October 3rd, 2006

tummy

Of money and sheep

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

a. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
b. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
c. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
d. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
e. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at rate the American government is spending it.

The War in Iraq Costs
$315,575,076,978

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Speaking of money - consolidation of debt.. worth it? I don't have a huge amount of debt, just 8 months worth of car payments left and a bit on my credit card - but surely the bank would charge me less than CC interest or the car finance company? Anyone know much about such things?

Also, if you like psy trance, ambient electronica or entheogenic music.. freebies!


Funny, I've been back in New Zealand for three weeks, and it feels like forever, and like no time at all.