# thinking

Name: Tyler
Location: Mountain View, California, United States

thinking := [life, games, movies, philosophy, math, coding, pizza, &c.]

## Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's always interesting when a new mix of two different worlds pops up. Remember when Drew Barrymore married Tom Green? Sometimes these things work out - like the glory of rock stardom and video games. Other times the result is disturbing and creepy - like anime and ronald mcdonald.

I try to be optimistic, so I was pretty excited when I found out Eggo had released a Lego-themed waffle. At long last, food I can legitimately play with! This was awesome - two things I really enjoyed as a kid (and still do, though less often) - creativity and edibility, all in one.

Imagine the profound depths of my chagrin when I discovered the horrible truth. Gentle reader, let my folly be your tale of caution:

You can't actually build anything with Lego Eggos.

Someone, somewhere along the way made an unspeakably heinous design decision and decided that three holes on the bottom of the wafflebricks would fit just fine with the 8 pegs on top. Please refer to the photographic evidence.

Why?!?!? As a mathematician, I can attempt to quantify the magnitude of this engineering catastrophe with a simple formula:

 8 pegs + 3 holes = WTF

As you can see, these wafflebricks do not stack any better than standard waffles.

You have been warned.

Anonymous said...

get a shrink ray and then combine 8 3-holed waffles with 3 8-holed waffles.

5:38 AM
Tyler said...

hehe nice idea :)

You could build 4x6 bricks this way - using 3x1 to build one side, and the 2x4's on the other side. We picked 24 as the least common multiple of 3,8. I wonder if there are some brick sizes that wouldn't work out, though -- maybe we can think of sizes axb and cxd where no rectangle with area = lcm(a*b, c*d) is simultaneously realizable as a rectangle tiled exactly into those brick sizes.

11:54 PM
Anonymous said...

tylerneylon.com; You saved my day again.

7:56 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey,

I mostly visits this website[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url]tylerneylon.com really contains lot of useful information. Let me tell you one thing guys, some time we really forget to pay attention towards our health. Here is a fact for you. Recent Research shows that nearly 60% of all U.S. adults are either chubby or overweight[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url] Hence if you're one of these individuals, you're not alone. Infact many among us need to lose 10 to 20 lbs once in a while to get sexy and perfect six pack abs. Now the question is how you are planning to have quick weight loss? You can easily lose with with little effort. If you improve some of your daily diet habbits then, its like piece of cake to quickly lose weight.

About me: I am webmaster of [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips]Quick weight loss tips[/url]. I am also health expert who can help you lose weight quickly. If you do not want to go under difficult training program than you may also try [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/acai-berry-for-quick-weight-loss]Acai Berry[/url] or [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/colon-cleanse-for-weight-loss]Colon Cleansing[/url] for effective weight loss.

10:36 AM