When Beans interrupts Mayor John's attempt to placate the worshipers, she uses an expression that is very revealing!
Beans: “Hold it! Hold it! Now this whole thing stinks three ways to Sunday. First the bank's run dry and now this here spigot!”
Three ways to Sunday? That's a fairly unusual idiom, which basically means “any and every way possible.” The use of it in this context is absolutely brilliant - evil genius.
During Lent, Easter Sunday is looked to with hope as the end of Lent's season of deprivation. There, the focus is upon resurrection. Three is the resurrection number, so the expression “three ways to Sunday” directly connects resurrection with Sunday. Resurrection Sunday means Easter Sunday on the liturgical calendar. What stinks to the carnal mind is the deprivation associated with sacrifice during Lent. Lent stinks three ways to Easter Sunday, which begins on Ash Wednesday!
With Lent there is a particular focus upon Sunday. There's the primary connection with Easter Sunday. There's Palm Sunday, which provides palm branches for Ash Wednesday's ashes. Additionally, each Sunday during Lent is excluded in a highlighted count of days, 6 in total, that they subtract from the 46 (to shift attention off the chromosome number), substituting the number of trial; 40. The undeniable effectiveness of NLP witnesses to the reality that our minds make many connections when evaluating context and meaning. The fact of the 6 Sundays during Lent is in the mind of many who observe the liturgical calendar. The expression “stinks three ways to Sunday,” in the context of Lent, necessarily involves 6 Sundays, and three ways to six Sundays illustrates three sixes, or 666. Ash Wednesday really is all about the mark of the Beast, so the idiom is a brilliant code! The more subtle the 666 signals are they more powerfully effectual they seem to be, and this one is subtle indeed!
There's a similar expression, “six ways to Sunday,” that has the same meaning. Anyone who has heard these expressions, even if they know nothing of Lent, will have that bit of data accessed to connect a six with the three ways. The sum of NLP referencing the number of the Beast, 666, is pretty substantial!
Here's some further insight. It's 39 days or 3 x 13 to Palm Sunday, when more palms will be collected for the following Ash Wednesday. Three ways to that Sunday highlights the signal number thirteen, the revealing-of-the-rebel-lord-beast number. It's 46 days to Easter Sunday, which I've already identified as a chromosome number signaling genetics. Three ways to Easter Sunday with its featured resurrection suggests the resurrection with three strand DNA! In combination, the two number span signals illustrate the 3 strand DNA that transforms a 46 man into a 13 beast.
On top of all that embedded linking of Rango's ceremony with Ash Wednesday and Lent, here's yet another - the Beans connection! Beans are involved in a Lenten tradition. They may be dyed purple or left undyed and used for counters, to engage the children by giving them something tangible to associate with their activity.
From CatholicCulture.org - Lent - Ash Wednesday:
“The use of Sacrifice Beans may help children to keep track of their Lenten penances. Some families begin this activity (with undyed beans!) on Ash Wednesday and then use the collected beans to cook a penitential bean dish for Good Friday at the end of Lent.”
On a side note, another example of NLP appears in Beans' declaration, “the bank's run dry.” Bank run? A run on the banks? This is exactly what's pictured in the scene that follows. Everyone flocks to the bank in the hope of withdrawing whatever water might be available. On the deeper signaling level, the mark of the Beast ploy involves a banking ploy. No one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the Beast. Remember NCR.com and the cryptic message embedded in their marketing sequence? Same deal.
Clearly, Rango's Wednesday hydration sacrament points to Ash Wednesday. This is an important connection because of the common mark of the Beast symbolism. By subtly establishing this connection, the common meanings are magnified in the minds of unsuspecting viewers. There's extremely powerful synergy here, the reinforcement of long term programming and advancement of the agendas that intend to manipulate the programmed into accepting the Beast of the Sun cult and receiving his mark.
So, that's one of the two scenes I wanted to address that make reference to Ash Wednesday. The other happens early in the movie, and you can't make any sense of it without understanding what I just covered.
Beans tells Rango when he has climbed into the wagon, “Today's Wednesday. And Wednesday's when we all get to it.” In this there is yet another level of symbolism embedded in the scene, beyond what I've documented in other posts (like the cryptic reference to time travel in Part 21). The connection to Ash Wednesday is evident when you consider the emotionally charged bit where Rango sampled ashes from the Mason jar. NLP. Ash + Wednesday.
For another, more involved, connection, note how the jar is in a wagon full of empty bottles that are obviously intended for water collection. The contents are intended to be ash and water, the basic ingredients used to make Ash Wednesday's mark.
Here's another observation about this scenario. Beans said the ashes were not the remains of her Father and that they never found his body. She said he smoked. It seems comically absurd to suggest they might be tobacco ashes, given her reaction. Until you relate the ashes to those used on Ash Wednesday. The ashes are not her father's but represented him. Those used on Ash Wednesday represent people. You see, as ashes sourced from Palm Sunday's palm branches, there's a level on which they represent the wicked who have died, being judged. In the biblical account, the King (and those represented by the disciple's garments that with were with him on the donkey/colt) trampled palm branches (that should be identified with those who threw them into the dirt) in judgment. Beans represents Israel, as I've illustrated in another post. It's complicated, but it looks like a smear campaign, pun intended. “Your mother wears army boots.” “Your father was a wicked one destroyed in judgment.” This compares to what's regularly presented on the superficial level of the movie because Beans continually defends her father's character. He had a reputation as a drunkard and is rumored to have fallen down a mine shaft while drinking.
The devil hates the pure ones with whom the Heavenly Father will fulfill His promises. In their relationship, it ends up going badly for the devil.