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Cocktails are delicious, cocktail culture is kind of pretentious cool
This is reassuring to people like me, who, at 27, are still trying to break in to international espionage: 11 (famous, duh) people in the wrong career at age 30 (h/t The Daily What)
Live in California? Are not a felon? CAN I INTEREST YOU IN A PROPOSITION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA? Hooray Direct Democracy! Cons: Bankrupt State with approximately 87% unemployment, No Hot Lesbian Weddings. Pros: Possibly legal marijuana
p.s. sorry for the long delay, but we’re working on a secret new feature that, if we pull it off will be awesome, but if not, its secret and you’ll never F’ing know.
Hey guys, sorry we didn’t really post any new content this week, we were too busy 1) writing short stories we don’t intend for anyone to read, 2) pouring our hearts out to our friend about our girl troubles, 3) playing guitar, 4) being glad we aren’t in Boston, 5) institutional investing. Respectively.
But hey, I’ve got nothing to do Sunday. If the weather is bad, and I feel creative, maybe I’ll write something for you. Until then, get out there and make it a great weekend.
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Hey gang! How was your 4th of July weekend? Mine was pretty boss! Just How Awesome was my weekend, you ask? Here’s the soundtrack:
A friend of mine recently wrote me an email including the sentence:
"Texas tacos are better than cali’s without a doubt"
(Take note of the capitalization of Texas and subsequent non-capitalization of Cali typical of the geographic-inferiority-complex-afflicted Texan).
Like all other Californians, I’m a pretty laid back kind of guy — but this sort of blatant libel against the great state I call home (and the great tacos contained within) simply will not stand. So I present to you a simple, objective, mathematical analysis of the plausibility of the above statement:
|2008 population of the state of California
|2008 population of the state of Texas
|2006 % of California’s & Texas’ population of Mexican descent
|Total legal Mexicans in California
||36,756,666 * 0.25 = 9,189,167
|Total legal Mexicans in Texas
||24,236,974 * 0.25 = 6,059,244
|Estimated illegal immigrant population of California (2006)
|Estimated illegal immigrant population of Texas (2006)
|Estimated % of illegal immigrants (in all states) from Mexico (2006)
|Total illegal Mexicans in California
||2,830,000 * 0.57 = 1,613,100
|Total illegal Mexicans in Texas
||1,640,000 * 0.57 = 934,800
|Total Mexicans in California
||9,189,167 + 1,613,100 = 10,802,267
|Total Mexicans in Texas
||6,059,244 + 934,800 = 6,994,044
|Total Mexicans in California and Texas
||10,802,267 + 6,994,044 = 17,796,311
|Percentage of total Mexicans in California and Texas living in California
17,796,311 * 100 = 60.7%
|Percentage of total Mexicans in California and Texas living in Texas
17,796,311 * 100 = 39.3%
|Delta in percentage of total Mexicans living in California versus percentage of total Mexicans living in
|60.7% – 39.3% = 21.4%
The fact is: California has a 21.4% chance of having better tacos than Texas by virtue of a 21.4% greater population of people who make tacos.
In every day terms, that means that for every 5 tacos you eat in California that are fantastic, slightly less than 4 would have been fantastic were you in Texas. As someone who eats 3-6 tacos per day on average I can safely say that the above constitutes mathematical proof that California is, in fact, the best place in the world.