What if you win the PCH contest?
It’s an interesting thought. I saw these commercials…let’s see now…within 48 hours, you will know if you are worth 10 million.
Not bad – but I wouldn’t put too much credence in winning.
A while back there was an interesting series on the Learning Channel. They did an hour special on lottery winners. I would classify them into two groups.
One group spends the money on fruitless endeavors. Imagine buying a series of motor vehicles – one being an old army jeep, with a machine gun up front. Excuse me?
Kind of reminds me of the boxer Michael Tyson. Did he blow a bunch of money? Can’t recall all the fruitless things he purchased.
Others actually blow all the money. Millions, mind you!
The wise ones
Then there’s the other group. They might give money to charities…consult investment advisers… live within their means.
Take the group working at a meat packing plant. What’s the first thing they do? It’s to approach an investment lawyer. Wise choice.
Or take the examples of folks who could buy expensive cars. Yet they choose to purchase a modest car.
Let’s ask this question:
Why does someone like Mike Tyson, become tempted to purchase expensive junk? Why do others consult investment advisers, or live a modest life style?
Remember Sam Walton? He was the founder of Walmart. Yet he used to drive a pick up truck, wear bluejeans, and stand in line a Walmart.
This one refuses classification. Some folks claim to know they would win the lottery, or possess a winning ticket.
Do they have psychic visions or hunches? Are they scamming us? Are they delusional?
It has me stumped. It’s not that I’m close minded. Nor do I dismiss everything for lack of evidence.
Remember the fictional character Sherlock Holmes? He’s a creation of the author Arthur Conan Doyle. Once he said something like this:
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
So what should we conclude, Sherlock? Suppose we could conduct the proper truth tests – psychological profiling, psychological testing, medical testing, lie detector tests, hypnosis, etc. If they all came up “negative”, then we need to conclude the person is truthful – not lying, psychotic or medically impaired .
Sherlock would then say that psychic premonitions of winning big is possible.
I received this statistics via an email. They are so interesting, it’s worth sharing:
- One out of eight couples who married in 2008 met online.
- 26% of U.S. workers are independent contractors; that number is expected to reach 40% within 8 years.
- A week’s worth of information in the New York Times exceeds the entire amount of information a person was likely to come across during a lifetime in the 18th century.
- China is quickly becoming the largest English-speaking country on earth, and its economy is expected to overtake that of the United States by 2018.
What’s With Geigo Commercials?
That’s the question I keep asking. They been around over 100 years. They have that dumb lizard (or some reasonable facsimile – hey…I’m not a biologist…so don’t fault me on animal identification) doing commercials.
Then – surprise, surprise – along comes some new commercials, with cameos with Elmer Fudd and Charlie Daniels. I love Charlie Daniel’s doing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. It’s a feature song in the movie “Coyote Ugly”. There’s even a parody by ”Weird Al” Yankovic, about the devil going down to Jamaica.
Poor Elmer Fudd. He’s the straight guy, getting the shaft from Bugs Bunny. The only one having the second most Bugs Bunny encounters is Yosemite Sam – temper, temper. What the heck. Elmer still gets the shaft in these Geigo commercials.