On 5/5/55 I was 21 months old with a full diaper and no access to a typewriter. On 6/6/66 I was 13 years old with little interest in a typewriter or writing, but on 7/7/77 I wrote an article for a giveaway supermarket newspaper about that date being written with the same number. After that it was another ten years, 8/8/88 before it happened again. And then 9/9/99 came along. In 2000 you couldn’t write 0/0/00, because it meant nothing.
We have to wait ‘til 10/10/10 and 11/11/11 and 12/12/12 before we can do this again, I think.
And then we’ll have to wait ‘til 2/2/22, I think. I’ve never been much of a number scholar. I just think about them sometimes. Here are some other numbers I think about that are very troubling and sad.
3,584 = U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq.
26,350= U.S. Military Wounded in Iraq.
66,807 = Minimum Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
655,000 = Excess Iraqi Civilian Deaths.
3,000 = approximate number of Americans killed on 9/11.
30 months = the time Scooter Libby will not have to serve in jail.