14 May 2008

Not Exactly the Metric System, but Hey.

Good evening dudes and ladies! (I know 'dudes and ladies' is kinda perpetuating the gender binary, but since it's a reference to DinoComix, it doesn't count!)

So, we've got multiple measuring systems in this world. There's the metric system, this weird other system that makes no sense that we're still using in the U.S. for some ridiculous reason, and those measure lots of things. For temperature, there's Celsius and Fahrenheit and Kelvin. And one of my science teachers in high school said if you pick numbers for melting and boiling points, you can make your own. I should do that someday. But. The point.

HOW, my friends, do we measure elegance? Well, today, specifically at lunch, I found the answer.

Is __________ more (or less) elegant THAN A CAMEL?

It seems subjective, but beware: it only really works with one camel. Someone asked what happens if there's two camels. If anyone ever questions your dromedary-based scientific credibility, here's how you can handle the conversation:

Other person: Are two camels more or less elegant than one?
You: The second camel interferes with my data. Get it out of my sight.

2 comments:

Emily said...

That was an amazing conversation... I'm going to miss Old B.

bdraeger said...

*knock*