I was going to post this in Hard Talk but...

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by LeeJend, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. LeeJend

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    I figured if I put it in Hard Talk people would start fighting over it. Here they will just laugh at it which is for the best.

    (1) Zero Gravity
    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly
    discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To
    combat his problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300º C.
    The Russians used a pencil. Your taxes are due again--enjoy paying them.

    (2) Our Constitution
    "They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, and it’s worked for over 200 years. And, we’re not using it anymore."

    (3) Ten Commandments
    The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in
    A Courthouse is that you cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt
    Not Commit Adultery" and “Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers,
    judges and politicians .. It creates a hostile work environment
     
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  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Nice. Love the second one :D
     
  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Very nice. Fight over what?
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Love them. They're great. All three of them. :D
     
  5. ejn74

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    They are great and have truth in them.
     
  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    the first one is the best its too funny
     
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    I agree!
     
  8. X-Istence

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    Makes logical sense that the US would pay out of the ass to make a pen that could do that.

    Pencils work just as well :p
     
  9. Perris Calderon

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    it's a great post for the anecdotes, I especially liked number two

    funny and apropos, however the pen thingy isn't true

    supposedly we both used pencils in the begining, they weren't too good in zero g either, led floating around, electric and fire hazzard, and other stuff

    then a guy named fischer made a pen that would work and not burn up at extreme temperature...pressurized encased ink cartridge to compensate for 0 g

    he didn't charge nasa to develope the pen

    charged 3 bucks for them to buy them though and they bought about 400 off the bat...I guess they thought we'd be going up there alot

    I'd pay three bucks for one of those iriginal pens that's for sure..I wonder if any of the original are still around
     
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  10. falconguard

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    Cross gas filled ink cartridges. Still as a anecdote it is rather amusing, and it seems very well that we could fund a study like that, after all we funded a study to find out if cows belching was contributing to green house gasses..
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    these things are a steal
     
  12. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Well, we have funded some studies in the past, so number 1, though it might not be true isn't entirely divorced from reality either. What makes it funny. The third was funny too :rofl

    Given the number of politicians who were once lawyers, I could imagine them not seeing the same humor in it that we do however. Hell, come to think about it, it does work for politicians as well :laugh: