the 13th, at seven ante meridiem no less. As if I was born ready for school (or work).

Each time I brush with traditional bad luck omens, like black cats or walking under ladders or my unlucky watch (of which etc cetera), I am constantly confronting my conditioned reactions to them an assessing what they make me feel and sometimes do.

I do not, for example, walk purposely under ladders. It seems like a reasonable precaution given the uncertain agility of he who balances thereabove. I do not throw my hat on the bed (primarily because I do not wear hats all that much). And I do not open umbrellas in the house, because... why would you?

Common sense, I suppose.

On the other hand, every time some occasion arises to exercise common sense, I find myself second-guessing my motivation. Did I do it because of FEAR OF REPERCUSSIONS? Do I seriously and secretly somehow believe that if you spill salt someone will cry? And if I tried to avoid all the cracks in the sidewalk, I would probably never go anywhere. But DO I? Do I REALLY?

Tough questions... We are conditioned and trained to keep these superstitions despite all evidence of their inherent Silliness. Are we, therefore, inherently silly? Friday the 13th has its origins in the Last Supper where there were thirteen at the table where the Son got stuck with the Bill (take this cup away from me!).

But now Friday the 13th has become International Freddy Kruger Day. In fact, even as I write this, I notice that my spellchecker has accepted Freddy Kruger as a legitimate word. Admittedly, although I have been around through all 756 sequels, I have not seen one of them. Is it because I am afraid? Probably.

Afraid of being dumbed to death.

As it happens, this Friday the 13th is nearly over by now and nothing worse has happened to me besides someone snaking my parking spot out from under me this morning (cue low growling).I suppose we have time still, but we will just have to wait and see if -



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ivana23 ivana23 19:57 13.03.2009


Neues aus der Nachbarschaft Neues aus der Nachbarschaft 20:29 13.03.2009


isn't it the second Friday the 13th we've had this year? Freddy must still have been in hibernation or he has simply lost his calendar
Bili Piton Bili Piton 20:41 13.03.2009

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Neues aus der Nachbarschaft
isn't it the second Friday the 13th we've had this year? Freddy must still have been in hibernation or he has simply lost his calendar

There was one, this year, or late last any case very recently, I remember being warned about it time and again.....

Halloween is on the telly tonight for sure....again....won't ever bother to check.
edi-va edi-va 20:48 13.03.2009

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isn't it the second Friday the 13th we've had this year?

February, this year.
ivana23 ivana23 21:58 13.03.2009


Meseci i godine koji sadrže petak 13.

Januar 2006, 2012, 2017, 2023.
Februar 2004, 2009, 2015, 2026.
Mart 2009, 2015, 2020, 2026.
April 2001, 2007, 2012, 2018.
Maj 2005, 2011, 2016, 2022.
Juni 2003, 2008, 2014, 2025.
Juli 2001, 2007, 2012, 2018.
Avgust 2004, 2010, 2021, 2027.
Septembar 2002, 2013, 2019, 2024.
Oktobar 2006, 2017, 2023, 2028.
Novembar 2009, 2015, 2020, 2026.
Decembar 2002, 2013, 2019, 2024.
Srđan Mitrović Srđan Mitrović 21:20 13.03.2009

Jason is Friday 13th

simkke simkke 21:39 13.03.2009


skyspoter skyspoter 21:56 13.03.2009

If Friday the 13th

is unlucky then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year. We have three the friday the 13th this year.

Considering Serbian history I am sure someone will set up political party called Friday the 13th with objective to make friday the 13th as yet another Bank Holiday.
Jelena Pavlović Jelena Pavlović 22:41 13.03.2009


I do not wear hats all that much

Maybe you should.
tyson tyson 00:10 14.03.2009


at seven ante meridian
It's ante meridiem actually


Chris Farmer Chris Farmer 08:45 14.03.2009

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at seven ante meridianIt's ante meridiem actually Wikipedia

Oops! Corrected! Thank you....
myredneckself myredneckself 11:44 14.03.2009


Am I superstitious, or trained... despite all evidence of the silliness...!?
March in the year 19.., 20..
9th, 11th, 12th, 17th and 24th...who knows ?
perhaps one day... when c:/FATAL SYSTEM FAILURE



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