Friday, April 23, 2010


Yes, I suppose that is a bit old for shidduch. On the other hand, I would say nothing is that old in reality. Not even Atik Yomin.

Interesting fact of life: hot air goes up, but ice cream, when it melts, goes down.

Also, the latest poll has finished. Unlike the last time, when most of my readers turned out to be heretics, this poll revealed that most of my readers are fanatics. Some are religious fanatics, and some are secular fanatics (fortunately, fewer than the religious ones).

To a question: “Can a tzaddik be wrong?”, 55% answered: “He cannot be wrong about anything”, 23% answered: “He can be wrong about anything”. Only a mere minority gave the more moderate answers: “He cannot be wrong, but he can be less right” (which was my official answer) — only 3 votes (13%), and “He can be wrong, but not about Torah” — only 2 votes (including my own vote from my work computer), or 9%.

I am not going to say that the prevalent fanaticism amongst the readers of this blog is good or bad; I just think it’s interesting.

Please answer the new poll.


e said...

1. This is an example of when scientific notation would be useful. I have no idea how big 403291461126605635584000000 is.

2. Don't take your polls too seriously. I am wont to vote each time I read your blog on a different computer.

e said...

regarding the new poll: Am I missing something? He broke two promises. Is there supposed to be some paradox here?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Well, I should have said really: how many times he broke a promise? Doesn’t he break the second promise by breaking itself (since the promise is not to break promises, so when he breaks it, he breaks a promise, and as a result breaks a promise not to break promises, etc.)?

403,291,461,126,605,635,584,000,000 = 4 × 10²⁶

The Real Shliach said...

Is there such a thing as being too old for marriage?

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

Yes. I think 10²⁵ years is too much of an age difference. I just doubt that the two people would have enough of a common ground to form a successful family.

The Real Shliach said...

I suppose that might be true.

A Pseudo-Chossid said...

When you are that age, you will know I am right.

In truth, I think even 25 years is too much of an age difference. So, if everyone on the planet is at least 25 years younger than you, you’re too old for marriage.

e said...

When you reach that age, you'd probably start celebrating birthdays logarithmically.