(flickr photo by adamjonfuller)

Numbers lining up by month, day, and year, such as today’s 12-12-12, means you’ll be lucky in love. Thousands of Asians are getting hitched in mass weddings to increase their chances of getting lucky, er, wedded bliss.

U.S. couples are doing the same. Makes sense — sequential numbers are easier to remember for the many anniversaries to come, long after your bitter marriage has left you longing for sweet death.

If you don’t get hitched today, you’re pretty well screwed. Apparently there are only 12 months in a year. This sequential number business won’t happen again for another 98 years (10-10-2110).


You’d think this Alabama kid would be really lucky. He turns 12 at 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-12. That’s a lot of twelves, so he’s really lucky or, as some believe, he’s the anti-Christ and a sign of the apocalypse.

I’m no expert, but I think a mob of Alabamans should burn that kid at the stake right now.

Oh yeah, the apocalypse.

The Mayan calendar runs out in nine days, and the entire planet will spontaneously combust and kill us all.

I doubt that will happen but I’m not buying Christmas presents until Dec. 22 just in case.