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Jessica Simpson is dim, or fun with math.

One of the amusing things about living with a math geek is when they correct ads. Every time vogonpoet sees the Pizza Hut Four4All commercial with that vapid bint Jessica Simpson, he points out that the number of possible combinations she states ("over six million") is way off.

Assuming no limit on toppings per pizza, it's actually 1,124,000,727,777,607,680,000. There's a limit of four toppings per pizza, so it's closer to 3.6 trillion possible combinations. Real close to six million, eh?

Vogon adds "She's a Kelso [from That 70's Show]".

And for the mathematically inclined, check out the monzy.com post titled "The Waffle House is bad at combinatorics."

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ex_dervish821
Jun. 17th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but is, or is not, 3.6 trillion "over six million"?

Somebody had to say it.
oddharmonic
Jun. 21st, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
It is. I was just amused by how many orders of magnitude it's off by. Also, it gives me another excuse to use "orders of magnitude", which is almost as fun to drop into everyday conversation as "standard deviation".
ex_dervish821
Jun. 21st, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
No wonder you and Nick get along. :)
popcornoblivion
Jun. 17th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered about that Waffle House claim.
oddharmonic
Jun. 21st, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC)
I still haven't figured it out. I guess I'll have to fill out Waffle House comment cards until I get an answer. (:
idemandjustice
Jun. 18th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
Vogon adds "She's a Kelso [from That 70's Show]".

Oh, no! I was arguing about this with my husband a few weeks ago, and I was insisting it couldn't POSSIBLY be her! Dammit!
oddharmonic
Jun. 21st, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
Vogon gets a kick out of comparing Jessica Simpson to Kelso.

I can't tell her apart from her pop-singer peers because they're all starting to look alike to me, except for that one with the weird two-tone black and blonde hair, and I'm not sure which one that is either.
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