SCO throws experts to the curb and predicts election outcome
As the election draws near, polling predictions and Electoral College selections seem to bombard us nearly ever hour. To respond to these forecasts, we at Silver Chips Online have devised out own, more scientific results for those Blazers who are simply unsure who will win this heated contest. We have created, using only the most trusted techniques in the industry, eight key tests for the outcome of the 2008 election.
Starting out with a bang
For our first test, we put two different eggs in the microwave, set the timer and let nature take its course waiting to see whether the Obama or McCain egg would explode first. All of a sudden a BANG echoed through the kitchen as the microwave door burst open. Unscarred but hot-headed, the McCain egg awaited us as the remains of the Obama egg littered the microwave and kitchen floor. So far it looked like Obama might not be able to take the heat of the election as he got cooked in this first round.
Score: McCain 1 - Obama 0
Melting under the heat
With this year's heated 2008 election, Silver Chips Online thought it would be best to cool things down with an ice-melting contest. After both Susie and Lucas chose their hidden candidate-paper, they each received an ice cube to hold in their palm, watching to see whose ice cube would melt the fastest. After a grueling 10 minutes and 47 seconds, Lucas' ice cube outlasted Susie's which dissolved out of the competition at 8 minutes and 50 seconds. Revealing the papers, Lucas, cool and collected, snatched a win for McCain.
Score: McCain 2 - Obama 1
Cracking under the pressure
With our mock election race neck-and-neck, Silver Chips Online looked to a classic egg and spoon race to set these candidates apart. With Lucas holding the Obama egg and Susie representing McCain, they took their place at the starting line. As the whistle sounded, both staffers began to bolt across the field when Lucas tripped, sending Obama flying through the air! As Obama lay smashed and gooey in defeat, McCain snatched the lead.
Score: McCain 3 - Obama 2
Running out of juice
As if this election wasn't explosive already, Silver Chips Online looked to spice things up with a creative blast of Diet Coke and Mentos. When combining these two ingredients, a minty-coke sprays from the top of the bottle. Measuring which bottle kept the most liquid after the explosion, Susie and Lucas plopped in the Mentos and let the fireworks go. After examining the calming bottles of fizz, Silver Chips Online concluded that Obama was able to hold himself together for the long haul, leaving the race tied yet again.
Score: McCain 3 - Obama 3
In one of the final tests, Silver Chips Online wanted to determine which candidate was more likely to choke in the election, and which candidate could handle the load. Without knowing which contender they chose, Lucas and Susie worked to fit as many jumbo-sized marshmallows into their mouths as possible. In a tear-filled, air-gasping race, Lucas managed to steal a fourth win for Obama by fitting nine marshmallows while Susie came just short, hitting a limit of eight.
Score: McCain 3 - Obama 4
Dog eat dog world
In the last of our homegrown tests, Silver Chips Online took it to the dogs. While Lucas held back the two ferocious beasts, Susie slowly filled-up their bowls, carefully ensuring an equal amount of kibbles. Lucas let loose the leash and before you could say, "President Elect," the two hounds were devouring their dinner. As their jaws came to a halt it appeared McCain had out chomped Obama in this merciless duel.
Score: McCain 4 - Obama 4
Update: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008
With the Redskins taking a hard loss last night 23 - 6 at the hands of the resurgent Steelers, Senator Barack Obama gets the SCO presidential prediction for victory. The loss came after Pittsburgh scored the final 23 points of the game, Washington scored only during the first quarter of play.
Score: McCain 4 - Obama 5
Based on these scientific tests , Silver Chips Online predicts that Obama will edge McCain to win the egg race - er, presidency.
Lucas Alvarado-Farrar. Lucas is half Honduran and half American, but all Mexican. He is a New York native and naturally a fan of the Bronx Bombers. Lucas is a senior in CAP, plays soccer and runs track, and likes pretty much any sports activity. He is fond ... More »
Susie Branson. Key facts of Susie Branson: she's a junior in CAP, her favorite food is peanut butter, she plays soccer and lacrosse, she can't stand talking on the phone, loves country music, and her favorite ice cream is Phish Food. She is way too competitive for ... More »