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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:07 pm 
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Exactly. Get 'em loose and put 'em in the wall.

You can also put the Earnhardt tire donut mark on the car next to you as well.


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So, as journalism students, it's pretty much expected that we can't do math. Hell, if you ask a broadcaster, most of them can't tell you how old they are. So why should I be surprised when they decide to devote some time in our editing class to math? It's a useful skill in editing-- yaaaay math!

Farrand Field is 67 yards by 150 yards. A loose crowd shows up to hear Michelle Obama speak, so each person takes up 10 sq ft. How many people were there?

Now, you should be able to do this in your head in <30 seconds. On a calculator, we can top it out at about <10 seconds, if you're having trouble remembering how many feet are in a yard. Oh no, it took 10 MINUTES for this dumb *** TA with the raised inflections to explain precisely how to do it.

"Ok, so who can tell me how many feet are in a yard? 3? That's good? So if the field is 67 yards wide, we have to multiply that by 3? So I'll give you a couple minutes to figure that out?
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So if the field is 150 yard wide, we have to multiply that by 3? So I'll give you a few minutes to figure that out?
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ummm. You need to define loose to solve that actually. Last time I checked loose is not a math term. No wonder you people can't do math.

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Actually, it is defined in journalism. A "loose" crowd is 10 sq ft per person. A moderate crowd is 5 sq ft per person, and a tight crowd is 3. That's how we come up with the attendance figures that you always see in the news. And that's why the crowd for obama's inauguration is estimated between 800,000 and 2 million. It's sometimes hard to tell crowd density.


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White people.
You all pisse me off.
Damn chalkys.




'cept the Doobie Brothers, they're alright.

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White people.
You all pisse me off.
Damn chalkys.


on that note:
http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/full-li ... ople-like/


Not as white as I thought.

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Dani wrote:
Actually, it is defined in journalism. A "loose" crowd is 10 sq ft per person. A moderate crowd is 5 sq ft per person, and a tight crowd is 3. That's how we come up with the attendance figures that you always see in the news. And that's why the crowd for obama's inauguration is estimated between 800,000 and 2 million. It's sometimes hard to tell crowd density.


Then why ask a question they knew the answer to? I don't believe for a second that someone is running around on the field with a tape measure grabbing the square footage people are using. It would make more sense to take the total number of people counted to find out the square footage or even figure out the number of people who should be allowed on the field by using a square footage per person that is safe and reasonable. Sounds like the way you people get the rest of your facts.... sound good? seem believable? great! go with it.

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But the unknown here is number of people. It's a simple figure that we've come up with from experience. No, no one's running around with a tape measure. But it's easy to see whether a crowd is loose or tight. And based on that, we know that each person is occupying an average of 3-10 feet. So those figures are estimates that we can come up with based on averages.

So, people don't take attendance for some events. Sending a reporter out to count each person is going to come up with much more skewed results than our elementary equation. So what's the better reporting? Talking about "a really big crowd came to see so-and-so talk," or "a crowd of approximately 9,000 came to see so-and-so talk"?


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Dani wrote:
No, no one's running around with a tape measure. But it's easy to see whether a crowd is loose or tight. And based on that, we know that each person is occupying an average of 3-10 feet.


So you eyeball something that has a range between 30,150 people and 9,450 respectly? Soooo..... we are back to...... "Sounds like the way you people get the rest of your facts.... sound good? seem believable? great! go with it."

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That burning sensation in your nose you sometimes get when you try to stifle a yawn.

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or when you shove a habanero up your nose

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Never did that, though I did one time sneeze chinese hot mustard through my nasal cavaties.

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When you barely mae enough money to oay your bills and end up owing $500 in taxes...I don't get that at all...


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When people insist on not using the turn lane to turn.


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Wind. It's just violent out there today, especially on campus. Screw this.


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Is that your phrase of the day Ninja?


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Chimps that attack people...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090217/ap_ ... dnUzMDW7oF

That is just weird, Bad Chimpy.

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