Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Math Trick

Here's a quick trick that you can use to impress the ladies:

First - Get the complete text of President Obama's budget/debt-extention plan. Then the text of Harry Reid's plan as well.

Then - Assign every letter a number A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. and add all the numbers in each plan.

Finally - Add Obama's total and Reid's total.

Then ask someone to think of a number between one and ten. They will always pick a number greater than the final Obama/Reid total.

Nobody is sure why this works. The magic of math I guess.


It's been pointed out that this was derived from the old "Assign numbers to the first names of all the women who find Bill Maher attractive" trick. Point taken.

Oh! also math - from NRO, Krauthammer's observation:

I heard it [the president's Monday night speech], I heard the president, as a lot of Democrats like to do, heaping praise on Reagan, saying how reasonable he was about the debt ceiling, quoting Reagan and saying that he increased the debt ceiling 18 times in his presidency.

Well, if you do the math, that means that the average length of increase of the debt limit was less than six months!

Three minutes later, Obama is denouncing the Republicans and the Boehner proposal because it’s six months, which is unconscionable, irresponsible, and reckless. In fact, his argument [is] that he will veto the Boehner bill because… it’s so short.

I’m surprised that nobody in the White House is able, actually, to divide eight by 18.