I’m sure if Mamet looked around he could find a bookie that would take him up on his wager. Not a very smart thing to do though. I can hear the bookie now…“You call that rain? Nah, that’s just an aggressive drizzle, now pay up, or my friend Rocco here is going to ‘Rain on your parade’, if you get my drift.”
We had a local TV Station that had a “guaranteed weather report”,though it wasn’t a money-back guarantee….
I always thought it was funny that, in Santa Barbara, they even needed a “meteorologist” to do the weather. Much of the year, all you need to do is put on a recording “Night and morning early low clouds, clearing in the late morning to early afternoon, highs in the low to mid 70s.”