Thursday, December 13, 2007

numbers aren't absolute...


I like how this one is ambiguous about the Arabic numerals, but fairly confident with the illustrations. Thanks, Alden in Atlanta!

10 comments:

Jeff said...

Shouldn't it be (pretzel + pretzel + pretzel)=4(pretzel) because you're buying three and getting 4? Seems to me the sign is telling me that if I put 3 pretzels in, I'll get 1.

...or maybe I'm just crazy because I just finished my math final.

Chris said...

Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. I think the secret meaning of this sign is that buying 9 pretzels nets you 3 free ones.

Julie said...

I just almost spit out my pop, I laughed so hard about this one. I don't know that I have seen anything that funny in a long, long time.

Sawdust said...

Also, it sounds like buying "3" orders of pretzel bites would get you "1" free order of pretzel bites, but the picture shows a free pretzel (or a pair of scissors).

And the letter Fs are odd, too.

Not quite the Bradys said...

Ah, it's the old buy-one-pretzel-for-the-price-of-three gimmick. I've seen it "a hundred" times.

john said...

Looks like if you buy three cups of pretzels they'll tie your shoelaces for you.

Not quite the Bradys said...

LOL, John!

TheJay said...

I wonder if they can also do arithmetic using complex/imaginary pretzels.

Anonymous said...

yeah, those definitely aren't F's. they're telephone poles. and, of course, the bombastic flat-bottomed y.

Christina said...

I'm going to have to go with my first reaction (and Jeff) here, that's some seriously bad math.