Friday, June 13, 2008

Steve Buscemi & The Baroness Thatcher

Western cultures have long held superstitious beliefs involving a wide range of objects. Ladders, black cats, the number 13, salt, umbrellas, wishbones, mirrors and horseshoes all hold special significance to the superstitiously minded. Some say superstitions multiplied during the plagues that gripped Europe, giving people something to blame when they were overwhelmed by circumstances beyond their understanding.

The Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Steve Buscemi, Fidel Castro*, Samuel Beckett and the Olsen Twins all prospered, despite being "born under a bad sign" on Friday the 13th.

*Although Fidel Castro thrived, the people of Cuba have not been so lucky.

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