by Drew J Jones
Tue Nov 21st, 2006 at 05:52:11 PM EST
So Atrios has taken to naming periods of time after politicians' and pundits' opinions of how much longer we have to get it right in Iraq. For example:
1 Thomas Friedman ("a Friedman") = 6 months,
1 John McCain = 7 months (or approx. 1.17 Friedmans),
and so on.
My classmate, Helen, has suggested that we must succeed in 5 years, 163 days, 17 hours, and 28.5 minutes, or pull out. She was rather nasty with me on the subject when we discussed it on poker night, so I thought, being the ass that I am, I would write this. Her view works out to be approximately 10.9 Friedmans, at a rough guess (because I'm too fucking lazy to do the math).
I thus nominate her to the Blogger Time-Unit List:
1 Helen = 10.9 Friedmans
That is all. Take the poll.
Note: I actually, thanks to Stormy's failure to correct me in time, wrote that the math worked out to 10.4 Friedmans initially. So, now that I've shown myself to be completely incapable of doing the basic mathematics necessary for my field, I shall hereby drop out of economics and begin my career as a garbage collector. Workers of the world, unite, and all that....