Category Archives: Humour

Erwin’s Choice

  If only Schrödinger had used a rabbit instead of a cat and made it a story about his possibly pregnant wife. Then everyone would get it.

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Mark, mark him well… the unremarkable scientist who makes a set of marks so as to measures other marks he’s made, as well as ones he’s yet to make. He makes remarks about the marks he’s made and upon his making of them. Twice he measures everything… everything worth measuring. From here to there, and then to when, and even nothing — if he can. Nothing is remarkable.

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the universe seems so at peace with itself

yet it’s not necessarily tranquil;

great suns a’roiling set metal to boiling,

you’ll melt just as sure as your tank will;

in the grip of a hole, unfathomed and black

is everything stripped to its neutrons;

with masses colliding! — and big bangs subsiding…

but it’s all just like G-d clipping coupons


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How Many Wives?

Dialogue excerpt between US tank corpsman ‘Waco’ Hoyt (Bruce Bennett) and Sudanese Sgt. Maj. Tambul (Rex Ingram) in Columbia Pictures’ classic 1943 war flick, Sahara, featuring Humphrey Bogart as American tank commander Sgt. Joe Gunn. Directed by Zoltan Korda…

Waco: The boys up top tell me you Mohammedans have as many as 300 wives.

Tambul: No. The Prophet tells us that four wives is sufficient for a true believer.

Waco: Why four?

Tambul: The Prophet says that one wife makes a miserable life because she always gets bored. And two wives make a mess of your life also. They always quarrel and you never know which one is right. And three wives are bad, too. The two always take sides against the third. But four wives makes real happiness.

Waco: How?

Tambul: Two and two are company for each other. And the man, he has his rest.

Waco: That sounds all right. You’ve got four?

Tambul: No, I have only one.

Waco: What’s holding you back?

Tambul: If you had this law in your Texas, would you have four wives?

Waco: No. My wife wouldn’t like that.

Tambul: It is the same with me. My wife, she would not like it.

Waco: You sure learn things in the army.

Tambul: Yes, we both have much to learn from each other.


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How do people who always go the extra mile ever get to where they’re headed?


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