Scoring System

So I’m going to be scoring books here on I’m Always Right using my very own rating system.  Here’s how it works:

The Lightning Thief is the worse book on earth.  That means every book is better than The Lightning Thief.  My ratings will help you to determine just how much better than The Lightning Thief.

If you ever see WAY5 at the end of a post, you’ll know that the book I’m writing about was WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY better than The Lightning Thief.  A book that has WAY2 at the end of the post is WAY WAY better than The Lightning Thief.  And a book with WAY100—which is the highest score that a book can earn—at the end of the post is:

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY

better than The Lightning Thief.

That makes sense, doesn’t it?

I think it’s called exponents…but I don’t teach math.  Maybe it’s factorials.

Who cares….The point is The Lightning Thief is bad.

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5 Responses to “Scoring System”

  1. The Great Landini September 29, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    While The Lightning Thief may not be a great book…even to an extent that you may base your scale off of it, it is not the worst book. Your scale is almost like the Celsius scale in comparison to the Kelvin scale. For most purposes, Celsius, just like the Lightning Thief, works just fine, and many people can go through life without learning anything about the Kelvin scale, but for scientists, the Kelvin scale is 100% necessary. The only difference between Celsius and Kelvin is that 0 Celsius is 273 Kelvin, because 0 on the Kelvin scale is absolute zero, as in all particle motion ceases absolute zero. You can’t go below it, no matter how hard you try. In fact, you can’t even get to absolute zero, its really just a concept to make physicists feel good about themselves. Unfortunately for everyone, absolute zero exists in literature in A Tale of Two Cities. Yes, there is a book worse than The Lightning Thief, and in fact, on the true scale, The Lightning Thief gets about a WAY1,000. I, as a scientist, prefer the scientific precision of the Tale of Two Cities scale. The vocabulary in A Tale of Two Cities so advanced that it prohibits many from even grasping the general idea. Crazy as it sounds, this is a good thing actually, because an even higher percentage of A Tale of Two Cities is spent doing absolutely nothing than The Lightning Thief. I would estimate its useless to important ratio at an undefinably high number, because when you put anything except zero over zero, you get either infinity or negative infinity, and the useless factor is a very high number, while the important factor is zero, therefore we have: very high number/0=infinity. Sorry for the math, I know you aren’t a fan (99.5 actually rounds to 100, not 99 btw).

    So have fun with your system, I have a more scientific one, based on A Tale of Two Cities as absolute zero.

    The Great Landini

  2. Ryan M. September 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Mr. Ferriter,

    I think that you should have some kind of scoring system falling behind “The Lightning Thief”. It may be a horrid book, but that doesn’t exactly mean that it’s the worst book. If it were the worst book, then why was it on the top of the “New York Times Bestsellers” list for a countless number of weeks?

    I agree that this is a terrible book and that Riordan was just being lazy, but there has to be some worse book out there. Something nobody has read. Something that isn’t even in book stores any more becuase it got banned for being such a horrible book.

    I think we should try to find that book, then create a “Way Scale” off of that.

    • wferriter September 25, 2011 at 2:30 am #

      Ryan: You didn’t just write a naughty word in your comments, did you?

      ; )
      Mr. F

      PS: I’m honestly not kidding when I say that TLT is the worst book on the planet. Read my review. I’m right.

      ; b

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