May 13, 2003

The Matrix: Whatever

Posted in General at 11:58 pm by Ian

‘Tis the season for random Matrix-themed bits, so here’s mine. I’m currently taking bets.
The highest grossing box office opening weekend in history was May 3, 2002, when Spiderman opened to three day grosses of $114,844,116.
Here’s the contest. You have to tell me by how much The Matrix Reloaded will break this record (without going over). Bear in mind that Spiderman opened on a Friday, but Matrix gets an extra day. Also, since Matrix is soooo much cooler than Spiderman, negative values will be immediately disqualified.
Entries* will be accepted until Friday at midnight. The winner will be selected as soon as there is reliable information about the box office grosses. The winner will receive something cool. I haven’t figured out what yet, but it will be cool. And cheap. Because I’m not made out of money here.
The booby prize, for whoever is furthest from the mark, will be a CD, made by me, that is as many different recordings of Keanu Reeves saying “Whoa” as I can find, strung together in a random order for an entire 70 minutes (unless my new burner makes 99 minute cds).
*Legalese: No purchase necessary. See inside for details. Some restrictions apply. Offer void in AL, AK, AZ, CO, Cuba, CT, DE, FL, GA, Guam, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MS, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, Virgin Islands, VA, WA, WI, WY, and where prohibited by law. No warranties expressed or implied.
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1 Comment »

  1. Dad said,

    So, I notice there is no limit on the number of entries per person, so in typical Computer Science fashion (perhaps appropriately abbreviated CS in this case) I have realized the problem lends itself to an iterative solution.
    In lieu of stuffing your mailbox, I submit the following shell script, which will send mails to you with guesses from 0 through 1 billion (1000000000) in increments of 1000.
    I eagerly await my “something cool”


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