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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:21 am

I had always heard the version:
What's the difference between a duck?
The higher it flies, the more!

Ok, but here's something really amazing:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Interrution Coefficient of Friction.
Interrution Coefficient of Friction w-
MU!!

I was so happy when this joke was told to me!!!
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:28 pm

So apparently, in Irish Gaelic:

sean = 'old'
bean = 'woman'.

Too bad he's a Scotsman, eh?
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:48 am

Ok, U of C has always been known for its tongue-in-cheek nerdy T-shirts, often created as a fundraiser for a dorm floor. The most notable being:

University of Chicago: Where fun comes to die.

University of Chicago: Hell does freeze over.

University of Chicago: Where the squirrels are cuter than the girls and more agressive than the guys.

That's all very well and good in practice...
but does it mean in theory?

Flirt harder: I'm a physics major.

What would Socrates do?

There's another one about as someone approaches the U of C, the integral of e to the x approaches zero, but I don't remember the details. It's a visual one. Think about it. Funny thing is, we're almost too nerdy to get the joke.

But now the U of C has outdone itself.

Starting I'm not sure when, one of the dorm floors has come up with a new fundraiser product: A thong that says "I love Kant."

I'm not joking.

I mean, the funny thing is, I bet you that most of the people who buy them will be able to tell you exactly why it's ironic to be celebrating a certain kind of ... shall we say... moral flexibility... while singing the praises of the Mr. "Black-and-White Systematized Morality"...

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Post by theHermit » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:02 pm

lol at the Kant thong. I'll have to mention that to my wife who is a philosophy professor. Btw, Sean Bean is English, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue May 22, 2007 9:01 pm

Have I posted this before? I don't remember. Or maybe someone from here already did and I forgot.

Anyways, you thought Monty Python's Philosopher Drinking Song was bad, you should hear this. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_ ... y/kant.htm

(I'm not currently procrastinating for a Kant paper or anything. Not me.)
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Post by wesman » Wed May 23, 2007 9:05 pm

Almost as good as non conceptual concept album.
With of course the exception of getting destroy things with lasers.

We were only allowed to play with gunpowder and electricity.







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Post by theHermit » Thu May 31, 2007 12:43 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:Have I posted this before? I don't remember. Or maybe someone from here already did and I forgot.

Anyways, you thought Monty Python's Philosopher Drinking Song was bad, you should hear this. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_ ... y/kant.htm

(I'm not currently procrastinating for a Kant paper or anything. Not me.)
love that little song Sam!
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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:28 pm

Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says "I've lost my electron." The other says "Are you
sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."


*rimshot*
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Post by Thimon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:43 am

bada bam tss

but I like him! :wink:
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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:56 pm

Movie Monsters meet science geeks:

http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/21701757/
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Post by esteban » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:23 pm

Totally out of the spirit of the more recent posts, but I'm never above a shameless plug:

This guy is giving a presentation and workshop at Sewanee this Sunday and Monday evening (Oct. 14 and 15). Sewanee is about an hour from Chattanooga for those southern Tennesseans out there.

Dr. Puckette developed two of the major contributions to software development for music synthesis and control, digital video, and animation. The latest, called Pure Data is the subject of his presentations.

My buddy Greg Pond built an octogonal speaker cabinent for sending 8 channels of sound out in all different directions, and a patch for Pure Data which bounces sounds randomly among the 8 speakers.

If you're nearby and want more info, PM me. If you use Max or Pure Data, I'd LOVE to hear from you.

Some visuals:

http://scarl.sewanee.edu/csSeminar/Pond%20Photo.html
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Post by FredProgGH » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:45 pm

That sounds extremely interesting to me. I may try and see if I can make it Monday... Pure Data sounds like something I could really get into.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:49 pm


Prospective U of C student: So I hear this is where fun comes to die, is that true?
Student on the U of C panel: Definitely not. I think you can just have fun in MORE ways here. (blah blah you can party or you can talk about Durkheim)
Other Student: Yeah, we were sitting around the other night talking about how time really is relative, like in a mathematical sense, too. Yeah, I guess at U of C, fun is a constant in that it is kind of like a particle AND a wave.
*silence*
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Post by FredProgGH » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:04 pm

That's the problem with fun- if you observe that you're having it, you change the outcome.
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