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Poor number thirteen April 13, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in critique, current events, dancing, funny, humor, opinion, random references, religion, video, weird, world news.

Ah…the number thirteen.



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However you say it, the number thirteen has long been considered “unlucky” by most. Most buildings forgo the thirteenth floor. There’s no number 13 horse in horse racing. There’s even a fear of the number 13, Triskaidekaphobia. The number 13 might as well be the red headed, freckled kid at a grade school dance.

If the number 13 was a person, it would most likely be a “ginger”

So as we exist here on this Friday the 13th, I’m happy to say 13 is my favorite number. Like my favorite basketball players Chris Mullin and Mark Jackson, I wear 13 on my jerseys when I play any type of sport. I always play 13 in the lotto (not that I ever win of course). I love the “bakers dozen” (who doesn’t love getting an extra bagel or donut!). But honestly I don’t know why people have such a fixation with the number that prevents them from embracing it.

Obviously there’s some cultural, religious and historical significance behind the number that would invoke fear in some and hope in others. Actually there’s much more to the number 13 than I thought. Check out the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_(number) for a detailed listing of 13’s significance throughout history.

Anyway, why is this important? Well it’s not. Just felt like saying the number 13 gets a bad rap sometimes. That’s all. I know it was an awkward age for many…especially boys because that’s when puberty starts to set in. That and for us jewish kids, 13 is barmitzvah time, which is a train wreck in and of itself. But for others, don’t be a playa-hater. Embrace the number 13. Love it. Cherish it. Enjoy it. Make love to it. (Okay, maybe that’s going too far, but you get the point!)

Anyway, it’s Friday so we should have some fun before the weekend. Some of you may have seen these “unlucky” moments before, but I actually haven’t seen most of these clips. It’s really funny and good for a cheap laugh or two. And who couldn’t use a cheap laugh?




1. trent - April 13, 2007

How could you like the number 13…freak!

2. howie - April 13, 2007

thanks for the “history lesson” – I never know that the number 13 on a Hells Angel’s, Ton-Up or other biker patch or tattoo refers to the thirteenth letter of the alphabet, M, which signified a marijuana smoker. Fuckin sweet!

3. candice - April 13, 2007

I hate the number 13….yucky!

4. janet - April 13, 2007

funny video…i hadn’t seen those before! thanks for the friday laugh!

5. mr. blogger - April 13, 2007

if you ever hit the lotto i expect presents for your faithful blog followers??? 🙂

6. candice - April 13, 2007

i second that!!! you could start the “What Pushes My Buttons” vacation club!!!

7. gary - April 13, 2007

hey…don’t be making fun of gingers!!!!

8. dean - April 13, 2007

Δέκα τρία what the hell is that?

9. roger - April 13, 2007

it appears to be greek. – correct?

10. whatpushesmybuttons - April 13, 2007

Roger: correct…greek it is! Opa!

Gary: gingers are evil. didn’t you ever see that south park episode?

11. gary - April 13, 2007

i prefer the term “red headed problem child”

12. nelson - April 13, 2007

looks like we have a ginger among us!!! ginger’s unite!! haha

13. leogero - April 13, 2007

funny u.

14. candice - April 13, 2007

i saw there were 13 comments and can’t have that “bad luck” for your blog. so now there’s 14 comments…heehee

15. janet - April 13, 2007

good work candice!

16. olore - April 15, 2007

Dude, ARod wears 13. ’nuff said.

17. roger - April 19, 2007

you mean 3rd fastest to 9 home runs a rod??

18. recklessdriver - July 20, 2007

If the number 13 was a person, it would most likely be a “ginger”..

nice…i guess my favorite number should be 13 then!

19. Riley - November 5, 2008

Well first of all people who hate, hate the # 13 just FYI 13 isn’t a horrible # just because all of you hate it just from something you read or haerd about.So yall need to get it together.

20. Riley - November 5, 2008

13 is a graet #! cause the # 13 is when my birthday is.

21. Riley - November 5, 2008

Well first of all people who hate, hate the # 13 just FYI 13 isn’t a horrible # just because all of you hate it just from something you read or heard about…..doesn’t mean you can hate the# 13.So yall need to get it together.

People who like the #13 thank you and thank you for being mature.

22. Riley - November 5, 2008


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