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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Subliminal TV

Sometimes I notice stuff. Not sure if I am the only one...

But a certain Food TV show (Everday Italian) seems to be less about food and more about the host... or atleast certain aspects of the host (Giada De Laurentiis). After watching the show 5 times I can't recall anything that was cooked. However, the camera angles are quite interesting.

Watch the show and judge for yourself... It will make you feel a little awkward - like when the cameraman zooms in on a cheerleader coming back from commercial.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Genius Game Show

Haven't written in a while because I've been preoccupied with this new game show on TV. It's on almost every night, and I think it's great. It has such an intellectual flare that I just can't get over, and it keeps me on the edge of my seat for the whole hour!

And now, because of inspiration from this game show, I intend to be famous, because I have stumbled upon a counterexample to Fermat's Last Theorem, a conjecture that mathematicians have been trying to prove for centuries.

Recall Fermat's Last Theorem: The equation

a^n + b^n = c^n
has solutions in positive integers a, b, c, and n only when n = 2 (and then there are infinitely many triplets a, b, and c which satisfy the equation); but there are no solutions for n > 2.

I start by attributing an unbiased ranking for the girls on Deal or No Deal?, and when their respective case numbers are concatenated together in decimal base, they form the counterexample n for which the triplet {a, b, c} does have solutions.
I have discovered a truly marvelous proof for this statement, which, unfortunately, this blog is too small to contain. - PF

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Inside Jokes Aren't Funny


Inside jokes suck.

Sometimes people quote obscure dialogue from tv shows and expect you to laugh.
Other times people refer to events that exclude others.

Yet, even when people laugh, we are masking the real truth. They aren't really funny.

In class on Weds. The Awesomeville Property Professor said something about bringing a clod of dirt to your next house closing to show that you understand the livery of seisin.

On my drive home I thought about what container I would use to bring some sod to my next house closing. I decided on a small tupperware - I want the sod to be fresh.

I laughed...

Then I realized that the inside joke to myself was definitely not funny. It probably was an indication that I am losing my sanity.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Some *real* fun in Awesomeville

Have you ever looked at your life and asked yourself, "What in the hell am I doing"? I mean, we sit here, waste all our time on pointless computer drivel, never get anything done...

What do I hope to achieve by writing these BLOGs? So what -- so I go over and over the boring minutia of my life, and maybe -- maybe -- touch a few million readers at the same time. So what?

Well, I'm tired. BLOG has no meaning. I'm ready for some real fun. Some real, action-packed adventure.

And that's why I'm going to hang up my keyboard, and live a little. That's right -- I'm going to read books about investing (oh, I'll do research online as well -- all you need is a mouse). The stock market is where all the fun in life is. No more BLOG -- my game is stock market now.

And don't tell me I have a short attention span -- I don't want to hear it.