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Monday, July 25, 2005

Maths ? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Maths !

I heard a Vegas story on Saturday which I know most people won't find as amusing as the strip club robbery but I like this one on a number of levels. Names withheld to protect the guilty. A very well known European TV "face" was walking past the coffee shop with his paramour when he spotted three lesser mortals inside. "Is anyone an odds expert ?" asked the TVF. Yes, one of the LMs indicated another of their number, ex-bookie and shrewdie sports bettor who could probably have a bash at any tricky odds-related scenarios. The poser was "what are the odds, pair of sixes against Ace-three ?". LM indicated that the 6s were about a 5-to-2 jolly. "There," TVF triumphantly informed his girlfriend, "I told you I was favourite".

While I'm here a Harry Potter update : apparently the book's release did not escape the attention of Phil Hellmuth who, according to Iggy, opined that "Sirius Black is a seriously powerful wizard" as part of his Card Player commentary on the final table. It would have been worth listening to the whole thing just to hear that. We all knew Phil was a 12-year-old trapped in a man's body, nice to have final confirmation though. Thanks to Iggy for the strategy blog plug too, not so secret any more I guess :-)


Blogger Elohimus Maximus said...

we dont need math because we have God to tell us how things should repent and be saved.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Even More Latter Day Saints

11:19 PM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

Cool. I think your "Keeping Score" makes a lot of sense. As They Might Be Giants once said :

We were once so close to Heaven
Peter came out and gave us medals
Declaring us the nicest
Of the damned

I was thinking about this the other day, I mean wouldn't it suck if a billion people got into heaven and you were a billion and first on the list. You would have an eternity in hell to regret not helping just one old lady across the road.


11:40 PM  
Anonymous Peter B said...

A billion and first out of a billion? Man, that would be one hell of a bubble to go out on.

And this time, there wouldn't be another tournament tomorrow....


7:11 AM  

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