February 18, 2004

Guest Blogger: David Anderson

Dave: So, on the page where i read your email, there was this ad with a picture of a smile, that said, "Who does this smile belong to? Click for a FREE $50 certificate," and it obviously belonged to Julia Roberts. You know how those things are.
Lisa (reading this conversation later): You didn't click, did you?
Sarah: Dude, you didn't do it, did you?
Dave: And the choices were: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry. So, I obviously clicked on Halle Berry.
Sarah: Dude, one of those people is black.
Dave: Apparently, I won a $50 certificate. So I was wrong, Halle Berry is a white woman.
Sarah: hee hee hee
Dave: Those things are so dumb. I guess they think that people will read it, and go "Ooh! I know the answer! I know the answer!" and not be able to resist clicking, so they get the easiest possible question that everyone will know. But i think they would have more success if they had questions like, "How did Millikan prove Plank's hypothesis of the quantization of atomic spectra to be correct?" Then, people would really want to try to answer it. it wouldn't be so obvious.
Sarah: Dude. You're a geek.
Dave: But then again, they want to prey upon the stupid. So that might mess with their whole business plan.
Sarah: Yes.

Posted by lisa at February 18, 2004 12:13 PM

Referring to Millikan's assumptions as a "proof" to Plank's quantization theory I think may be a little strong. Don't worry Dave there are many of us nerds out there. And as we grow in number the words, "quantization", "doxastically", and "lexicon" may even enter the common vernacular. I can dream.

Posted by: Blake on February 22, 2004 12:38 PM

you see, it was a trick question. that much harder to get the right answer.

Posted by: dave on February 24, 2004 02:38 PM
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