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09 September 2008 @ 12:50 am
My Prof Brian Cox crush booms ...  
Just watched his interview on Enough Ropehttp://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/ Not sure if you'll be able to get all the video from the site, but the transcript should be there, and he is HILARIOUS. Particle jokes! George Harrison anecdotes!

If J and I ever break up, I'm applying for writer in residence at CERN.

And I know that someone out there will get my favourite joke:

Heisenberg is driving down a long, straight highway. It's a beautiful road, flat and smooth, and he's in a rental car, and he just can't help
putting his foot down a little on the accelerator. He's having fun, bugger the consequences.

And sure enough, after a few minutes, he hears a siren and sees flashing lights in his rear vision mirror. Cursing his bad luck, he pulls over and waits for the policeman to come to his window.

A big, burly figure appears and looks though the open window at him, shaking his head slowly. "Well, well, well," the policeman says. "Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

"No," says Heisenberg, "but I know exactly where I am!"
Azure Jane Lunatic: Order and Chaosazurelunatic on September 8th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I love that one.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 8th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
YAY! It makes me laugh EVERY time!
Azure Jane Lunatic: Uhuraazurelunatic on September 8th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I can't remember whether I learned about him via Star Trek and the "Heisenberg compensators" on the transporters, or via Feynman's autobiographies.
trichinopoly ash: confession: intellectaldehyde on September 8th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
hehehe i love it. yay nerdiness!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 8th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
In my fantasies, I'm a scientist ;-)
trichinopoly ash: confession: intellectaldehyde on September 8th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
eheh in my fantasies, i am an astronaut! :D

physics is really sexy. i love reading about different theories; i just wish i could grasp the mathematic side of things a bit better.
madchemist36madchemist36 on September 8th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think i may love you now! That joke is fantastic! Huzzah for my chemistry background! Know any good Schrodinger cat jokes?
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on September 8th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
I had an opposing counsel named Heisenberg on a case once, and of course we joked about his uncertainty.
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on September 8th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks for the morning giggle.

Rosefourth_rose on September 8th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)

Yay, got it! I knew that reading "A Brief History of Time" was good for something ;)
parallel parking prodigyempress_jae on September 8th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
oh lord. :D
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on September 8th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yay for pop science jokes! It's a lucky thing for easily-memorised laws of physics that he ran into a patrol car rather than a fixed camera...

My favourite maths pun:

= logeCabin + C
= a houseboat!

</sad geek> :)
drgaellon on September 8th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
I don't get that one... Oh, "log cabin" + "sea" (C)???
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on September 9th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
That's the one :)

The C stands in for 'any constant' in the answer... I think: it's been an awfully log time since I knew how to do integrals properly!
Shivshiv5468 on September 8th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I get that joke. Geek jokes are the best
shoeboxer4life on September 8th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Uncertainty Principle! I was a middle school and high school science teacher before having the babes and would hunt the internet for geek science jokes. So fun.
carnadosa: Friendlycarnadosa on September 8th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)

No one in my family would get that though. :( I have no one to inflict in on!
book_rapportbook_rapport on September 8th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I don't get it :(

Can someone explain it for me, pretty please? :)
drgaellon on September 8th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Giant mutant krill FTW!

And I got that joke! :)
themadpokerthemadpoker on September 9th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
My chemistry classes have proved useful for something other than passing the exam! =) What a wondrous day.
grey_hunter on September 9th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)

Oh man, it was so long ago!