Category Archives: Humor

That charming, secret wretchedness

Every so often, I find a piece of writing that causes me to exclaim, “YES” and dramatically, reflexively clench my fists to my chest (luckily no one was around to see). “That’s it.” Yesterday, that piece was The Feast of Pain, an … Continue reading

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I played with beanie babies in 1996

I remember that my brother and I would keep ourselves entertained for hours playing with TY beanie babies. I can still remember my favorite ones – Prance the cat, Dottie and Butch the dogs, Goochy the jellyfish (that shared my … Continue reading

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#overlyhonestmethods

#overlyhonestmethods (link sends you to Twitter) In the last day or so, the Twittersphere has been flooded with #overlyhonestmethods. Honestly, I’ve never jumped onboard Twitter, but reading these tweets has been really fun. Especially when I read one and think “Oh … Continue reading

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He pepper sprayed Jesus

If you haven’t heard of Lt. John Pike (aka. the pepper-spraying cop), then you clearly live under a rock. Or just have never heard of the internet. The infamous police lieutenant, who used pepper spray on students holding a peaceful … Continue reading

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OMG Mathematica

I encountered this entertaining tidbit while working on a Pchem practice prelim and using Wolfram Alpha to do my integrals for me. This is sad because when I actually take my Pchem prelim tomorrow, I will not have Wolfram Alpha … Continue reading

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The difference between chemists and physicists

Today when I walked past Clark hall (the physics building) in order to get to my lab, the entire building was closed (alarms blaring, doors closed, guards in neon vests preventing people from entering). Later I heard a rumor that … Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s buckyball?!?!

“‎A cat is like a large buckyball. Or a buckyball is like a small cat” – Prof. Ezra in CHEM 3890. Today in Pchem, the professor finally demystified the paradox of Schrodinger’s cat as the finale in talking about the … Continue reading

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The great Cornell orientation scavenger hunt!

Cornell orientation officially starts this weekend, and we have so much to look forward to! I have created – for your entertainment – a scavenger hunt of things that you are likely to see in the next few days. You’re … Continue reading

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It’s a scientist thing

Yesterday I told my brother a chemistry joke. I thought it was pretty funny, but he just shook his head and said, “I hate math and chemistry jokes. The only people who find them funny are mathematicians and chemists. And … Continue reading

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correct horse battery staple

Resisting the strong temptation to change all my passwords after reading today’s xkcd comic (http://xkcd.com/936/) I used to take a lot of my passwords from the movie Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I didn’t start reading the books … Continue reading

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