August 16, 2007
Thought I would go a little into geek canon for this question. Connect everything:
Mark 3:11 - Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!”
Mark 14:14 – and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples
Mark 6:16 – But when Herod heard [of it], he kept saying, “John, whom I beheaded, has risen!”
Mark 14:62 – And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”
Mark 3:9 – And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;
Mark 13:32 – But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father [alone].
I need the overall funda for this connect. Individual explanations for each point are not strictly needed.
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Cracked By: Abhinav, Devadutta, Jabba. Sandesh was in the general vicinity of the right answer :-)
The hovercraft in the Matrix universe had a number along the lines of Mark # Number #, much like modern cars or planes. The series was filled with references to Christianity; these numbers weren’t spared either. The number for each craft was chosen to correspond to a verse from the Gospel of Mark (which also used the same namespace) The verse chosen usually described or represented something special about the role that particular hovercraft played in the entire storyline.
For example: The Nebuchadnezzar (the most famous) was Mark III No. 11. The gospel of Mark, verse 3:11 speaks of unclean spirits being cleansed/converted (the mind-freeing trick) before the messiah (could be Neo, mostly is morpheus who does the freeing).
Get the whole list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_in_the_Matrix_series
Mark III No 11: Nebuchadnezzar
Mark XIV No 14: Logos
Mark VI No. 16: Osiris
and so on… This kind of self-reference is all over the Matrix as part of its post-modernist ethos. (BTW this question is like that too: Note the reference of the title to the question, to the fact that its a quiz blog, and to the answer. I’m a genius, no?)