Sunday, July 20, 2008


What Divine Caroline tells us:

Odds of winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
Odds of bowling a 300 game: 1 in 11,500

Odds that you will die from the collision of an asteroid hitting the earth in the next one hundred years: 1 in 500,000

Odds of dating a millionaire: 1 in 215
Odds of writing a New York Times best seller: 1 in 220

So I'm feeling a little more sanguine now...if this one doesn't hit the list, all I have to do is plan to write 216 more books. One of 'em's bound to take...

Hat tip to Paper Cuts

1 comment:

Peter Rozovsky said...

Who figures out these odds? And what are the chances of winning an Academy Award for portraying a bowler who rolls a 300? Of getting hit by an asteroid while asking a millionaire out on a date? Of ...
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