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January 13, 2006

January 13th, 2006

Happy Friday the 13th.

Today's story should feature a stroke of good or bad luck.

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D: Magical Thinking

“So explain it to me again… we both have envelopes and I either put $10 in or I put nothing in… and then I give you the envelope and you give me yours.”

“Or you could put $100 in. The point is you can put anything in the envelope. So can I.”

“But… why?”

“Game theory says the best outcome for you is that I put more in than you. The worst is that you put more than me.”

“What’s the catch?”

“It also says the most likely outcome is we both put nothing in. So, do you feel lucky?”

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Jim: Painful Losses

The pirate frigate tacked windward away from Port Royal, driving into the waves. Disturbed seagulls flapped around the rigging, raucously screeching above the saltwater spray.

Captain Twist noticed Pegleg Tom’s new hardware. “How did ye get that hook, Tom?” he asked.

Tom looked down at his brass appendage. “The hand was bitten off by a shark, Cap’n.”

“And the patch?”

“Arr!” Tom growled, “One of those blasted gulls unloaded broadside right in my eye.”

“Seagull shit took out your eye?”

“Not really, Cap’n,” Tom grunted. “You see, the flying rat pegged me on the same day I got this hook.”

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