## Bozo counts!

Some 30,000 Americans have signed a petition urging the U.S. government to spend 850 quadrillion dollars in building a “Death Star” to protect the country.

The stupidity is awe-inspiring. These bozos have no inkling of size. How much is 850 quadrillion?

Well, the U.S. dollar bill (bozo-land hasn’t got around to issuing a coin yet) is 0.010922 cm thick. (I utterly refuse to use bozo measure — how many ells in a mile is beyond me.). A couple of minutes moving decimal points will tell you that a stack of a quadrillion dollar bills would be 10,922,000 km high. Lay that stack on its side (remember these bills are face to face and not edge to edge) and drive past it at 100 km an hour. That would take 109,220 hours. Or approximately 12.5 years.

And that just for a quadrillion dollars. To drive past a horizontal stack of 850 quadrillion dollars would take you 10,600 years.

Which for a bozo is more than the age of the universe.

Translation for the witless:Â  100 km an hour is 60 miles an hour.

Oh, what the hell. Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.