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JediTricks
01-28-2008, 05:12 PM
(Yes, I'm copping this from my blog entry (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&blogID=352447939), sue me)

For those of you who don't know, 4:20 is the time when pot-heads take their "smoke break", it's become their codeword for dope-smokin', and often comes with the phrase "it's always 4:20 somewhere". I've certainly come across a number of 4:20 aficionados in my time, even in multiplayer videogames where they include it as part of their username.

In the past few months, I've found that I'm often looking up at the clock at exactly 11:38, whether AM or PM (I'm not a morning guy, but 11:38 ain't that early), which I've found a little interesting. Then it dawned on me while playing Star Wars Battlefront II at 11:38 last night that, hey, maybe we Star Wars fans - or "Star Warts" as on rare occasion I've called us - should do our own version of 4:20 and whenever we take note of it being 11:38, we should do something Star Wars-related, even if it's only waving a hand at an automatic door (admit it, you've used the Force to open doors all the time). Watch the movies, play the soundtracks, pose an action figure, cut off your son's hand, kiss your sister, electrocute the handicapped, make 3 inferior films which stand in total defiance of the original mythos you created, play with a lightsaber toy, talk like Jar Jar, or get high and say "Star Wars? Man, we're already having wars... under the starrrrs!" and think it's brilliantly hilarious. My point is, 11:38 should be our time to be Star Wars fans every day.

Now if my Trekkie side could only get a 17:01 o'clock...

El Chuxter
01-28-2008, 05:13 PM
I have noticed that a lot of digital clocks that have the clear plastic film with a time pre-printed on them for store display have 11:38 as the time.

Kidhuman
01-28-2008, 05:14 PM
Sounds cool to me, I am always down to electrocute the handicapped. And for Trekkies, 5:01 pm is 1701 in Army time

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-28-2008, 05:45 PM
My family and I often point out to each other when it's 11:38. Good stuff.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-28-2008, 05:53 PM
420 RULES though, but only cuz it's me birthday :thumbsup:

Ya know, I never ever thought of 1138 when I see the clock at 11:38, but now, thanks to YOU JT, I'll never forget it ;)

And now I can still go about my business opening electric doors and elevator doors with the force!

TeeEye7
01-28-2008, 06:12 PM
What irony!

The local California Highway Patrol office here is #420! (If you ever get the itch to try break the Kessel Run time record on Interstate 5 or Highway 99 in my county, your ticket will have a "420" reference written on it).

I've never heard of the 420 reference before. Maybe an LA thing, JT? Around here there's reference to 11357 for this 'n' that, which is the Californian Penal Code Section for possession of an illicit "green leafy material" (as most Po-leece around here call it).

Deoxyribonucleic
01-28-2008, 06:15 PM
What irony!

The local California Highway Patrol office here is #420! (If you ever get the itch to try break the Kessel Run time record on Interstate 5 or Highway 99 in my county, your ticket will have a "420" reference written on it).



I live very near both of those 'interstates' however, I drive like a grandma most of the time, so my PT Cruiser will never make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs :(

I also had never heard of the 420 thang until I moved down here to so cal :confused:

420 was also Carrie Fisher's first costume fitting for Star Wars :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-28-2008, 06:24 PM
I'm well aware of the 420 association, perhaps due in part to the fact that I live near Boulder, which has an annual, er, "celebration" on campus.

Kidhuman
01-28-2008, 06:39 PM
I have known about the 420 thing for at least 20 years and I live on the East Coast.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-28-2008, 07:18 PM
OMG it was just 4:20 on my computer clock

DarthBrandon
01-28-2008, 07:23 PM
I have known about the 420 thing for at least 20 years and I live on the East Coast.

Amen to that brother, been around here for quite a long time I might add.:D

jedi master sal
01-28-2008, 07:32 PM
JT, I can tell we were born on the same day. I VERY often happen to look up at the clock at just the right time to catch 11:38. Be that am or pm.

I thought I was the only one, then here you go posting it...

-Sal

JEDIpartner
01-28-2008, 07:44 PM
In the past few months, I've found that I'm often looking up at the clock at exactly 11:38, whether AM or PM (I'm not a morning guy, but 11:38 ain't that early), which I've found a little interesting.

I often find that it happens to me as well. I also happen to glance down at the timer on the crosstrainer at my gym around 11 minutes and 38 seconds quite a bit. It's CRAY-ZEEEEEEEE!!!!

Jedi_Kal-El
01-28-2008, 07:45 PM
I usually take note of 1138 whenever I see it. So it's cool to know I'm not alone. Love using the force at work too. I often try my Jedi mind tricks on my co-workers. Heck me and one of my buddies actually made this guy think it worked. :D So with all this 1138 watching maybe a thread could be started for ppl to chime in at 11:38 if they're around?

JediTricks
01-28-2008, 08:06 PM
What irony!

The local California Highway Patrol office here is #420! (If you ever get the itch to try break the Kessel Run time record on Interstate 5 or Highway 99 in my county, your ticket will have a "420" reference written on it).Oh man, I'm telling all the pot-heads I know about that one, they're gonna love it!

I find it hard to break the speed limit on the 5 as that freeway must be named for the speed at which trucks drive it.


I've never heard of the 420 reference before. Maybe an LA thing, JT? Around here there's reference to 11357 for this 'n' that, which is the Californian Penal Code Section for possession of an illicit "green leafy material" (as most Po-leece around here call it).Wow, you've never heard of 4:20 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_%28cannabis_culture%29)? It's not just an LA thing, there are guys on Battlefront II from all over the country with that in their username, I think there's even a BF2 clan with it. The wikipedia page has a picture of 4/20 day celebration in Vancouver.


JT, I can tell we were born on the same day. I VERY often happen to look up at the clock at just the right time to catch 11:38. Be that am or pm.

I thought I was the only one, then here you go posting it...

-SalIsn't that weird??? It's like destiny or something. Maybe there are extra midichlorians given out on certain birthdays. :D


I often find that it happens to me as well. I also happen to glance down at the timer on the crosstrainer at my gym around 11 minutes and 38 seconds quite a bit. It's CRAY-ZEEEEEEEE!!!!That's it, I'm calling it destiny, SW fans must own 11:38!


I usually take note of 1138 whenever I see it. So it's cool to know I'm not alone. Love using the force at work too. I often try my Jedi mind tricks on my co-workers. Heck me and one of my buddies actually made this guy think it worked. :D I've been trying to use the Force for years, move/levitate the pencil was a big one in school - never worked, but I keep trying. :p


So with all this 1138 watching maybe a thread could be started for ppl to chime in at 11:38 if they're around?The forums clock is currently 3 minutes slow (servers often have time issues, I dunno why) but that's a good idea.

LTBasker
01-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Now if my Trekkie side could only get a 17:01 o'clock...

Wouldn't that be 5:01pm in military time? :D

Kidhuman
01-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Wouldn't that be 5:01pm in military time? :D


Sounds cool to me, I am always down to electrocute the handicapped. And for Trekkies, 5:01 pm is 1701 in Army time

Beat ya to it LT. :p

jedi master sal
01-28-2008, 09:35 PM
I've been trying to use the Force for years, move/levitate the pencil was a big one in school - never worked, but I keep trying. :p

I've had some mild telepathy and clairvoyance over the years. I get very bad feelings within a couple of days of something major happening. I've been able to predict when a phone is going to ring, what others are going to say (not just live but on TV new/sports shows). There are other minor instances, but these are typically the bigger ones.

Slicker
01-28-2008, 10:05 PM
I seem to notice 11:38 alot as well. I'll even wake up at night and it'll be 11:38. I'm sure I only notice it because I want to but it's still very creepy.

It's kinda like the thing where they say that at 20 minutes past every hour every seems to go silent. It's some sort of reference to the time when Lincoln was killed.

TeeEye7
01-28-2008, 11:41 PM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I think it's time to synchronize our watches....:yes:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-29-2008, 12:08 AM
I've always noted times. In fact, my pocketwatch version of a grandfather clock on my dresser has been at 9:11 for the last 15 years or so (as an homage to the "9-1-1 is a Joke" song from Public Enemy, not that "other" one). I also note time left in sporting events at 9:11, as well as when the score's 51-50 (crazy, eh? :crazed: ).

A sampling of the times I look forward to during the day, and why:
6:07, 6:41 (Cub and Boy Scout pack and troop numbers)
12:34 or 1:23 (and it the watch has 56 or 45 seconds, even better)
8:08 (a common time, Bob)
11:38 (we know why)
10:23 (personal info, available in my profile :pleased: )
7:47 (lea-vin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again)
11:11 (four aces? c'mon! )

There's probably more, but I can't remember them now. Maybe at another TIME. Ha!

JediTricks
01-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Wouldn't that be 5:01pm in military time? :DNobody's going to go for that though, military time isn't as universal. I think we need to petition the government to go to 24-hour time just for that reason. :thumbsup:


Last night at 11:38, I jumped on SW:Battlefront II.

TeeEye7
01-30-2008, 12:17 AM
I think we need to petition the government to go to 24-hour time just for that reason.

the 24-hour clock is already used extensively in Europe. As usual, our little county is behind the times. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
01-30-2008, 01:49 AM
12:34 or 1:23 (and it the watch has 56 or 45 seconds, even better)
.
11:38 (we know why)
.
7:47 (lea-vin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again)
11:11 (four aces? c'mon! )

There's probably more, but I can't remember them now. Maybe at another TIME. Ha!
I like the 1234 type ones as well as palindrome numbers. I also like all 3's - 3:33:33.

There was a time where it seemed I would often wake up at 7:37 and immediately that CCR song "Traveling Band" would come into my mind - "737 comin' out of the sky"

Sometimes I'll message my boss at work and she will reply with a thank you, but she will abbreviate it "thx". I'm often tempted to reply "1138".

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 02:58 AM
I like the 1234 type ones as well as palindrome numbers. I also like all 3's - 3:33:33.

There was a time where it seemed I would often wake up at 7:37 and immediately that CCR song "Traveling Band" would come into my mind - "737 comin' out of the sky"

Sometimes I'll message my boss at work and she will reply with a thank you, but she will abbreviate it "thx". I'm often tempted to reply "1138".

oh man, DO IT, DO IT!!!

Slicker
01-30-2008, 04:11 AM
the 24-hour clock is already used extensively in Europe. As usual, our little county is behind the times. :(They use it over here in Nippon.

Dar' Argol
01-30-2008, 07:25 AM
Thanx you JT . . thank you sooooo much :rolleyes: Yesterday I had to take notice when the time was 11:38 .. . . BOTH TIMES!! As if I don't have enough little quirks to deal with . . . now I have a new one . . . Thanx soo much :p



j/k . . serious though when it hit in the morning I had someone walk into my office and I said in a very Yoda voice "So Old I look to young eyes?" he hehe . .they didn't get it . . .

El Chuxter
01-30-2008, 01:07 PM
Another good time to remember:

"What time is it?
4:30.
It's not late, naw, naw, it's just early, early."

That band was so underrated.

JediTricks
01-30-2008, 05:05 PM
the 24-hour clock is already used extensively in Europe. As usual, our little county is behind the times. :(Eww, Europe? Friggin' metric time!



Thanx you JT . . thank you sooooo much :rolleyes: Yesterday I had to take notice when the time was 11:38 .. . . BOTH TIMES!! As if I don't have enough little quirks to deal with . . . now I have a new one . . . Thanx soo much :p



j/k . . serious though when it hit in the morning I had someone walk into my office and I said in a very Yoda voice "So Old I look to young eyes?" he hehe . .they didn't get it . . . Yeaaaah buddy!



So last night, I'm driving at 11:38 so I flip open my cellphone/mp3 player and crank up the opening theme. Not a safe tune to drive to. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
04-07-2008, 08:07 PM
Took this photo of my hand... and my stove, the other morning. Can't seem to recall what time I did so, but hey, who remembers such mudane, uber-specific details, anyway?

Mad Slanted Powers
04-07-2008, 08:33 PM
Those plus and minus buttons are shaped like guitar picks.

Jargo
04-08-2008, 12:31 PM
I was reading this thread last night thinking what tosh this sort of thing is and then I stood up to stretch my legs prior to switching the PC off. looked at my clock. 4.20. looked at the green leaf material cigarette in my hand and smiled.
strange thing is i never look at clocks despite having two or three in every room. no idea why i did at that precise moment but there ya go.

JediTricks
04-08-2008, 09:56 PM
Nice job BCJ!!!

I have been taking notice of 11:38 here and there still, yesterday I did both of 'em!

Bel-Cam Jos
04-08-2008, 10:02 PM
Played a game of Spider Solitaire the other day. My winning score was... 1137? :confused: :upset: Why do I post that here? Because my finger slipped on the mouse button and it cost me a point; therefore, I'd have had 1138, if not for my clumsiness. :cry:

Mad Slanted Powers
04-08-2008, 11:30 PM
I just realized, we should have a celebration on November 3, for it will be 11/3/08. That's as close to 1138 you'll get in a date until January 1, 2038. Actually, it looks like we missed out on 1/13/08, as it was a couple weeks before this thread started.

JediTricks
04-13-2008, 02:33 PM
It's 11:38 right now and I'm listening to the ANH Main Titles! :D

(I see the forums clock is 5 minutes off though)

Bel-Cam Jos
05-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Played a game of Spider Solitaire the other day. My winning score was... 1138! See pic below... trust me that that teeny tiny score I'm pointing at says 1138. Oh, please trust me...

BTW, my namesake is Joseph Campbell, and if you take the backwards calculator number equivilants of "BELL," it would be "1138." Hmm...? :confused:

JediTricks
05-13-2008, 04:46 AM
That looks like 1134 to me, who are you trying to con?!? ;) Next time, just hit the "print screen" button on your keyboard, then paste the screencap it takes to any imaging program (even crappy MS Paint), it's a lot easier than that shaky photograph which makes you beg us to believe you - I do believe you, mister 1139 :p J/k, good job!

Nicely done on the "Bell-1138" connection, that's a masterpiece. Boy, wouldn't it be weird if that was the genesis of it?

Bel-Cam Jos
05-14-2008, 11:16 PM
That looks like 1134 to me, who are you trying to con?!? ;) Next time, just hit the "print screen" button on your keyboard, then paste the screencap it takes to any imaging program (even crappy MS Paint), it's a lot easier than that shaky photograph which makes you beg us to believe you - I do believe you, mister 1139 :p J/k, good job!

Nicely done on the "Bell-1138" connection, that's a masterpiece. Boy, wouldn't it be weird if that was the genesis of it?Hey! Someone's gotta keep the USB cord and digital camera cartels in business!

As for the 1138, it's indirectly related to Joseph Campbell. His work with A Skeletons Key to Finnegan's Wake written by James Joyce made him a worldwide expert (and actually was controversial based on some of his claims about some things I don't remember right now) on the author. There's a repeating number of 1134 in several of Joyce's books (character's addresses, times of day, Bible verses, etc.), but maybe Lucas thought of 1138 as "bell" (although I realized it'd be "7738" to truly be "bell" upside down, unless the 'L's are lowercase) and made his version in tribute. Unless we ask TMRFE, we'll never know... :o

RUSHBOY
05-17-2008, 12:38 AM
My local Walmart is open until midnight so I can buy star wars figures at 11:38 pm !!
Yesterday I bought Jango Fett Mighty Muggs and Clone commander Cody at about 11:38 pm !! It was awesome!!

Bel-Cam Jos
05-17-2008, 10:01 AM
I'd like to see Oakland's pro football team play on the road at, oh, let's say Miami. It would be the fourth quarter, and they'd be down 27 points. The fans who are left would "walk like men, but they're vicious, mindless
monsters." Therefore...

at the 11:38 mark of the 4th, with the score 11-38 (as it would appear on the scoreboard), the Raiders would be on the 38 yard line (where, at Pro Player Stadium would be in the sand from the baseball infield) with 11 yards to go for a first down. People in the stands barking out incoherent noises, raising their arms. Sweet... :lipsrsealed:

JediTricks
05-17-2008, 05:11 PM
My local Walmart is open until midnight so I can buy star wars figures at 11:38 pm !!
Yesterday I bought Jango Fett Mighty Muggs and Clone commander Cody at about 11:38 pm !! It was awesome!!
Ha, that's cool! It combines SW with Lucas' favorite pastime for us - buying SW. :p I'm not knocking it though, we're a collecting forum after all. :thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
05-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Ha, that's cool! It combines SW with Lucas' favorite pastime for us - buying SW. :p I'm not knocking it though, we're a collecting forum after all. :thumbsup:It'd be cool if someone could find two figures (oh, let's say... 30th Anniv. Coin figures 11 and 38, perhaps?) there and post it here as their... 1,138th post!

JediTricks
05-18-2008, 11:10 PM
TAC Figures 11 and 38 are both Han Solo! It's Han pilot and Han Torture rack, weeeeeird!

RUSHBOY
05-18-2008, 11:18 PM
I think Harrison Ford holds the record for the most action figures made for one actor but I may be wrong!! We should just call him Mr action figure !!

El Chuxter
05-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Mark Hamill would beat that if voice-over roles counted. He probably has Ford beaten just on the Joker alone.

RUSHBOY
05-18-2008, 11:40 PM
They should have gave Mark Hamill a role in the new Indiana Jones movie then we could have bought his action figure ! I know I would buy it !!

Bel-Cam Jos
05-19-2008, 08:21 PM
They should have gave Mark Hamill a role in the new Indiana Jones movie then we could have bought his action figure ! I know I would buy it !!How do you know he's not "Russian Soldier #11?" Or 38? Hmm? :lipsrsealed:

Bel-Cam Jos
05-24-2008, 01:07 PM
Went to Universal Studios yesterday, and my ticket transaction was at... 11:37am. :upset: Dang it! I should've asked one more question. :rolleyes:

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2008, 11:48 PM
There are two students in my classes that have earned exactly 1,138 points in the course.

JediTricks
05-30-2008, 02:53 AM
Nice! They deserve Imperial stickers on their report cards. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
06-27-2008, 12:13 PM
While bowling, I was a part of a team (not a league, just four other people) that had 1,133 total pins after two+ games. I'm up; trying for 5, but sadly did better with 7. :( So, I did "earn" the 1138th pin...

JediTricks
06-28-2008, 06:49 PM
If only... if only.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I started reading a book titled What I Really Want to Do On Set in Hollywood, and on a sample call sheet (what people are supposed to be working that day on a movie set) it shows the first scene as #11, and the second as #38 (the third is #66). Further down, a room number to locate costumes is #1138. Pretty sure those were SW-related, IMHO.

[addition: I just received an email update that I was outbid on an Ewoks comic. Email received at... 11:38 am.]

El Chuxter
07-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Why would you think anyone who's nerdy enough to be "into" Star Wars enough to drop 1138 references would write a book like that?

JediTricks
07-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Dang, it's all up in da 1138 there!

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Anyone notice an Olympic athlete wearing number 1138? I've been checking; no luck so far.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-18-2008, 08:25 PM
Lauryn Williams of the United States ran 11.38 in the first round of the women's 100 meters. Montell Douglas of Great Britain ran it in the quarterfinals, and Yevgeniya Polyakova of Russia ran it in the semis.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2008, 10:29 PM
You know, I saw those times and somehow did not make the connection; it's the perfect event for such a time. I am ashamed of my ignorance. :( :1,138 lashes: :whip:

JediTricks
11-03-2008, 04:04 PM
It's 1138 Day!!! 11-3-08 :D I just put on the SW soundtrack.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-03-2008, 07:45 PM
It's 1138 Day!!! 11-3-08 :D I just put on the SW soundtrack.
I totally forgot, and I mentioned it back in post #35.

Blue2th
11-03-2008, 10:19 PM
OMG, it's the day before the end of the world as we know it!

Mad Slanted Powers
11-03-2008, 10:35 PM
OMG, it's the day before the end of the world as we know it!
And I feel fine.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-03-2008, 11:24 PM
I forgot about this until I saw it on starwars.com today. Cool!

JediTricks
11-04-2008, 04:45 PM
It was on SW.com? I haven't visited in a long time. Had no idea they'd bother, they're so sales-oriented these days, having taken down many of the great articles they used to have.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-04-2008, 10:26 PM
It was on SW.com? I haven't visited in a long time. Had no idea they'd bother, they're so sales-oriented these days, having taken down many of the great articles they used to have.
Yeah, I don't see why they took down most of the old stuff. The main link was to an old story from 2004 about the "1138" references, but the headline was something like "It's 11/3/8: did anyone notice today's date?" The article was the same (it even said it was from 2004) but it was updated to include the newly found 1138 from Boushh's helmet.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-05-2008, 07:58 AM
It was on SW.com? I haven't visited in a long time. Had no idea they'd bother, they're so sales-oriented these days, having taken down many of the great articles they used to have.True dat. It's probably been 1138 hours since I've had a hankerin' to even consider logging into it. :( Although, the SSG banner ad about the trading cards (that seem mighty similar to that Holiday Special thing that doesn't exist... :rolleyes: ) could tempt me a tad. :inspacetalkthat'saboutamillionmiles:

Completely forgot about the 11-3-8 connection.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Last week, a student was looking up a word in the dictionary, and another student was asking him which page the word was on; he said "1-1-3-, no, 1-1-4-0." So close.

And yesterday, a TD was scored in a college football game (Northwestern vs. Michigan, I think) at the 11:36 mark on the clock, but the ball was caught at 11:38 and 2 seconds ran off before the officials called it good.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-16-2008, 11:53 AM
I wonder if those people in that Jedi church stop to pray or something at 11:38 each day.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-21-2008, 12:12 AM
I've been looking in big books for what's on page 1138, and until I find something SW-related, I'll not post about here. So far, 'Q' words in one dictionary and 1950s-era history in a, hmm, history book.

JediTricks
11-21-2008, 05:12 PM
Students suck, they should have lied about the page!

I got up at 11:38 today, turned on my SW big playlist and am still listening to it go.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-26-2009, 05:53 PM
The last two days I've pulled in to my driveway, the clock's read... wait for it... 11:38!

Bel-Cam Jos
03-29-2009, 10:13 AM
Breakfast the other day came to $11.38 (thanks, for the senior discount, fellow eater; and choice of water as a beverage! :D), and ice cream at Universal Studios later that day was $11.34 (thanks for nothing employee-who-said-my-10%-off-would-apply-there :upset: ).

JediTricks
04-05-2009, 11:39 PM
The other day, I woke up at 11:38 and 59 seconds, it was pretty cool to wake up and see the clock change and be reminded of SW.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Last night was a do [or do not :rolleyes:] or die game 6 between our minor league Ontario Reign and the dreaded visiting Stockton Thunder. I saw my first penalty shot (sadly, it was easily deflected by the goalie), and they almost squandered their 4-goal advantage, but the Reign forced a decisive game 7 tonight. The pic below was taken with 11:38 left in the game (when they had just lost the shutout, I believe), and the first goal of the game was scored at 11:35 left in the first period (but their first shot on goal in that instance was at 11:38... I was checking! :D ).

[edit: not allowing me to access my pics right now to attach, so I'll try adding it in later]

JediTricks
04-28-2009, 06:27 PM
Niiiice! Too bad it's hockey. ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-13-2009, 01:25 AM
['09StanleyCupChampionPittsburghPenguins]But hockey's good, especially tonight! :thumbsup: [/'09StanleyCupChampionPittsburghPenguins]

One student ended the semester with exactly 1138 points, for 79.3%. With her effort and participation, bumped up to a B- course grade.

Ji'dai
06-13-2009, 03:20 PM
I wondered what this thread was about.

In the last five months (January 1 - May 31, 2009), I spent $1,138.09 on toys!

Darth Duranium
06-14-2009, 11:00 PM
These 1138 associations are gettin' pretty tenuous, at best.:D

What is this? Nostradamus? :D

I think you'd all be better off by chillin' out and joining those 4:20 folks. :yes:

Blue2th
06-15-2009, 08:34 AM
Are they the folks that eat four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie? ;)

Ji'dai
06-15-2009, 09:04 AM
These 1138 associations are gettin' pretty tenuous, at best.:D Mine was totally true. I remember seeing that number in my Excel spreadsheet and I thought, wow, that's pretty cool. But who could I tell that would get the reference other than a bunch of SW forumites?

BTW, out of that $1,138.09, I spent $254.69 on Hasbro SW (25 basic figures and 4 comic packs); and $188.32 on LEGO SW (6 sets) between Jan 1 - May 31. The remainder went towards non-SW LEGO, Indiana Jones, GI Joe, Minimates, and 1 Star Trek figure.

NerfTW
06-15-2009, 09:47 AM
So are we all prepared for 1-1-(20)38? Only 30 years to go!:thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2009, 11:34 AM
So are we all prepared for 1-1-(20)38? Only 30 years to go!:thumbsup:Already requested that day off!


Are they the folks that eat four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie? ;) Huh, huh. You said "baked." :tired:

Darth Duranium
06-15-2009, 01:02 PM
Are they the folks that eat four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie? ;)

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?


Dunno 'bout dainty... but if the baked goods are good enough for the king...:D


John Lennon really liked that old Sixpence rhyme... he used other parts of it in the Beatles' "Cry Baby Cry" (so good). It's rumoured that he may have smoked dem herbal cigarettes, too... I know, sounds wildly far-fetched and really hard-to-believe.;)

Blue2th
06-15-2009, 01:53 PM
Hmm.. I say olde boy, It's good enough for the King across the pond John, it good enough for me. We'll have tea and crumpets before then precisely at 11:38, let the birds cook long enough. We wouldn't want our dainty dish to come out half baked now would we George?

We on the other hand might be fully baked by then. :yes:

Darth Metalmute
06-15-2009, 03:59 PM
So are we all prepared for 1-1-(20)38? Only 30 years to go!:thumbsup:

Will there be a post every hour on the 38 minute mark to commemorate the event in every time zone like they did the new Millenium?:)

Dick Clarks animated corpse: "Three.... two.... one..... zero.... It is now 11:38 on 1-1-38 in Brussels. Congratulations Belgium."

Better yet, Someone should personally experience the celebration in each time zone!:D

Somebody needs to get Sansweet on this.

NerfTW
06-15-2009, 04:03 PM
Do we know anyone with a private jet?

Darth Metalmute
06-15-2009, 04:13 PM
Do we know anyone with a private jet?

I'm sure by then everyone will have one in some form. With the cost of Gasoline being $152.59 per gallon, it's cheeper to fly.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2009, 04:24 PM
Will there be a post every hour on the 38 minute mark to commemorate the event in every time zone like they did the new Millenium?:)

Dick Clarks animated corpse: "Three.... two.... one..... zero.... It is now 11:38 on 1-1-38 in Brussels. Congratulations Belgium."

Better yet, Someone should personally experience the celebration in each time zone!:D

Somebody needs to get Sansweet on this.This could possibly be the only valuable use for Twitter.

Darth Metalmute
06-15-2009, 04:52 PM
This could possibly be the only valuable use for Twitter.

That is a great idea. Lets create a Twitter type web site that only allows entries of what people are doing at 11:38 around the world. Instead of people tweeting, they will be eleven-thirtyeighting. Then we can just sit back and watch the money roll in.:D

This could be huge.

El Chuxter
06-15-2009, 05:03 PM
That actually sounds like a cool idea.

Darth Metalmute
06-15-2009, 05:10 PM
That actually sounds like a cool idea.

I've checked the websites www.1138.com and www.eleventhirtyeight.com

They appear to be both for either sale or available as they are generic search sites.

(Man it's a slow day at work.):o

Mad Slanted Powers
06-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Already requested that day off!

Well, it is New Year's Day, so most of us will probably have it off anyway. Hopfefully, I'll be retired by then, and not dead.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-16-2009, 10:23 AM
Well, it is New Year's Day, so most of us will probably have it off anyway. Hopfefully, I'll be retired by then, and not dead.Well, no humans will be around after 2012 anyway...

Darth Metalmute
06-16-2009, 11:50 AM
Well, no humans will be around after 2012 anyway...

December 21st, right? At 11:11?

With believers Darren Daulton, Shirley MacLaine, and LIl' Wayne?

TeeEye7
06-16-2009, 11:56 AM
Well, no humans will be around after 2012 anyway...

What's this all about? Is Heaven's Gate opening up another chapter?

Get them sweat suits and Nikes ready, kiddies!

Darth Metalmute
06-16-2009, 01:53 PM
What's this all about? Is Heaven's Gate opening up another chapter?

http://www.december212012.com/

It supposedly is the date that fullfills a Mayan prophecy.

It is estimated that on this date, all of the constallations will line up after making a 360 degree revolution that will shut down the internet.

Don't forget to buy your T-shirts!:)

Mad Slanted Powers
06-16-2009, 07:13 PM
I think the Mayans just got tired of writing down calendars that far in advance. They were going to write some more, but then they disappeared.

TeeEye7
06-17-2009, 11:15 AM
Don't forget to buy your T-shirts!:)

Thanks, DM. I knew about the Mayan prophecy, but didn't really know about an established date. Now I'll know to order my XL t-shirt to be stylin' for 2012! :thumbsup:

Darth Metalmute
06-21-2009, 09:36 AM
Here's a link to a movie trailer depicting the events of 2012 in a way that only Ronald Emmerich can do.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/2012-roland-emmerich.html

It's a shame that he and Micheal Bay can't find a way to do more movies together.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-29-2009, 11:23 AM
I was looking through the NBA records book (since I was reading a bio of Pistol Pete Maravich), and noticed a few:

Dominique Wilkins, at least through the '93-94 seasons, had attempted 1,138 field goals in the playoffs.

Jim Ard scored 1,138 points for his ABA career.

Mel Hutchins played 1,138 total minutes in his playoff and All-Star games.

Magic Johnson, after someone obviously told him that only attempting 1,137 FGs in the '88-89 season was weak, hoisted up 1,138 shots the next year.

In the 1976-77 season, when the opening of Star Wars took place during the playoff run then, Lucius Allen scored... 1,139 points. Oh, so close.

Yeah, and in the NFL, Jake Reed had 1,138 receiving yards in 1997.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-07-2009, 12:35 PM
I couldn't find the previous thread in which this occurred (back on June 7 '08, I think), and it doesn't involve 1138, but tomorrow you'll have two times to have this happen, once in the early morning, and another time after noon.

A few minutes and seconds before 1 o'clock, it will be 12:34 and 56 seconds on 7/8/09. 123456789.

mtriv73
07-07-2009, 02:04 PM
I couldn't find the previous thread in which this occurred (back on June 7 '08, I think), and it doesn't involve 1138, but tomorrow you'll have two times to have this happen, once in the early morning, and another time after noon.

A few minutes and seconds before 1 o'clock, it will be 12:34 and 56 seconds on 7/8/09. 123456789.

I remember looking at my watch and thinking it was really cool when it was 01:23:45 7/6/89. Ah the good old days between sophomore and Junior years in High school. Nothing to do but go swimming and play basketball.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-07-2009, 04:32 PM
I remember looking at my watch and thinking it was really cool when it was 01:23:45 7/6/89. Ah the good old days between sophomore and Junior years in High school. Nothing to do but go swimming and play basketball.Is that the European style of putting the day before the month? :rolleyes:

I recall doing that, too; I think it was in my Algebra II class, for some reason. :numbers: It was probably a calculator watch, and no, I did NOT use it to cheat. Not helpful with variables, and I couldn't turn off the sound of pressing the buttons.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-07-2009, 06:28 PM
Tomorrow is also the day in which 6 will really fear 7.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Yesterday, while pumping a little gasoline at a station (because I wanted to have a full tank for a trip this weekend), the amount paid that auto-clicked off the pump was $11.34. I few quick pulls, and it is now entered as $11.38 on my credit card bill. :D

JEDIpartner
07-29-2009, 02:57 PM
My new car hit 1138 miles yesterday morning at 6:09. I'd just gotten onto I-71 from West 130th Street. I was passing under the "Next Exit - West 150th" sign as it flipped. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
07-31-2009, 10:43 PM
My favorite local Chinese food restaurant recently raised prices on the two-entree items to $5.69. Higher prices are usually a bad thing, but when I bought one for me and one for another, the total cost pre-tax? $11.38. Sweet.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-01-2010, 11:59 PM
I was quite successful taking pictures at the 11:38 mark during the 2010 Rose Bowl today (check the game clock). Go Buckeyes! :thumbsup:

Mad Slanted Powers
01-02-2010, 12:35 AM
Cool, and it looks like some of the players stopped to observe this holy moment.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-02-2010, 10:51 AM
The play called was "prisoner transfer, cell block, AA-23, on one, hut!"

JediTricks
01-04-2010, 07:57 PM
I was quite successful taking pictures at the 11:38 mark during the 2010 Rose Bowl today (check the game clock). Go Buckeyes! :thumbsup:Was that intentional when you took it, or just serendipity?


The other day, I got off the phone with a SW collector buddy at 11:38pm, and woke up the next morning at 11:38am.



The play called was "prisoner transfer, cell block, AA-23, on one, hut!"That play never works, the offense always ends up getting caught in a big squeeze.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-06-2010, 12:21 AM
Was that intentional when you took it, or just serendipity? I took pictures at every 11:38 mark I could, and only missed one.

JediTricks
01-06-2010, 05:25 PM
Ah, killer. It's really with you, I guess.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-11-2010, 07:22 PM
On Friday of last week, the price of gold closed at $1,138.90 an ounce.

I can't wait to cash in on all my gold Ultimate Galactic Hunt coins! :greedy: :D

JediTricks
01-11-2010, 07:38 PM
My Millennium Minted coins are already gold colored too, so they must be worth a millennium-mint, whatever that is.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-07-2010, 12:32 AM
I had mentioned this a long time ago, perhaps on a website design far, far away from this current one, but now there's visual proof (and my fingers). It's my first teacher's lesson plan book, from 2002-03. The 'Imperial' brand name makes me wonder how much SW-geekness was involved.

TeeEye7
02-07-2010, 04:09 AM
Southwest School Supply has its headquarters in the Outer Rim. Rancho Cucamonga is one of its branch offices.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Yesterday, shares of Ford Motor Corp. closed down to $11.38 each. But we shouldn't celebrate that. :(

Warped
02-19-2010, 09:47 PM
Ok, so I know 1138 is big with Lucas and I wanted to see what else it was that I didnt know, and I found...

Highlighting the "THX" logo on the DVD menu and typing "1138" on the remote control brings you a blooper reel from the making of The Phantom Menace (mostly scenes involving R2-D2 (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/R2-D2) and integrating Jar Jar (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jar_Jar_Binks) as a "real" actor)..... In fact this is true on I, II, and III DVD's

WHY DIDNT I EVER KNOW THIS... I feel like I have failed Mr. Lucas...I'm so so sorry Mr. Lucas.

JediTricks
02-20-2010, 03:50 AM
Nice find BCJ! You're living the 1138 lifestyle!


I think you have to type "11" and then "38" on the DVD remote, separately. I just realized, now that I'm using the PS3 as my upscaling DVD player, I have no idea what it'll ask of me to do get to those easter eggs.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-20-2010, 10:33 AM
I will have to try that out, Warped. Wonder if that'd work on any Lucas-related DVDs (Willow, Indy, Tucker)?

In the Olympics, a U.S. ski jumper, Peter Frenette, in the Men's K120 Individual had 113.8 as his score. Don't know if that's distance, points, time. But it's still cool.

TeeEye7
03-25-2010, 04:03 AM
If only Dispatch updated my status thirty-two seconds earlier!

Bel-Cam Jos
03-25-2010, 11:43 PM
Those close ones are tough, TI. I pumped gas for my mom the other day and it ended at 11.336 gallons (I should've tried to top it off just a tad more).

JediTricks
03-27-2010, 05:41 PM
What are you complaining about? It says "11:38". Having it say "11:38:00" wouldn't be any better in my book. You nailed it!

Mad Slanted Powers
03-27-2010, 07:29 PM
What are you complaining about? It says "11:38". Having it say "11:38:00" wouldn't be any better in my book. You nailed it!

Indeed. That was my thought as well.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Arrived home from the store today at... 11:38 am, after having spent... about $39 there (no way I could shell out $1,138 at a grocery store).

Mad Slanted Powers
03-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Arrived home from the store today at... 11:38 am, after having spent... about $39 there (no way I could shell out $1,138 at a grocery store).How about $11.38?

Bel-Cam Jos
03-29-2010, 11:56 AM
If you buy two non-taxable items for $5.69 each, that'll be the total.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-21-2010, 07:56 PM
To blend both of the times mentioned in this thread title, the price of gold closed at $1,138.60 per ounce on 4/20/2010. :tired: :greedy:

Mad Slanted Powers
04-21-2010, 08:02 PM
To blend both of the times mentioned in this thread title, the price of gold closed at $1,138.60 per ounce on 4/20/2010. :tired: :greedy:Was that the price of Acapulco Gold?

JediTricks
04-22-2010, 07:09 PM
Was that the price of Acapulco Gold?
Nicely done!

And congrats to BCJ for combining this thread's titular times.

JediTricks
04-27-2010, 03:20 PM
This morning, I received the Q&A emails from Steve at 11:38am, and RS posted their Q&A at 11:38am. That was pretty wild.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-08-2010, 10:09 AM
My cut-off for an 'A' on the current 10th grader grade scale is 1138.5 points.

Maradona
05-08-2010, 11:38 AM
I dug out my birth certificate to make a copy of it just in case I have to drive through Arizona, though I wonder if a copy would be acceptable. To my utter amazement, I was born at 11:38AM. I suppose my destiny was set even back then, born a Star Wars fan. :grin:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-08-2010, 03:35 PM
I went home for dinner last night, and we had roast. My mom intentionally bought the one with the pricetag of - you guessed it - $11.38. :D

JediTricks
05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Awesome, all of them!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-25-2010, 05:39 PM
Another grocery-related one - a few food items today at Walmart ran up at $11.38, which is particularly appropriate given the date.

Maradona
05-26-2010, 12:53 AM
My students are doing timed presentations and two of them clocked in at 11:38 today. I was tempted to give them extra credit...

Bel-Cam Jos
05-28-2010, 11:16 PM
No 1,138 point totals for students to end the semester this time; although, there were some who earned 1139 (it would've been wrong to "lose" a point, right?), 1136, 1134, 1038, 1128, etc. So close...

JediTricks
05-31-2010, 04:41 PM
Fail them all!!! How dare they? ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2010, 11:56 AM
Want to fly high at 1138 ft.? Try these airlines:

Flight 1138 on...
- American (Dallas - El Paso)
- Alaska (Santa Ana, CA - Dallas)
- Continental (Dallas - Newark, NJ)
- Delta (LAX - Detroit)
- Southwest (LAX - Houston)
- United (San Fran. - Vancouver)

JediTricks
06-15-2010, 03:15 PM
Nice! The Delta and Southwest ones could get me partway to Celebration V, if I were going.

I made breakfast at 11:38 this morning.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2010, 06:29 PM
I got back in my car from the post office after mailing a package (from a tip from someone from this very website) at 11:38am today.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-21-2010, 05:59 PM
Along the highways this weekend, I saw several National Register of Historic Places signs, and thought I'd check on which one is #1138. It hasn't been easy to determine (it appears they aren't listed by number, but search-able by state, type of place, or alphabetical). However, I found a request for registry for "1138 The Wells A. Hutchens House (1900)," that was requested on Nov. 30, 1983 (but written as 11/30/83 on it). I can't claim 1138-ness on this one yet. :(

JediTricks
06-22-2010, 05:26 PM
Wow, that's a lot of effort. Hell, even if you were entirely making that post up, it's enough imagination and typing to be called a lot of effort. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
06-22-2010, 08:13 PM
It was from a PDF of requests for the registry, and so it had handwritten spaces completed. There were several places listed. I don't think they were addresses, but they were in numerical order, starting from 1000 or so, and ending around 1300. I can't recall the state making the requests, but I think it was Minnesota. The similar numbers in the date was just gravy.

As a teacher who has to find just how students are trying to hide their plagiarism from online sources they just don't want to cite, I'm not half bad at info searching. :pleased:

JediTricks
06-23-2010, 03:13 PM
Ha, that's awesome/disturbing. ;)

My microwave blintz was done at 11:38am today. I know, that's pretty lameass.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-24-2010, 06:11 PM
I've had issues with a birthday/Father's Day package delivery (returned twice now, for lame reasons). Looking at the receipts, aside from clerk #01, who were the clerks who "helped" me? #11 and #38. That number should only be used for :thumbsup: not for :evil:

Bel-Cam Jos
07-04-2010, 06:51 PM
That package did finally make it to Reno... by way of almost a week in Hawaii!?! I might want to shoot a person in the office just to see them dye. :mad:

But, I bought a package of meat from Costco with a $11.38 sticker price; it did have the least fat on it, too.

JediTricks
07-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Reno/Hawaii, I can totally see how those 2 got confused. :rolleyes:

Bel-Cam Jos
07-11-2010, 11:19 AM
If the Pirates lose in Milwaukee today (a very strong possibility), they will have an 11-38 road record. :(

[edit]Congratulations? They did it. :tired:

Bel-Cam Jos
07-12-2010, 11:03 AM
The CA-NV earthquake site had 1136 listed, and when I went back for an update, it had changed by 2... to 1134. :( So close. But good that it meant less shaking (but now it's up to 1151 quakes).

JediTricks
07-13-2010, 04:23 PM
The CA-NV earthquake site had 1136 listed, and when I went back for an update, it had changed by 2... to 1134. :( So close. But good that it meant less shaking (but now it's up to 1151 quakes).
A Star Wars friend of mine has an apartment 1132, it kills me that it's so close, but his building doesn't go all the way to 1138 either.

TeeEye7
07-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Chux scores! Check out his post time:

http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showpost.php?p=731191&postcount=255

Bel-Cam Jos
07-19-2010, 04:39 PM
Hey, don't call One-One Three-Ate a talentless tramp! ;)

Last week, I had a car wash that was transacted at a certain time. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
07-28-2010, 02:34 PM
There's a local bridge that was removed to start some construction, and apparently the crane lifted it at 11:38am on Sunday (it's been there for about 80 years, and trains used to use it when the railway line went through there, so there were small crowds of people watching them dismantle the area this weekend).

Today, I got an oil change and tire rotation (free, since Saturn is bye-bye :( and another local dealership offered some free maintenance to we auto orphans) and was assigned work order #3814 from employee #1141; if you remove the palindrone 1441 part, what's left? I real stretch at 1138, that's what. :pleased:

[edit] I noticed that yesterday, on a website, I posted a picture of that now-missing bridge at... 11:38 am! :D

JediTricks
08-04-2010, 09:42 PM
Tonight's episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be episode #1138.

El Chuxter
08-05-2010, 12:05 AM
Tonight's episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be episode #1138.

No matter what number it is, it will still suck.

Wait, Ferguson's actually funny, even if I don't follow his show. I'm thinking of that other Craig in late night, the one who left some fake news show on a basic cable comedy channel in order to "further his career"....

Darth Metalmute
08-05-2010, 09:07 AM
No matter what number it is, it will still suck.

Wait, Ferguson's actually funny, even if I don't follow his show. I'm thinking of that other Craig in late night, the one who left some fake news show on a basic cable comedy channel in order to "further his career"....

The former ESPN anchor? Whatever happened to him?

Bel-Cam Jos
08-05-2010, 09:43 AM
He [surprise!] has a new "file" show now.

JediTricks
08-05-2010, 02:49 PM
No matter what number it is, it will still suck.

Wait, Ferguson's actually funny, even if I don't follow his show. I'm thinking of that other Craig in late night, the one who left some fake news show on a basic cable comedy channel in order to "further his career"....
Yeah, you're thinking of Kilborn, whose new syndicated show is struggling.

JimJamBonds
08-05-2010, 04:38 PM
Hey Chux what number is Michael McDonald's beard?

El Chuxter
08-05-2010, 04:43 PM
My keyboard will not let me type infinity.

:beard:

JimJamBonds
08-05-2010, 04:44 PM
What about Mike's beard vs. Chuck's beard?

DarthQuack
08-05-2010, 04:45 PM
Fix your sig Chux.

JediTricks
08-05-2010, 04:56 PM
My keyboard will not let me type infinity.

:beard:
∞ is not a number, but hitting ALT+236 on your keyboard will type it up none the less. Or you can use the character map to bring it up, copy, and paste it. Honestly though, this micro-meme of yours is already DOA in my book. Sorry, sport. :p

El Chuxter
08-05-2010, 05:13 PM
That's because you have not seen the sun reflected into your eyes by the brilliance of his pearly white beard. :D :beard:

Mad Slanted Powers
08-05-2010, 07:33 PM
∞ is not a number, but hitting ALT+236 on your keyboard will type it up none the less.

Appears that option-5 will do it on my Mac.

El Chuxter
08-05-2010, 07:42 PM


O yes. This is the number of Michael McDonald's beard.

:beard:

JediTricks
08-06-2010, 05:11 PM
Appears that option-5 will do it on my Mac.Whatever that is. :p




O yes. This is the number of Michael McDonald's beard.

:beard:And still not a number.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Whatever that is. :p
It's kind of like the alt key. In fact, it also says alt on the option key, though Macs didn't used to have that on there.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Had to call an 800 phone number today, while I had sprinklers running in the backyard (totally unrelated activities :rolleyes: ). When the automated voice stopped its recording thanking me for blahblahblah, I noticed that the countdown timer I'd set on the microwave to shut them off read 11:38 left. :thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
08-21-2010, 11:02 PM
After coming back from Legend's Burgers (paid $11.26, ooh so close) and watching NFL preseason football, I noticed the NFL Network's fantasy football prediction for AZ Cardinals RB Chris "Beanie" Wells is 1,138 yds rushing (and 9 TDs).

Bel-Cam Jos
08-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Noticed that Target had those multi-figure Lego SW sets for $11.39 each last week. Their greed in not charging a penny less for them cost them a sale; 'cause I'd have bought one if it was that magic number. :greedy:

Bel-Cam Jos
08-29-2010, 09:53 PM
Check out the cost of the item, plus its limited edition #. Lucky! (but too much for my pocketbook).

http://cgi.ebay.com/Donald-Duck-Shadow-Trooper-Celebration-V-1138-5000-/360294584679?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e33b1167

Bel-Cam Jos
09-23-2010, 11:56 PM
I'm on my way to 1,138 consecutive posts in this thread!

In the sports section of the paper, they mentioned that a 50-50 raffle during a high school football game was won by a local bus driver. Amount he won? Yup, $1138. That is awesome on a few levels. :greedy: :thumbsup:

[edit] I had an idea; what about chain stores? Here are the locations of some of them:

CVS Pharmacy Store # 1138 in Fishers, Indiana
Sprint Store #1138 in Bartlett, Tennessee
Caribou Coffee Store # 1138 in Bemidji, Minnesota
McDonald’s Store #1138 in Hagerstown Maryland
Burger King Store #1138 in Hampton, Virginia

Partonize these local establishments! :D

JediTricks
09-24-2010, 11:24 PM
That ebay one was pretty well done, even though it's ludicrous.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-03-2010, 09:57 PM
In the grocery store today, I was wondering which package of flour tortillas would be best, looking at freshness dates. One had a production date/time of 11:38, so it was no longer a question of freshness but being fresh. :D :dope: :radical:

Bel-Cam Jos
10-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Our new school time schedule this year has led to a revelation: apparently period 4 on rally schedule days starts at 11:38am.

TeeEye, is there a police code 1138? If so, what would be the crime in progress?

TeeEye7
10-08-2010, 04:10 AM
TeeEye, is there a police code 1138? If so, what would be the crime in progress?

Almost universally, cops use a variation of the ten code system nationally:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten-code

However, the CHP does have a system of eleven codes (Why? Because they can!):

http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/reference.html

As you can see, there is no 11-38 ( only 11-41 and 11-48 would be in the neighborhood). Obviously, without 1138, the system is un-:cool:.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-08-2010, 10:22 AM
[radio static]
"7 Mary 12, we have reports of an 11-38 in progress."
"Repeat, Car 54?"
"We have an 11-38 going on."
"What's an 11-38 again?"
"Shameless plug of a no-longer subtle in-text reference."
"Throw the book at 'em, guys. Over."

TeeEye7
10-08-2010, 11:29 AM
TeeEye, is there a police code 1138? If so, what would be the crime in progress?

The crime is there IS no 1138! :mad:

Bel-Cam Jos
10-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Last night, the Big Read (for Fahrenheit 451) talk was on a local campus, and each floor had a series of lockers or storage cabinets. I noticed that the second floor ones all started with "2-" so I checked the first floor, and cabinet 138 was shown like below. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
10-10-2010, 11:48 AM
Through the first six games, Auburn QB Cam Newton has thrown for 1,138 yards.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-17-2010, 10:49 AM
The Ohio State Buckeyes got to within the closest score versus Wisconsin yesterday after a TD and 2-pt conversion to make it 21-18 (in a game they lost 31-18, which is itself an anagram of 11-38) at the 11:38 mark in the 4th quarter.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-12-2010, 01:29 PM
Last week, a student came in to class late with a note time dated 11:38am. And yesterday, when a friend of mine (who was also a SW fan) was checking his cell messages, I said "it would be cool if it was 11:38am" and the time just changed from 11:37. :crazed:

Mad Slanted Powers
12-17-2010, 01:46 AM
So, today I was walking back to my desk at work and looked up at the clock and saw that it was 11:38. A little bit later, I was working in a spreadsheet and the row I was looking at was 1138. A little bit later, I'm scanning a check into the computer (we have desktop deposit now), and see that the check number is 1138. So, I hit the 1138 trifecta today.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-29-2010, 10:57 AM
I finally finished all my semester finals grading, and alas, no student earned 1,138 nor 420 points (but some had 1,148 or 1,108 and a couple earned 911). Nor did I find a mile marker (they were going out to the hundreths place) for 11.38 while in Ventura County backroads (but i noticed when the "trip-ometer" hit 113.8 miles). With other numbers:
- the best cut and size prepackaged roast beef I found came to $6.66 :evil: at Costco.
- the preset temperature to clean the self-cleaning oven was 420 degrees. :tired: :baked:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-14-2011, 10:40 PM
You can visit VFW Post 1138 in Monroe, MI. And there's a Boy Scout troop 1138 in Houston.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-23-2011, 10:13 PM
I checked my grocery store receipt and I apparently checked out at 11:37 this morning; if only they were slightly less efficient. :soclose: :rolleyes: And I was looking over my fantasy football standings online, and as the #3 scoring team in my league, I ended with 1,831.1 points scored; a dyslexic 1138(1), thanks to a helpful 0.1 tally sometime. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
02-05-2011, 10:33 AM
With their loss last night, the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves fall to a record of 11-38.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-05-2011, 11:44 AM
I think I saw a check this week in the amount of $111.38.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-11-2011, 12:17 AM
Quitter! Jerry Sloan of the NBA's Utah Jazz retires with 1,127 regular season wins. Didn't think you could win 11 more, eh?

Bel-Cam Jos
02-15-2011, 07:43 PM
Kathy Bates' new TV show, Harry's Law, had a court case numbered 1-1-3-8 this weekend.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-17-2011, 08:09 PM
It's not with 1138, but while I was in the drive-thru line at Carl's Jr., I used a coupon (free Big Carl burger with purchase of a BC combo), and they ask you the coupon code # to calculate the total cost. The number was 5146. As I pulled up to the window, the radio said that it was halftime of the Cavaliers/Lakers game, and that the score was 51-46. Weird... but the burger was quite nice (unhealthy as all get-out, but tasty).

Bel-Cam Jos
03-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Noticed (at 11:38am this morning) that some tax stuff came to $11.38, just after I'd played a game of Spider Solitaire and won with a 1138 score.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Today's date, 3/8/11, is an anagram of that number.

Mad Slanted Powers
03-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Now I'm looking forward to 8/3/11.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Now I'm looking forward to 8/3/11.Shouldn't you be looking backwards to it? :p

Bel-Cam Jos
04-09-2011, 11:06 AM
Quitter! Jerry Sloan of the NBA's Utah Jazz retires with 1,127 regular season wins. Didn't think you could win 11 more, eh?You know what? Since his resignation, they've only won 6 games, so perhaps he just knew.

Yesterday, in preparing for the upcoming standardized testing, one of the review pages in the book included... 1,138. Yup.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-15-2011, 10:28 PM
One student has a current total of points equalling that magic number, and last night I pulled into my driveway as my clock changed to 11:38. Nice! :D In church, before it began, I discovered that there are 7 (or was it 8... now I forget) books of the Bible that have a chapter 11 that includes at least 38 verses.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-01-2011, 04:48 PM
Played my 1,138th game of "Intermediate" level Spider Solitaire. My score was... 1131. Dang! :mad: Should've been less careless with the moves I made...

Bel-Cam Jos
08-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Yesterday's big 500+ point drop in the Dow Jones puts its total at a 11,383.68 closing.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-10-2011, 12:14 AM
I needed to get three more books for my class set of grammar books, since my rosters are now larger. The code numbers of the books are scanned with 4 digits; I saw 1134, and then 1139. Just as I thought I'd seen them all, I found... 1138. :bliss: :D

Bel-Cam Jos
08-14-2011, 02:36 PM
Saw a few 1138s at Disneyland yesterday: in the Star Trader gift shop (the box labled with an "Imperial Garrison THX1138" sticker) and some in Star Tours (an annoucement had the number in some flight, the flight from Coruscant was #1138 on the big arrivals/departures board screen, and even better was a 1138 flight from Chandrilla... the homeworld of Jedi Knight Bel-Cam Jos! :thumbsup: ).

Bel-Cam Jos
08-16-2011, 08:31 AM
Jim Thome, who became baseball's newest member of the 600-home run club last night, currently has 11 home runs and 38 RBI.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Jim Thome, who became baseball's newest member of the 600-home run club last night, currently has 11 home runs and 38 RBI.I like to pronounce his name like it is spelled (with a th sound at the beginning and rhyming with home), rather than TOE-me.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Where I live, there are many references to the small base-of-the-mountain areas around us. And I like to pronounce the word as "foo-thills." :D

p.s. Here's a poor quality pic of Chandrilla's flight at ST, at the bottom of the list.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Too long without a 1138 reference! I didn't get a picture of that event since I was watching it live, but the Steelers were introduced at the Cardinals game at exactly 11:38 before kickoff time. Here's a picture after a Pittsburgh offensive 1st quarter play on the big screen, at a certain time left.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-05-2011, 05:38 PM
I noticed on a student's paper that he was long-dividing some numbers, and what was the number inside the radical? 113.84, which I think counts for this thread. :D

I started to count the number of my posts in this thread, and I think the one just before this one was #83, unless I goofed (quite possible).

El Chuxter
11-06-2011, 02:52 AM
On this day in 1138, Lư Anh Tông, aged 2, was crowned the sixth emperor of the Lư Dynasty in Đại Việt (now called Vietnam).

Bel-Cam Jos
11-08-2011, 08:12 PM
The most recent AP college football poll has Oklahoma ranked #7, and they received 1138 total votes.

TeeEye7
11-09-2011, 03:59 AM
The most recent AP college football poll has Oklahoma ranked #7, and they received 1138 total votes.

Go OU!!

My son's soon-to-be alma mater. (He starts January 17).

Bel-Cam Jos
11-15-2011, 02:38 PM
A quick internet search of the phrase "1138 passing yards" brought up this as the first hit: "Congdon has amassed 1,138 passing yards in five games this season, throwing 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions."

[edit] And I think this post was submitted at 11:38am PST! :D

Mad Slanted Powers
11-15-2011, 07:40 PM
[edit] And I think this post was submitted at 11:38am PST! :DThe old format used to show the time that posts were made. Now it is all in imprecise relative terms.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-15-2011, 09:19 PM
I know, I know. Sad. Especially for we obsessive ones. Ones. Threes. Eights. :p

Bel-Cam Jos
11-23-2011, 11:18 AM
I have been trying to finish the SOTE trading card set for the last several years (only need Boba Fett chase card #82), so I've been putting "Shadows of the Empire" in the search bar of eBay over that time. I finally found an auction for #82 (at a pretty good deal, too) and how many items matched the phrase "Shadows of the Empire" when I searched? You guessed it: 1,138. It that serendipity, or what? :pleased:

Bel-Cam Jos
12-15-2011, 10:28 PM
As I was making copies of my Christmas/2011 year letter at Kinko's the other day, I noticed that on the screen for copy #96, including tax, the running total was $11.38... but then about 20 more copies ran through (and more money). :(

Bel-Cam Jos
12-28-2011, 12:56 PM
I finished grading all the students' work for finals. Not a single final total of 1138 points. :cry: Not even any close that I could :cough: improve their grade, either.

But, with other interesting numbers, as I was putting in things for my Pittsburgh sports collectibles, I noticed that I got my 366th Pirates item (one for each day in next year's leap year), my 52nd Penguins item (one for each week of 2012), and... anticlimatically my 259th Steelers item (one for... uh, well... Terry Bradshaw's pass completions in his last Super Bowl year of '79; yeah! ... thanks Internet search engine).

Bel-Cam Jos
01-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Haven't been able to find any stats from college or the NFL that meet this number. Rats!

Bel-Cam Jos
01-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Yesterday's S&P was up 11.38 points.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-17-2012, 07:46 PM
Walking past a Tin Tin movie theater the other day, I saw a film, and it is apparently 2 minutes better... I wonder if it has THX sound quality.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-21-2012, 10:28 AM
Last night, Lakers shot a dismal 11 of 38, 28.9% in the first half. Their opponent, the Magic, had Duhon/Davis/Richardson combine for 11 points, with Howard/Nelson netting 38 total.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-26-2012, 01:18 PM
I hadn't cleaned out my Old Mail box in a while, and lo and behold, there are 1,138 read messages. There won't be that many in there soon.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-27-2012, 02:57 PM
Punched out for lunch today at 11:38.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Caught a local minor league hockey game on Leap Day, and a certain time on the game clock was just hovering over my head.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-08-2012, 10:31 PM
As of this post now, if you search for "McQuarrie" on eBay, you get 1,138 results.

JediTricks
03-08-2012, 10:53 PM
You are the king of 11:38! I often find myself checking clocks right at 11:38 still.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-09-2012, 06:57 PM
I don't know if it's truly obsessive AND compulsive, but it is my behavior! ;)

Someone forwarded me a card trick video, where the guy (who is smoking as many as 8 cigarettes at a time) asks the volunteer to pick a number between 1-52, to determine how many cards she'll have to deal out in the deck. She picked: 38. His suggestion, as he laughs: 11. He even says "Not 11? You still want 38?" at one point.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Upon leaving the Earth Day celebration today, I was asked what time it was. And this blurry photo of my Pittsburgh Penguins watch proves the 11:38am time.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Yesterday, a student asked for a pass to leave the classroom, and I noticed it was 22 minutes to noon. :pleased: Then, when checking school email, a notice about events next week was received at 11:38am. Nice! :thumbsup:

TeeEye7
05-06-2012, 02:41 PM
My wife was up earlier this morning, went back to bed and now woke up again. Time? 11:38.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-06-2012, 03:29 PM
Close but not quite - My Fred Meyer Rewards for the quarter = $12.38.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-29-2012, 03:29 PM
I had several close calls with the vaunted numeral on my recent vacation, but the only "legit" ones were a few building addresses (lame), the e-reader showing I was on page 11 of 38 in a short story (semi-lame), and the code number on an elevator I took in the hotel (decently acceptable).

JediTricks
07-01-2012, 01:32 AM
Awesome, that's a good one.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-04-2012, 11:11 AM
I noticed the first of these in the Olympics: 4th place in a women's 100m heat was in 11:38 seconds. Still trying to see who's athlete #1138.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-04-2012, 01:01 PM
I noticed the first of these in the Olympics: 4th place in a women's 100m heat was in 11:38 seconds. Still trying to see who's athlete #1138.
Do they even have numbers? They all just have names on the bib now.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-04-2012, 04:31 PM
On the back of track & field athletes, there are 3 or 4 digit number tags. Problem is, you seldom see them from behind. Closest I've noticed is either 1338 or 1108, IIRC.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Still no Olympic athlete #1138 so far.
But my purchase at Target today was exactly $11 before my coupon, with $.38 in tax charged.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-17-2012, 08:15 PM
I put in a bid on an eBay item today, with 11 hours and 38 minutes left in the auction. Clearly, I don't understand sniping. :rolleyes: We'll see if I win some shoes.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-23-2012, 10:13 PM
p.s. I am the owner of barely-worn Converse All Star 2000 basketball shoes (replaces my own that died :cry: earlier).

I know I'm addicted to 1138, when a news report that there've been 1118 cases of West Nile in the US this year, and my first thought was if there'd be 20 more. I'm sorry. :sad:

TeeEye7
08-23-2012, 11:58 PM
File this under "missed it by that much...":

I had jury duty today and was sent to a court room hearing a case where I'm a potential witness.
Checking the proceedings in the court's computer, I was jettisoned from the court room at 11:42.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-24-2012, 09:09 PM
I had several "MIBTM" ones lately: on my phone today was a call about a library book hold that's in that came at 11:26am, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 went down 115.30 and 11.41 points respectively yesterday, an email message sent at 11:37 this morning, noticed my trip-ometer when it was at 114.2 miles. So close.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-02-2012, 11:46 PM
Checking NFL stats shows that RB Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks is second in the league with 1,138 rushing yards.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-03-2012, 02:35 AM
Checking NFL stats shows that RB Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks is second in the league with 1,138 rushing yards.Go Seahawks!

I work with numbers all the time at work, and I've been noticing 1138 show up a bit more lately.

There was something in the paper recently in the "This Day in History" that had 1138 in it, but I don't remember what it was. I think it was deaths in a disaster or some sort of attack or battle. I'll see if I can find it again.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Here it is:

November 26, 1943 - During World War II, the HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed.

JediTricks
12-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Ugh, that's a rough one, MSP.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Discovered that NFL running back DeAngelo Williams has 1,138 career rusihing attempts.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-17-2012, 11:48 PM
Discovered that NFL running back DeAngelo Williams has 1,138 career rusihing attempts.
I guess it is time for him to retire then. He hasn't done that great for my fantasy football team in a while.