The Daily Coin Flip
Week of 4/1/12
Instructions: Ask yourself the question. If you want, flip a coin. “On Edge” means that the coin lands and balances on its edge.
Is there anything new under the sun?
On Edge I’ve been using my personal computer to Google things across the internet all day, and I can’t find anything new.
I grant that the author of Ecclesiastes didn’t have internet access, but will you agree that the idea of communication isn’t new?
Tails I suppose.
On Edge That’s precisely the defense I tried to use in my patent infringement case.
Are conceptions of time relative?
On Edge When I was number 31 in the queue, the chat connection to technical support assured me that “The next available agent will be with you in a moment.” I felt my horizons broadening as I contemplated this unfamiliar usage of the word “moment.”
Is it surprising that the Microsoft Word dictionary requires “Kleenex” and “Google” to be capitalized, even though these trademarks have entered the language as common words?
On Edge I wish I had known that misspelling was a common technique for generating trademarks before I put all my money in Antimony Investments.
Is today April Fool’s Day?
Tails That was Sunday.
On Edge It’s frustrating. You can’t use as an April Fool’s prank the statement, “It’s April Fool’s Day.”
Are people’s differences important?
Heads As a basis for variety in the world, yes.
Tails As a justification for strife, they shouldn’t be.
On Edge That fellow and I both have a difference of 3, but he got it from 12 – 9. Mine came from 5 – 2. Should I be offended?
Should I do my taxes today?
Heads Yes. It’s better not to wait until the last minute.
Tails No. There’s plenty of time left.
On Edge I’m an anticrastinator. My taxes are done.
Next week: Would my web site be more popular if it had pictures of elephants on every page?
The letters are the initials of a famous quotation. The hints are given backwards. The answer will appear next week.
Hints: 1) drow tsal suomaf a
2) .la te ,selleW nosrO ,zciweiknaM namreH
Answer to last week’s puzzle: “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” (Gertrude Stein)
quirky, prognostication, satire of horoscopes, satire of prognostication,
parody of horoscopes, parody of prognostication