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When I learned the sign of the beast 666 is really 616… July 18, 2006 3:39 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Daily Life, Of Interest
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This is a must listen! (click that link)

On June 6, 2006 I posted that the Devil’s number has changed. What I really wanted to post was the link to when I personally heard about this the first time. My favorite radio show on NPR right now is undeniably Wait wait don’t tell me.. When I could not find the reference to their show educating that 666 has been changed to 616, I sent an email.

From: Doug McCaughan
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 9:45 AM
To: WaitWait
Subject: Did you have a commentary on 616 and 666?

Hello Wait Wait!

Your program is so exceptionally done! I usually catch it in the car and I recall listening not long ago to a reference to 666 and the Wisconsin area code. The speaker mentioned {…}

Am I confusing this with another npr show? If not, do you recall the air date?

Thank you!
Doug McCaughan
Wait Wait fan

I was very pleased to receive a fairly prompt reply.

From: WaitWait
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 2:57 PM
To: Doug McCaughan
Subject: RE: Did you have a commentary on 616 and 666?

Hi,
That was us! You can listen to the segment explaining everything in our archive — it’s on the “Best of” show that aired on January 7, 2006. The segment is titled “The Wait Wait Show Introduction Debacle.”
Thanks for listening!
Emily

Emily Ecton
Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

I implore you to take a couple of minutes and listen to The Wait Wait Show Introduction Debacle!

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Comments»

1. singaporegrrl - July 18, 2006

OMG – that’s too funny! Good one, I enjoyed it!

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[…] I woke this morning at 4:44. I love doing that! Of course, we are limited to 5 (technically 10) opportunites to wake when the digital clock reads all the same numbers. The day I wake to 6:66 I’m hiding under the covers! (And yes, I know, I really should be more concerned about waking at 6:16) […]


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