Friday, July 13, 2007
Is it paraskavedekatriaphobia or just friggatriskaidekaphobia?
So I was all set to post on how Friday the Thirteenth had its origins in the massacre of some of the lower members of the Knights Templar by the Pope and King Phillip of France on Friday the Thirteenth, 1607, but then I went to Wikipedia to double check and those blowhards said that nobody was really afraid of Friday the Thirteenth until the 19th century so there's absolutely no reason to believe that Friday the Thirteenth had anything to do with the massacre of the Knights Templar except that Dan Brown said so in the 'DaVinci Code' which is really stupid because I think that Dan Brown had some interesting things to say but he totally missed DaVinci's real secret, not that Mary Magdalene was banging Jesus, which she might have been, OK, thus being the first to cry out 'oh jesus' when en flagrante, but that the Knights Templar and DaVinci actually worshipped John the Baptist as the messiah.
Oh and friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number thirteen and paraskavedekatriaphobia is fear of Friday the Thirteenth. Which've you got?
Good luck today.