How Much Do You Want to Bet…?

January 17, 2009

Have nothing else better to do during the inauguration of Barack Obama?

Are you a compulsive gambler or heavy drinking game player?

If your answer was yes, the crinkling of money, or some profanity that reeks of bourbon, I have the perfect situation for you!

Knoxville, TN's entry for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Knoxville, TN's entry for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

In a recent news article, a Swedish online betting website has captured the hearts of it’s core audience by putting odds on certain words that Obama may or may not say during his inaugural speech on Tuesday. The two words with the highest odds against them as of now are, “Banana” and “Angela Merkel” (Chancellor of Germany). Both of these words weigh in at the hefty odds of 1000:1¬† While these are somewhat definite no-shows in the President-Elect’s speech, someone should tip Barack off to this wager so he can reward the truly daring people of this world. The more obvious words such as “Change” and “United States” had nearly 1:1 odds.

Here’s how Obama should open his speech, “I’d like to open by saying that I had a banana for breakfast this morning with Angela Merkel. For those of you who bet the longshot words, you know what’s coming to you”

College students and career drinkers all around will most likely be able to play the Inauguration drinking game. There is no need to explain much more than the words “Hope”, “Change”, and “United States” are the trigger words. This will most likely incapacitate a good portion of the population of college campuses, so why not make Inauguration Day a holiday.

Here’s to an intoxicated and potentially wealthy day for some folks!




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