Sunday, July 24, 2011

Curse of 27

I saw an article today by E! Online, entitled "Did Amy Winehouse Suffer the Curse of the 27 Club?". I really wanted to blast the statistics, but the article itself claimed that no more people died at 27 than at any other age. That would have been my point. The article also said that numerologists dislike 27 because the digits add to nine.

Have you ever noticed that numerologists are all about simple math? I mean, they deal with additions and subtractions, and translating letters into numbers (Nero = 666).

Well, I looked at the people who died at 36, taking the numerologists's perspective, and here are some of the famous people who died at that age: Lord Byron, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, And princess Diana. And the weirdest thing about that the entries is that princess Diana is listed as "Diana Spencer, much-photographed glamorous blonde and Elton John song topic (July 1, 1961 -- August 31, 1997)." I would think princess of England and heir to the throne at one time trumps glamorous blond.

Tomorrow I will post an original poem. Be gentle.

4 comments:

mrwriteon said...

Actually I once read that an inordinate number of creative people (like Dylan Thomas) die at 39, and if you can make it past that age you'll be OK.

Knot said...

I do find it coincidental that they all died at the age of 27. Just coincidental, nothing more. But who didn't see her dying before the Mayan apocalypse?

Leesa said...

ian: Dylan Thomas and MLK Jr.

knot: The Mayan apocalypse was just when they stopped making their calanders, as I read. The high priest probably said to himself, "I doubt we will need to go beyond this date."

Bad Boy Vibrator said...

Actually I once read that an inordinate number of creative people (like Dylan Thomas) die at 39, and if you can make it past that age you'll be OK.