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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 17, 2004
Let's play cards.
Of all jokers, 8 out of 10 are lavender. According to Doc Greeley, the bishops' deck has 1 out of 6 cards that are lavender and 5 out of 6 that are true blue. That means that roughly less than 1 in 100 true blues are jokers, but 1 in 5 of the lavenders are jokers.
On any given draw, the chances of picking a joker are 4 in 100, but the odds that a joker will be lavender rather than true blue are 23 to 1.
Gentlemen, place your bets.
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Posted by: Fr. William -
Mar. 19, 2004 12:44 AM ET USA
Diogenes, in this case, would a "straight" beat a "full house" and/or a "royal flush"?
Posted by: -
Mar. 18, 2004 9:24 PM ET USA
Er.....um......but I thought we were already playing the Shell Game!
Posted by: -
Mar. 17, 2004 8:04 PM ET USA
Either it's really high, or they're good at hiding and that's a low number.
Posted by: AveMaria580 -
Mar. 17, 2004 1:04 PM ET USA
I went to catholic-hierarchy.org. They show 459 bishops in the U.S. I counted only those that are diocesan bishops-active, auxilary and emeritus of the Roman Rite-419. If I am understanding this correctly then of the 419 we have about 69 jokers among the bishops and 58 of them are lavendar. This seems to be really high. It would mean that 16% of the bishops are jokers and 84% of the jokers are lavendar. Is there anyway to know if this is due to the current mess; or, is this usual? No bet.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Mar. 17, 2004 12:13 PM ET USA
Just to be clear; how wild are the aces?