Monday, March 29, 2004

West Wing and more

Nothing to do with Bruce Willis or Matthew Perry

But, as my good friend Ray pointed out, "the whole nine yards" really equals "the whole 27 feet."

More West Wing

From last week's epsiode, The Supremes:

President Bartlet is having a conversation with CJ about abortion and the new potential nominee for the supreme court. He says:

"Twenty-seven million women voted for me. I think they might have had in mind that I was going to protect this particular right."

(see, I thought the whole WW 27 phenomenon had to do with Aaron Sorkin. There were also many 27s on his other show, Sports Night. Maybe he passed the power of 27 on to the writing staff!)

Sunday, March 28, 2004

That would make an excellent name for a rock band...

27 Flavors of Punk Rock

Thanks Brian, for sending this one:

The Riverdales

In Brian's own words:

This band uses what I believe is called the 27 flavors of punk rock or something like that. They are very ramones influenced and really good.

Dave Barry

From today's column:

But Dr. Atkins persisted, because he had a dream -- a dream that, some day, he would help the human race by selling it 427 million diet books.

A natural wonder?

Bar in Niagara Falls, NY--Club 427

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Sex and the City

In the finale of SATC, Alek says "The museum curator is 27 years old."

The Magic Bus

Okay, so it's not really magic, but I did pass Lakeshore Central Schools bus #327 on the road yesterday. Incidentally, 327 is also the number of the quad that me, Jen, Mary, and Karen lived in sophomore year.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Chevy Commercial

Random guy in Chevy commercial has a 27 on his shirt.

Old Navy

Speaking of shirts...Old Navy puts out a lot of 27-related merchandise. Like a t-shirt, that I own. I've also seen hats.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

On the Radio

In my car today, I flipped to the oldies station's "600 best songs of the 60s" countdown just in time to hear the last half of song #27, which was "Build Me Up, Buttercup."
The West Wing 27 Sightings

(from Season 1)

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

President Bartlet has the line "27 lawyers in the room and none of you can tell me what 'post hoc, ergo propter hoc' means?"

A Proportional Response

The president gives his order for retailiatory military action at 16:27

Thursday, March 04, 2004

This is a blog devoted to sightings of the number 27 in pop culture, news, and any other random places it decides to pop up.

My friends and I discovered the magic of 27 in college, realizing that people would frequently cite the number 27 in conversation when needing a random number. For example:

"Oh my God, I love this movie. I've seen it like 27 times."

We then began seeing it creep into other things...movies, songs, TV shows. We discovered a website called The 27 Conspiracy, which was a great source of sightings for a while...but Brandon, the keeper of that site, got too busy to keep up with it.

Weird Al Yankovic references the number 27 in a lot of his songs and videos. Some alert listener has chronicled all the Al-related 27s here.

I'm going to post the random sightings I've seen here, and continue posting them as I see them. Have a sighting to add? Email me!