Friday, April 20, 2012

59

Fifty-nine!  It's the new fifty-seven!  Gotta keep saying it till you believe it!

6 comments:

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

From here on up, it's all downhill!

Wyman said...

Ha! You're right, I'm the only one who'll get this.

Gringo said...

I don't get it. All I can think of is the Southwest Freeway in Houston, which is also US 59. I have also traveled on US 59 in Iowa and Missouri.

57 refers to both Heinz 57 and Obama's "all 57 states." But how do these connect to 59?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I turned 59 yesterday. My son had tweeted easterpuppetguy at his church a few weeks ago saying "Fifty! It's the new thirty! Gotta keep saying it till you believe it!"

I think mine is more realistic.

Gringo said...

Thanks for the info. There is an interesting prediction going around regarding a late April birthday. Miguel Octavio, who writes the blog The Devil’s Excrement [=oil], has been predicting for a long time that Hugo Chávez will die before Miguel Octavio's birthday on April 29.

From the Devil himself:
3) Finally, the Devil would like to note: Today we had the best or second best daily rally in Venezuela and PDVSA bonds that the Devil has seen in his life. I find it hard to believe that this was coincidental. Within an hour, at around 10:30 AM, PDVSA bonds went up 5-6% this morning, while Venezuela’s bonds went up like 2.5 to 3%. Since Chavistas are just as good as regular Venezuelans in using privileged information, I can’t help but wonder if something dramatic is afoot. I may be wrong, but if I am right, my prediction of the demise before my birthday, which is in nine days, is doable. We shall see…

Time will tell. Thugo really really wants to make it to election day on October 7.
[Miguel Octavio is a physics professor turned economist.]

karrde said...

I figured it had something to do with a 59th birthday.