Re: On the razor-sharp Ginrummy Arithmetic of Death

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 18:03:10 MST

At 12:01 AM 12/02/00 -0800, Mike who is no longer among us, dang it, wrote:

>I always used 90 minutes,
>so my numbers were always off. Now I see why. D'oh! :)
>Spike Jones wrote:
>> If you are in a boring meeting and need to derive the mass of the
>> earth, one need only remember the orbit time of 85 minutes,

I always used 80 minutes; no wonder my spaceships kept crashing at Roswell. :(

(Got the wrong simplification from a media mnemonic around the time of
Sputnik, which morphed `Around the World In Eighty Days' into gosh-wow
everything's-up-to-date-in-1950s around the world in 80 minutes...)

[13 then, but taller than 5 feet]

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