This archive contains September-November 1998 postings to the 47 Society mailing list.

47-l-digest          Friday, November 6 1998          Volume 01 : Number 015


Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 17:16:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: plane crash 47

In 1970, a Swissair Coronado crashed soon after takeoff from Zurich when a
bomb planted by a Palestinian guerrilla group exploded. All 47 people on board
were killed.

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Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 14:55:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: nick's 47 story

About three years ago, my friend who lives across the street (in house #47,
his father born in 1947) asked me if I had noticed how frequently the number
47 appeared. I had, and we started seeing it alot, now that our eyes were out
for it. Another friend got involved, and we became followers of 47, not
knowing that we were part of a large group of people who had noticed the same
thing, and that a professor had actually proved that all numbers equal 47.
When a 47 appeared on tv or anywhere, it prompted a cheer and a raising of
fists from the three of us. I was about to start a 47 website, and went to
find 47 movie quotes on the net, when I stumbled upon your site. i would love
to learn more about this group, and please, feel free to respond, i'd love to
hear from you. My friends and I have been unable to explain this phenomenon to
anyone. Maybe this will help.

by the way, here are a few quotes i found on tv and in movies. in the past

from 'Defending Your Life' with Albert Brooks

Bob Diamond: For example, I use forty-eight percent of my brain. Do you know
how much you use?
Daniel Miller: Forty... seven?
Bob Diamond laughs: Three.

I dont know the quote, but in 'Smoke' (1995) 'Rashid' mentions that he turned
17 "...47 minutes ago."

from the simpsons

Martin's grandpa: -'I just sentenced my 46th man to death. no, 47th.'
Martin: '-47!? I love you, Grandpa!'

...and Roswell! 1947! amazing!

[submitted by]
Nick D.


Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 14:56:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: broadcast 47

the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Broadcast
Engineers is chapter 47

[submitted by]
jon fukumoto


Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 14:59:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: john's 47 story

	Hello, my name is John.  I just wanted to tell you how amazed I am
that there is actually a 47 Society.  There are apparently a whole lot of
other people who have noticed this number popping up everywhere they go.
Allow me to tell you my story.
	My friend Tim's hockey number is 47.  Later, he told us that he
started noticing the number 47 coming up a lot.  At first it was just a
joke, but then I started noticing it.  Things like getting a score of 47 in
darts, finding phone numers with 47 in it, and looking at the clock and
having the time be 10:47 for example.  The other day my other friend John
and I were sitting in my kitchen talking, and there were a deck of cards
sitting there.  John, for no reason at all, randomly looked at a card, and
the number came out to be the 4 of diamonds.  He then picked another card,
and it was the 7 of diamonds.  This was probably the strangest incedent.
What I want to know from you is.. what does it all mean?  Please e-mail me
back with some input.  Thanks.

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Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:06:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Levine 
Subject: message 47

Intrestingly enough, I searched my entire E-mail archive for
occurances of '47'

There happened to be 73 different messages containing '47' and once I
mail this it will be 74!

Coincidence? I think not!

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Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:01:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Levine 
Subject: super bus 47

In my usual bus ride home from work, I noticed that on the bus entrance
to the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the number 47 is spraypainted on a
pillar for no apparent reason. 

Tonight, KABL radio (San Francisco) was replaying old radio shows. Their
choices included a 1940 Superman show -- episode number 47!

[submitted by]
Kenneth Simon                  


Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:05:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Levine 
Subject: ronin 47

in the new action/adventure/mystery film "Ronin", in addition to the 
numerous 47's evident in license plates throughout the movie, one of the 
main subplot scenes involves the explanation of what ronin are, using 
the ancient Chinese story of the group of samurai whose master was 
killed and who avenged his death as ronin, or samurai without master. 
the group, of course, numbered  47 samurai......

[submitted by]
David Low


Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 09:06:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Levine 
Subject: Ohio 47

I just got this in a 'useless trivia' mailing...

>Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is
>Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a 
>resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

[submitted by]
Rob Russell


Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 08:50:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Eric Levine 
Subject: space script 47

Hi There....over here in Edinburgh, Scotland, a colleague and I (both avid fans
of all the Star Trek series) submitted a spec
script in October '97 for Star Trek Voyager called "Fickle Finger of Fate". It
was ultimately rejected by the producers
and returned to us in February '98...Such is life!!

Here's the thing....Being "47" fans, we included a number of 47 references.
Some were obvious, but others were hidden (eg,
a Janeway access code which was 47 in hexadecimal). I wonder if the reader
assigned to assess the script noticed them!!!???
It would be interesting to know.

if you're not interested in details of our Spec Script, please stop reading

"Fickle Finger of Fate" is about A Voyager crew (Janeway et al) which did
manage to get home to the Alpha
Quadrant after just a Year (Their Voyager), but gets pulled back to the Delta
Quadrant again during a subsequent "Next
Generation" type mission in the Alpha Quadrant.

Due to the casualties incurred, The Janeway on "Their Voyager" switches on The
Doctor. The Doctor who appears is the
Doctor from "Our Voyager". He is surprised to find things are not right i.e.
Carey is Chief Engineer, Seska is seeing Chakotay,
Neelix is a lowly "Cleaner" etc. Worst still, "Their Voyager" is in serious
jeopardy from the Anomaly which dragged them
there. The crew battle to save themselves. The Doctor struggles to understand
what's going on. He finds himself back on
the "Our Voyager he's familiar with, but doesn't understand what's going on. He
tries to make Janeway aware of the
 problem, but is dragged back to "Their Voyager" again...this happens just a
couple of times during the episode during which
time we see how the crew are behaving on both ships...

We hoped that the end result would be an episode where we see the Crew we're
used to seeing every week getting a
 chance to show us how they might have been had they got back to the Alpha
Quadrant early; and directly contrasting this
with how they actually are after 5 years in the Delta Quadrant.

Additionaly, it deals with the ever topical Cloning issue...Because the Doctor
swaps between two Voyager's, he  actually
 inherits the memories from the Doctor on "Their Voyager" as well as his own
memories back on "our Voyager" -
effectively he was Cloned and what do they do with the additional memories,
personality insights, etc.

Another element we included was that of a Changeling member of crew in "their
Voyager". This suggests a different outcome
 in the current Alpha Quadrant war;

If anyone out there is interested in reading the Script, please let us know and
we'll be glad to forward you a copy.

[submitted by]
John O'Donovan.


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