Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mysterious!

Things that Increase Mystique:
  • Being a member of a secret organization
  • Having secret meetings
  • Flirting with freshmen (especially the one's who haven't a clue who you are)
  • Mentioning things angularly (I can't think of the word but it's when you refer to something vaguely)
  • Mentioning failed love affairs vaguely
  • Having friends who don't know your other friends
  • Knowing and alluding to other people's secrets (but never telling them)
  • Alluding to schisms
  • Getting choked up over seemingly benign associations (oh, not Napoleon...)
  • Receiving strange packages in the mail
  • Wearing dark glasses and reading from old books
So.... Mystique=f(withheld information)

mwah ha ha...

anything to add to my list?

9 comments:

ymb2006 said...

I propose that this is a multiple variable equation, with at least these variables being non-trivial.
mystique= F(information contained, speed of information delivery, value of information, curiosity of observer)

Whistler said...

maybe
M=F(amount/speed (desirability))

ymb2006 said...

Interesting notation; I would like to see where you got the idea that to put a fraction bar inside of a function like that. It isn't wrong, it's just ... odd.

Whistler said...

it's division.

ymb2006 said...

yes, I know what division is, but the way you are writing the statement M is a function of one variable, it is a compound variable in units measuring (amount)(desirability)/(speed) instead of M being based on three separate variables

Laser Jock said...

Perhaps you were thinking of "obliquely?"

Things to increase mystique:
-Smiling mysteriously
-Possessing strange powers
-Acting vaguely as if you are important

Whistler said...

yes, obliquely, thank you!

Laser Jock said...

One other thing that increases mystique: speaking with a foreign accent.

Nectar said...

In other words, being a writer for the 100 hour board?