Friday, October 26, 2007

'Tis the season

Of scumbag politicians and all that nonsense. So, in the spirit of the season, a thought -

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion," casually,
think about whether or not you want the politician spending your tax

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising
agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one
of its releases.

a. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
b. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
c. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
d. A billion days ago no-one walked on two feet on earth.
e. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate
our government spends it.