Weird, I had stopped seeing rampant 33's for a few months, I wasn't sure what was going on. Now I am seeing them regularly again, both in real life and in the news. Here are a couple good examples--

I had a feeling this story would have a 33 even before I opened the link: "Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers"... "In reality, she grabbed slightly more—100%—to the tune of $33,350."

Then this story screams 33: "Banker Leaves 1% Tip On $133 Lunch Bill In Defiance of 'The 99%'" They show a pic of the receipt, and the tip is $1.33.

Then this--
333 donations from private healthcare sources totalling £8.3 million gifted to the Tories.

And this--
The idea behind the Electromagnetic Railgun is to fire a bullet at hypersonic speeds using dozens of megajoules of electricity. The Navy wants it to guard the surface ships of the 2020s, unsubtly boasting to adversaries that messing with the ships will lead to bullets shooting across hundreds of miles of ocean in mere minutes. The Office of Naval Research says it will give sailors “a dramatically increased multimission capability,” like fire support for land strikes over long, long distances beyond the reach of enemy defenses, and defense against “cruise and ballistic missiles” that target ships. No wonder the railgun’s official motto is “Velocitas Eradico” — “Speed Kills.”

Lab tests have pleased the Navy, if not Congress. In December 2010, the Office of Naval Research fired a shot with 33 megajoules of energy, a world record, sending a 23-pound bullet 5500 feet in a single second.