Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Comment-able 27

This post was noticed in the comments over at Debbie's Blatherings, regarding the 30th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons:

In honour of the 30th anniversary of D&D, I did nothing. I didn't do anything for the 27th
, which is a more interesting number, so I thought why bother? Besides, every soul-crushing moment I spend with a computer instead of a telescope is a testament to the power of D&D.

Pepper Pike
"...this was an important moment in my life and I wanted to see every bit of it. Twenty-Seven million dollars was nothing to shrug off, and it was going to be mine. I could sense it. The ticket felt right in my hand, the numbers seemed to dance on the paper, telling me that they were winners."

The Prankster

Article in The New Yorker 10/4/04
About Maurizio Cattelan's art...

In one of his art exhibits in Milan, he placed statutes of three adolescent boys hanging from a branch of an oak tree in a public square. The public cut two of the children out of the tree, the other one stayed hanging for view officially for twenty-seven hours.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Naked (economics) 27

(from Curtis)

Just thought I'd share a paragraph out of Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan:

From 1947 to 1975, productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.7 percent
a year. From 1975 until the mid-1990s, for reasons that are still not
fully understood, productivity growth slowed to 1.4 percent a year.
That may seem like a trivial difference; in fact, it has a profound
effect on our standard of living. One handy trick in finance and
economics is the rule of 72; divide 72 by a rate of growth (or a rate
of interest) and the answer will tell you roughly how long it will
take for a growing quanitity to double (e.g. the principal in a bank
account paying 10 percent interest will double in seven years). When
productivity grows at 2.7 percent a year, our standard of living
doubles every 27 years. At 1.4 percent, it doubles every 51 years.

Super hero 27

From R.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Friday, October 01, 2004

27 Minutes via Paul Begala ; )

While live blogging the presidential debate last night I made sure to note when there was 27 minutes left...(of course, I wanted it to be 2.7 minutes at that point the entire debate could have ended at 27 minutes and we would have the same outcome.)

BUT that is not my point my point is,

PAUL BEGALA of CNN also noted, in his blog, while live 10:03 that there was 27 minutes left in the debate.

Go here to check it out. I kid you not : )

Paul Begala is in the know...weird.

(ETA: It should be pointed out that the above was posted courtesy of Jennifer. Thanks!)