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(BBC)   British local election decided by rolling dice   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 37
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2004-06-12 10:15:45 AM  
Big deal.
We decided our last election by coin-toss.
 
2004-06-12 11:03:55 AM  
in the US, we forego elections and go straight to the supreme court for appointment. it saves all us little pesky taxpayers from influencing anything
 
2004-06-12 01:06:01 PM  
In Soviet Rus... Hi filter! The dice roll you!
 
2004-06-12 01:55:19 PM  
 
Ott
2004-06-12 01:59:42 PM  
'There's a hole in the cup. That's the oldest trick in the book.'

Or something like that.
 
2004-06-12 02:00:02 PM  
Wait. Isn't "Slough" the name of the town in "The Office?" Are we CERTAIN that show was fictional?
 
2004-06-12 02:00:26 PM  
Al Gore: "To my left you'll recognize Gary Gygax, inventor of Dungeons & Dragons."

Gary Gygax: "Greetings! It's a" *rolls dice* "pleasure to meet you!"

/Probably the only other place you'll see politics coincide with dice rolling
 
2004-06-12 02:00:48 PM  
The Silly Party candidate, Mr. Tarquin Fin-Tim-Lin-Bin-Win-Bim-Lim Bus Stop Ftang-Ftang Olay Biscuit Barrel, will file a protest.
 
2004-06-12 02:01:16 PM  
I wonder how Katherine Harris is enjoying her vacation in the British Isles?
 
2004-06-12 02:02:39 PM  
Just as long as they had plenty of luck with the d20.
 
2004-06-12 02:08:30 PM  
Games Workshop surrenders.
 
2004-06-12 02:10:16 PM  
I prefer the US system.

You take a rich white male who has never worked a day in his life and has no concept of what it is like to be a wage slave and then you take another rich white male who has never worked a day in his life and has no concept of what it is like to be a wage slave and call them two different parties so people think they have a choice when really no matter who wins, it is you who lose.

(Still bitter over the last election, not because Bush won, but because there was no difference in either candidate.)
 
2004-06-12 02:12:27 PM  
Wait. Isn't "Slough" the name of the town in "The Office?" Are we CERTAIN that show was fictional?

Show's fictional... Placename's real though.
 
2004-06-12 02:13:31 PM  
d20? C'mon mate.

The really hard-core would have gone for 2D6+3, then you take into account your dice modifiers...
 
2004-06-12 02:25:50 PM  
Most officials in ancient Athens were selected by lottery. If elections were held, the thinking went, only the richest, most powerful people would get into office.
 
2004-06-12 02:34:17 PM  
wow, when did the UK become part of Florida?
 
2004-06-12 02:38:10 PM  
Why not? In November all we'll get is a choice between plan A and plan B.
 
2004-06-12 02:38:58 PM  
I think they should have to fight for it, bare-fisted.
 
2004-06-12 02:43:25 PM  
Ironically that's still more fair than the way we decided the last presidential election in the U.S.
 
2004-06-12 02:44:32 PM  
I wonder if they had to stop for a Mountain Dew break.
 
2004-06-12 03:02:46 PM  
 
2004-06-12 03:08:06 PM  
Thats wild...we once let Florida pick our president. HA! Florida can you imagine that? Now sit down and I'll tell you about the Hollywood actor we put in office.

King Kong got nothing on us.
 
2004-06-12 03:13:10 PM  
This reeks of Florida. I'll wager that the next election will be decide by a soccer shoot out.
 
2004-06-12 03:20:55 PM  
Let's just go back to the good ol' way of deciding who gets to lead... deathmatch!
 
2004-06-12 03:54:02 PM  
Big deal.
We decided our last election by coin-toss.


Heads Bush wins, tails you lose.
 
2004-06-12 03:55:36 PM  
Curiously, 56% of thr uncounted ballots were for Dole; the rest were for Willkie.
 
2004-06-12 04:25:59 PM  
And it's a hard eight -- terrorists win! TERRORISTS WIN!
 
2004-06-12 04:46:35 PM  
Damn it KU i was out shopping and i wanted to say that! Squatters Rights (in florida)
 
2004-06-12 04:55:24 PM  
+3 Legislation of Ogre Power!
 
2004-06-12 05:10:42 PM  
Personally slightly more worried about the lost box of votes.
 
2004-06-12 05:28:31 PM  
Bloody hell. The ward where the 200 votes were found after the counting is from where I grew up- Aldridge. Probably the first and last time it's mentioned on Fark..
 
2004-06-12 07:22:44 PM  
works for me....can't be any worse than the whole "electoral college" pseudo-process
 
2004-06-12 08:20:50 PM  
Hey, they did the same thing somewhere in Utah recently when the election was tied. It's not as uncommon as you might think.
 
2004-06-12 09:58:32 PM  
Yes, this is quite common. Drawing names out of a hat, choosing straws, among other things. These invariably involve local elections with fairly low vote totals.

There are two fairly well-known cases in New Mexico decided by poker. They didn't actually play a poker game; they drew hands for each of the candidates, and the best hand won.
 
2004-06-12 11:20:39 PM  
Rozinante

I think they should have to fight for it, bare-fisted.

No, no, no. The weaponless combat election matrix is totally farked.

/when will we see the first bugbear elected to public office?
 
2004-06-12 11:51:56 PM  
I am...
*Clatter clatter*
...Pleased to meet you.
 
2004-06-13 05:33:13 AM  
eddyatwork:

Can't say as a disagree but we always "lose more" with a republican in office.
 
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