February 21, 2002
Fuzzy math

In today's Chron, there's an ad for the new movie Super Troopers. This ad contains the following pull quote from critic Lou Lumenick of the New York Post: "An Amazingly High Joke-to-Laugh Ratio!"

Um, you do know that this means the movie contains way more jokes than laughs, right? Lumenick did in fact give this movie a good review, so I guess this is just another case of what John Allen Paulos calls "innumeracy".

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 21, 2002 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack