Grandpa the Psychic Monkey Picks Gingrich to Win NH Republican Primary

January 10th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

As promised yesterday, we have an update on Grandpa the Psychic Monkey’s predictions for the New Hampshire Republican primary. I don’t know what to think of them though.

As you can see in the NY Daily News clip below, Grandpa ignored conventional wisdom and chose Newt Gingrich as the frontrunner.

When offered an array of bananas all representing particular candidates, he went right to the Gingrich banana, snapped it up and ate it.

Though he grabbed the Huntsman banana at the same time he took the Gingrich one, he didn’t actually eat it until he’d finished off the two marked Santorum and Perry.

And he completely ignored both the Romney and Paul bananas, leaving them for another monkey.

Till now, Grandpa’s record has been good. At least in sports. He picked the winner for last year’s Super Bowl, and six out of nine winners in the US Open.

But maybe politics isn’t his strong point, or it’s possible he knows something we don’t.

He could also just be saying he thinks the whole lot of them are bananas.

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Psychic Monkey to Predict Outcome of New Hampshire Primary

January 9th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Tomorrow is the New Hampshire Republican primary. The polls and the pundits have been anticipating a win for Romney, but who knows, politics can be a difficult business to predict.

And for that reason, the New York Daily News decided to look beyond the mainstream commentators to see what a true oracle has to say.

They visited the Staten Island Zoo in order to meet with Grandpa, the black-handed spider monkey who has been credited with correctly predicting outcomes for the US Open and the Super Bowl.

Bananas are Grandpa’s divination tool of choice. In this case, each one represents a particular candidate in the race.

They’re all laid out in a row, under a light covering of hay. Then Grandpa sets to work. Whichever banana he chooses to eat is his projected winner.

Unfortunately, the news report below is nothing but a teaser, and we won’t know who Grandpa chose until sometime later today.

I’ll try to keep on top of the story and will report back tomorrow with an update. If for some reason that’s not possible, I apologize in advance.

But either way, we’ll know who the winner is soon enough.

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