Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mount Porkulus: Ode To A Trillion Dollars


In Honor of the new "stimulus" bill, we hereby dedicate Mount Porkulus to the 111th congress.

The picture above, Mount Porkulus, is the great big pile of money your great-grandkids owe the federal government.

Here is an interesting link, when NPR cared much more about how much a trillion actually is (during the Bush years). Now that their man is in office, I'm thinking they're not as interested in the subject...
It's an interview with David Schwartz, whoever that is. He likes numbers.

From the interview:
- A trillion seconds is 32,000 years.
- A trillion dollars worth of One-Hundred-dollar bills compressed and stacked up on top of each other is about 789 miles high (144 Mount Everests)
- 10 to the 73rd power is the estimated number of atoms in the universe. Not sure how to use that one. But I will type out 10 with 73 zeros here for you:
- A"googol" is a 1 with 100 zeros behind it. I'm not going to type that out for you.

Lastly, here at The Pantheon Journal we decided to make it easier for you to print your own cash, just like the government will do to manage this new debt load. And what a load it is.
Get a head start and print your own inflating currency, while a buck still buys something...


Anonymous said...

I believe you left three zeros off your trillion dollar figure ($1,000,000,000,000.00)

Baker Family said...

d'oh!! So many zeros I got tired of typing them. Thanks!