144 Billion Bottles of Beer on the Wall

144 billion bottles of beer on the wall, 144 billion bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, one hundred forty-three billion nine hundred ninety-nine million nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall. I wonder how long it’s going to take to sing this song until we get to ‘one bottle of beer’.  It’s an academic question, certainly, since … Continue reading 144 Billion Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Beauty Is Man-Made

Everything is relative to something else.  Without a reference point, there is no way to judge whether or not this woman is beautiful.  This ancient idea may not seem to make much sense in the modern world where the standards of beauty are quite rigorously defended, using very deep pockets.  When you throw the kind of money around in the colossal digits that the global beauty … Continue reading Beauty Is Man-Made