Paul picks Spain; I agree

Paul the Precognitive Octopus has picked Spain to win the World Cup.

And ignore that old curmudgeon PeeZee, who’s had his fill of Paul.  He’s just smarting from having been caught in a tryst with philandering South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.  Here he is, surprised by photographers in Charleston while leaving a hotel with Haley. (The wig doesn’t fool anyone.)


  1. Eddie Janssen
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    On forum in the Netherlands) is this little gem:

  2. Eddie Janssen
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    no picture, but look at – forum – wk voetbal

  3. Posted July 9, 2010 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Looks more like Ed Brayton if you ask me.

  4. ennui
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    That is not a science beard! He doesn’t have one either.

  5. Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Both as a Dutchman and a skeptic I have to disagree – it would be great if Paul was wrong.

  6. CDubya
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Meh. I think Paul just goes by whose team uniform he likes best.

  7. CDubya
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    For those of us who wished England would make it to the final apparently we weren’t specific enough. As referees doesn’t count! Stupid djinni.

  8. KP
    Posted July 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    As someone with heavily Spanish roots, I quote the eloquent Nigel Powers: “There are two kinds of people in this world I can’t stand: People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures, and the DUTCH!!!”

    Go Spain!

  9. Posted July 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    That bare-cheeked fellow looks nothing like me! And the woman is not as attractive as the TrophyWife™!

  10. Posted July 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m going with the most secular nation,Netherlands. Am I wrong?

  11. Ian
    Posted July 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    As we often hear in the UK, especially from the Germans, ‘football is a game played by two teams of 11, which we win’.

    Let’s hope that it’s good game and that the best team win; Viva Espana!!

    • Ian
      Posted July 11, 2010 at 1:49 am | Permalink

      What was I thinking of? Ah well, the world is still turning!

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