Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by flag8r, Mar 22, 2013.
What is the significance to the number 23 on the label (aside from a shot out to Michael Jordan)?
I believe it refers to the 23rd pslam ("The lord is my shepherd, etc...), seeing as Supplication is the act of prayer.
EDIT: apparently I am wrong.
At a conference, Vinnie said it is this. 23 is on other labels, too.
I believe it's on every one of their labels somewhere. Usually hidden. This is what it says on the Damnation 23 label:
23 is the ninth prime number, the smallest odd prime that is not a twin prime. A human baby receives 23 chromosomes from each parent. It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the body. There are 23 vertebrae in the human body. The number of joints in the human arm is 23. A human’s physical biorhythm cycles every 23 days. This influences coordination, energy, strength, endurance, initiative and resistance to illness. The earth’s axis is at 23 degree angle. On average, every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as large as normal. In the year 23 A.D., Pliny the Elder was born. Julius Caesar on September 23rd, and was stabbed 23 times. Mayans believe the world will end on December 23, 2012
There's a 23 on all of their 'tion labels. I think Vinnie is kind of coy about the significance. Probably just his favorite number or something. I use 23 a lot because my favorite all-time baseball player is Ryne Sandberg, but something tells me that's not his reason.
Edit: looks like it was answered above while I was typing. Makes sense. I didn't see the Jim Carrey movie...
Glad that last part didn't work out too well.
I don't have any insight or opinions on the 23 on the labels, but goddammit I wish they'd stop using comic sans!
23 is own almost all of their labels and it is a homage to an old roommate of his that passed away too young. Apparently 23 was his old roommates favorite number.
I've wondered about damnation batch 23 and now it makes more sense.
Whatcha got against Comic Sans:
Guessing it means Vinnie is a Robert Anton Wilson fan. I've no longer got a copy of the Illuminatus Trillogy, but it's a very entertaining book if you're into weird.
Thanks for the email, Vinnie has an affinity & affection for the number 23, it’s one of his favorite / lucky numbers. I recommend you Google number 23, it’s a good read. Thanks for the support.
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