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32.33, repeating of course
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The Daily Rabbit Hole: Leeroy Jenkins
The story behind …“LEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeroooooyyyyyyyy JEEEEEEeeeeenkins”
With the rise of sports betting accessibility in the US on our phones, some stories provide some incredibly false hope. Like that time when three people parlayed 6-legs into 260,567 to 1 odds on 50 cents and each won over $130,000. The winnings are just as insane as the bet. Every time I look at stories like these I wonder “what if?” and then immediately realize I prefer to keep my money.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: 10,000 to 1
“If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude”
Bonus: What Brian Baumgartner thinks when watching himself as Kevin from The Office.
May the odds be ever in your favor …
The Hunger Games books and movies are yet another example of Mainstream Obscurity. A decade ago, they were everywhere you looked and now the phrase most commonly uttered about the IP is probably, “Oh yeah, those movies with Jennifer Lawrence.” I personally read the books and (I think? Which is the problem!) saw all the movies, yet I don’t find myself referencing it anywhere or at any time except for now in this context.
One reason could be the suspension of disbelief required to think that entire nations would put up with sending their kids for known slaughter without outright and incessant war, but that would be digressing from the point.
Why do some things rise and stick? While others rise and disappear? My challenge, for both myself and you, is to try to understand this phenomenon to the point of being able to predict it. Let’s start now, be horribly wrong, and get better at it. Call your shot in the comments, is there something culturally pervasive right now that will be forgotten in just a few short years? Why?
May the odds be ever in your favor as you make your prognostication.
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