Random thoughts for Monday, October 24th, 2011

/begin random thoughts

Pick a number between 1 and 100

add 2

multiply by 3

subtract 6

divide by 3

square it

add twice the original number

add one

take the square root  subtract 1

What do you have?

Absolutely nothing.

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(I suck at math games)

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Remember that scene in Independence Day where Jeff Goldblum’s character saves the world by hacking an alien signal using his laptop computer?

I’m waiting for the next big summer blockbuster where a kid saves the world using his/her smartphone.

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*little girl* “This is ios 5! I got this!”

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(on disaster movies) In 2012, the (OMG SPOILER ALERT) massive big ship can’t start its engine if someone leaves the door open. It’s like when you don’t put your seat belt on and that damn DING DING DING DING won’t shut the hell up.

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(you should always wear your seat belts people. Unless you’re on a school bus, for some reason…)

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That reminds me, in Colorado, there’s a law that requires all children under age 8 to be properly protected in a child safety seat when traveling in a motor vehicle.  Unless it’s a school bus.

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Go watch an Alfred Hitchcock movie.  Do it now.  Go on.  I’ll wait.  It’s worth your time.

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Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moon light?

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I was in a meeting discussing 401K’s and investments and portfolios and all the other stuff that makes my eyes glaze over last week.  Part of it was about predictions and economics and I found myself thinking about rain gauges.  You have these rain gauges which capture rain through these tiny openings and tell you that you received three quarters of an inch of rain over four hours.

Meanwhile, the street is a river, the gutters are backed up/flooded and most of your yard now looks like a swamp.

I hate math.

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The Pandarens are coming to the World of Warcraft. (Oh, dear lord.)

/end random thoughts



  • Patrick Hester (@atfmb) (@atfmb) (@atfmb) Posted October 24, 2011 8:03 am

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  • John McCarthy (@SurfsideJack) Posted October 24, 2011 8:04 am

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  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted October 24, 2011 8:54 am

    I’m not sure spoiling 2012 is a crime. 🙂

    Go watch an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Do it now. Go on. I’ll wait. It’s worth your time.

    I’d argue, Patrick, that some of the earlier (British) movies may not be the place for a Hitchcock newbie to start. Some of them are awfully plodding by modern standards.

  • Patrick Hester (@atfmb) (@atfmb) (@atfmb) Posted October 25, 2011 9:48 pm

    Random Thoughts

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