Friday, March 31, 2006

The Underpants of Science Museum

This exhibit was removed this morning before I could view it, but Dave from our library took a few pictures. Apparently someone complained so the police showed up and got the maintenence crew to remove it. The police then went from office to office asking if any of us wanted to file charges! Uh, no, we want the exhibit to be reinstated!

Click on the title above to get more information about this fine, fine example of Guerilla Art.

You can't see it very well in the picture, but Feynman has no underwear -- there is a sign that says, "None, Baby!"

Friday, March 03, 2006

I've Sent Altogether Too Much Monk-e-Mail this week

The best one was the one I sent to a friend who is a biologist -- the monkey said, "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny". I've infected my workspace with this -- someone sent me one on Monday, I sent messages to my staff, they sent messages to their friends in the dean's office, and by Wednesday or Thursday, someone had dared to sent one to a dean -- who came into her office and told her, "No more candy for you today!"

Dude -- you're supposed to tell her that via Monk-e-mail!

(frankly I'm a bit surprised it took so long to spread to the Dean.)

As SRI said, "The developers of the ARPANET are rolling in their graves."

And as RDH, a co-worker commented, "Who needs IM when you've got monk-e-mail!"