It's Friday The 13th, Ya Beatniks! (MyLot Exclusive #950)

@xander6464 (33764)
Wapello, Iowa
May 13, 2022 7:56pm CST
Is anyone having a really bad day? Or a really good day? Adversity always gets all the press on Friday The 13th===It's the "If It Bleeds, It Leads" mentality and most people simply forget that today is really about luck itself, which can be bad, good or neutral. So there's no need for Friggatriskaidekaphobia. That sounds like something really fun that very few are afraid of but no. It's the fear of Friday The 13th. When there's no really good reason for it. A few bad things happened on Friday in the Bible===The Crucifixion and did you know that some Biblical scholars believe the Flood started on Friday, September 13? Plus a couple of others===And other places but no one is quite sure how Friday The 13th became equated with Universal bad luck. So there's no good reason to expect any more or less bad luck than usual. But what I'm interested in is if anyone had an extraordinary amount of good luck. And I'm including a link that gives a little history of the day, including some of the bad things that have happened on it. ************** History of Friday the 13th May 13, 2022
History of Friday the 13th. What is the background of this irrational fear, when did it become popular, what do we know about this superstition
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@FourWalls (42215)
• United States
14 May
“Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me” was obviously written on Friday the 13th, as evidenced by the line “if it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all.”
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@xander6464 (33764)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
I love that one. Some people say it's my theme song...It isn't but that doesn't stop them from saying it. Have you done a Hee-Haw countdown yet?
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@FourWalls (42215)
• United States
15 May
@xander6464 — no, but I got a letter from home today. I got it here right next to my heart. Heart, heart, heart, heart….(pulls letter out of hip pocket)
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@xander6464 (33764)
• Wapello, Iowa
16 May
@FourWalls That is the perfect place to keep it. Is Aunt Alice still married to the louse?
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
14 May
I found this history interesting. I think of the 13 as a lucky number. Fear of Friday the 13th huh? I guess any extreme is prossible.
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@xander6464 (33764)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
It's starting to feel like all extremes are unavoidable.
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@celticeagle (130823)
• Boise, Idaho
15 May
@xander6464 ........Not always I don't think.
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@Aquitaine24 (10423)
• San Jose, California
14 May
Well, haven’t had bad luck so far today.
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@xander6464 (33764)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
That's good. I hope it continues for a long time.