Apophenia, the Virginia Tech shootings and the Discordian “23 enigma”

169px-inkblot.pngDiscordians who are following the Virginia Tech shootings will note the number of people killed was 32 (23 reversed) and that the shooter’s age was 23. According to wikipedia the Discordian “23 enigma” states that “all events are connected to the number 23, given enough ingenuity on the part of the interpreter.” We also find that Virginia Tech’s first campus-wide information system was called ERIS, the name Discordians give to the Goddess.

criminal-are-made-not-born.jpgAlthough the hyperbole-crazed media is referring to the Virginia Tech shootings as “the worst” in American history, another mass murder claimed more victims. The 1927 Bath, Michigan school disaster killed 38 chldren and 7 teachers, 45 in all. A description of the mass murderer Andrew Kehoe:

He never farmed it as other farmers do and he tried to do everything with his tractor. He was in the height of his glory when fixing machinery or tinkering. He was always trying new methods in his work, for instance, hitching two mowers behind his tractor. This method at different times did not work and he would just leave the hay standing. He also put four sections of drag and two rollers at once behind his tractor. He spent so much time tinkering that he didn’t prosper.

Curious description, that. He spent so much time tinkering that he didn’t prosper.

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3 Responses to “Apophenia, the Virginia Tech shootings and the Discordian “23 enigma””

  1. Yoseph Leib Says:

    it’s a pity the massacre didn’t happen a day earlier, on 4/19. That would have satisfied the synchronists even more.
    (4 + 19 = hee, hee, hee)

    4/20, though, is already 23 laden. rainy day woman #12 & #35
    was the introduction of 420 as being marijuanish to the west
    (12 x 35 =420)
    buuuuuuut, 35 – 12 = 23, so ha! again.

    Hail Shechincordia!

  2. Birds on Wires » Blog Archive » Twenty-Three Skidoo! Says:

    […] The number 23 and the Virginia Tech Shooting. F****** freaky. […]
    (edited by Nijma on 5/13/07)

  3. M3mOrY Says:

    “In American history, another mass murder claimed more victims. The 1927 Bath, Michigan school disaster killed 38 chldren and 7 teachers”

    1927(year) 38(children) 7(teachers)
    1+9+2+7 +3+8 -7 = 23! ;P


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