Opossum Oscars

Opossum Oscars

I loved Paul the Octopus and followed his predictions closely during the 2010 World Cup. The startling accuracy of his prophecies inspired the pride of his countrymen at times and the ire of his hungrier compatriots at others. Of course, I was deeply saddened when he passed away last October.

Since that time Paul has been immortalized by his fans and made the subject of much discussion. I, for one, like to think he lives on in spirit. And perhaps a bit of Paul’s prophetic perspicacity continues in Germany’s newest oracle, Heidi the Cross-Eyed Possum.

Heidi has garnered a lot of attention in the wake of Paul’s passing and recently she’s made some waves with her Oscar predictions. Pawing her picks for the year’s biggest entertainment awards, Heidi has given her nod to several nominees, including Natalie Portman for Best Actress and Colin Firth for Best Actor.

Hope you still have time to get in your office Oscar pool.

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3 Responses to “Opossum Oscars”

  1. Sean Says:

    February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    And what of Uncle Trent’s chances at Oscar gold for his Social Network score, Heidi?

  2. Nimesh Says:

    February 26th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Heidi better choose right if she knows what’s good for her. *gets a club*

  3. Nick Says:

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Just want to point out that Heidi was 2 for 2.