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March 15, 2008


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I'd be more impressed if she could predict how the asparagus would land before she threw them.

I am inclined to start promoting a method based on the combination of these two: predicting the future by inserting asparagus spears in your ass! "Assasparagology"!

Packington shouldn’t be confused with Sylvester Stallone’s mother, Jackie – she tells your fortune by looking at your ass.

Well that's no bloody use, I don't own any beasts of burden.

I'll just get my coat....

I wish all supernaturalists would take such a clear stance on the side of absurdity. Then I wouldn't feel bad for people who get taken in by it.

Reminds me of the sticks used in Chinese temples. Don't know what you call them, but they look very much like chopsticks, except they have some Chinese characters painted or engraved near the ends. The two or three dozen sticks are inside a bucket and you lift the sheaf of sticks a few inches and drop them back in. You keep doing this until one of them fails to drop all the way in and so sticks out. If I remember correctly you then bring that particular stick to the resident seer and s/he then reads your fortune or something.

There's baloney all over the world.

Yeah the Chinese are very into superstition. Even so far that sim-cards cost differently depending on the phone-number you will get (because some numbers bring luck and others bad luck). The price difference is up to 30 USD which is a lot of money in China.
Not falling for that kind of crap I of course bought the absolute cheapest sim-card I could find, consisting of all the "unlucky" numbers being repeated over and over again.
"Unfortunately" I lost my phone the next day, thus giving all my superstitious friends "evidence" for their beliefs.

No, I am actually just an airhead who cannot keep an eye on my things.

"I predict your pee will smell funny."

Not for everyone! It turns out some folks have an enzyme that prevents that nasty smell.


Ah, opting for the vegetarian method over sheep's entrails I see.


Techskeptik - weirder still, some people have a gene that prevents them from smelling it. Seems a lot of people were saying "doesn't work with me" until some lab coat said "lets have a sniff then". So we have crazy venn diagrams of those who can't get the smelly pee, those that can't smell it and the overlaps.

The Jackie Stallone thing -- she's kidding, right? Please, please, somebody tell me she's kidding.

If she's kidding, it's hilarious. If she's not, then what an unbelievable scam. Getting people to pay her $125 to send her pictures of their own butts? Incredible. I'm actually sort of jealous.

But who am I to complain. There were people who took my Oscarology thing seriously... and people who thought that I did. Clearly I should have been charging.

I can use asparagus to predict you will have really smelly pee.

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