Another Groundhog Day has passed. With this year comes news of a study by Environment Canada that over the past 30 years (CBC story), groundhogs have only been correct 37% of the time in terms of being able to predict an early spring or long winter based on whether or not they see their shadows. For something that is a dichotomy like a coin flip, if you were wrong more than half the time, then flipping the interpretation of the outcomes means you’d be right more than half of the time! With that logic, I propose we reverse the interpretation of results whether or not they see their shadow.
The NEW results should be if the groundhog sees his/her shadow, it’ll be an early spring, and a long winter otherwise!
Well, what can I say as a Broncos fan? We were beaten by a better team today. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their fans on the Super Bowl win.
As for what I had asked before about believing in Destiny given that this were the year of the Horse, Destiny was not wrong. I just had interpreted incorrectly. Usually, in Western culture, symbols that flash up that coincide with something you believe in, usually means things are going to go your way. It seems, in Chinese astrology, those “born” or affiliated otherwise with the year of one’s birth or symbol, is slighted by it! It’s true! I’m not just making it up! Check this serious call on the Super Bowl according to Chinese Astrology!
“They absolutely will not win,” Chinese New Year adviser to the City of Sydney, Lin Abbott, said.
“According to Chinese philosophy, those born with the same zodiac sign as the year’s designated animal are going to have a particularly difficult year”, the same article also says.
Well, all I have to say is that watching this Super Bowl was the most painful TV and sports experience I have ever had. However, in looking for the silver lining in everything, all I can say is that the rest of this year should be easy for all the challenges I have set up for myself.
Congratulations again, Seahawks fans. Enjoy your victory!
I will still wear my Denver Broncos fleece jacket and hat proudly everywhere, of course. You don’t shy away from showing support for your team when times go bad. That’s when they need you most. And I’ll just take all the taunts and such the way I should… like a man.
And I’ll stop making Chinese astrology calls. I know Tarot cards, not Chinese astrology… even if I am Asian and have a Chinese last name. 🙂
Denver Broncos 2014 Chinese Year of the Horse Super Bowl image (1024 x 1024)
Chinese New Year this year is on January 31, 2014.
The Super Bowl this year will be on February 2nd, in the new Chinese New Year.
I’ve just checked, folks, and I’m happy to tell you…
It’s the Year of the Horse!
Neeheheheheheh! You neh!
Neh, I kid you not. It is the Year of the Horse! And I just got one question for ya?
Do you believe in Destiny?
Do you believe in signs? Signs in omens?
I certainly do, and I saw one today that has me convinced the Vancouver Canucks will win the Stanley Cup in 2011.
Look at the logos of the two teams the way they will be shown during the finals, with the home advantage team customarily on the right. What do you see?