Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Procrastination is the key

Today I learned one of the virtues of procrastination. Doing your homework early can really come to bite you later.

For instance, I did my assignment due Thursday on Monday and Tuesday. I worked out all the problems, gave it some good thought, and fit data appropriately. What great reward can I get for all my hard work and effort?

In class today the inevitable question came:
Student: "Can you give me the answer to question 2b?"
Of course, she didn't ask that question directly, but I assure you that some bible translations are less accurate than my paraphrase of her question. 

My thought bubble: "2b? What's she doing? That's the only problem on the set that actually requires thinking."

Professor: "Well, what we have here is.....(3 minutes of trying to hide the answer followed by blank stares from students).....(the answer)." 

My hard work will no longer help me get a better grade on this assignment. Why think when a professor will do it for you?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Well duh

eBay description: "brake levers Left & Right (right one is broken)...please feel free to ask any quetions before bidding"

Me: "Can you describe the damage to the right brake lever? Why is it broken?"

eBay Seller: "it doent shift"

Me: Thank you. Your response was quite comprehensive.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bladder disease has returned

or, get off your bike...
Welsh-speaking cyclists have been left baffled - and possibly concerned for their health - after a bizarre translation mix-up.
For instead of a road sign telling them to dismount, the Welsh translation informs them that 'bladder disease has returned'.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

"I can play the piano too!!"

Evans Blue

...formed in March 2005, when members of three different bands connected through an online message board. Drawn together by a shared love of modern rockers like Tool, Chevelle, and Staind, the five members have jelled quickly as a unit. -- Guitar One Magazine, June 2006
Staind? Ha