Thursday, January 26, 2012

Movie formulas for profit

a.k.a. a recipe for movie-making success!

So it turns out that there are some interesting factors that make for a successful movie. Strangely, things like dinosaurs really don't help movies do well. Oddly enough, having a piano seems to be a boon. How do I know these odd factiods? They are backed up by science! Well, some amusing maths done for a competition lead to these and many more startling discoveries. The data was taken based on the last 5 years worth of US movie releases.

The full story complete with all of the ingredients to add is at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It Occurs to Me...

A thing occurred to me on the ride home, in what I'm certain is not an original thought. If Republicans:
1) Believe that corporations have the same rights as people, and
2) Believe that embryos have a right to life, and
3) Are consistent
Then declaring bankruptcy in a start-up should be against the law.

Fortunately (for them) I'm not too worried about #3 turning out to be true. So that's all right then.