The staff of Buffet o’ Blog are going to Larry’s Pizza tomorrow for lunch, so it’s guaranteed to be a good time. Yesterday we were discussing how great their pizza is and how easy it is to eat more food than normal. So our Senior Statistics Correspondent, Turtle Dundee, created a formula using simple math that explains why it’s okay to eat more than normal there. Here’s the computational sequence (don’t worry, it won’t give you a headache — it’s quite simple, really):
So even though we’re going to Larry’s tomorrow, I figure that’s really only 1.75 meals away. There’s lunch today, that’s a full meal. Then dinner tonight, eating a bit less than usual that’s .70 of a meal. Breakfast tomorrow is just a nibble, that’s .05 of a meal. Then for lunch tomorrow I’m 1.25 meals short, so that’s 2.25 meals for lunch. And since nobody wants to eat dinner after Larry’s, that puts me up to 3.25 meals for lunch.
That would actually make a good slogan for them: Larry’s Pizza — It’s 3.25 meals good.
That makes sense to me! For those of you who skipped over the numbers and don’t want to apply them in your head, I’ll take care of the math for you. If a normal serving size is 4 pieces (which seems low to me, but we’ll start with that), then 4 times 3.25 equals 13 pieces of pizza. If your normal serving size is 6 pieces, then applying that equation would result in 19.5 pieces of pizza, which is quite a haul for one meal!
Feel free to join us there for lunch tomorrow. I guarantee it’ll be a good time. If you’re wondering how to find us, just use these clues: 1) it’ll be all guys at one table; 2) the pizzas of choice will have lots of dead animals on them; 3) there will be randomness and laughing to overflow. Oh, and we’ll be the coolest people there. So you shouldn’t have any difficulty in recognizing us. (We don’t put our pictures on the blog because this site already exceeds the daily recommended coolness quotient, and that might put us over the top.)