May 1, 2009

The "These People Vote" Department: simple physics division

Darlings, it's not been quite so long since I went to high school that I should forget how my coffee stays in the mug, but these are college students !

These were college students in Wisconsin during the 80's. All their brain cells were in their hair, apparently.

Good for a grim smile.

TJIC is chock full o' some of the most interesting snippets -- and good commentary -- on the Intertubes.

Oh, and Milk's Wall o' Shame will take care of the rest of your day at work. Thank me later.


Ricky Raccoon said...

The pen on the moon experiment is not a good one, but I get the point. You see, pens float away on planet earth too. In fact the great experiment is taking place millions of times a second at dermatologist offices across the fruited plain as we speak. I’m staring at a coffee mug write now that has one that says “Altabax” on it and another that says “Benzaclin”. Whatever those are. Ask my wife. But hurry as they will be floating toward you soon. It’s just a matter of time. And everyone one will say at once, “who has a pen?” And I will answer, "Joan". Because there are no pens here no matter how many I buy.

Speaking of time, the same experiment practically conducts itself at 3:15pm everyday, except with those little sugar packets at McDonald’s. Next time you’re in my mother-in-law’s kitchen tell her this joke. She won’t get it. Or at least pretend to not get it. File this last proposal under, “Needs More Funding”.

patti said...

This blog is great! Thanks for the lead, Joan!

Joan of Argghh! said...

Oh, Ricky you are so right. What's weird/stupid about me is that I cannot steal a pen from work, and I keep the same pen at work for as long as it has ink. I obsess over just one pen at a time.

Patti, you're welcome!

mushroom said...

That is kind of scary. There's one way to give these non-thinkers the benefit of the doubt. I, of course, was up watching Neil Armstrong step out of the module in glorious black-and-white. What most of these younger people have seen are pictures of the space station, where pens do float, or astronauts losing stuff on EVA's.

HOWEVER, the percentage that give the "heavy boots" answer should be removed from the gene pool immediately.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Moon landing…you guys are so gullible. Everybody knows that was filmed on a movie lot staring OJ Simpson, Jim Morrison and Johnny Mathis as "the beaver".

Joan of Argghh! said...

Ha! The J.R. works with a guy who doesn't believe it. New Luddites. They have no clue what Freedom Unbound can produce.

Perlucidus said...

Know what's even more encouraging? Some of those people are now teaching in a classroom somewhere.

Teresa said...

Most people scare me... of course I'm sure the feeling is mutual. Heh.

However, while not surprising, it does make me want to curl up in a fetal position in the corner and hope the end is quick.

Irrelephant said...

Now you know why I regret having a child. She's going to have to grow up in the same world I'm in right now, only worse. What's sad is that she's going to be banging HER head on her desk because of those same mouth breathers.