Friday the 13th
It's Friday the 13th! This date has been associated with bad luck for centuries. Many people believe that this day is cursed and in an almost Halloween-like atmosphere, tell spooky tales about misfortunes that have taken place on this day. The fear of Friday the 13th has been called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví (meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (meaning "thirteen"), and while it may seem like an outdated concept to fear the day, the superstition still lives.
According to some estimations, the world loses $700 to $800 million in revenue on Friday the 13th because people do not want to conduct business. And it's not just that, 80 percent of the high rise buildings reportedly skip the 13th floor and many airports and hospitals skip gate 13 and room 13, respectively. The fear of the number 13 has also been given a scientific name: "triskaidekaphobia."
Several theories have been proposed about the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition. But the one that we like the most is that in numerology the number twelve is considered the number of divine organizational arrangement or chronological completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock day, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the twelve successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam, twelve signs of the Zodiac, the 12 years of the Buddhist cycle, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness.
How to celebrate Friday the 13th:
Your Buddy Verner suggests that you should have a Friday the 13th Movie Marathon and invite your family and friends to join you. Nyah ha ha ha! :)
'Friday The 13th' Movie Quotes To Celebrate The Spooky And Unlucky Day
From The 1980 ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie:
“It’s not bad enough to have Friday the 13th, we’ve gotta have a full moon, too. We keep statistics. We have more accidents, more rapes, more robberies, more homicides, more of everything when there’s a full moon. It upsets people. Makes them nuts.” -- Sgt. Tierney (Ronn Carroll)
From The 1981 ‘Friday the 13th Part 2’ Movie:
“I don’t wanna scare anyone, but I’m gonna give it to you straight about Jason. His body was never recovered from the lake after he drowned. And if you listen to the old-timers in town, they’ll tell you he’s still out there, some sort of demented creature, surviving in the wilderness, full grown by now ... stalking ... stealing what he needs, living off wild animals and vegetation. Some folks claim they’ve even seen him, right in this area. The girl that survived the night at Camp Blood, that ... Friday the 13th? She claimed she saw him. She disappeared two months later ... vanished. Blood was everywhere. No one knows what happened to her. Legend has it that Jason saw his mother beheaded that night. Then, he took his revenge, a revenge he continued to seek if anyone ever enters his wilderness again.” -- Paul (John Furey)
From The 1988 ‘Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood’ Movie:
“There’s a legend around here. A killer buried, but NOT dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees’ curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him. NO ONE can.” -- Narrator (Walt Gorney)
From The 1989 ‘Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’ Movie
“Walking corpses are not real.” -- Charles McCulloch (Peter Mark Richman)
“There was this boy named Jason Voorhees who drowned in Crystal Lake about 30 years ago. None of the counselors heard him. A bunch of years went by, and everyone forgot about it. And that’s when the murders started to happen ... His mother blamed the counselors for her son’s death, and she tried to kill them all, but she got her head chopped off by one of them. Legend has it that Jason came back to get even, vowing to kill every teenager in the area. And every now and then, the murders just start up.” -- Jim Miller (Todd Caldecott)
From The 2009 ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie
[After handing over a hockey stick to Jason.] “Are you looking for this? Because, uh, it completes your outfit” -- Chewie (Aaron Yoo)
“Jason, say ‘Hi’ to Mommy ... In hell.” -- Whitney Miller (Amanda Righetti)