It's almost impossible to escape the power of X these days. Mac OSX, X-Box, X Files, X-Men, Xtreme sports, Xmas, Racer X, and we've barely scratched the surface. Maybe we're feeling the synchro-gravitational pull of the mythical Planet X. X = 10, so Planet X can be considered the tenth planet. I wonder how The Nine feel about that?
Ten is often times considered a symbol of completeness - perfection. The perfect 10. The highest rating. The decimal system reinforces that idea, being based on our number of fingers - and we always count a newborn's digits in order to determine their genetic 'perfection'.
In the Blake Edwards 1979 film '10', Bo Derek plays a woman who's physical perfection = X. Bo was the fourth wife of actor, director and photographer John Derek, most famous for his series of stunningly beautiful and identical wives: Ursula Andress, Linda Evens and Bo Derek. A man seriously into genetic perfection.
As good as it gets... ?
Apparently YHWH is into genetic perfection as well:
And Jehovah said to Noah, Go into the ark, thou and all thy house; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. --Genesis 7:1
According to Xtian conspiracy theorists, Noah was called righteous (perfect) in his generation, and it was this perfection that qualified him for the ark - to become the perfect genetic blueprint after a (Jehovah caused) catastrophe. Reminds me of the mad Nazi scientist Totenkoff from Sky Captain, or any number of Bond villains, for that matter.
In the Book of Enoch, Noah is described as resembling the Nephilim - in other words, a perfect little angel. This was apparently cause for some concern by Noah's dad, who figured one of those angels had gone and knocked up his wife, as they were known to do. So Noah's father took him to see Enoch, who assured him that Noah was indeed his own son. I figure Enoch was an Atlantean geneticist with access to genome testing equipment.
The perfection thing comes up over and over again - the Chosen Genome is told to sacrifice only animals without blemish - and even Jesus says: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect".
So much for tolerance. The Xtians say that the species purity laws were a reaction to the angel-human genome project that was ongoing just prior to the Deluge, and considering the rumors of alien/reptilian abductions and secret underground genetic labs, it would seem that the project is once again in full swing.
Interestingly, Linda Evens (John Derek fembot no.3) spent considerable time at Ramtha channeler JZ Knight's ranch in Yelm, Washington State, even buying property in the area. Ramtha claimed to be a Lemurian Warrior/King, which would make him Nephilim. Apparently the angels haven't lost their seductive charms - or their eye for feminine perfection.
Composition No. 10, Piet Mondrian, 1939-42
Bo Derek may have been a perfect 10, but for gay men, she'll always be short one critical digit. In this, we share Nigel Tufnel's adoration of his amp in 'This is Spinal Tap' - 11 is even more perfect than 10.
According to legend, the Nephilim had six fingers per hand, which means that angels talk of Perfect Twelves. I wonder how many digits had Noah? Conversely, the Disney universe is famously populated by creatures with only 4 fingers per hand! So in Toontown, 8 is enough. Hmmm, maybe humans are the Goldilocks of the perfection scale. Neither as annoyingly infantile as a 'toon', or as insufferably perfect as an angel. Juuuuust right.
This little piggy went to market, This little piggy stayed at home, This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none. And this little piggy went... "Wee wee wee" all the way home...