MSNBC -Election to be Decided by the Packers-Skins Game?
Apparently, there is a trend going on with the Washington Redskins. If they win their last home game before the presidential election, the incumbent party stays in power. If they lose, so does the party. It’s a streak over 17 games, and six decades.
So…if Green Bay wins, John Kerry will win. If the Redskins beat them, “W” will pull off the victory.
Well, these streaks are amusing…but they are really statistical flukes, aren’t they?
At least, I’m sure my friend Scott, both a vowed Republican AND a Green Bay fan, thinks so.
Population: One: Win
Maybe it was the Lunar Eclipse, maybe it was fate, and maybe there never really was a curse.
But the World Champions of Baseball are the Boston Red Sox, their first World Series Victory since the First World War.
No more talk about Curse of the Bambino, ok? Even if they don’t win again for a while?
Today, October 23rd, is theoretically the birthday of the Earth, if you follow the calculations of 17th century Bishop James Ussher.
According to him, the Earth was created on October 23rd, 4004 BC..
I have to admit that, for a wrongheaded approach, he certainly put a lot of thought and reasoning into getting this figure. And it was in the ballpark, at the time, that other biblical scholars accepted.
Of course, not long thereafter, the new science of Geology soon made hay of Ussher’s patient but highly incorrect diligent work.
The advantage of the Internet is that you can respond to silliness with satire, and quickly.
I’ve seen (online) the imbecilic George W. Bush commercial that uses a wolfpack to represent terrorists.
I’m not blinkered-eyed about Wolves, but they have gotten a rather bad rap over the centuries. In truth, they are intelligent animals. After all, every dog that exists today originally came from a wolf-like ancestor that man domesticated… WolfpacksforTruth.org: The Real Story on George Bush’s “Wolves” Commercial
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Monte Cook does a fairly decent job explaining why I am so very lucky up here in the Great White North in being close to The Source. I do think, though, that the Strategist in NY marginally has more stuff (more densely packed) but my fortune in living near a superb game store is definitely a big plus.
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