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Chimpcontest update



August 19, 2011 – Comments (6)

Looks like I'm stuck with the job of closing out this contest, since apparently the Chimp has been captured and returned to the wild. As I'm in a rather remote part of China and some burly-looking characters are giving me the hairy eyeball, I'll keep this brief. My best recollection is that the contest ended at the close on August 19, which to the best of my recollection was yesterday (today if you're in the Eastern hemisphere).

So if my memory and my math serve me correctly, the final top three are as follows:

BlackSwanCapital 98.98 x 6.8 = 673

motleyanimal 75.49 x 8.2 = 619

bothisellhigher 39.41 x 9.2 = 363

I was hoping that the haiku score would make a difference, but sadly it had no effect on the top two. It looked like the contest ended just in time before gold supplanted biotech at the top, but that's the way of the world. If someone notices that the abacus I borrowed doesn't seem to have worked correctly, please make a note in the comments. Otherwise, BlackSwanCapital, please provide an e-mail in your own pitch comments so I can obtain payout information. This will be acted on after I return to the absence of civilization in Dade County at the end of August. And congratulations. Please join me in my prayers that the Chimp is happily swinging from pole to pole on Bourbon Street rather than the Congo. 


6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 19, 2011 at 10:25 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (88.06) wrote:


closed in the red again.

Just wanted to say thanks for adding Haiku's to the contest.

In third grade I went to a private school and the teacher would have us write a daily Haiku. This is the first time in three decades that I have actually been able to apply that particular skill set.

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#2) On August 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM, goldminingXpert (28.73) wrote:

Just dropping in to claim my twelfth place prize. Thanks Jaguar Mining. Oh wait, what is that? No prize for twelfth? Sigh.

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#3) On August 20, 2011 at 9:11 PM, falang1 (< 20) wrote:

Dang, where is the Chimp?  Hope he returns shortly and is doing well. I would ask the guy at work who knows him, only the Chimp was so secretive that I never figured out who that is...

 Congrats to BlackSwan in what turned out to be quite a crazy rollercoaster at the end.  Thanks to zzlangerhans for upholding the contest.  

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#4) On August 20, 2011 at 9:15 PM, zymok (29.27) wrote:

Best wishes to the chimp. I hope the only reason he's not posting is that he's too busy making tons of money.

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#5) On August 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM, EnigmaDude (59.08) wrote:

Drat! I was sure that in another week or 2 I would take the lead.  (well, maybe not).  But it was fun to have a contest to follow over the summer anyway.  Congrats to BSC!  And best wishes to the chimp, wherever he may be...

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#6) On August 26, 2011 at 12:25 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

Chimp watched the Planet of the Ape movie and had a few ideas....he's gathering up the boys....

I'm surpised he didn't think of it earlier...his crew clearly is one up on the Feds/Washington in the IQ department even without the new drug that CIGX is working on to turn them into genius's.

Speaking of CIGX, looks like Motley sold his stake today after he didn't win the chimp contest.....serves him right for buying up all the shares to look good and win the contest!

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