Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Play Mideast Revolution Lotto!


Place your bet on which Mideast country will experience a democratic revolution, similar to the Ukraine's "orange" revolution, within the next year. Place your "bets" in the comments below. Opening odds are based on Shaking Spears' initial assessment, subject to change:

Official Wager Form

  1. Lebanon – 6:5. . . . . . . . . . . . in progress?
  2. Jordan – 2:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . Abdullah abdicates?
  3. Egypt – 5:2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hosni gets hung?
  4. Syria – 3:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bashar takes a Baath?
  5. Iran – 4:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mullahs get turban-limited?
  6. Saudi Arabia – 7:1. . . . . . . . . Abdallah abdicates?
  7. Pakistan – 8:1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pervez purged?

Other countries:

  1. North Korea – 20:1. . . . . . . . . Kim Jong takes ill?
  2. Russia – 25:1. . . . . . . . . . . . .Putin gets putsched?
  3. France – 500:1. . . . . . . . . . . . French try again?

Winners get a choice of either a) plucking Thomas Friedman's moustache, b) poking holes in Sandy Berger's socks, or c) whacking Richard Clarke with a hardcover copy of the 9/11 report.