Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
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Witticism and Sturgeon's Law

While hanging out at the barbecue last night, I managed to get some humorous mileage out of Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crap").

Chris: I'm not sure I buy that. How does that work with the fact that 75% of my body is water? Aren't I made mostly of water, not crap?

Me: It just means that 90% of the water in your body is shoddily-built, poorly-designed, sub-standard crap! It's lousy water that's overpriced and doesn't work very well!

...

Me: And 90%, that's a hard number. It's exact. It's exactly 90% of everything.

Neal: Right! And if you get a number that's not 90%, that means you've either included too much or not enough, and you have to adjust.

Me: No! It means that your arithmetic is crap, too!
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