|When I was recently arrived back in the UK, something that was horrifying me a lot was the fact that the price I was paying per night for a hotel (only for a couple of nights mind) was an amount of money with which I could buy more than a thousand packets of instant noodles, or nearly six hundred tins of beans. After a few nights of that I could have built my own house out of food containers. As a consequence of that train of thought, I present "What Else Could I Buy?"|
|If you were intending to buy two nights in a crummy hotel for GB£170.00, you could instead buy:|
- thirteen kilograms of swiss chocolate
- seven kilograms of cheese
- two thousand, one hundred and twenty-five 65g packets of Tesco value instant noodles
- twelve milliseconds of TV advertisement during the Superbowl
- twenty kung-fu lessons
- one hundred and thirty-two grams of marijuana
- eight hundred and nine cigarettes
- five thousand, six hundred and eighty-five 5mm light-emitting diodes
- one hundred and seventy lottery tickets, probably worthless
- four hundred and three packets of itching powder
|What are you thinking of buying?|
Have a play with that.
Unrelatedly, on the flight to the UK I saw the movie "The Promise", which IMDB seems to think is horrible, but I thought was great. It's like The Princess Bride made in Hong Kong on a big budget. In the same way as The Princess Bride, the plot is stupid but simultaneously coherent and fun. In the same way, the woman is stupid and annoying and the guy continues to love her anyway. There aren't any exploding giant rats, but there are reasonable equivalents.
Unrelated to that, a super-efficient and inexpensive fridge, and a solar distiller.