Sunday, June 04, 2006

What To Do On 6/6/6

There is still time to make your plans:
Hell plans devil of a time on 6/6/06

June 4, 2006

HELL, Mich. -- They're planning a hot time in Hell on Tuesday.

The day bears the date 6/6/06 -- abbreviated as 666, it is the "number of the beast" according to the Bible's Book of Revelation, often linked to the devil or the Antichrist.

And there's not a snowball's chance in Hell the day will go unnoticed in the unincorporated hamlet 60 miles west of Detroit.

Nobody seems more fired up than John Colone, the town's self-styled mayor and owner of a souvenir shop.

''I've got '666' T-shirts and mugs. I'm only ordering 666 so once they're gone, that's it,'' said Colone, also known as Odum Plenty. ''Everyone who comes will get a letter of authenticity saying you've celebrated June 6, 2006, in Hell.''

Not all 'Hell-billies' happy

Most of Colone's wares will sell for $6.66, including deeds to one square inch of Hell.

Mike ''Smitty'' Hickey, owner of Dam Site Inn, wasn't sure what kind of clientele would show up Tuesday.

''I don't think we're going to get the cult crowd, the devil worshippers or anything like that,'' Hickey said.

Jason LeTeff, one of the town's 72 year-round residents -- or, as the mayor calls them, Hellions or Hell-billies, wasn't enthused.

''Now, here I am living in Hell, taking my kids to church and trying to teach them the right things and the town where we live is having a 6-6-6 party,'' he said.
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