Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Overheard at my desk...

I was checking out the date at Wikipedia for my Today in History post and scrolled down through the list of birthdays...

Me: "Huh. Well, happy birthday Max Planck!"

RobertaX: "Are you sure?"

Geek humor. Gotta love it.

13 comments:

Turk Turon said...

Don't you mean:
"Today is Werner Heisenberg's birthday."

"Are you certain?"

Anonymous said...

I remeber watching a video tape in high school physics - I know, dating myself - that kept talking about Max "Plunck" and "Heesenburg".

Scarily, only one other student thought THAT was hysterically funny and we both had to do "explain ourselves" to the headmaster.

Luckily, he thought it was pretty funny too.

Turk Turon said...

Anon:
You had videotape in high school?

We had 16mm film.

Matt G said...

Absolutely we're sure-- his birthday's a constant. ;)

Now, will somebody open the box and tell me whether we need to buy cat food?

Tam said...

A constant? What the h?!?

Mikee said...

Oh, geez, the last time I worried about this sort of thing I freaked out after opening a bag of M&Ms and the first 9 out of the bag were all yellow.....

Schrödinger said...

Has anybody seen my cat?

Joe Huffman said...

The probability distribution for Planck's birthday is at it's highest value on this day.

Al said...

Schroedingers cat was playing with a string "theory" over here.

Jenny said...

now that.. is awesome. Y'all made my morning. :)

Anonymous said...

There is too much particle physics going on here. But I have to say I enjoyed the humor.

The next thing that will come up is cold fusion and the old jokes about gluon's and muon's.

Albert E. said...

It's all in the spin -- Muon.org

Tam said...

Joe Huffman wins the thread!