1257: "Monster"

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Re: 1257: "Monster"

Postby Diadem » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:39 am UTC

da Doctah wrote:Select amount of fun (each line is twice as much fun as the line preceding):
  • a gallon of monkeys
  • a firkin of monkeys
  • a kilderkin of monkeys
  • a barrel of monkeys
  • a hogshead of monkeys
  • a butt of monkeys
  • a tun of monkeys

Wait, so there's only 8 gallons of monkeys in a barrel of monkeys? That can't be right.
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Re: 1257: "Monster"

Postby Mikeski » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:52 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:
da Doctah wrote:Select amount of fun (each line is twice as much fun as the line preceding):
  • a gallon of monkeys
  • a firkin of monkeys
  • a kilderkin of monkeys
  • a barrel of monkeys
  • a hogshead of monkeys
  • a butt of monkeys
  • a tun of monkeys

Wait, so there's only 8 gallons of monkeys in a barrel of monkeys? That can't be right.

Yes, gallon-to-firkin is 9x, barrel-to-hogshead is 1.5x. The rest are 2x. There are 36 imperial gallons in a barrel, if you mean a brewery barrel. Which is different than an oil barrel or a wine barrel.

From this, we can surmise that the amount of fun in a volume of monkeys is nonlinear. I would have expected an inflection point, though, as a "butt" of monkeys is clearly more fun than the rest. (Or was that "more funny"?)

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Re: 1257: "Monster"

Postby da Doctah » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:11 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:
Diadem wrote:Wait, so there's only 8 gallons of monkeys in a barrel of monkeys? That can't be right.

Yes, gallon-to-firkin is 9x, barrel-to-hogshead is 1.5x. The rest are 2x. There are 36 imperial gallons in a barrel, if you mean a brewery barrel. Which is different than an oil barrel or a wine barrel.

From this, we can surmise that the amount of fun in a volume of monkeys is nonlinear
Wolfram|Alpha seeks to mislead me. It says there are 7.875 US gallons in a firkin, or 6.768 dry gallons.

The latter seems applicable, as wet monkeys may be expected to be rather less fun.

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Re: 1257: "Monster"

Postby notxkcd » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:27 am UTC

Kit. wrote:
Barstro wrote:Let's see.

A cheetah's top speed is 120 kph (33.3 m/s) (EDIT: I think I have the correct figure now)
A blue whale has a mass of 170,000 kilograms

Momentum is P=20,400,000 5,666,667. I have no idea what that translates into. Anyone have a good comparison?

However, with the mass of a blue whale, but three times as long, it's density seems pretty low. Unless, of course, it has a very narrow cross-section.

When I started to read it, I thought that the "monster" was actually a railroad train. A BART-like train with about 5 cars fits the characteristics pretty well... although its intelligence and its effect on the area might be a bit exaggerated.


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Re: 1257: "Monster"

Postby addams » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:54 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:
Diadem wrote:
da Doctah wrote:Select amount of fun (each line is twice as much fun as the line preceding):
  • a gallon of monkeys
  • a firkin of monkeys
  • a kilderkin of monkeys
  • a barrel of monkeys
  • a hogshead of monkeys
  • a butt of monkeys
  • a tun of monkeys

Wait, so there's only 8 gallons of monkeys in a barrel of monkeys? That can't be right.

Yes, gallon-to-firkin is 9x, barrel-to-hogshead is 1.5x. The rest are 2x. There are 36 imperial gallons in a barrel, if you mean a brewery barrel. Which is different than an oil barrel or a wine barrel.

From this, we can surmise that the amount of fun in a volume of monkeys is nonlinear. I would have expected an inflection point, though, as a "butt" of monkeys is clearly more fun than the rest. (Or was that "more funny"?)

It has been suggested that 'wet' monkeys are less fun.
I disagree. 'Wet' monkeys might be the most fun.
A Butt Tun of 'wet' monkeys sounds like a Butt Tun of fun, to me.

That is too much monkey for one person to handle, alone.
To be alone with a Butt Tun of 'wet' monkeys holding one dry warm towel
may cross the line from fun to dangerous.

Where are these monkeys?
Let's get them wet and take notes.

Fun is So Subjective. Do you like having your hair pulled that way?
Monkeys are hair pullers. Short hair makes monkeys more fun, for me.

Have you ever felt a monkey? They look like little people.
Those little people have that wild monkey strength.

A little monkey looks like a sweet little kitten.
That animal is smart and strong. Monkeys are not good at catching a ball.
I Win, again! Don't let the monkey know it is a loser.

It will kick your ass. Monkeys are like that.
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