Feeling Lucky, Punk?

I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Well, today you might be feeling lucky, but when confronted by Dirty Harry I doubt anyone would feel the comfort of lucky number 7. Today is however the 7th day of the 7th month, 2007 so you never the know. The punk might take a chance. As today is 07-07-07 I can only imagine the hysteria surrounding the same day in 1977. I were a youngster then so I’ll have to rely on some of you older gentlemen and ladies to fill me in on the wonders of that day.

I was intrigued and I did some extensive research and found that yes, many people do believe the superstition and think the date 07-07-07 is lucky. There’s even a Flickr group dedicated to today.

Then I got bored and went looking for Dirty Harry trivia and movie clips. Here’s that famous scene.

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Feeling Lucky, Punk?”

  1. I remember the 7th of July in 1977. It was the world premiere of The Spy Who Loved Me, a film about a spy who loved someone. In this case Barbara Bach, so I’d say it was a lucky time for Roger Moore.

  2. Donncha, I sent you an email and haven’t heard back from you. I need my moderator status removed fromt eh WPMu forums please. I can not in good faith continue supporting the project.

  3. Some people really connect great luck to certain dates. Unlike most people for me Friday 13 has always been lucky. 07-07-07 wasn’t special, but I do remember a few gambling friends of mine freaked out that day saying: “This is gonna be my LUCKY DAY” and they went crazy playing Super 7 slots:)

    “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” is a real classic in film history. Sorry for replying for such old post but I still find it interesting.

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