Aug 28

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Ripley Comments: I keep having this dream about showing up for my calculus exam. And I forgot to bring something. Maybe my calculator?

Published 1977

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.00 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “The Bowman Test”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Without your space helmet, Dave? You’re going to find that rather difficult. As well as being stark bollock naked.”

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    At last, the ultimate achievement in mathematics. An equation one could make sweet, sweet love to.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    He is so good at math. He can really bang out those equations.

  4. Ryan Says:

    Please DO NOT bow right at this moment, man. This is not a test.

  5. Ray P Says:

    Naked Attraction for math geeks.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    ‘Good Will Humping’

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Luckily I can read machine code. Translated it says:

    10 print “GET FUCKED”

    20 goto 10

    The test is not to take it as literally as this guy did.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    The Bowman Test, or, The Digitized Man. Seriously, it’s Matrix code all over that guy. What is this, a sex simulation or something?

  9. Alice Says:

    @JuanPaul – GSS!
    In the same math movie theme, I was going with “A Beautiful Hind”

  10. Longtime_Lurker Says:

    Or even “A Bootyfull Mind”.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Not a bomb, a machine, or a virus. But it was a weapon.”
    The Bowelman Test

  12. Raoul Says:

    @LL – How about “Ridden Figures”

  13. fred Says:

    ‘I once saw him kill three men in a bar with not a bomb, a machine, or a virus. But it was a weapon.’

  14. JuanPaul Says:

    @Alice Are those the only two math movies in existence?

  15. Alice Says:

    @JP – I would like to say “The Life of Pi” … but …

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    Maybe a Brief-less History of Time?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Errmm… the anatomy is good? The artist was top of his class at UAI, but sadly this meant he felt compelled to display this in every work, whether it was appropriate or not.

    If I was judging the book by its cover, I’d guess it was about a man who really, really loved check (cheque) processing. To an inappropriate degree. Which, if he ran amok in the financial system, I suppose it could alter life. Am dubious if it’s actually as suspenseful as “Andromeda Strain”. The font of the numbers was futuristic then and retro now — who writes checks/cheques nowadays?

    @JuanPaul: There’s also “Pi”, which is heavy on math and weirdness.

    GSS to all for the puns and parodies.

    This cover truly is worthy of being the butt of many jokes.

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    This is not what they mean when they say “do the math.”

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: “Some people claimed it was a ‘chair.'”

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