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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2008 :  16:23:26  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
2008 Psychic Contest Results,


9th Place...Dude, -18 points


8th place...Moakley, -16 points


7th place...Filthy, -14 points


6th place...Pleco, -12 points


4th place...H. Humbert, -10 points


4th place...Just Some Guy, -10 points


2nd place...Big Papa Smurf, -8 points


2nd place...Robb, -8 points
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And Still the SFN Psychic Champion!
1st place...Dave W., with a whopping 0 points, he could easily fool Larry King.



Way to go Dave, I dont suppose you remember which books I sent you last year, I dont want to send you repeat prizes. I know I sent you Nightmare Alley and Paycheck, what else was there? I still have your address, btw.

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See Below for Result Details, and dont forget to enter next years game! Maybe Dave will give us a handicap this year.

BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2008 :  16:29:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Result Details, Contest Thread

1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Actual results
30.986°N, 103.364°E, eastern Sichuan, China at 7.9 on Richter,
No one is within 3000km, HH is closest


BigPapaSmurf
Epicenter) Istanbul, -3 points
Actual Strength) 8.2

Robb
Epicenter) Cascadia Subduction Fault 47 Lat, 126 Long, -3 points
Actual Strength) 7.9, 2 points

Pleco
Epicenter) 80 miles west of the city of Medan in Sumatra, -3 points
Actual Strength) 8.0

Dude
Epicenter) Tokyo, -3 points
Actual Strength) 7.5

Filthy
Epicenter) Tokyo, -3 points
Actual Strength) 7.3

H. Humbert
Epicenter) Kuala Lumpur , -3 points
Actual Strength) 8.2

Dave w.
Epicenter) Kyoto, -3 points
Actual Strength) 8.3

Moakley
Epicenter) Sulawesi, Indonesia, -3 points.
Actual Strength) 8.0

Just Some Guy
Epicenter) New Madrid, Missouri, -3 points
Actual Strength) 7.7
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2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane, Actual Results
Storm with lowest pressure) Ike: 935mb
Most Damage to US) Ike: 31.5Billion est.
# of hurricane strength hits to US) 3: Dolly, Gustav, Ike


BigPapaSmurf
Storm with lowest pressure) Gustav
Most Damage to US) Ike: 3 points
# of hits to US) 4

Robb
Storm with lowest pressure) Hanna
Most Damage to US) Dolly
# of hits to US) 3: 1 point

Pleco
Storm with lowest pressure) Cristobal
Most Damage to US) Marco
# of hits to US) 5
3 misses, -2 points

Dude
Storm with lowest pressure) Fay
Most Damage to US)Dolly
# of hits to US)1
3 misses, -2 points

Filthy
Storm with lowest pressure) Dolly
Most Damage to US)Dolly
# of hits to US)1
3 misses, -2 points

H. Humbert
Storm with lowest pressure) Hanna
Most Damage to US) Nana
# of hits to US) 7
3 misses, -2 points

Dave W.
Storm with lowest pressure) Fay
Most Damage to US) Bertha
# of hits to US) 5
3 misses, -2 points

Moakley
Storm with lowest pressure) Gustav
Most Damage to US) Gustav
# of hits to US) 6
3 misses, -2 points

Just Some Guy
Storm with lowest pressure) Hanna
Most Damage to US) Kyle
# of hits to US) 2
3 misses, -2 points
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3) Price Of A Barrel Of Oil,
Actual result: $44.60
-2 points for everybody, Hooray!


BigPapaSmurf
$103.40

Robb
$88

Pleco
$102.27

Dude
$110

Filthy
$90

H. Humbert
$132.70

Dave W.
$137.64

Moakley
$142

Just Some Guy
$113.09
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4) Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People

BigPapaSmurf, no hits, -3 points
A) Bob Barker
B) Joe Paterno
C) Joan Rivers
D) Ian Holm
E) Jimmy Carter

Robb, no hits, -3 points
A) Les Paul
B) Fidel Castro
C) Ernest Borgnine
D) Olivia De Havilland
E) Rowdy Roddy Piper

Pleco, no hits, -3 points
A) Castro
B) Phyllis Diller
C) John Madden
D) Da Pope (in Rome)
E) Pat Robertson

Dude, no hits, -3 points
A-F)The cast of ‘Friends'

Filthy
A) Robert Byrd
B) Jesse Helms, 2 points
C) Bush Sr.
D) Pat Roberson
E) Rev. Phelps

H. Humbert, no hits, -3 points
A) Dick Clark
B) Jerry Lewis
C) Peter O'Toole
D) Robert Duval
E) Britney Spears

Dave W.
A) Rip Taylor
B) Elizabeth Taylor
C) Taylor Negron
D) Leigh Taylor-Young
E) Charlton Heston, 2 points

Moakley, no hits, -3 points
A) Billy Graham
B) Kelsey Grammer
C) Robert Blake
D) Amy Winehouse (drug overdose of course)
E) Mike Wallace

Just Some Guy, no hits, -3 points
A) Brittney Spears
B) William Shatner
C) Sean Connery
D) Willy Nelson
E) Barbara Bush
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5)Top Movie Of 2008, Actual results
The Dark
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2008 :  17:07:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saved by the damned Euro. Who'da thunk it?

You also sent me Lies My Teacher Told Me, last year.

Edited to link to last year's prize package.

And to link to the 2009 contest.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  07:36:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FUDGE

Damn Republicans and their (lack of) fiscal policies...

Oh well, I guess there's this year...let's get it on!

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:05:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratz Dave, this years Super Awesome Prize Package includes...

-Six Not-So-Easy Peices
-Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, both by Prof. Feynman.

-The Closing of the Western Mind, by Charles Freeman

-How to Build a Robot Army
-How to Survive a Robot Uprising, both by Dan Wilson

-Collapse, by Jared Diamond

and last but not least, Futurama Season 1 on DVD.

Thanks for playing everyone and be sure to enter the
2009 SFN Psychic Contest with the less stupid scoring system

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  09:42:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, BPS, but...
Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

-Six Not-So-Easy Peices
-Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, both by Prof. Feynman.
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and last but not least, Futurama Season 1 on DVD.
Got it, got it and got it.

Spread the wealth: split 'em between yourself and Robb?

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2009 :  11:05:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok New Prize Package includes,

The Man In The High Castle, Phillip K Dick
Little Green Men, Christopher Buckley
How to Build a Robot Army
How to Survive a Robot Uprising, both by Dan Wilson
Collapse, Jared Diamond
The Closing Of The Western Mind, Charles Freeman

The rest of the stuff will go in next years prize, though Dave is in danger of proving psychics actually exist...
Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 01/05/2009 11:08:58
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Simon
SFN Regular

USA
1992 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  03:56:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet! PKD is like a God to me!

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan - 1996
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  06:12:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well he is holding our bubble, if you know what I mean.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  07:51:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a materialistic explanation: BPS and Dave are in collusion.

/jealous

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25997 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  09:14:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, BPS, what were the min/max points this year?

Does this scoring system still hold?
5+ points, the CIA might test you with flash cards
0-4 points, close enough to claim pychic powers and sell books
-1 to -7, Close enough to fool Larry King
-8 or less, not fooling anybody

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2009 :  10:06:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, you could make a fortune selling books Dave with the whole back-to-back thing.


"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Robb
SFN Regular

USA
1223 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2009 :  12:19:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Robb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
God must not exist!!!! He told me I would win.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2009 :  13:02:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He told me the same thing, really he's just into boosting peoples self confidence.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2009 :  21:43:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Hey, BPS, what were the min/max points this year?

Does this scoring system still hold?
5+ points, the CIA might test you with flash cards
0-4 points, close enough to claim pychic powers and sell books
-1 to -7, Close enough to fool Larry King
-8 or less, not fooling anybody



-8 or less, not fooling anybody except Montel Williams.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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