Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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A mark posted at (x,y) on the wall

Take it down, move it around, then post it at (x',y') on the wall
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(Sung, of course, to the tune of "99 bottles of beer")

The original is fun the first time you ever hear of it - but within about 3 verses (or less), the charm is gone. Why? Well, it's so predictable. N=N-1, all week long. Or however long it takes to sing it; I don't know, never got very far.

So, how 'bout mixing it up a little bit? Pick your own equation, something you can graph in 2 dimensions (for the wall's sake), start singing and let everyone else try to figure out what the equation is.

You can place your own limitations - such as "Second order polynomials, and the wall's extents are -100 to 100 on both axes" or "Linear equations, first quadrant only, and answers must be in point-slope form".

For the terminally insomniac, pick a fractal equation and sing yourself to sleep.

lurch, Jan 19 2012

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       Yes, for some equations your meter will need to become asymptotically free-form. Kind of like when you're singing "Happy Birthday" to three or more people.
lurch, Jan 19 2012
  

       On what wall would I place imaginary bottles?
RayfordSteele, Jan 19 2012
  

       On the ceiling?
pocmloc, Jan 19 2012
  

       [Ray] - just go stand in the corner.
lurch, Jan 19 2012
  

       ...also known as elevator practice.   

       Personally, I'm hanging out for the (r-theta) 12" Remix
gnomethang, Jan 22 2012
  

       Not a plonker, so I guess I'll go with [[n]], and slip away after about one or three. :0)
reensure, Jan 23 2012
  
      
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