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Making Book on LentMaking Book on Lent

1:10 PM Don't give up gambling

February 18, 2010

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Making Book on Lent

1:10 PM -- You can bet on pretty much anything, it seems. Paddy Power, "Ireland’s largest bookmaker" (soi disant), emails us the latest odds on what people (Irish Catholics, mostly, I'd guess) are giving up for Lent. According to the oddsmakers...

  • Most Popular Lenten Abstention
    11/8 Chocolate
    7/4 Eating red meat
    8/1 Alcohol
    10/1 Twitter
    10/1 Facebook
    12/1 Tobacco
    14/1 Playing Lotto
    16/1 Eating Out
    18/1 Betting
    20/1 Sex
    25/1 iPods
    33/1 Mobile Phones
    40/1 Going to church
    50/1 Going to work

The Irish, apparently, will give up sex before surrendering their iPods... "You'll need to pry it from my free hand..."

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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