"Sergeant: But seriously, what would happen if the sun turned off?
Soldier: Well, you'd still have like, millions of years while the thing cooled off.
Sergeant: Naw, f*** that, like what if God threw a circuit breaker?
Lieutenant walks in
Soldier: Hey LT, you ran a nuclear plant before you came in the service, right? What would happen if someone popped the circuit breaker on the sun right now?
Lieutenant has a pained expression on his face.
Sergeant: Seriously, we're not gonna let this go until we have an answer from a reputable source.
Soldier: We could go on like this for the rest of the deployment.
Lieutenant: Alright guys, it's like this...
[...2 hours of nuclear physics, relative theory, thermal conductivity of the Earth's
mantle and crust, and every crackpot theory to counter the former three...]
Soldier:...man, I'm never asking LT another question, ever.
Lieutenant: Good, 'cause I wasn't gonna answer it anyway.
Friday, May 19, 2006
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Overheard in the Office | 3PM Scientific Inquiry:
Posted by Rob Pugh at Friday, May 19, 2006