Did Cliff Predict Obama?

Bonus video:

Spot the blatant continuity error:

Comments

  1. #1 The Science Pundit
    April 24, 2010

    Okay, after studying that second video frame by frame, I’ve figured it out. When Alex asks Cliff why he would bet everything when he was so far ahead, Cliff answered that it was because he knew that those people had never been in his kitchen. But that couldn’t have been the reason! He placed his wager before he saw the final clue. Blatant continuity error!!!

    I just knew that you wouldn’t go for some mundane misplaced shot from a future scene like in Pulp Fiction where the bullet holes in the wall appear before the shooting, or in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere’s tie disappears before Julia Roberts takes it off, or in Cheers where Cliff’s answer is shown before it’s revealed, or in Courage Under Fire where the Medal of Honor disappears then reapears around the daughter’s neck. That would be too obvious!

  2. #2 HP
    April 24, 2010

    Pundit, you’re thinking too hard. After Cliff’s answer is rejected, Alex turns to the lawyer and says, “$400 is not a lot of money.” But her total clearly shows $3300 dollars. Then there’s a cutaway, and when the camera returns, the lawyer’s total shows $400. That’s what people in the biz call a continuity error.

    Tell me, Johnny, what have I won?

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    April 24, 2010

    HP that is correct! The value shifts from 400 (the correct amount at the end of the game) to 3300, to 400. But, unfortunately, you did not phrase your observation in the form of a question, so you’ve won nothing.

  4. #4 Equisetum
    April 24, 2010

    HP got one. There’s another one. Cliff’s answer is revealed on his monitor before it should be, at 3:14. In the next shot of the monitor (3:24) it’s blank.

  5. #5 dave mabus
    April 24, 2010

    the really SHARP END OF OCCAM’S RAZOR…

    they mix SKEPTICISM with ATHEISM…

    KABOOM…
    ___________________

    Now I want you to listen to this little f*cker…

    ted.com/talks/james_randi.html

    Randi:

    When I see your UGLY FACE I understand why you are an atheist

    ___________________________

    now I want you to watch this video of DELUSION…

    with the atheists:

    they start begging when they start dying…

    _____________________

    they PAY THE PRICE FOR ATTACKING THE SUPERNATURAL –

    with their LIVES…

    CRYSTAL NIGHT TONIGHT!

    Atheists,

    but you have NO ANSWER TO DEATH… therefore you FAIL…

    THE DEATH TRAP

    THE REAL QUESTION:

    DOES ATHEISM HAVE A FUTURE?

    AND THE ANSWER – NO!

    with the atheists:

    they start begging when they start dying…

    _____________________

    FINAL WARNINGS THIS WEEKEND

    Repent and turn to God or be destroyed…

  6. #6 Zeno
    April 24, 2010

    A question: Is John Ratzenberger an excellent comic actor or was his spot-on characterization of bloviating gasbag Cliff Clavin merely a reflection of his actual persona? Ratzenberger seems determined to stack up evidence for the latter explanation.

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