I always have trouble with Roman Numerals and it makes me mad sometimes. I mean, I can’t remember how to write 1, 1000, 51, 6, or 500. I M LIVID
Yes, cake would wake me up, too. Maybe there is some in the fridge.
Counting Roman sheep makes you hungry!
I’d much rather count cakes than sheep.
Now with subtitles for the classically impaired.
I could go for a slice of cake right about now.
First Roman soldier: Guess how many girls I’ve been with?
Second Roman soldier: Mmm?
First Roman soldier: Don’t be ridiculous; not THAT many!
It could be worse—Horace’s dream-sheep counter might reckon the numbers of sheep in the binary or hexadecimal numeral systems instead! (Although…since hex is a positional numeral system [a base-16 one], it could also be used to denote each sheep’s maximum height above the fence or hurdle, as s/he passes over it [Samson, you’d probably be the first cartoonist ever to use such numerals for comedic purposes!]…)
July 31, 2015