Thursday, January 22, 2009


#22, Vatican City

They do let lapsed Catholics into the Vatican, by the way. No press pass required. While I don't usually include Roman numerals in my number hunting, if there's one place where such a thing makes sense, it's Roma. But there's more to love about XXII than the way it looks. There's the brilliant dark comedy Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. There's the haunting song "22" by Richard Buckner. And then there's Twenty-two, the creepy Twilight Zone episode (is there any other kind?) where 22 stands in as the room number of the hospital morgue.


Ray Gunn said...

It's also my favorite caliber pistol (anything larger kicks too hard for li'l ol' me)!

Julie said...

My dad had a .22 in outback Australia