# blueollie

## My take on Birthdays

Now, if there is some omnipotent deity that knows when you will die, this is correct. But as someone else points out: we die via a “bathtub curve” function.

That is, given our current age, say $x$, we have an “expected time left to live $l(x)$ and as we age, the quantity $x + l(x)$ increases, even though, after the risk of early death is over, $l(x)$ is a decreasing function of $x$.

Of course, $l(x)$ is changed if there is a war, famine, pestilence, etc.

September 16, 2014

## Snarky quips: US Senate race, Pearls Before Swine, etc.

The US Senate races: Paul Krugman doesn’t know and neither do I. Polling isn’t nearly the quality or quantity as it was for a Presidential race. So, based on…well, not much, I’d have to favor the R’s as Nate Silver’s model does. Too much has to go right for the D’s to maintain control; my 95 percent confidence interval for Democratic (caucus) seats ranges [47, 51]; I’d be delighted with 50 seats.

Pearls Before Swine

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September 5, 2014

## Calculus gets dissed by Burl….

Note: if you haven’t followed Julie Larson’s comic strip Dinette Set, Burl is, well, not the world’s most intellectually minded character. Neither are Timmy’s grandparents. :-)

Ironically, I see such attitudes displayed by people…posting their thoughts on the internet via a computer or smart phone. The irony doesn’t even occur to them.

August 25, 2014

## Comedy: John Oliver on Ferguson (Police militarization)

This is some of the best commentary that I’ve seen.

August 19, 2014

## Now that is a dumb question (in an ad)

The ad asks: “why go to the gym?” and posts this?

August 11, 2014

## I sure HOPE that this is true (Larry David Award)

Kids are annoying no matter how you slice it, but if they are crying their heads off and yelling “I want fucking pie!” when you’re in line at a Burger King, the only natural recourse is to then buy every single pie in sight so that the kid just has to fucking deal. One man, a Gawker hero, claims on Reddit to have done just that.

In a Reddit thread labeled “offmychest,” one user spins a compelling tale of buying 23 Burger King apple pies when he heard a young crybaby behind him yelling at his mother about wanting some fucking pie. What happens next will surprise and gratify you!!!!!!

From his Reddit confession:

It turns out it was so slow because they had 1 trainee on cash during the lunch hour rush. All I can think of is how the people behind me ruined my splurge and gave me this headache. I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. Turned out to be 23 pies in total, I take my order and walk towards the exit. Moments later I hear the woman yelling, what do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all? I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare. I stand there and pull out a pie and slowly start eating eat as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can’t get to me because of other lineups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away.

This is something Larry David would do. I sure hope that it true, but it sure “smells like” fantasy.

August 6, 2014

## It isn’t “j” it is “i”!

If you get the comment/joke at 30:30 to 31:05, you are probably my kind of person. :-)

August 6, 2014

## Another post on my wall that I don’t understand…

Why would anyone post this on my wall? :-)

August 2, 2014 Posted by | butt, humor | Leave a comment

July 30, 2014

July 28, 2014