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When Did I Become Thirty?
or "Wait, there are people who were born in 1994?!"
25th-Jan-2007 11:54 pm
Conform by DirkDigital
I dunno if you guys have seen these ads for this new movie "The Number 23", but in it they refer to all these dates and "facts" that happen to add up to 23, and then they say, "and 2 divided by 3 is .666"

No it's not! It's .6 repeating, which, when rounded to the three digits they use, is .667. Of course this probably ruins their whole movie premise, but fuck them for not doing the math right!

26th-Jan-2007 11:12 am (UTC)
Would it have been better had they put a _ overtop the last six?

Because the number six repeating forever is still 6666666666666666666666 forever, and well, that's the "Evil" number, besides 13... God we have to many numbers we're scared of.

Not saying that America would all remember that little symbol, hell, I'm not even sure I got it right, but their premise is sound. Their math is sound. Their advertising department just needs to go back to Middle School.
26th-Jan-2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
I was going to talk about this new movie, but your icon has seemed to have taken control of my thoughts.
26th-Jan-2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
yes, that is the sign for a repeating number, and, yes, if they'd done .666 with the dash overtop the last six it would have been mathematically accurate and held true to their stupid little concept of ZOMGSATIN!
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