*Time to break up all this serious crap

*Torches and pitchforks

*Easier than parenting

*Sandra, thanks for letting me "sketch you up!"

*May make you love your love

*Brilliant and meant to be reused

*Coal in your colon

*A white dude in a top hat with a black manslave

*Ask not, "Why" but "Why not?"

*The first time we forget

1. I ask you to do one effing thing
2. Did you?
3. The socks betray him
4. There will be none of that
5. Leave notes in his shirt pocket
6. Trained in the gentle art
7. Put me in coach
8. Our species may, in fact, survive
9.Swarm Swarm
10.During the wooing
11.BUT not private enough
12.The bottomless appetite
13.The first time we forget
14.This is a nice litmus test
15.To get the ball rolling
16.She invited you back to her place for coffee
17.Mary Magdalene or Eva Braun
18.It will only smell and make you queasy

   Thursday, June 30, 2005

The room is only twenty-five

Three guys walk into a motel...

"How much for a room?"

The little man behind the counter snaps back, "$30"

Each guy pulls out a $10 and hands it to the little man. The three then proceed up to their room.

Twenty minutes later the clerk realizes the room is only $25 tonight. He calls the overworked bellboy over.

"Take these five dollars to the guys in 986. They gave me thirty and the room is only twenty-five."

The bellboy rushes up to the ninth floor and knocks on the gents' door. The door opens and the boy realizes there are three guys and he has five dollars.

The bellboy explains they overpaid for the room and gives them each $1 back.

Each man paid $10 and got $1 refund. Each man paid $9.

$9 X 3 = $27

After giving out three of the five dollars, the bellboy pockets the two remaining dollars....

$27 + $2 = $29

Where is the missing dollar?

[WARNING: do not read the comments until you account for the missing dollar... MooCow (the artist formerly known as Smarty McSmarty) posted the answer in the comment section...]

there are 8 doodles

At 9:01 AM, Blogger MooCow said...

The room is 25 dollars. Each dude got a dollar back ($3 dollars). The bellhop guy got $2.

25+3+2 = 30

Not that it really matters because for such a crappy, cheap hotel room all three men were murdered in the night by a crack whore let in my the bellboy who was pissed that he didn't get tipped better.

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous sarcastrix said...

$27 - $2 = $25

But moocow's probably right anyways...

At 9:23 AM, Blogger hofzinser said...

You both have it. There is no missing dollar.

The $9 X 3 = $27 + 2 = $29 seems to make perfect sense until....

Hats off!

At 9:51 AM, Blogger WordWhiz said...

Okay, I'm STILL confused. To me, the calculation makes sense both ways...but results in two different sums. How can that be?? This is going to bug me all day!!

Meanwhile, the folks at MSN have apparently been scanning your blog. Here is their response to your Why do men (and women) cheat inquiry.


At 10:07 AM, Blogger hofzinser said...

Yea, I saw that... bastards. They should at least link to me.

I'm calling Billy McRichy Rich right now


"information, what listing?"

"Bill Gates"....

At 11:12 AM, Blogger Foilwoman said...

What they said. $30-3=$27. The Bellhop kept $2. $27-2=$25. My question is did the bellhop explain that they were due back $5 or $3? Did the customers agree to the tip? That's fine, but if they are cheap enough to stay in a $25/night hotel room (are the cockroaches extra?) they probably each want the extra approx. $.66/.67 back. So it's really an ethics question, not a math question.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

That is so my riddle! My dad taught me that when I was 6 and I tell it to everyone I meet! How funny, I have NEVER heard anyone else tell it or even told it to anyone who already knew it! WOW!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger MooCow said...

Sorry for ruining the fun.

I still think the bellhop is a punk ass though, because to just assume the dudes are going to tip him like 10% of the cost of the room? Well unless he's refilling their softdrinks and carrying out plates of food to them. In which case the dudes suck for tipping low.

Really everyone's to blame.


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