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How Hot Is It In Hell?

   Posted by: John

A thermodynamics professor had written a take home exam for his graduate students. It had one question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof.

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So, we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities.

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until All Hell Breaks Loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell Freezes Over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Therese Banyan during my Freshman year, “That it will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you”, and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then 2 cannot be true, and so Hell is exothermic.

The student got the only A.


Major Clearance Sale

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   Posted by: John

My co-worker Lorren has a picture of Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard on the wall at work.  Poor Patrick’s head looked a little bare, so I added some hair to him.  I don’t think Lorrne has noticed yet.



Spring and a hundred bucks later…and more.

   Posted by: John

Wow, it has been 3 months since I posted anything on here.  I guess that’s what happens when you get sick, don’t get well very fast, then get so busy that you just don’t care.

However, it is feeling very spring-ish and I decided to do something with the front yard.  So I put up some border material and filled in with some bark mulch. Dang this stuff is expensive.  But it looks pretty good now.

"Ugly Plant" bed

Tree ring

Aside from that, I have spent the last couple of weekends working on my work room.  Or man-cave if you want to call it that.  Since Crystal moved out, I have moved into her old room.  It has worked out pretty well.  I am amazed I had all that stuff in that little corner I used to occupy, but I did.  All in its own room now.

Desks and workstations

Cabinets and stuff

Yeah, that second picture is a little blurry.  Sue me.

And finally, a couple of humorus things I found while shopping.

Marketing humor

Real big savings there...


Dog Humor

   Posted by: John

Different Labs


Real Good Fortune Cookies

   Posted by: John

Some time ago I posted a bunch of fortune cookie stuff.  They were average fortunes that were in a huge box of cookies.  Last week we went to a different Chinese restaurant and these fortunes were far superior.  Remember that you have to add  “in bed” to the end of each one.

A pleasant surprise is soon in store for you…in bed.

You will find hidden treasures where you least expect it…in bed.

Now is the best time for you to be spontaneous. Serendipity!…in bed.

You will have many friends when you need them…in bed.

Yeah, it was pretty funny stuff.


Make your own album

   Posted by: John

I was looking at failblog and the item up top had to do with making your own instant album.  The instructions:

1) Go to Wikipedia and click “Random Article”.  That is your band name.

2) Go to Wikiquote, click “Random Page” and pick a quote. The last few words are your album title.

3) Go to Flickr’s “Last 7 Days” page.  The 5th image is your album art image.

4) Compile the album image with the artist name and album title on the image editor of your choice.

What the heck, let’s try it.  And here it is. 

Hell's Cargo - Ultimate Reality


Different Settings

   Posted by: John

Same thing, different times...


This one needs a security patch

   Posted by: John

I saw this picture today and sent it to a work buddy and asked if he could fix it.

Security Hole

His response:  I think we should dowload a patch for it.  Isn’t that what Microsoft does for big holes?

Funny though…I could swear the thing says it is a MacBook Pro…

All the better to eat you with


Sanity Check

   Posted by: John

Must be me


The road Mr. Scott lives on

   Posted by: John

2876 Warp Drive