Presidents and Stimulus Packages

28 03 2009

Did you realize that President Obama probably signed his stimulus package at the same desk where President Clinton got his package stimulated?

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The Postcard

19 03 2009

For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman.

One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18. She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born.

To keep it discreet, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write ‘Spaghetti’ on the back. He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin. One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife.

“Honey”, she said, “you received a very strange post card today”. “Oh, just give it to me and I’ll explain it later”, he said.

The wife did and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

On the card was written: ”Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Three with meatballs, two without – Send extra sauce”.





A New Outlook….

10 03 2009

HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

1 Open a new file in your computer.
2 Name it Barack Obama.
3 Send it to the Recycle Bin.
4 Empty the Recycle Bin.
5 Your PC will ask you: Do you really want to get rid of Barack Obama?
6 Firmly click Yes.
7 Feel better?

GOOD! – Tomorrow we’ll do Nancy Pelosi.

Carry on…





Google and Googol

5 03 2009

I apologize for not posting in a while. There’s this wonderful Flu thing going around, and I was lucky enough to have won the lottery on that contest. Now, if I could only win the real lottery….

Anyways, I have an interesting tidbit about Google. I had a high schooler ask me what a googol was. First, I had to explain that a googol was NOT a search engine, but a math term, and the search engine creators made a word play on the math word Googol. Now, if you were to go to Wikipedia or some other source of information on the web (like there aren’t any…) and look up Google, it would take you directly to information about the search engine.

The real math term is spelled GOOGOL, and was coined in 1938. There are a couple of ways of expressing exactly what a googol is, but it’s basically the number one (1) followed by one hundred zeros. Mathmatically, we write this as:

10,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000,​000,000,000

That is what a googol is. Its official English number name is ten duotrigintillion. But you already knew that, right? Now don’t get this confused with a Googolplex – that’s something different, but incorporates googols nontheless. But we’ll save that for another day! So go out and show your friends just how smart you are!