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Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

Chicken Poop Bingo

The rules are that players bet on a 54-number grid. Then they wait for a chicken to poop somewhere on the grid. So it sounds more like Chicken Poop Roulette, than Bingo, since you don't wait to get a bingo. According to the Wall Street Journal, the game was invented in a New Orleans bar during the 1980s. There's also a version that involves cow poop.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 29, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Sports, Excrement, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

Two Postcards

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I just bought these yesterday from my favorite used-book store, Cellar Stories Books, and thought I would share them with you all.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 14, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Stereotypes and Cliches, Sex Symbols, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance, Postal Services

Long-Term Betting on Your Kids

According to the BBC, it's becoming increasingly popular for parents to place long-term bets with bookmakers on whether their kids will achieve fame and fortune during their lives. For instance, whether their kid will become a famous soccer player or a great golfer:

A particular type of long-time achievement bet - parents having a bet on their children achieving something in their life - has increased tenfold in the past five years, according to Ladbrokes.
"Parents betting on their children's future successes is as popular as betting on the final of the X Factor," says Jessica Bridge, from the firm.
...it's not all about sporting prowess, he says. Many parents will place bets that their children will pass a particular exam. And then there was the grandmother who thought her granddaughter so beautiful that she wagered she would grace the front cover of a leading fashion magazine.
"People do it for a variety of reasons," says Sharpe. "They are demonstrating that they have real faith in someone - have every confidence in them. They may be using it as an incentive. Or it could just be a bit of fun. Something to talk about, or put on the wall.

If only my parents had placed a bet when I was a child that I would grow up to be a blogger at Weird Universe, they'd be rich! Although the internet didn't exist back then, so it would have been a real longshot bet.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 11, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Family, Children, Games, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

Follies of the Mad Men #149

winner sperm from roni kleiner on Vimeo.



That's non-USA-style football, natch!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 01, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Sports, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance, Pregnancy

Crab Fights



How bored do you have to be to stage a crab fight?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 10, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

Follies of the Mad Men #103

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Something different for this installment: an old postcard.

Why would any casino want to depict their customer as a drooling cretin?

The verse on the back says:

AT SYSTEMS, MATH, COMPUTERS ALL, I'VE BEEN CONSIDERED APT.

BUT THEN I LAID MY MONEY DOWN, AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW..."I CRAPPED!"

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 19, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Poetry, Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

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