View Full Version : This reminded me of the Dragon a bit...

05-27-2010, 01:51 AM
I got the following email and I died laughing at it for two reasons. One, I'm a nerd. Two, because it really did remind me of the Dragon meet. I will post the original email first, and my reply. Mind you, those that received the reply don't know who Murg is.

Bistromathics itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behavior of numbers. Just as Einstein observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observer's movement in space, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observer's movement in time, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observer's movement in restaurants.
The first nonabsolute number is the number of people for whom the table is reserved. This will vary during the course of the first three telephone calls to the restaurant, and then bear no apparent relation to the number of people who actually turn up, or to the number of people who subsequently join them after the show/match/party/gig, or to the number of people who leave when they see who else has turned up.
The second nonabsolute number is the given time of arrival, which is now known to be one of the most bizarre of mathematical concepts, a recipriversexcluson, a number whose existence can only be defined as being anything other than itself. In other words, the given time of arrival is the one moment of time at which it is immpossible that any member of the party will arrive. Similar to, and easily confused with the related principle by which knowing that the answer is 42 precludes knowing the question. Recipriversexclusons now play a vital part in many branches of math, including statistics and accountancy and also form the basic equations used to engineer the Somebody Else's Problem field.
The third and most mysterious piece of nonabsoluteness of all lies in the relationship between the number of items on the bill, the cost of each item, the number of people at the table and what they are each prepared to pay for. (The number of people who have actually brought any money is only a subphenomenon of this field.)
Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe.
This single statement took the scientific world by storm. It completely revolutionized it. So many mathematical conferences got held in such good restaurants that many of the finest minds of a generation died of obesity and heart failure and the science of math was put back by years.

My reply

This was very reflective of our trip to Knoxville, which may well have been our own situation within our moment in time and our moment in space. You see, the evening prior to the run of the Tail of the Dragon we all converge on a local establishment for a meet and greet of sorts. This is all organized by a man known only as "Murgatroy" or "Murgy" for short. And the event went exactly as the bistromatic model suggests.

Hope yall enjoyed that as much as I did. :D

05-27-2010, 01:55 AM
Awesome! Hey, be glad they were ready for you all this year! :hehe:
Last year was.... Interesting.

05-27-2010, 02:07 AM
I heard. Lol Chris and I showed up early, and (mw) made sure I heard all about it... Hahaha

05-31-2010, 05:17 AM
Way to get your nerd on! That was entertaining, but it does hold true for each and every meal we had while at the Dragon.