Monday, March 05, 2012


The Queen's Meme #111 ~ The Perfect Totient Meme*

Welcome to The Queen's Meme
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

In honor of our blog post number #111! The Perfect Totient Meme aka the You-make-me-feel-like-a-natural-number meme. I will demonstrate my spectacular mathematical mind. Be amazed.

1. (1) Name one thing you can't live without.
Oxygen, but I named it Gerald.

2. (1+1=2) Name 2 things you'd rather not do this week.
Listen to even one word come out of Rush Limbaugh's mouth
Have a colonoscopy
Lucky me!  I don't have to do either!

3. (1+1+1=3) Tell me 3 reasons you need a vacation.
The voices are back.
I need time to finish my diabolical plan for overthrowing Liechtenstein.
I have to practice decadent lolling if I am going to be an evil genius mastermind overthrowing small countries.

4. (11) It is the 11th hour of your life and you have one hour left on Earth. What do you do?
Set the clock back.

5. (1x1x1=1) Name one thing you'd rather do alone than in a crowd.
Poop, but I've named it Burt.

6. (111) One hundred (and) eleven is the natural number following 110 and preceding 112 AND a perfect totient number. A perfect totient number is an integer that is equal to the sum of its iterated totients.
What makes the totients so iterated?
Gees, I dunno.  Mine certainly wasn't perfect.  I had one once but the wheels fell off.

7. (NINE 11) What is your emergency?
Someone mixed my Nutella and ketchup together.  Truly, this is NOT an example of two great tastes tasting great together.

*This is my 158th meme mangled with glee. 


Anonymous said...

better than nutella and clorox

Mimi Lenox said...

Your naming of things is quite interesting. Rush. Don't get me started.
#4 was pure genius.

You had a totient too? (say that five times in a row real fast I dare ya)

silly rabbit said...

Someone should talk that gal up there into standing in front of their house so that the ambulance can find it. It would make for good curb appeal. Of course their street number would have to be 111 or it wouldn't work at all.

Beach Bum said...

The voices are back.

Mine never go away but they never say anything worse than "more pizza and beer." You know now that I think about it, those voices are a boring bunch.


Well Lime, I got my morning laugh from this posting! What ... Nutella and Ketchup? ... never heard of that one, but I would be also curious of the taste.

Sorry about my ID ... this is Ranch Chimp, I screwed up something changing my template.

Suldog said...

My totient tastes like chicken.

Craig said...

Hmmmmm. . . I'm a little surprised to find you here doing totients. 'Cuz, like, you know, it's math. . .

But then. . . as to #2 - that colonoscopy thing will be here before you know it. And, just for the sake of 'forewarned is forearmed', the prep work is much worse than the colonoscopy itself. . . But when you're done, you'll be certifiably Burt-free. . .

#4 - pure genius. . .

#1, #5 - You've got this 'Naming Fetish', don't you?

The proper answer to #6 is, "Do it again!"

And #7 reminds me of an old Andy Griffith episode where Goober goes to an out-of-town diner and orders a peanut-butter-and-tuna-fish sandwich. When it arrives, he lifts the top slice and says, "You didn't put any ketchup on it!"

lime said...

cooper, no argument there!

mimi, well you told me to name them ;)

silly rabbit, she might cause another accidnet i am afraid

beach bum, it's ok, my voices are usually screaming for chocolate or to do things like go on ziplines without harneses.

ranch chimp, feel free to do a taste test. just let me know how it goes

suldog, wonder if i could get some totient tetrazinni

craig, i tried to google "totient" (and googled totients seems like it would be a great name for a rock band, btw) the first paragraph almost made my head explode. i still have no earthly idea what totient is.

Just Me said...

Sorry, but I'm busy trying to figure out what an iterated totient is, so I can't really reply.

Craig said...

Well, I'm a math geek, and while I sorta-kinda understand what the totient function is (and I suppose that's the basic-basic answer to 'what's a totient?' - it's a mathematical function), they lose me pretty quickly, too. So, you can take some comfort from that, if you need any. . .

And if you divide one totient by another, do you get a totient quotient?

But it does sound sorta like an obscure body part, doesn't it?

lime said...

just me, fake it til ya make it

craig, obscure anatomy for sure.

G-Man said...

Nutella and Ketchup!!!

Now...Nutella and Bacon?
Yeah Baby!!!

Mother Theresa said...

Lime, you slay me! How do you come up with this stuff? :D