Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Spy...47

Since we often have bloggers post about their encounters with the Alias-favorite number of 47, I thought it would be fun to have an article specifically for that. So, whenever you come across "47" in some random non-Alias or Alias-related way, post it here! Just think of it as a pun-intended game of I Spy. ;-)

177 comments:

ilovealias4ever said...

Time now? 4:07

Well, it is for me anyway.

Thought I'd start us off! ;)

SRG said...

haha good one :D

uncle111 said...

I should have saved all the ones from the last article. But I get them so often it probably doesn't matter.

SRG said...

hehe that's what I figured, I know there will be more :)

uncle111 said...

The number of unopened emails in my Inbox-(247)

uncle111 said...

I justmturned off my cell phone and noticed the time...12:47

Page48 said...

Some other clown that's never heard of "Alias".

I couldn't figure out how to comment or I would have brought the dude into the 21st Century.

uncle111 said...

I just logged on and noticed it is 10:47.

sdevans said...

I see stuff all the time with the number "47" on it. And I say to myself, and this is true everytime, "order of rambaldi". Some may find me a little nuts, but at least I know what I'm talkin about. lol.

Couple years ago in art class, I got pissed because I was assigned number 48 cubbie and not number 47. lol.

I have $0.47 left on Worldwinner to play with... then I added $10.00. Oh well.

uncle111 said...

I accidentally cut the power to my computer before turning it off when trying to go home. I turned it all back on to make sure everything was ok. After checking it out and sending some email I had forgotten about I started to turn the computer off and noticed it was 8:47. I had to stop and report it.

uncle111 said...

Well,
I wondered when and where today's 47 would come from for me. I just got several invoices from my IT service for hosting and domain registrations. One of the invoices, #1076 to be precise, is for 47.52. But then I also finished the movie "Knowing" and in it there were several times that a GPS longitude and latitude setting was displayed which had a number that started with a 4 directly above a number that started with a 7, so there was a 4 on top of a 7.

Do I get more of these that the rest of you or am I just more aware of them?

Page48 said...

Uncle, I watched "Knowing" recently as well. I enjoyed it. It's a typical Nicolas Cage adventure, and a good way to pass a couple of hours.

Currently, I'm watching "Torchwood: Children of the World", which is a "Doctor Who" spinoff. DW has never been my cup of tea, so I've never been in a hurry to try T-wood, but this 5-episode season (which plays out more like a mini-series), has been getting so much promotion that I've succumbed.

I've only seen 3 of the 5 hours so far, but it's much better than any DW episode that I've seen (not that I've seen many), and it sure looks good in HD.

Imagine if "Alias" could return for a 5 episode mini-series, run on consecutive nights, giving the actors the rest of the year to pursue their other (far less interesting) projects. Sounds like a compromise I could live with.

uncle111 said...

You would think that the Alias mini-series idea would be a hot item for any network. I really don't understand why no one who can do something with it isn't.

Page48 said...

Uncle, in a world where TV viewers remember Greg Grunberg more for his 10 minutes of work on "Lost" than his years on "Alias", I don't think we need to worry about any network picking up "Alias" in mini-series format or any other format.

uncle111 said...

I just saw that my IP address at home ends with 47. Hmmm........

uncle111 said...

I started a virus scan at home before I ate supper. I went back to check on it in progress and noticed that it had just scanned some cookies from 247 realmedia.

uncle111 said...

Just for fun.

uncle111 said...

A headline on Drudge led me to this headline on ABC's site:
"47 injured in Muni rail car collision"

uncle111 said...

On the way to the shop tonight to pour some plastic molds and saw the price of diesel fuel at the gas staion down the street- 2.479

uncle111 said...

I forgot, last night I was working out some ratios for a formula I could use to predict what 10 and 14 karat gold would cost from my supplier at whatever spot gold price I plugged into the formula. This is useful for setting up charts for future prices for my jewelry as the price of gold increases. That way as it goes up I don't have to drop everything to hurry and figure new prices.

The main factor I needed for the formula for predicting the cost of 10K at various spot gold prices turned out to be 0.0147.

Page48 said...

Reminder to anyone interested in watching a very nice sci-fi thriller, BBC America begins its 5 night run of "Torchwood: Children of Earth" tomorrow night. In Canada, it can be seen on Space, beginning tomorrow night as well. I gather that it has already run in Australia.

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uncle111 said...

Too many typos. I have to redo:

I was adding up sales for this quarter for my sales tax report. I added this and last quarter to see what the total for the first 2 quarters was and the last 2 numbers were 47.

Isn't anyone else getting any 47's?!!!

uncle111 said...

Just watched a movie called The Sea Hawks with Errol Flynn. He plays a pirate in service to the queen of England. He is captured by the Spanish and charged with attacking 47 Spanish ships.

uncle111 said...

My wife is really getting annoyed at my pointing out all these 47's.

ilovealias4ever said...

11:47PM -- Australian EST.

ilovealias4ever said...

And, OT -- but I'm having really bad ALIAS withdrawl, at the moment.

I want something new!

...that's not strange even though it's been off the air for over three years now, is it? (God, that is so depressing to say!)

It seems extra bad this week, for some reason. :(

SRG said...

This isn't spied per se, but I'm starting a new web design project, and in creating the different user profiles of who might use the site I'm making one of their ages 47. :)

uncle111 said...

SRG-
It's probably people like you who are causing me to see 47's everywhere:)

uncle111 said...

Watching Valkyrie tonight. After trying to blow up Hitler Tom Cruise's character makes his escape. When he pulls up to a guarded gate they display a time stamp of 12:47 PM.

uncle111 said...

Gee, my previous post registered at 11:47 PM. Totally unplanned.

uncle111 said...

Checking email before heading to bed I read this that was part of the opening sentence in a gun related news update:
"Currently, place of birth is a mandatory field on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Form 4473"

Page48 said...

I just watched "Valkyrie" a couple weeks ago myself. As much as Tom Cruise creeps me out in 'real life', I have no problem watching his movies.

Also stars Kenneth Branagh, whose "Wallander" series just aired on PBS and Bill Nighy, who was brilliant in the British version of "State of Play".

uncle111 said...

I don't want to wait that long, but give her 20 years and Violet could play Syd.

SRG said...

wow yeah, she's got her mommy's dimples :)

uncle111 said...

She also has her mom's nose, eyes and forehead (from what I've noticed in other photos).

Page48 said...

I spent part of my day trying to give a wake-up call to the Kool-Aid drinkers over at fringebloggers.com.

I know I'm wasting my breath on those boredom seekers, but these guys gotta hear it from somebody and it might as well be me.

Page48 said...

Let's hope little Violet has been inoculated against rom-com flu so that she doesn't find herself afflicted when she's Mommy's age.

SRG said...

btw to our Lost fans, there's a new post on the Let's Get Lost blog http://www.letsgetlost2.blogspot.com/ :)

Page48 said...

Okay, kids, from time to time here on LTA we hit a dry spell when no one has a bloody thing to say about anything.

We are at such a point RFN (right effing now), so I have decided to make the ultimate sacrifice. Yes, I have decided to stay up late, drink beer and rediscover (for my benefit as well as yours) some of the musical highlights of the 4.77 seasons of joy that "Alias" gave us.

While these are only a few of the many songs featured in "Alias", they are among my personal faves. I have chosen, where possible, to present live versions of these songs performed (of course) by the original artists.

As I chose these songs and scoured Youtube for the performances, I was thrown into a sort of post-"Alias" depression. The beauty of not only the show, but the very carefully selected music makes me long for the days when there was always new "Alias" to look forward to.

Was this a great show or what???

Fleetwood Mac's Songbird from season one's "The Box" (part 2).

Bob Dylan's Shelter From The Storm from season two's "Trust Me"

Joni Mitchell's River from season two's "The Indicator"

John Fogerty's "Bad Moon Rising" from season two's "Passage" (part 1)

U2's "Walk On" from season two's "Passage" (part 1)

AC/DC's "Back in Black" from (as if I need to tell you) season two's "Phase One".

U2's "Bad" from season four's "Authorized Personnel Only" (BTW, how many people reading this blog remember watching "Live Aid"?). Is there anything in this world more uplifting than U2 in their prime?

Cat Steven's "The Wind" from season four's "Authorized Personnel Only"

Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" from season four's "Before the Flood" (which, for the uninitiated, gets it's name from the 1974 live Bob Dylan album from which this particular performance comes)

Elton John's "Your Song" from season five's "Fait Accompli"

Who canceled this show and what the hell were they thinking? Will we ever see the likes of this again?

uncle111 said...

Page- yes. Great music, and 4.77 seasons. Hmmmm.....

I was just copying an episode of Quantum Leap for my wife to add to her TV Christmas episode collection. In checking the data for the episodes to see which one it was I should have known without looking that it was the episode that was 47 min. and 47 sec. long.

I think that was a pretty good one for today.

Page48 said...

I haven't run out of beer yet, so there's more...

I couldn't find a live version of Sinead's "No Man's Woman", so how about these Sinead tunes instead?

The Last Day of Our Acquaintance". Gorgeous! How about the four Diver sisters (known as the "Screaming Orphans") doing backup vocals? What a great video!

Another of my favourite Sinead tunes is The Emperor's New Clothes.

And how about "This Is a Rebel Song"

Wow, the voice of an angel or what?

Uncle, did I mention that there is talk of a 're-imagined' "Quantum Leap"? I'll try and find the link tomorrow.

Page48 said...

And, being Canadian, I figure I might as well show off some hard-working fellow Canucks, even though they are completely un-related to "Alias".

Page48 said...

Okay, here's the possible "Quantum Leap" link.

SRG said...

fun Page, I'm gonna turn your post into a new article :)

uncle111 said...

I don't remember if this has been mentioned before, but the President is saying there are 47 million Americans without health insurance.

uncle111 said...

% of visits to my website yesterday that came through Google- 47. And this is the 47th post in this topic on the number 47.

uncle111 said...

I was just in the kitchen fixing a piece of apple pie. I noticed a catalog on the counter. It was called Victorian Trading Co. I saw a phone number at the bottom of the page. It was 800-800-6647. I put my finger under the 47 and told my wife to look. She said, "Get away from it!" She had warned me earily today that if I didn't stop pointing out 47's to her I was going to be found dead from falling on a fork 47 times.

uncle111 said...

I have stopped noting 47's on clocks because they happen 24 times per day. I am considering ignoring all 47's that aren't spelled out.

uncle111 said...

This partial quote from a news story today about the President:
"...very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance."

Page48 said...

So, we know the Prez watched "Alias".

uncle111 said...

Page-
Yeh. I wonder who he rooted for?

SRG said...

ha, finally had one. I did a stock photo search for the term "speed" and came up w/ 47,229 results. :)

uncle111 said...

Finally! Finally I'm not alone.

uncle111 said...

My computer was getting bogged down because of some windows I had open. Before I closed them I sent myself a link to a news story. The link ended with 47.

uncle111 said...

It was a little slow for me the past couple of days, but I just checked gold prices and the site I use showed that the market would close in 47 minutes.

SRG said...

heard on the news this morning that the NC state senate voted on some bill 47-0...

uncle111 said...

SRG,
That's a sweet one.

uncle111 said...

I just emailed a picture of a diamond from my supplier's website to a customer. The name of the picture was 99247.jpg

uncle111 said...

Within the last hour there were 8 different visitors to my website. The first in that hour had an IP address that ended in 47. Skip the next one and then on the next two the clock times recorded for their entry to the site both ended with 47 seconds.

SRG said...

I've had a receipt from a shopping trip sitting on my desk for the last week and JUST noticed that at the bottom it says "Total Saved: $47.73"

uncle111 said...

SRG,
Yes! That's the kind of 47 I get a lot.

uncle111 said...
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uncle111 said...

I deleted the original post because I forgot to proof it and it had too many mistakes. Here it is again.

Okay, this is going to be a complicated one, but I can't not post it. It has political overtones, but this is in no way a political statement and I do not expect or want a political reply to it. Nor do I want or expect a condemnation for delving into politics. This strictly a 47 siting.

I google a lot of topics as things present themselves to me as being interesting. This evening I was reading about what someone was contending to be the elusive and what others believe to be the mythological Kenyan birth certificate of President Obama. There were pictures of the document. I look at whatever evidence someone wants to present on an issue regardless of what side I am on or what side the information or arguement is intending to support. I try to be open minded and examine the evidence and arguement and then if I find the evidence faulty I will refute without ridiculing.

The document looked pretty good. I went to a lot of blogs where people post on both side of this issue. I did research on several sites to check dates of events in Kenyan history that would apply to the support or the discrediting of the authenticity of the supposed document.

The only thing that makes me suspicious of the legitimacy of the document in the pictures is this:
1- the number of the birth certificate is 47,044
2- Obama was 47 when he became the 44th President.

So, as with S.A.B.47 Project, according to my calculations, meaning Sydney Ann Bristow (is)Rambaldi's Project, 47,044 could mean 47(year old),0(Obama)44(th President).

Either the document is a hoax and the hoaxer has an existential tie to Alias, or there is something really freaky about the number 47.

Either way I think this is an unusually interesting 47 event.

uncle111 said...

I was just cleaning my desk (sort of) and found a bank receipt from July 24. The Transaction # on the receipt is #47.

uncle111 said...

One of my brothers just sent me a link to a family tree site where they have the wrong date listed for my father's birth. The link ended with:
WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0472.html
He didn't notice the 47, he was just concerned about the date inaccuracy.

SRG said...

I heard today that Paula Abdul isn't returning to American Idol, which I couldn't care less about, but she is, according to the article, 47 years old.

uncle111 said...

A follow up on the President B/C (now proven a hoax)post- one of the posts I saw on a site that showed the evidence of the hoax had this info about the number and the time of the post:
2,247 posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 2:47:37 PM

uncle111 said...

Watched an old 60's Star Trek episode over lunch and saw a VERY prominent 47.

SRG said...

First headline on Yahoo News: Job losses slow to 247,000; jobless rate dips.

uncle111 said...

I find it curious that after using the figure of 47 million uninsured for months they are now saying 46 million. I wonder what's going on.

uncle111 said...

Here's a headline for you:
"47 trapped on 'nightmare' flight to the Twin Cities"
"Security and rules kept passengers confined all night in a small plane at Rochester due to thunderstorms."

uncle111 said...

I just checked on a poll my Congressman has going on his site. The against is at 83% with 4757 votes.

uncle111 said...

Headline today:

RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval Rating Falls to New Low: 47 %

uncle111 said...

I just got this in an update from a "Man From U.N.C.L.E." board:
"There is a spy marathon scheduled on 8-25 on Chicago station 26.3, Comcast ch 247."

Page48 said...

From the mouth of Ben Affleck in the American version of "State of Play":

"Last year, 47 companies bid on major homeland security contracts"

uncle111 said...

Page,
That's a good one. I've stopped reporting them unless they are somewhat unique and not tied to the clock or regular noticeable events.

uncle111 said...

My wife and I were at Dillard's men's store today (which I haven't been in since they opened a year or so ago) and on a rack right by the isle was a cool looking polo shirt with a nice gold embroidered emblem on the right side with a 2 inch tall 47 in it.

My wife really hates when I point out 47's to her. What was I to do? It was right there in front of both of us.

uncle111 said...

This from an online news story about a recent Gallop Poll:
"Conservatives outnumber liberals by statistically significant margins in 47 of the 50 states"

uncle111 said...

A news story today about a wacko talk show host who used to be a FBI informant who was arrested for trying to incite people to commit violence:
Turner, 47, of North Bergen, N.J., did not appear, because he is in federal custody in Illinois.

Page48 said...

News today involving the lovely and talented Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic, the 21-year-old world number 11 still seeking her first WTA title of the year, made seven double faults but outlasted her 47th-ranked rival.

uncle111 said...

Received an ad today for a video security system. In the ad they have a pie chart that shows how much businesses lose to various kinds of theft and fraud. The % of such losses due to employee theft is 47%.

SRG said...

man I've had a whole bunch of 47s in the last couple days; my checking account balance started w/ $47... the number of text messages saved in my phone's inbox was 47, not to mention that number is everywhere in the news. Evidently the number of uninsured Americans is still at 47 million :-\

uncle111 said...

SRG-
Isn't it weird when you get several in one day?

Anonymous said...

It's been busy this week and I haven't had time to post. There have been the usual 47's that I don't post anymore, but today there were 2 that were report worthy:
1- the original Star Trek series we watched over lunch had Spock use 47
2- this headline from a story about Ted Kennedy:
"Political analyst: 47 years in Senate marked by deal making, partisanship, Chappaquiddick"

The President was 47 when he became the 47th President and Ted Kennedy died in his 47th year as a senator. Hmmm....

uncle111

Page48 said...

I saw just a bit of MI3 on the tube the other night. I was recalling Pinkner's comments that all Bad Robot shows/movies have references to all other BR shows/movies, so I wanted to see how many "Alias" refs I could spot.

Unfortunately, I could only watch the first 1/2 hour or so, so all I caught was (obviously) the Grunberg cameo and one of the ops whose codename was "Phoenix". And, of course, the Slurpee scene was a near carbon copy the the "Alias" Slusho scene, and included an obligatory 'wheels up'.

And, like "Star Trek", MI3 sports a whole whack of "Alias" bit players.

I'm gonna have to give the whole movie another look when I get a chance, and see if I can spot more "Alias" echoes, including any gratuitous 47's

Anonymous said...

A little irrational 47 exuberance on my last post- He's the 44th president, not the 47th.

uncle111

Page48 said...

Notice anything at the 42 second mark of this clip?

SRG said...

haha nice Page :)

ilovealias4ever said...

SRG's post? 12:47PM.

We've mentioned this before, but it absolutely kills me that ALIAS barely got half of the promotion that FRINGE is getting -- (particularly toward the end).

Wah!

uncle111 said...

Page,
That was great.

Page48 said...

ILA4E, there's no question that "Alias" suffered from lack of promotion and also, that shows today get more than enough promo.

Just look at sites like televisionaryblog.com (which I do every day). He writes these stunning reviews for a whole host of shows, including "Lost". I'd kill to read his weekly take on "Alias", but his site only debuted in December 2006.

Look at io9.com, where they do all kinds of promo for sci-fi TV and movies, with daily 'morning spoilers', and all the latest promo photos, etc...

Where were these sites when "Alias" was in production? "Alias" was born too soon, IMO. There was no aliasbloggers.com (as in fringebloggers.com), and even Youtube didn't debut until "Alias" was almost toast.

Nowadays, anyone can go to a torrent site and download a gorgeous 720p copy of any TV show the day after it aired (if not sooner), but there are no (or verrrrry few) 720p HDTV copies of "Alias" available anywhere.

I guess what I'm saying is that "Alias" came along about 5 years too soon to benefit from the kind of promotional tools available today.

Having Canadian network TV place the show in the coveted (insert sarcasm here) 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon slot is another sign of how "Alias" suffered from lazy-ass promotion, but that we can't pin that one on ABC.

ilovealias4ever said...

(Made this in the wrong place, whoops).

All that is completely true, Page, and very reasonable to question, but just as importantly, would ALIAS have lasted as long as it did in this day and age, anyway?

I really would like to think that it would, but when it first aired, there really was no other show like it (24 premiered only very soon after, yes? Not to mention that the lead was incredibly strong, and female).

Although, we do complain now about the lack of substance in television series, so maybe it would have flourished to new heights.

But we compare everything we watch now to ALIAS, at least in ways of story-telling, characters and plots -- what if something like "My Own Worst Enemy" debuted first? Would we be saying something completely different?

While it can be said that ALIAS was maybe a victim of its time, it may also be true to say that it happened at the right time... *shrugs*

Bloody sucks that we'll never, ever know.

BTW, still waiting for it on BluRay. Idiots!

Page48 said...

ILA4E, funny you should mention MOWE.

io9.com recently asked the question, Which new TV show will be this year's "My Own Worst Enemy"?

MOWE was doomed from the beginning because it was a show about a glitch. It cried out for a purpose other than watching Henward go from Jekyll to Hyde and back again.

I think "Alias" would thrive out of the gates today as it did in 2001, if it got the go ahead. The question today is, would any network even go forward with an ambitious serial or is viewer attention span simply a thing of the past?

One thing for sure is that ABC didn't develop websites like Massive Dynamic or Imagine the Impossibilities or Complete the Pattern in an effort to lure people to the story of Sydney Bristow.

ilovealias4ever said...

You know, I think ALIAS would do well, too. But yes, there is the fact that a network like ABC have pretty much given up on serialised television series altogether -- at least for now.

Ah, it is so frustrating!

I want it back.

uncle111 said...

Getting caught up on 47 sightings:
Friday- one on an old Star Trek episode
Saturday- one on a season 2 Monk
Sunday- plates on car in front of me had a 47.

uncle111 said...

These three were personally vindicating for me.

My wife was sitting next to me today as I ordered a Blu-ray player. I called the order in since I was using a gift card and a credit card for the purchase. They gave me the order number which my wife wrote down. I could see that something didn't register with her, so I read the number back to the guy taking my order. When I got to the part of the number with 47 in it I stressed the 47 and looked at my wife. After I was off the phone I told her I was glad she was there to see it because if she hadn't been she wouldn't believe it. She replied that even though she was there she didn't believe it.

She walked with me to the garage when I left to come to the shop to work on my day off (normal event) and when I got in the car I noticed my travel odometer, which I reset after I fill the tank) read 47.9 miles, which I reported to her and then quickly sped away.

While typing this my wife called and I read her a message to return a call to someone who just called to speak to her. I hadn't noticed when I wrote the number down, but it had a 47 in it, which I pointed out to her.

All of this took place within 45 minutes.

uncle111 said...

An ad from a supply- 47% Off Retail.

Unique visitors to my site yesterday- 147.

Woke up at 9:47 this morning and heard a radio report that the DOW was down 147 points.

Page48 said...

So, Uncle, have you picked out the inaugural show/movie for your new Blu-Ray playa?

uncle111 said...

Page,
I haven't even thought about that. We have just one or two Blu-ray movies that we bought in anticipation of getting a player. We bought them on sale with a bunch of regular ones before Christmas (very big discount). The only one I remember is Prince Caspian and I imagine it will be that one. I'm as anxious to try the regular discs to see what kind of improvement there is with those.

We bought a Panasonic that was near the top of Consumer Reports list. It was reduced to $250.00 with free s/h. I had a $100.00 gift card which made it much more affordable.

uncle111 said...

I placed an online order with a supplier just before making my previous post. Here's the order number they emailed me just now:
Web Order #11359247.

The past few days has been filled with 47's for me.

Page48 said...

Wow, I'm glad to know I'm not the only "mature" person who enjoys the Narnia movies. I thought the first was the better of the 2, but I enjoyed both.

While we're into the "kid's" movies, I also enjoyed "City of Ember". If that means I'm a kid at heart, so be it.

uncle111 said...

I don't know City of Ember. I'll check it out.

The first Narnia movie was better, but so was the book. Prince Caspian is slower, and not a new a concept as the introduction of Narnia and Aslan. There's only one introduction to the scheme of things.

Voyage of the Dawn Tredder has a wealth of imagery and should make for a super movie. It will be out I think a Christmas next year.

I was introduced to The Chronicles of Narnia in my mid 20's when I met my wife, who had just written her Master's thesis on the books. She found them when she was in 4th grade.

A great story-
When My wife turned 40 I had friends and relatives shoot short videos for her birthday and I edited them all into a video for her party. One of her friends from graduate school sent a video which started out with the friend reading from my wife's thesis as the camera panned around the room. We had no idea what the setting was. The camera was panning book cases with glass fronts. When the camera came to rest we could see my wife's friend reading from her thesis while seated at the desk C.S.Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia from. We were stunned.

uncle111 said...

Once again my wife was involved with a 47. I was talking to her on the phone and glanced over and noticed a yard stick the company that has my phone service sent me 15 or 20 years ago. Their office number is imprinted on the yard stick. I had never noticed before, but the last 2 numbers are 47.

uncle111 said...

I was behind another car this evening that had car tags with a 47 in it.

I don't know if I've done this one before, I so I've forgotten. I had to call my IT guy today about an email problem. His new numer had a 47 in it.

SRG said...

Uncle your number of 47 encounters is insane!!

This morning I opened up my email to see I had 47 new messages. :)

uncle111 said...

SRG,
Yes. This is evidence of what I used to say about how often I see 47. It is not normal.

47 emails. What a way to start your day:)

uncle111 said...

A relative sent me a link to a YouTube video of a championship barbershop competition (our family has a lot of traditional music people). The video was 4:47 long.
This relative has no idea about me and 47.

uncle111 said...

I had to call a customer who didn't get a receipt for an online order. His phone number ended in 4767.

The insanity continues. Has anyone figured this out yet?

ilovealias4ever said...

Coincidence. :)

uncle111 said...

Way too many for coincidence. Part of it is planned by those who choose to put 47 out there. Part of it may be attributed to to the contention of some that 47 is the most commonly occurring random number, though I haven't seen any stats on that. It seems to me that I have way more of these that anyone else here. That might be related to me being more reflexively aware of 47's when they cross my path that other's may be. But I still don't know if that can account for all of.

Whatever it is, it's interesting.

SRG said...

I will be seeing 47 every time I get in my car for a while as it just reached 47,000 miles.

uncle111 said...

SRG,
That's like when our online orders hit 4700. I had a 47 for the next 99 orders.

uncle111 said...

I watched an episode of JAG this evening while I worked. I don't usually catch the time stamp they display to create a timeline in the stories, but I caught one tonight- 1447 Hours.

And I just finished Alias S4E2 on my iPod. The next episode shows a total time of 40:47.

Page48 said...

It just occurred to me on the weekend that for the past dozen years, I've been getting out of bed at 7:47 a.m. to be at work for 9:00 a.m. That pre-dates "Alias".

Anonymous said...

Page,
That's a good one. Don't you love it when a big one sneeks up on you?

I had a 47 on an original Star Trek episode over lunch today. But that's not really worth reporting since that series may be where all this 47 on screen thing started.

uncle111

Page48 said...

Watched a Morgan Freeman movie called "The Code". Freeman and Antonio Banderas break into basement of jewelery store. Alarm tripped. According to subtitles, Russian security guard says "Zone 47. Basement stairwell door."

uncle111 said...

There would be lots of 47's for anyone who (hasn't already) broke into my jewelry store:)

uncle111 said...

This morning I heard on the radio that a Congressman had received 147 emails complaining about something.

And I just received an online order where the credit card number began with 474477.

uncle111 said...

When it's active, it's really active.

An industry advisor sent out a link to a place to get polo shirts with your store logo embroidered on them for CHEAP. Their phone number - 847-4478. Looks a lot like the card number from earlier today (in the previous) post doesn't it?

uncle111 said...

I got an automated emailing about JG. It had a link to an article about her that had this number in the link:
5647425

Anonymous said...

Rambaldi ring , version2.
When I was editing this picture and opened it with Windows picture manager it was too large for the screen and WPM automatically reduced it to fit the screen. So, of course, it reduced it to 47% of original size.

uncle111

uncle111 said...

I just check web stats for my site and noticed that under traffic from robots MSNbot visits were 47 so far today, which just happened to be 47% of the bot hits.

uncle111 said...

Thursday ending stats for my site:
total visits- 147
toatl page views- 347

uncle111 said...

I just checked web traffic for today (11:45 AM)and found 47 unique visitors so far, and 47% of those came from Google.

uncle111 said...

I got in the car to run some errands and my travel odometer read 247.8 miles. Time for a fillup. I ran some errands. When I got back home...it was 2:47.

uncle111 said...

This has been a crazy day for 47s:
1 credit card number from a customer had 2 47s.
Another card number from another customer had a 47.
I had to deal with a charge to a card from April of 08 that had a 47 in it.
Someone else who wanted prices on a couple of engagement rings- both of the rings had stock numbers with 47s in them.
And someone left a phone number to return a call that had a 47.
And I can't rmrmner now what it was, but there was something that was numbered 147.

SRG said...

At work today I got an email from our project management software stating I had been assigned project #47.

uncle111 said...

SRG-
WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Think you could enhance the name, say... S.A.B 47 Project?
That is a cool one for sure.

uncle111 said...

I just heard a radio commercial for a local job finding website. One of the ladies in the spot complaining that the other had sent her 47 emails in the last 2 days.

uncle111 said...

I just checked my Rambaldi ring aution on eBay and it has had 47 views.

uncle111 said...

I just received a customer email whose email address contains a 47.

uncle111 said...

Well, I just checked web stats and found there have been 147 sessions so far today.

uncle111 said...

I've had several 47s the last 2 days that I have forgotten because I've been so busy.
But there is one freom yesterday that stuck with me and one so far from today.

Yesterday we were watching the pilot episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the pilot this week (shot in 1963). I have reported before that in one scene they show the odometer and the travel odometer twice, both times they both had 47 in them. Yesterday I noticed something I had never noticed in this episode before. There is a shot of a type of pressure gauge that was depicting an impending disaster. The moment the gauge comes into focus enough to read it the level of the gauge is 47.something.

Just now I read an email that I supplier sent showing the tracking number for some parts for some U.N.C.L.E. gun replicas I'm finishing. Here is the middle set of numbers in the tracking number:
477 13 4703.

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I'm beginning to get more double sets of 47s.

BTW, the 3 in 4703 in the tracking number is one digit off of the address I grew up at.

uncle111 said...

Heard a radio report today about Michael Vick and his dog past. I went online to check out a number used in the report and found this quote from the Washington Post's site:
"Of the 47 surviving dogs, 25 were placed directly in foster homes..."

I've had more 47's the past 2 days, but I've been so busy it seemed silly to take the time to even write them down.

Has anyone heard from Robetron? What is he doing?

uncle111 said...

This morning I saw that 47% of those who live area of Chicago around the proposed site of the Olympics do not want the Olypics there. And then I heard on the radio that 47 Senators have signed on to the public option part of the health care bill.

uncle111 said...

I just checked my bank balance online and it has a 47 in it.

uncle111 said...

My Blu-ray player just came in from Amazon. Regular Alias DVDs look much better on it.

The box had B47 printed on it in large font.

uncle111 said...

I just uploaded a picture on another site that turned out to be 247KB in size.

uncle111 said...

I just noticed that the house number of Monk's assistant is 1547.

uncle111 said...

I saw a link in my favorites that has been there for years. I forgot it was there. It sounds like a site I could have started:
Welcome to 247Guns.com!TM
FREE Online "Person to Person" Gun Sales & Firearms Classified Ads

uncle111 said...

This evening my sister flew in to spend the week with my mom. On the way in from the sirport shw told me about her gymnast daughter getting her into shape by walking. They ended up doing a 5K walk race. Their time for their race was some 47.something minutes.

My wife has taken to deducting 47% from my Christmas present (or from what's left of it) everytime I mention 47 to her, so I had my sister tell her this 47.

uncle111 said...

I've had my usual ongoing 47's, but I've been too busy to report them. They have tended to be the usual types and haven't motivated me enough to interrupt things to report them.

However, today I noticed that 2 days in a row our web referrals from Google totalled 47, with one of those also equalling 47% of referrals for that day.

I also just got a notice from the doctor's office to call and schedule a yearly checkup. There was a 5 digit number above my name on the post card. The number began with 47.

uncle111 said...

I saw 4 47's today. One was the monthly payment for an item in a banner ad on a site. The other one that is notable only because...
A Youtube link someone sent me. By the time I got to it it had 1,470,718 views.

SRG said...

Anybody else hear that Apple's stock went up--you guessed it--47% in the 3rd quarter?

uncle111 said...

I've gotten out of the habit of posting these types of 47 sightings, but here's a couple from today. The milage on my car when I got in it had a 47, and right before I got to my store a car dealer's car in front of me had his phone number painted on the rear windshield. It had a 47 in it.

uncle111 said...

I just checked the views on my latest YouTube video was 147.

And this is the 147th post on this topic.

Page48 said...

I recently bought a car. The ad on the internet said it had 47,000 kilometers on it. Average speed driven since I reset the counter is 47 km/hour.

uncle111 said...

Yeah, double 47's. That's the game now.

uncle111 said...

This from Amazon today:
Save 47% at Amazon.com on "My Christmas" by Andrea Bocelli

uncle111 said...

I just checked my UNCLE Google site for activity and here is what I saw:
TheUncleGun.­com
47 web views
last 2 days

Fortunately for traffic sake my main UNCLE site has been getting over 100 visits per day.

uncle111 said...

The views counter on my YouTube video keeps switching back and forth between 430 and 447.????????

uncle111 said...

In line with my interest in double 47's, I got an order today, number 4847, and the customer's zip code ends in 47.

uncle111 said...

I was trying to find out the broadcast time for a moring news show and ended up at their blog site. They listed the current number of comments for the article about the next morning's guest at 470.

uncle111 said...

Democrat cadidate for Mayor loses to incumbant Bloomberg 50%-47%

uncle111 said...

OK, here's a reverse 47. Gay marriage was overturned in Maine last night. The vote to overturn is reported everywhere as 53%. How come no one reports the % against overturning? I assume that if you take the 53% to overturn, and subtract that 53% from the total possible % of 100 that you would get 47%.

Where is the 47? I want my 47. Free the 47!!!!

Or, could it be that 47 is now so common it is just assumed?

SRG said...

credit card statement from Oct: $##47.47

uncle111 said...

I wasn't going to report this 47, but then I got 2 more within 3 minutes.

Checking wesite visits so far this morning- 47

Then checking views of 3 of my videos on YouTube, two of them had 47s.

Triple 47s in 3 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Well, a few minutes later and I get another 47. ABC just out the first episode of V online. It is 47:25 minutes long.

uncle111

uncle111 said...

I haven't had time to post other recent 47's, but I'm watching the latest Transformer movies and a key clue to a save the world category mystery is on a "page 47".

Page48 said...

Uncle, Orci/Kurtzman will surely be tempted to change "Hawaii Five-O" to "Hawaii Four-7".

uncle111 said...

Watching the movie "Holiday" and an old screenwriter in the mocie mentions he's lived in his current house for 47 years. Ha! My wife was there and she saw it. She didn't notice until I pointed it out.

Page- what other titles could they change? "47 Jump Street?" Hmmm. "Route 47." "47 Sunset Strip." "47 O'clock High."

Page48 said...

Watching "The Prisoner" miniseries on AMC, which co-stars Lennie James of "Jericho" fame as a taxi driver known as 147.

uncle111 said...

I've been too busy to report 47 sightings, but I had to report this because it is a type of multiple 47. I just finished a recent Monk episode inline. A number with a 47 in it was shown at least 4 or 5 times.

uncle111 said...

Again too busy to report most 47 sightings, but this was so prominant I had to- Gallup reports President's approval rating at 47%.

uncle111 said...

Two double 47's today:
1- An online order that had a 47 in the dollar amount and a 47 in the customer's address.
2- My bank statement showed a funds transfer with a 47 which left a balance with a 47.

uncle111 said...

I've been in over my head with Christmas work the past few weeks. I feel like a complete stranger at this point.

In line with my new interest in double 47's, I heard on a radio broadcast today that (not new) 47 million Americans are without health insurance and that (new) 47% of the money currently spent on health care is spent by the government.

uncle111 said...

Doing paperwork last night I noticed an account number with 747, and a phone number with a 747. On the way to work today I saw a phone number with a 47.

uncle111 said...

I've been too busy to report 47s, and it gets a little tiresome doing so. But I had a little time today and just spotted a double 47.
Under this headline- "Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval" the article says the number who approve is 47%, and the number who dissapprove is 47%. 47 to 47.

uncle111 said...

I was watching a bonus disc for the Wizard of Oz and just happened to notice something when I was fast forwarding through a silent movie from the 1920s(?)called The Magic Cloak. I couldn't believe it, so I caught a frame to post. I didn't assign a title to the picture, but my software did-snapshot20100228192047

Just now as I was uploading the picture I noticed it has a number at the top. I suspect part of it may be a 47, but I'm going to have to get it back on my computer at home and see if I can scroll far enough to see. If it is that would make this a triple 47. Something more interesting than the normal single 47's I still notice all the time.

SRG said...

Woohoo 47 days until my wedding!!! :-D

uncle111 said...

SRG,

Married? Cool! Be sure to let us know a few days ahead.

Are you going to post wedding photos online?

uncle111 said...

I just had to do a check on some system information and found that part of the description of my processor is ... Model 47.

No, the 47's haven't slowed down. This one was just interesting to me.

uncle111 said...

I should have poosted several recent 47's. I may do it if I can remember them, but I just saw this_

Manute Bol, one of the tallest players in NBA history, died Saturday at the age of 47.

uncle111 said...

US home sales just reported the worst sales numbers in 47 years.

uncle111 said...

I just checked stats for TheUncleGun.com. On the first 2 lines in data there were 35 digits. In those 35 digits there were 3 47's.

SRM said...

There are some gorgeous photos from National Geographic here. Oh, and there are 47 total. :)