Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thanks a Billion

This was sent to me as part of a larger post. An unnamed advertising agency attempted to put the big number, "1 billion", in perspective. The next time you hear politicians bandying around budget or project costs in the billions, think of this:


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 the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20
minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

Now, excuse me--I have to go work on my taxes......

8 comments:

Michael said...

Yes, Dr. Ken, that puts one billion into the proper perspective. Thanks for the education, I guess. *G*

Completely off topic, I used to watch the animated series 'Family Guy' and just saw on DVD the movie 'Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest' which is their remake on the original 'Star Wars' movie. Almost a scene for scene retelling which had me rolling on the floor. If you haven't already you should check it out. I bet a sci-fi buff like yourself knows the significance of the title 'Blue Harvest', Dr. Ken. I did beforehand but they do mention it in the special features section of the DVD. Hope you enjoy the film. :)

Michael

Pest said...

That does put a lot of things in prespective, Dr. Ken! It is very educational to know these things! NOT! LOL! Just teasing, Dr. Ken! I am in a bratty mood today and I have to be in a Dominant mood tomorrow since I get to play! LOL! Any more takers on getting their butts reddened? *WEG*

Season said...

Hi Dr. Ken,

I thought of another way to express 1 billion:

If a spanker delivered 100 spanks a day (divided among as many or as few bottoms as you like) it would take 27,297 years to give out a total of 1 billion spanks.

Better get busy! :)

Anonymous said...

Dr. Ken,

Interesting stuff! I enjoy good trivia.
Sad how quickly we spend money these days. Not to mention the dollar doesn't go as far as it used to.:(

27,297 years at a rate of 100/day to reach 1 billion spanks!? Whew!

Hockey Goon

Dr. Ken said...

MICHAEL--I guess you're welcome! :-)

ANNE--after those comments, you should have to figure out a way to redden your own bottom!

SEASON--Better hurry and get over here, then....I think we're falling behind! LOL

HOCKEY GOON--I agree. And usually throwing money at a problem is, at best, a short-term fix. Sadly, it all comes out of our pockets...

Pest said...

Season-what if someone could take more than 100 spanks a day? Say like 200-300 spanks a day? Then how many years will it take? *WEG*

Dr. Ken-I do NOT self spank! It doesn't mean as much to me if I have to do it myself! I was just teasing about other ones having reddened bottoms. Of course you could ALWAYS come out to PA and spank me yourself! LOL!

Dr. Ken said...

PeST--Let's see, if I start driving now.....

Pest said...

"PEST-Let's see, if I start driving now...."


You will be here in about I say twelve hours or a little longer? LOL! You just need to know exactly WHERE in PA you are coming to! LOL! But my offer still stands since I am sure you will be able to get to me a lot sooner than I could get to you! LOL! Vision impairment problems SUCKS! *WEG*