In a brief moment of thanksgiving, I want to thank the 81 people who joined the pool this year. The pool sucks without you, and I’d be left with nothing but this lousy blog. Now, getting back to my normal self, I want to take a moment to thank the group for stellar work with signing up and making picks.
First, thanks to everyone that signed up twice (or 3 times in the case of Elaine Sandler, who from here on out, will just be known as Elaine). Really, there’s nothing like going to see who signed up, getting excited that we had new people, only to find out that it was just someone that couldn’t figure out if they signed up the first time. Yeah, that was awesome. If I went by just the number of time the signup form was submitted, we should have 96 people in the pool. We don’t. We have 80. So that means, 16 times people couldn’t figure it out. Smart bunch.
Next, I want to thank everyone that messed up their picks. If you did it right, the total should add up to 91 (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13). We had people add up to 86 (does any know who the hell Leslie Riveria is? She’s my one phantom picker that still hasn’t corrected her picks – although I corrected them for her so that certain people’s panties (ste & gelles) don’t get in a bunch). We had people add up to 89, 90, and 93. So thanks, it was really easy for me to email all of you and get your corrections. It’s not like the stock market is in peril and my time might be needed elsewhere.
Anyway, I was going to ramble more, but Wife took the computer away from me for a bit, and now I’ve lost my momentum.
One note on the scoring. Once again, the producers of Idol decided to fuck with my pool and vote 2 people off tomorrow night. In the case that it’s not 100% clear who is 13 and who is 12, we’ll have to do the gentlemanly thing and say each of them finished in 12.5 place. Easier then debating the merits of who got the boot first.
I’m just watching the show now, so I don’t have much to say on it yet. I will say one thing. I totally blew my picks. I didn’t realize that Scott was the blind guy. I thought Danny was. Oh well. Also thought Kris was a girl. Live and learn.
Finally, please vote in the poll below. I don’t want to inundate people with email, so we’ll take a vote on whether you are smart enough to visit the blog each week, or you need an email reminder.