July 12, 2010

Starting Gun for "Polanski Peel-Out Pool"

Hatched by Dafydd

Updated and bumped (is that "bumpdated?"); see below.

Reuters announces that Roman Polanski was released into house arrest yesterday, December 4th, 2009.

The clock is now ticking...

We'll see who called it closest anent jumping bail.

The current pool positions stand as follows:

  • Release day: Captain Ned *
  • December 6th: GW
  • December 7th: Sachi *
  • December 10th: Mr. Michael
  • December 12th: Resolute
  • December 16th: Dafydd
  • December 25th: Freetime
  • January 1st: Ken Hahn
  • January 2nd*: Chris Hunt *

* I would say Captain Ned is already out, but we'll be generous and give him through December 5th, since Polanski might have been returned to Gstaad late in the day. We'll do the same for the two people (Chris Hunt and Sachi) who selected a relative number of days after release that (upon release) turned out to be identical to absolute dates selected by another commenter: The former each get moved one day forward.

Tick tick tick tick tick --

UPDATE July 12th, 2010: We were all wrong, and evidently Roman Polanski knew more than we knew; he appears to have known that he would simply be set free by the Swiss authorities... ergo, he did not have to jump bail:

Roman Polanski was declared a free man on Monday after Switzerland rejected a U.S. request to extradite him to be sentenced for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

(Where "having sex" has that special definition that applies only to celebrity leftists: Drugging a thirteen year old girl, then orally, vaginally, and anally raping her by force and violence.)

Although Chris Hunt was closest to winning (having selected the latest date), nobody wins the prize. The pool, recall, specified the number of days before Polanski "splits down the Alps -- on the French side." Although the option of "Never" was available for picking (I even noted that availability), nobody picked it, not even Chris Hunt. Ergo, nobody wins.

And all of us lose, of course; as once again, the rich and infamous brutal felon laughs at American justice. And once again, Hollywood cheers... since the other members of "the Industry" all expect to receive the same courtesy the next time they, themselves feel like raping an adolescent.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 12, 2010, at the time of 1:29 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Captain Ned

No, I'm out. It's one of the few times that extreme cynicism has failed me.

The above hissed in response by: Captain Ned [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 5, 2009 8:22 PM

The following hissed in response by: scrapiron

In 1975 I was informed 'by the government' that a new ice age was upon us and by 2010, or thereabouts, Va would have the weather of Alaska. Darned if they weren't right. It's been in the 20's and is now 30 degrees (11.30 PM) on my digital ther. How accurate they were. What's the temp in Anchorage Ak?

The above hissed in response by: scrapiron [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 6, 2009 8:34 PM

The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael

It's one of the few times that extreme cynicism has failed me.
Don't feel badly, Captain Ned... many people, myself included, still assume that in some way Europeans are somehow still 'Civilized', and wouldn't just release an escaped criminal on the grounds that, oh, the paperwork may have somehow been misfiled although we can't figure out how.

I don't WANT to think ill of Europe... but Grandpa left there for a reason.

The above hissed in response by: Mr. Michael [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 12, 2010 9:27 PM

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