Solely In Black and White: A Bookie's Notebook: The Results of Round One.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Bookie's Notebook: The Results of Round One.

It seems that my little “casino” generated a bit of interest. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly ice cream, but it was fun. Moreover, it probably gave some of us an easier method of putting our well-earned points to good or bad use, depending on how you interpret the meaning of points. While the results of this little experimentation are interesting, they aren’t necessarily the correct answers. I guess that means that the bloggers in question would need to provide us with the “real” answers for that (no pressure though).

As an aside, I was curious if this little experiment would prove the theory of crowd-sourcing, or in other words: The Wisdom of Crowds. Think of it as the real life version of ask the audience option on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” but for any more important things :) . Nonetheless, it’s almost the same idea, or based on the same principle. The theory goes that by harnessing the power of the crowd you can get a more accurate answer or prediction than if you’d asked any one individual in the group, including the smartest person. I know, I know; people shouldn’t believe everything they read, or perhaps theorize about game shows “lifelines,” but regardless, it’s an interesting thought in the context of this little survey. I guess time will tell, assuming we get all the real answers.

Finally the moment you’ve all be waiting for (I think). I present the grand tally of round one:

As for the question: "Which blogger will be the next one to get engaged?(Bli Ayin Hara) the winner is Harry-Er with 3 votes. Oh, and Im Yirtza Hashem by everyone else in the near future too!

Just out of curiosity, is there any demand for a second round?

Update: Compilation of the “Real” Answers as of 5/5:
8.   He’s not dating yet, but hopefully yes. 
9.   No. 
10. Technically, Post says No? 
11. Yes


  1. LOL that's hilarious. Second round? I had no idea there was a first one going on.

    And I wouldn't ask a date NOT to shave. I only like omer and 3 week beards. (The latter, btw, most sefardim don't have since they only don't shave the week of Tisha b'Av.)

  2. i am literally laughing that people thought im the next to get engaged. Might be nice, but my lack of posting has nothing to do with dating at the moment

  3. @Sefardi Gal:
    Thanks. I was wondering why you didn’t bet. So that explains it…

    Hey! I thought you agreed with Schoolgril in the comments? :)

    It really is quite funny. It’s a shame I didn’t have a box to ask people the reasoning behind their bets on that specific question.

    While we are on the subject, and only because you asked in the comments previously which then caused me to go ahead and looked up your “bets,” what’s the reasoning behind your answer? ;)

    @Bored Jewish Guy and Coral Cap:
    Okay, I’ll add it to my post to-do list. If you think of any bets you would like to see in round two, add them to the comments section here or email them to me.

  4. i don't remember my answer. email me and i may provide an explanation

  5. SiBW - I don't remember what schoolgirl said, and I'm too lazy to look, but I'm not a fan of long beards. Just omer/3 week beards/scruffs.

  6. Here you go, from Schoolgirl: "actually (ok pretty embarrassing) i once told a guy not to shave for the next date cuz i like the scruff :) - and so he didnt" ;) So does that mean maybe?

  7. I didn't realize I had enough readers for people to bet on it! Nice...

    (Do I really need to count up all my Bad4 points in order to bet?)

  8. Does that mean your blog might come back? You wouldn’t want to disappoint all those reader (and gamblers)! :)

    (No, you really don’t. You can bet without an actual number. )

  9. Pretty funny. Especially that people thought I'd write a story about my next date, which I've never done before.

    I'm up for round two. Definitely include an explanation section for the "why" the bet is being made that a blogger will be the next to be engaged. You can post the best/most hilarious comments!


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