2021-01-28 | Journal | 23 Enigma
Sean and I were talking about watching the movie 23 with Jim Carrey yesterday. I was on my walk today, and I came up with the idea that I would create a cutup page for cutup dot page. I thought about it a bit, and figured I could have 23 sentences of 23 words. That was all fine and good. I took a brief nap, and as I was going to sleep I figured I would add random images from my walk, alternating left to right with the 23 sentences. I woke up and started working on the code a bit. I crawled roughly 1000 articles that weren't in L1G3R or NoNIC (as those would be kind of boring). I spit out the paths of all of the articles. I scrolled up a ways and grabbed one and opened it in Vim randomly, and it was this:
Out of 1,000 or so, randomly selected, and I only have a handful that mention 23 at all.
Side note: I've had the Illuminatus! trilogy sitting on the bookshelf for close to a year now, but saw a reference just now that it used the 23 enigma in it. I went to grab the book, and noticed there is an Eye of Providence on the cover and one book in the trilogy is called The Eye in the Pyramid.