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Offline Lizard

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Hi,
I was just watching the beginning of the HBO Paris show and I noticed for the first time the female voice counting numbers in between the introduction.
The numbers are in French and first you think it is just part of a countdown from 100 to 0 but it ist not. These are the numbers  I could hear:

cent - soixant-dix-neuf - quatre-vingt-deux - vingt-quattre - dix- neuf - huit - sept - six - cinq - quattre - trois - deux - un


100 - 79 - 82 - 24 -10 - 9 -8 -7 -6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

While the end is clearly a countdown 'til the start of the show the 79 and 82 don't fit in and I would guess this is not a coincidence.

Just to  get some idea I started to search for combinations of these numbers in Google and didn't really find anything that would make sense except that one of the results gave me Psalm 79 through 82 as answer.

This is the beginning of Psalm 79 ( from The Message):

 God! Barbarians have broken into your home,
    violated your holy temple,
    left Jerusalem a pile of rubble!
They’ve served up the corpses of your servants
    as carrion food for birds of prey,
Threw the bones of your holy people
    out to the wild animals to gnaw on.
They dumped out their blood
    like buckets of water.
All around Jerusalem, their bodies
    were left to rot, unburied.


and this is the first part of Psalm 82:

God calls the judges into his courtroom,
    he puts all the judges in the dock.

2-4
“Enough! You’ve corrupted justice long enough,
    you’ve let the wicked get away with murder.
You’re here to defend the defenseless,
    to make sure that underdogs get a fair break;
Your job is to stand up for the powerless,
    and prosecute all those who exploit them.”


Any other thoughts or ideas about these numbers?



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Those last lines seem to go along with the American BTBS rant about Bono becoming rich and powerful & forgetting about the Irish. Amazing observation Lizard!

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Oh yes, it does. I didn't even notice.

I saw it more as lamenting all the lives lost in the Paris attacks.

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Wow, nice observation and analysis!  Very cool.

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Oh yes, it does. I didn't even notice.

I saw it more as lamenting all the lives lost in the Paris attacks.

I think you're right. Psalm 79 = Parisian terrorist attacks, Psalm 82 = Bono's relationship with the rich and powerful

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...or they did a repeat of Vertigo.

Just kidding-- Good find, Lizard!

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I am waiting until the official DVD to throw my arms around Paris.