Humour

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  1. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Traffic cop pulls Heisenberg over and asks him, "Do you know how fast you were going?"

    Heisenberg says, "No. But I know where I am."
     
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  3. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Why should you always carry an out-dated math textbook with you when you go on a picnic?








    Because it will have a log table in the appendix.
     
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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I always heard that one a different way:

    Cop pulls over Werner Heisenberg. Cop says "What the hell's wrong with you, boy? Where you from, anyway?"
    Heisenberg says "Germany."
    Cop says "well, you ain't in Germany any more, you in Atlanta. Now, you know how fast you was goin?"
    Heisenberg says "not any more."
     
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  7. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, take for example, Isaac Asimov. Professor of Biochemistry, author of numerous books on science, including co-authoring a college-level textbook. He also had a great sense of humor. He even combined science and humor in a spoof scientific paper: The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline.
     
  8. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    I like your version better.

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    I did need to give it a bit of thought.

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  10. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    Two complete K2 graphs walk into a topological bar.

    One says, "Ok, you find a table, I'll get something to take the edge off".
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Mobius stripper.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Traffic cop pulls Heisenberg over and asks him, "Do you know how fast you were going?"
    Heisenberg says "No."
    Traffic cop says "Well I clocked you doing 98."
    Heisenberg throws his hands up in disgust and says "Great! Now I"m lost!"
     
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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Groan.
     
  14. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Now, see...that's funny.

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  15. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    For much of my life the "Far Side" period of Gary Larson's work was the touchstone of scientist-friendly humor.
    And like the cartoonist behind "Boondocks", Aaron MacGruder, another if less directly scientist friendly touchstone,
    and the cartoonist behind "Calvin and Hobbes", Bill Watterson,

    he solidified his claim on the fond trust of the science friendly by retiring well from that period (all great artists have "periods").

    Before them, there was Pogo. After them, like most digital era artists a bit dodgier and disconnected from landscape memory pattern (musical, lyrical) (the screen and code line live a plane farther from physical reality than the sketch pad) there was/is the iconic creator of xkcd.

    And the never-to-be-forgotten who used a Mars rover fitted out with legitimate research goals and agendas - rigorously and without loss of effective yield - to draw a human penis on Mars, visible from orbit. They will dwell in the pantheon of the immortals, and sit on the right hand side of wonder under the oculus of heaven.

    I refuse to cite the inventors of the Great Punking: Daylight Savings Time. Truly, they have their reward.

    IMHO.
     

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