December 29, 2007

Oh, Hi... Could I Speak To Mr Satan please

A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil.

Christians in Reeves have been unhappy since the early 1960s about being given the prefix, 666 - traditionally known as the Biblical "number of the beast".

For the next three months, households will be able to change the first three digits of their phone numbers to 749.

Mayor Scott Walker said CenturyTel's decision was "divine intervention".
Unfortunately for these superstitious morons the number of the beast was recently revealed to actually be 616. But it's too much to expect christians to reject widely held misconceptions and traditions in the face of contradictory evidence.

And of course, It has to be a case of "divine intervention", A miracle if you will. It couldn't possibly be a result of the phone company saying "let's change the damn number, Shut them whiny cry babies up".


  1. I've always been fond of 686. The neighbor of the beast.

  2. Or rather 668. Darn it!