Actually, according to my Bible, "other ancient authorities" say the Number of the Beast is 616, not 666. When that little bit of "news" was announced by someone-or-other a few months ago, I said, "Wait a minute, this is news?" I mean, I've had my bible since I was like 8....
I was king of hoping that the entries would stretch out right so that #666 would happen on Halloween, but I wasn't going to shut up just to make that happen, either.
And the actual number itself, "666", isn't really anything special. It's what it represents in the Bible that is supposed to be terrifying. And "the Beast", by the way--while of the Antichrist--is not "the devil" IIRC.
But enough of that. I want to talk about bread.
No, just ordinary freaking bread god damn it.
I dug out Mom's old bread machine this morning, having a hankering for some garlic bread. You use your bread machine's regular white bread recipie (or italian bread) and add about two heaping tablespoons of minced garlic to it after you put in everything else.
But there was one minor issue: the yeast is two years out of date.
What I ended up making is a loaf of bread which seems about 60% of the normal volume--and that bodes not well, although I haven't put bread knife to the loaf yet. So I'm going to go do that now...
...well, it seems edible, anyway. It's a bit on the dense side, though--I think I'll toss that old yeast and get some new stuff.
And mmmm...garlic. No vampires around here!