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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Puzzle time!





26 comments

Actually, we already know what happened.

By Blogger Cervantes, at 4/26/2006 1:28 PM  

Right! The traitorous liberal ChimpyMcHitlerburton-hating liberal Michael Moore liberal liberal liberal....

Er...

What were we talking about again?

By Blogger Jeff Fecke, at 4/26/2006 1:32 PM  

Their only hope is to keep stalling util 2008.

Our only chance is for Democrats to take back Congress in '06 and immediately impeach Bush AND Cheney.

We have one shot. We cannot let our Democratic leaders fail us. If they win in '06 we need to call their phones, write letters, and email them non-stop until Bush gets impeached, tried in the Senate, convicted, and removed from office.

By Blogger PoliShifter, at 4/26/2006 1:43 PM  

the democrats will leave the self admitted criminal in place along with the rest of the cabal. Bush boosts the democrats through his utter incompetence and corruption better than any campaign the democrats my try to mount.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/26/2006 2:03 PM  

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By Blogger PhD9, at 4/26/2006 2:05 PM  

If each investigation takes half as long as the one before it, my calculations indicate that we will find out the truth about prewar intelligence manipulation when the temperature of hell reaches 0 degrees Celcius.

By Blogger PhD9, at 4/26/2006 2:06 PM  

Unfortunately, unlike with Zeno, each investigation won't take half as long as the previous one, so the sum will increase without bound. The heat death of the universe will occur before prewar intelligence manipulation is investigated under Roberts.

By Anonymous KCinDC, at 4/26/2006 2:26 PM  

Quiddity, you are unique.

Sheer brilliance.

By Blogger Emphyrio, at 4/26/2006 2:33 PM  

He better hurry up and run the investigation, because a Democratic president might not be willing to pardon all these fuckers.

By Blogger Nitpicker, at 4/26/2006 2:42 PM  

When you reach zero point energy, a minimum amount of movement will occur. Typically this is many orders of magnitude larger than the age of the universe for macroscopic entities like fat lying Republicans.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/26/2006 2:46 PM  

I'm a firm believer in Rule 21!

By Blogger Zappatero, at 4/26/2006 3:02 PM  

From what I remember from high school math, we'll find out just about one third into the year INFINITY.

By Anonymous Bruce, at 4/26/2006 3:18 PM  

"Antelope Freeway, one two-hundred-fifty-sixth of as mile...."

By Blogger Avedon, at 4/26/2006 3:40 PM  

Bruce almost gets it right. But the correct answer is 'we will find out what happened only if the Bush Presidency lasts throughout infinity'.

Robert Earle
B Ed - Math, University of Wisconsin, '79

By Blogger Robert Earle, at 4/26/2006 5:01 PM  

Answer: You will learn the answer when you die and return to the ether to become one with all that is, has, and will be.

By Blogger Division, at 4/26/2006 5:32 PM  

Eventually you'll end up splitting hairs. What is is?

By Anonymous jrm78, at 4/26/2006 5:52 PM  

great F.S. Theater reference.

The whole thing reminds me of trying to see the last little girl on the Morton salt box---
or the Pink Floyd "Uma-Guma" cover.

By Anonymous flint, at 4/26/2006 6:04 PM  

Love the graphic. But how 'bout a shout out for scooping you on the concept:

Blue Meme: Applied Philosophy

By Blogger bluememe, at 4/26/2006 6:11 PM  

blue meme: You hava a good post with the same concept. I started this last night, after reading Josh Marshall on the topic. By the time I'd finished, Kevin Drum posted on Pat Roberts, and in the comment thread somebody also referenced Zeno. It's hard to be unique in the blogosphere.

By Blogger Quiddity, at 4/26/2006 7:16 PM  

>But the correct answer is 'we will find out what happened only if the Bush Presidency lasts throughout infinity'.

Bartkid sez,
Man, this administration has lasted longer than that already.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/26/2006 8:52 PM  

No worries, quiddity -- I appreciate the nod. Royalties not required.

By Blogger bluememe, at 4/26/2006 9:17 PM  

Gives new meaning to the term long division doesn't it.

By Blogger CJ, at 4/26/2006 10:19 PM  

To say that this integral doesn't converge, we need to say that each step, or - you know - every third step or something, actually takes as long or longer than the steps before it.

At first this may seem odd because at some point you get down to an investigation level that involves simply inhaling.

But this might be one of those times when our initial analysis goes one way but when we consider some additional evidence, we change our mind.

We have historical precedent for the following claims:
1. congress acts slower as time goes by (additional bureacracy slows it down), and
2. people discover and forget things faster every year (wasn't there a much discussed book about that a few years back?)

By point 1 we see that the series under consideration doesn't converge - even at infinity. And by point 2 we see that the series probably won't actually continue to infinity anyway.

So, no. We won't ever hear from congress what happened. But maybe someday we'll have a press corp...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/27/2006 6:50 AM  

I believe the infinite series converges to 2008.

By Blogger SteveG, at 4/27/2006 8:48 AM  

"At first this may seem odd because at some point you get down to an investigation level that involves simply inhaling."

That's so 1992, shouldn't be be talking about snorting?

By Blogger Jeremy, at 4/27/2006 9:29 AM  

Even if he 'finshes,' we won't find out.

By Blogger brainhell, at 4/27/2006 10:38 AM  

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