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(USA Today)   Forget Nate Silver, there's an even better predictor for the upcoming election   (usatoday.com) divider line 86
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2012-11-04 01:10:01 AM
Yes, let's ignore the math and put our faith in superstition.

/and we wonder why we thought the world was flat for 1,000+ years.
 
2012-11-04 02:13:15 AM
I hate shiat like that.
 
2012-11-04 02:42:20 AM
And Alabama wins in the last seconds.....
 
2012-11-04 07:49:30 AM
The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.
 
2012-11-04 07:50:10 AM
Kinda surprised I haven't heard about the cow plop method of prediction yet.

/One of the cool things about voting early is "It's not my problem any more"
 
2012-11-04 07:57:15 AM

thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.


Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?
 
2012-11-04 07:57:25 AM
I would use the wind to predict the results of the election like I usually do, but Romney keeps changing directions so I can't be sure.
 
2012-11-04 07:58:13 AM

starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?


Have you ever drank African water?
 
2012-11-04 07:59:50 AM

starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?


That doesn't make the food any less delicious.
 
2012-11-04 08:00:00 AM
"The first involves the Washington Redskins' final home game before an election, beginning in 1936. If the Redskins won that game, the incumbent party would retain the White House. That held true for 16 elections in a row, from 1936-2000. In 2004, however, the Redskins lost at home (of course they did) two days before George W. Bush was reelected to the White House."

Or was he?
 
2012-11-04 08:00:30 AM

Summoner101: starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?

Have you ever drank African water?


That would make the poo fluid, thus very small. A fibrous meal is an indicator of a republican victory.
 
2012-11-04 08:00:37 AM
RTR?
 
2012-11-04 08:01:17 AM
kitchentalks.com
 
2012-11-04 08:01:34 AM
Why did I just Google the LSU v Alabama score, WHY, what is wrong with me.

/wasn't a question or looking for comment
 
2012-11-04 08:03:02 AM
How is LSU like a sandcastle?

They both look great until the tide rolls in.


thurstonxhowell: [kitchentalks.com image 250x200]


Now I want Ethiopian food.
 
2012-11-04 08:04:03 AM

Summoner101: starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?

Have you ever drank African water?


Poo that can be measured in litres is not a "large" poo. It's all about unsupported vertical height.
 
2012-11-04 08:05:33 AM

Summoner101: starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?

Have you ever drank African water?


I've had my share of water-borne parasites in the digestive tract. The result, again, does not, er, favor the Repubs by this metric...

thurstonxhowell: [kitchentalks.com image 250x200]


That does look delicious.
 
2012-11-04 08:05:34 AM
Republicans have won every election held on Nov. 6.
 
2012-11-04 08:08:16 AM

themindiswatching: Yes, let's ignore the math and put our faith in superstition.

/and we wonder why we thought the world was flat for 1,000+ years.


That's a myth. People have well aware of the existence of a spherical earth since ancient greece, they even knew a rough circumference.
 
2012-11-04 08:10:54 AM

log_jammin: I hate shiat like that.


Not me. I love US A-OK! Just look at the sort of useful infromation I get from it on a daily basis:

i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-04 08:14:18 AM
fta President Obama has the 1.4 percent egg yolk solids needed to run this country.

Tough to argue
 
2012-11-04 08:18:23 AM

thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.


Yeah, I've always thought Romney was a giant turd, too.
 
2012-11-04 08:28:03 AM
can I get an XKCD oblig link up in here?

Link

/Amen, Brother.
 
2012-11-04 08:29:45 AM
 
2012-11-04 08:39:21 AM

Notabunny: fta President Obama has the 1.4 percent egg yolk solids needed to run this country.

Tough to argue


Missed it by two there.
 
2012-11-04 08:50:54 AM

starsrift: Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?


It's home to some of the world's oldest civilizations one of the fastest growing countries in the world.
 
2012-11-04 08:54:45 AM

thurstonxhowell:


Yummy food. Weird bread.
 
2012-11-04 08:59:46 AM

andrewmoriarty: themindiswatching: Yes, let's ignore the math and put our faith in superstition.

/and we wonder why we thought the world was flat for 1,000+ years.

That's a myth. People have well aware of the existence of a spherical earth since ancient greece, they even knew a rough circumference.


There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.
 
2012-11-04 09:00:14 AM
I might use this to troll Alabama fans I know who are die-hard Obama haters.
 
2012-11-04 09:06:40 AM

heavymetal: I might use this to troll Alabama fans I know who are die-hard Obama haters.


Before the game, I was using it to troll lefty LSU fans.
 
2012-11-04 09:07:45 AM

Nome de Plume: Republicans have won every election held on Nov. 6.


No black president won a second term.
 
2012-11-04 09:09:45 AM

maxx2112: heavymetal: I might use this to troll Alabama fans I know who are die-hard Obama haters.

Before the game, I was using it to troll lefty LSU fans.


Awesome!
 
2012-11-04 09:14:53 AM

heavymetal: maxx2112: heavymetal: I might use this to troll Alabama fans I know who are die-hard Obama haters.

Before the game, I was using it to troll lefty LSU fans.

Awesome!


The nice thing is it is a way to troll without being "poliical".
 
2012-11-04 09:21:05 AM

UNC_Samurai: There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.


Isn't that kind of a silly metric since there are, like, 20 times as many people living now as there were 2000 years ago?

Holy shiat, there are more left-handed Americans now than there were 200 years ago, too. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!
 
2012-11-04 09:24:37 AM
Les Miles must be a Democrat then. No other explanation for passing on those two field goals.
 
2012-11-04 09:25:53 AM

bulldg4life: UNC_Samurai: There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.

Isn't that kind of a silly metric since there are, like, 20 times as many people living now as there were 2000 years ago?

Holy shiat, there are more left-handed Americans now than there were 200 years ago, too. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!


The point is that the ignorance of the flat-earthers has multiplied in recent years, thanks largely to the internet.
 
2012-11-04 09:26:53 AM

starsrift: thurstonxhowell: The size of my poo the Sunday morning before a presidential election has been a flawless predictor my whole life. If it's large, the Republican wins, if it's small, the Democrat wins. I had Ethiopian last night.

Checkmate, libs.

Isn't Ethiopia the country famous for having famines and continuing health issues owing to malnutrition?


I had Ethiopian food once. If thurstonxhowell indicator is true, the Dems will hold zero seats in the House, Senate and Whitehouse.
 
2012-11-04 09:27:57 AM

bulldg4life: UNC_Samurai: There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.

Isn't that kind of a silly metric since there are, like, 20 times as many people living now as there were 2000 years ago?

Holy shiat, there are more left-handed Americans now than there were 200 years ago, too. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!


Well, you can't make a left-handed person right-handed by showing them photographic evidence of someone using right-handed scissors. A reasonable person should be able to look at the thousands of pictures taken of the Earth from space and say, "Oh. I guess the world is round." Considering a substantial part of modern life is also contingent on the Earth being a sphere (satellites, long distance communication, etc), it kind of defeats the "These are doctored!" conspiracy theorists. People prior to 1960s, even though many cultures already deduced the Earth was round, at least had an plausible excuse to say the Earth wasn't round, even though Magellan proved them wrong much earlier.
 
2012-11-04 09:32:43 AM

Summoner101: bulldg4life: UNC_Samurai: There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.

Isn't that kind of a silly metric since there are, like, 20 times as many people living now as there were 2000 years ago?

Holy shiat, there are more left-handed Americans now than there were 200 years ago, too. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!

Well, you can't make a left-handed person right-handed by showing them photographic evidence of someone using right-handed scissors. A reasonable person should be able to look at the thousands of pictures taken of the Earth from space and say, "Oh. I guess the world is round." Considering a substantial part of modern life is also contingent on the Earth being a sphere (satellites, long distance communication, etc), it kind of defeats the "These are doctored!" conspiracy theorists. People prior to 1960s, even though many cultures already deduced the Earth was round, at least had an plausible excuse to say the Earth wasn't round, even though Magellan proved them wrong much earlier.


The thing was, most people who insisted the earth was flat three centuries ago were either made laughingstocks of the village or ended up in an idiots' hospital. Now they can find other idiots like them and reinforce their beliefs amongst each other.
 
2012-11-04 09:35:13 AM

Summoner101: A reasonable person should be able to look at the thousands of pictures taken of the Earth from space and say,


Well, yes, a reasonable person. I would say that the number of unreasonable people has greatly increased over time.

What percentage of the human population is still flat earth nutters?
 
2012-11-04 09:39:43 AM

UNC_Samurai: Summoner101: bulldg4life: UNC_Samurai: There are more people now that think the world is flat than there were in the 2,000 years prior to the first human seeing the planet from space.

Isn't that kind of a silly metric since there are, like, 20 times as many people living now as there were 2000 years ago?

Holy shiat, there are more left-handed Americans now than there were 200 years ago, too. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!

Well, you can't make a left-handed person right-handed by showing them photographic evidence of someone using right-handed scissors. A reasonable person should be able to look at the thousands of pictures taken of the Earth from space and say, "Oh. I guess the world is round." Considering a substantial part of modern life is also contingent on the Earth being a sphere (satellites, long distance communication, etc), it kind of defeats the "These are doctored!" conspiracy theorists. People prior to 1960s, even though many cultures already deduced the Earth was round, at least had an plausible excuse to say the Earth wasn't round, even though Magellan proved them wrong much earlier.

The thing was, most people who insisted the earth was flat three centuries ago were either made laughingstocks of the village or ended up in an idiots' hospital. Now they can find other idiots like them and reinforce their beliefs amongst each other.


True. I was more arguing against the notion that comparing numbers isn't ridiculous on it's face because the shear amount of additional evidence should make it almost zero.
 
2012-11-04 09:41:14 AM

Summoner101: True. I was more arguing against the notion that comparing numbers isn't ridiculous on it's face because the shear amount of additional evidence should make it almost zero.


But, you said it yourself, a reasonable person SHOULD be able to accept the physical evidence.

I'm just saying there will always be idiots. We didn't land on the moon. The US Government was behind 9/11. And, Elvis is still alive.

Despite all contradictory evidence, there is some dumbass out there that won't believe it.
 
2012-11-04 09:46:39 AM
fta: This is the weakest of three sports-related election barometers.


No. This is most certainly not true. All sports-related election barometers are equally weak.
 
2012-11-04 09:48:29 AM
correlation - HOW THE fark DOES IT WORK
 
2012-11-04 09:51:26 AM
So, we'll be calling Romney Deacon Blues?
 
2012-11-04 09:53:29 AM

bulldg4life: Summoner101: True. I was more arguing against the notion that comparing numbers isn't ridiculous on it's face because the shear amount of additional evidence should make it almost zero.

But, you said it yourself, a reasonable person SHOULD be able to accept the physical evidence.

I'm just saying there will always be idiots. We didn't land on the moon. The US Government was behind 9/11. And, Elvis is still alive.

Despite all contradictory evidence, there is some dumbass out there that won't believe it.


Right, so the fact there are more people now that believe the Earth is flat even though the population is much greater is still relevant.
 
2012-11-04 10:01:24 AM

Summoner101: Right, so the fact there are more people now that believe the Earth is flat even though the population is much greater is still relevant.


...

What percentage of the human population believed in a flat earth 2000 years ago? 70+%?

What percentage of the human population believes in a flat earth now? 5%?

Blanket statements about numbers doesn't seem the best way to make the point
 
2012-11-04 10:12:10 AM
Wait, more people believe the earth is flat now ?? I don't believe this, I simply can't. Makes no sense.
 
2012-11-04 10:22:14 AM

thurstonxhowell: I had Ethiopian last night.


You made this thread much more interesting than I thought it was going to be.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-04 10:44:03 AM
I don't know about superstition but Alabama has been among the most accurate predictor of which presidential candidates are the least qualified and most backwards thinking since at least 1860.
 
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