Monday, November 24, 2008

Subscribe to the LA Times since the beginning of time

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've subscribed to the LA Times since the beginning of time.

The universe is approximately 13.73 billion years old. According to the reigning theories of cosmology, time began with the beginning of the universe. In some zip codes, the LA Times is available for $2.99 per week. Subscribing to the LA Times since the beginning of time would cost $2.13 trillion, which is $870 billion less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

4 comments:

Stentor said...

That is awesome.

Mary said...

Yeah, but if it had been the Economist, it would have been a LOT shorter period.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Because... the Economist lays out an efficient way to get to the current state of the universe in one tenth of the time?

Eric said...

Wait, does that mean that Steve Lopez is a fundamental particle?