Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And you thought royalty statements were hard to deciper!





from Failblog, the source of all amusement before noon

13 comments:

Windy said...

Hahaha ... That's awesome!

Allison said...

Haha, I love him. I assume that you're familiar with XKCD? I'm curious how much crossover readership there is between your blog and Randall's cartoon, as it's less literary-geek and more comp sci-chic...but he is absolutely wonderful.

In addition to arcane comics about programming, he also has some great ones about grammar and life. If you don't peruse it, you should.

Tara Maya said...

Oh, my gosh, where do you come up with this stuff. *grin*

Had to show this one to my geek husband.

L.C. Gant said...

Oy... I couldn't laugh because I was too busy having flashbacks of my high school math classes. Can't remember if that equation is Algebra or Geometry-based, lol.

Proof I made the right decision to become a writer!

jjdebenedictis said...

Butbutbut they got the number wrong! (In the translation.)

The check says e^i(pi), not e^2(pi). Since the geometric series equals 1, the check is for $0.002.

Okay, I'm done being a geek. Wait, not quite--imaginary numbers, yay!

Now I'm done.

Marilyn said...

That will definately raise some eyebrows!

Gary Corby said...

jjdebenedictis is right. The amount comes to $0.002.

Very cool.

Cathy in AK said...

Imaginary numbers, jj? Got those in my checking account.

A $536.49 check to Verizon? You may want to renegotiate your calling plan, sir.

Katy said...

Allison: well there's at least two cross-over readers here! I love Randall Munroe. I kind of wouldn't mind marrying him.

shtrum said...

As long as there's a pertinent amount of info (name, amount, routing #, etc.), the check stands. Depends on if the institution wants to honor it. Doors have been used as checks in the past. Even one instance of someone writing on the side of a cow, photographing it, then mailing it in.

mmmmoooooooooo

marilynpeake said...

Love that check. That's awesome!

Bitterly Books said...

Wow. I'm going to use that exact memo line in all my checks from now on.

C.J. Redwine said...

*falls off chair laughing*