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Geek Logik: 50 Foolproof Equations for Everyday Life
Geek Logik 50 Foolproof Equations for Everyday Life Author:Garth Sundem Here for the geek in all of us are fifty foolproof equations that take the guesswork out of life—and the funniest twist on an idea since Richard Smith’s The Dieter’s Guide to Weight Loss During Sex. Call it the algebra oracle: By plugging in the right variables, GEEK LOGIK answers life’s most persistent questions. ... more » It covers Dating and Romance, Career and Finance, and everyday decisions like Should I get a tattoo? Can I still wear tight jeans? Is it time to see a therapist? How many beers should I have at the company picnic?
How does it work? Take a simple issue that comes up once or twice a week: Should I call in sick? Fill in the variables honestly, such as D for doctor’s note (enter 1 for “no,” 10 for “yes,” and 5 for “yes, but it’s a forgery”), R for importance of job (1-10, with 10 being “personally responsible for Earth’s orbit around Sun”), Fj for how much fun you have at work (1-10, with 10 being “personal trainer for underwear models”), N for how much you need the money (1-10, with 10 being “I owe the mob”), then do the math, and voilą—if the product, Hooky, is greater than 1, enjoy your very own Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Includes a pocket calculator so that prospective geeks can immediately solve the equation on the back cover: Should I buy this book?« less
Christina L. reviewed Geek Logik: 50 Foolproof Equations for Everyday Life on
Helpful Score: 3
Geek Logik is definitely an amusing little book to have around. Some people will probably enjoy it more than others... but for the most part, the book has some quirky equations that are fun to try out when you have a few minutes to "decide" on something. I wouldn't recommend trying to use an equation to decide whether or not you'll go to work that day... then again, who knows... you can apply equations to everything in life (if you managed to find a reason for that).
In fact, my boyfriend (the logical programmer) and I (the emotional artist) had a great time doing some of the equations. We tried our hand at the "Are you whipped by your boyfriend/girlfriend?" equation (with a couple alterations of our own) and we couldn't believe our results. Even though we answered a little differently, our scores at came out the same. We couldn't stop laughing because we thought we were whipped by the other even though it isn't the case.
So girls, if you're into Cosmo quizzes with your boy toy, maybe... you can try a couple of these with the geek down the street. Anyway, this is decent novelty gift for those who love crunching numbers. :)