Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Overheard in the Office:

RX: "I grew up in a part of the country lousy with artesian wells. It was neat to be walking through a pasture or woodlot and see a horse trough with a pipe next to it and water just bubbling up out of the pipe."

Me: "I grew up in a part of the country lousy with Cartesian wells. You'd walk around and see these pipes spewing mathematical symbols and philosophical arguments into the air."

17 comments:

staghounds said...

I live in a part of the country where waiters and bakers talk about the artesian bread they serve or bake.

I imagine it bursting forth from pipes and flying into the air, with the bakers chasing each loaf with a French basket. And the drillers wondering, as they hear that rumble- Sourdough? Ciabatta? Jewish Rye?

Robin said...

I grew up in a part of the country filled with beer companies that made commercials with bad artesian jokes ...

AuricTech said...

Did the Cartesian wells have Cartesian divers in them?

og said...

Y'all don't have enough hobbies, I think.

Nathan said...

Mmmm. Jewish rye. Mmmm.

Damn it, now I'm drooling on the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

I am wet, there for I am.

Gerry

Dan said...

Did you step on any sharp points or run into asymptotes back then? Sounds like someone tried to divide by zero.

Mike said...

So, there I was, talking wiith Rene Descartes, and I said, "You know the moon is made of green cheese."

He replied, "I don't think...", and vanished.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Geek Humor! AR! AR!

I Love It!

Gewehr98 said...

I seen those damned Artesians, leaving little wet footyprints all over the place...

karrde said...

And each Cartesian well had the phrase cogito, ergo respuant carved over their mouth.

LabRat said...

I lol'd. :D

Chris said...

Don't drink and derive. Know your limits.

Gnarly Sheen said...

Full frontal nerdity.

Justthisguy said...

Cartesian Dualism was exploded, in one sentence, by a woman, one of Descartes's correspondents.

I believe she wrote something like, "If the mind and the body are totally separate, and of different species altogether, how does the mind interact with the body and tell it what to do?"

Ted said...

I'm a little bit more familiar with the Archimedes Screw, which involves two consenting adults in a tub.

D J said...

And we all know that polar bears are just Cartesian bears with different coordinates.