Saturday, August 25, 2012

taking the mickey

Myself: Strictly, speed is the first derivative of distance with respect to time.

Prodnose: You're no fun anymore.

Myself: Strictly, the mickey is used to measure the speed and movement direction of a computer mouse.

Prodnose: We used to laugh all the time.

Myself: So strictly mickeys are not precisely measurements of speed and speed alone

Prodnose: I don't care. It's just supposed to be a bit of fun

Myself:: Unflinching moral rectitude and intellectual rigour aren't fun? There are more important things than fun let me tell you.

Prodnose: I'm not bringing you to the quiz next week

Myself: What do you mean an Angstrom is a unit of length not distance? Distance is the same as length! I don't care what it says on your stupid answer sheet ....... it's the same .... it's the same ....  it doesn't make any difference that it's very small ... damn you .... you're all crazy ... am I the only one who's listening to this?  Get me the Imperial College physics department on the phone .... what do you mean they've gone home .. Jeez ....
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