The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 April 2003

Past imperfect

Nineteen years in a row I'd predicted the Playboy Playmate of the Year, and nineteen years in a row my prediction was wrong.

As always, I post my selection in early January, and as usual, the PMOY is announced in the June issue. Did I bring my batting average up to a slightly less embarrassing .050 this year?

Yeah, right.

Posted at 5:04 PM to Blogorrhea

Wow, what a statistical oddity.

I wouldn't recommend playing the lottery either.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 5:55 PM on 28 April 2003

Were this purely random, the odds would be indeed implausible. I think it's more likely that Hef's particular, um, tastes are about 120 (surely not 180) degrees away from mine.

Of course, what I really hope for is that I can parlay this blatant display of ineptitude into a crash course to be administered by the master.

(Yeah, I know: fat chance.)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:22 AM on 29 April 2003

It could very well be that his choices are a bit less subjective and have more to do with things the rest of us can not "see", though practically nothing is left to the imagination.

Posted by: Steve at 8:32 AM on 29 April 2003

Certainly he has access to information the rest of us don't. Whether that information comes into play, we're really not in a position to know.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:30 AM on 29 April 2003

Well, keep in mind what's really important: That you're out there in the trenches every month, reading Playboy for the sake of those of us whose wives won't le . . . er, who don't really have a lot of time for periodicals.

Posted by: Phil at 12:42 PM on 29 April 2003