Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I SEE ORGY: TEA PARTY


This is a funny way of poking fun at Glenn Beck's terrible math. . . break out your Aspercreme.

Thanks to Daily Kos:

Update: I've come up with a new way of measuring Beck's claim of attendance. Spoiler alert: I conclude that his upper-end estimate crowd density would have been the equivalent of having 20 people per queen-sized mattress if the entire rally area were covered with queen sized mattresses.

As a refresher, the total area available for the rally attendees was about one million sq ft, 90% of that on either side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, though some off the eastern edge at the World War II Memorial and some northwest of the pool near the stage.

Now, imagine that over that entire area you placed queen size mattresses side by side so the entire area were covered with mattresses.

That would be 30,000 mattresses (each with an area of 33.3 sq ft).

According to CBS's 87k estimate, the average mattress would have had 3 people on it.

According to Beck's low-end estimate of 300k, the average mattress would have had 10 people on it.

And his high end estimate of 600k? 20 people on each mattress.

Talk about a wild orgy! (But please, count me out!)

Will someone PLEASE execute a large painting for Colby of a real Tea Party Orgy!

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