The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Friday, December 16, 2005

Phrases that make nerds giggle

These are tested in my lab but I think the results are fairly universal.

1) Valence shell -- Humourous context: What if M&M's replaced their candy shell with a valence shell

2) n=1 -- Humourous context: I had a hard time finding parking here but that's with n=1.

3) aliquot -- Humorous context: I wanted to properly aliquot this green tea (real life source, Pinko Punko)


More promises I'll probably fail to fulfill next week:
NERD graph
crushing Yosef's spirit
philosophy update

3 Comments:

At 12/16/2005 5:59 PM, Blogger mdhatter said...

was his tea pipette'n hot?

 
At 12/17/2005 12:31 AM, Blogger Pinko Punko said...

I do 2) and 3) all the time. I am a total cobag.

 
At 12/17/2005 12:46 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

The humor quantity of those jokes is inversely proportionate to the length of education required to understand them.

Humor quantity can be expressed as a ratio of words to guffaws, with a guffaw consisting of one to three expulsions of air through the oral cavity and used to express amusement between humans (homo sapiens sapiens).

 

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