Thursday, November 15, 2012


Dude Write 23: The Enigma

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The number 23 is a number that drove Jim Carrey insane before he even read the script for "The Number 23," a movie about a man who is driven insane by the number 23.

In a phenomenon known as the 23 Enigma, many people have noticed many strange patterns or coincidences with the number 23.  For instance, the human body consists of 46 chromosomes, 23 from each parent.  There are 23 natural laws that rule geometry.  It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate throughout the entire human body.  The Mayan calendar ends on December 23, 2012 (Also 20 + 1 + 2 = 23).  2 divided by 3 equals .666, the devil's number.

Whether or not they actually mean something, or if it just an example of the human tendency to find patterns where patterns don't exist, it is still kinda fun to think about the idea that there is a meaning in the mundane.

And now that we are on week 23 of Dude Write, that must surely mean something.  Right?

So bring your best, dudes.  Whether it means something or not.

Dude Write Rules

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Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts.
Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like.
Come back Sunday night through Tuesday and use 5 votes on what you liked.
Shortly after voting ends, a wonderful follow-up post will arrive with our patented (no not really, but they should be) Diamond, Platinum and Gold Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice of which there will be at least 2 for the week. We will also be honoring the best comment on the Starting Lineup with our Color Commentator Man Card.

And Then? 

There is no more "and then" if you have questions post 'em to Twitter or contact the editors.


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