A Thanksgiving Joke

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    Nov 28, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    So tell me if you think I made this joke I heard at the Thanksgiving table tonight funnier with my reply, or if I made a fool of myself in front of a bunch of Really Smart People:

    "Einstein, Newton, and Pascal are hanging out one afternoon. Einstein is bored, so he suggests, 'Let's play hide-and-seek. I'll be it!' The others agree, so Einstein begins counting. One... Two... Three...' Pascal runs off right away to find a place to hide. But Newton merely takes out a piece of chalk and draws a mid-sized square. He finishes and steps into the square just as Einstein shouts, 'Ready or not - here I come!' Einstein looks up and immediately spots Newton standing right in front of him. He says, 'I found you, Newton!' Newton replies, 'No, you found one Newton per square meter - You found Pascal!'"

    To which I replied "Pascal was also a philosopher, so he would've found that joke particularly funny."

    It was hard to gauge crowd reaction; maybe they were mulling it over.
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    Nov 28, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    I always hated math...

    It depends on Your family

    Mine would have stared blankly while stabbing each other in the back.

    Oh...and no one on here will get ANY of these references....


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    Nov 28, 2014 4:03 AM GMT
    ...but Pascal wasn't in the room, so he couldn't hear the joke icon_neutral.gif

    (One of the things that my former assistant was supposed to do was record pressures in kPa, and no matter how many times I told her, she couldn't figure out what that meant icon_rolleyes.gif )
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    Nov 28, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    I'm just a dumb redneck from the south, but Huh??? I'm not sure it would have been funny if I got it. icon_neutral.gif
  • bro4bro

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    Nov 28, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    Speaking as a physicist, I will say this:

    There is nothing worse than physics humor.

    No, wait, I stand corrected.

    People who think physics humor is funny. They're worse.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 28, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    I would have laughed due to the sarcasm.... 9 points!
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    Nov 28, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    mindgarden said...but Pascal wasn't in the room, so he couldn't hear the joke icon_neutral.gif


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    Nov 28, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    Pascal wager was actually a very interesting topics that kind of help me to devert from christianity, along with being gay lol
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    Nov 28, 2014 5:18 AM GMT
    mindgarden said...but Pascal wasn't in the room, so he couldn't hear the joke icon_neutral.gif



    Well, neither was Einstein, since he lived 300 years after Newton and Pascal!

    Since he's the only one in the joke who isn't necessary to the punchline, it's surprising those geniuses couldn't come up with the name of a third 17th century physicist to drag into it!
  • oldfart

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    Nov 28, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    GROAN. Maybe only engineers like hubby & I are sick enuf to really enjoy this. Will we lose our queer cards?
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:06 AM GMT
    bro4bro said
    mindgarden said...but Pascal wasn't in the room, so he couldn't hear the joke icon_neutral.gif



    Well, neither was Einstein, since he lived 300 years after Newton and Pascal!

    Since he's the only one in the joke who isn't necessary to the punchline, it's surprising those geniuses couldn't come up with the name of a third 17th century physicist to drag into it!


    Well they couldn't use Leibniz because he would have gotten into a fist fight with Newton. Same with Hooke. I suppose Boyle could do.
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
    So, wait....

    Is this like a Knock-Knock Joke only everyone is deaf so no one can say,"Who's there?"

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    Nov 28, 2014 6:14 AM GMT
    Cash saidSo, wait....

    Is this like a Knock-Knock Joke only everyone is deaf so no one can say,"Who's there?"


    LOL
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
    That was a real turkey ... icon_lol.gif ... There, now it's a thanksgiving joke

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    Nov 28, 2014 6:23 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    Cash saidSo, wait....

    Is this like a Knock-Knock Joke only everyone is deaf so no one can say,"Who's there?"


    LOL


    You are the only one who ever gets Me on. Here.

    In about 11 minutes I will get some crap about being a fat old huge elitist snob with a chauffeured Lincoln paid for by liberal leftist right-wing democrats that pay for Israeli Republican Gay Parades.




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    Nov 28, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    First I had to convert to square feet, but then I couldn't stop laughing.
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
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    Nov 28, 2014 1:55 PM GMT
    Einstein, Newton, and Pascal all walk into a bar
    They all say "ow" at the same moment
    Spooky
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    Nov 28, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    mindgarden said
    bro4bro said
    mindgarden said...but Pascal wasn't in the room, so he couldn't hear the joke icon_neutral.gif



    Well, neither was Einstein, since he lived 300 years after Newton and Pascal!

    Since he's the only one in the joke who isn't necessary to the punchline, it's surprising those geniuses couldn't come up with the name of a third 17th century physicist to drag into it!


    Well they couldn't use Leibniz because he would have gotten into a fist fight with Newton.

    No. Leibniz would have been totally OK with it. All happens for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
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    Nov 28, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidNo. Leibniz would have been totally OK with it. All happens for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

    Wasn't that attributed to Voltaire?
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    Nov 28, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Sharkspeare said
    Cash saidSo, wait....

    Is this like a Knock-Knock Joke only everyone is deaf so no one can say,"Who's there?"


    LOL


    You are the only one who ever gets Me on. Here.

    In about 11 minutes I will get some crap about being a fat old huge elitist snob with a chauffeured Lincoln paid for by liberal leftist right-wing democrats that pay for Israeli Republican Gay Parades.







    *falls out of chair laughing* Perfect, and zzzzing!
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    Nov 28, 2014 3:37 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    TexDef07 saidNo. Leibniz would have been totally OK with it. All happens for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

    Wasn't that attributed to Voltaire?

    Voltaire was making fun of Liebniz and his doctrine of "Optimism."
    Voltaire couldn't have said the word "l'optimisme" without a sneer.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 28, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    2 lawyers and a nun walk into a bar

    that's it
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    Nov 28, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    What did Jeffrey Dahmer say to Lorena Bobbit?

    "Ummmm...you gonna eat that?"
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    Nov 28, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    Cash said
    Sharkspeare said
    Cash saidSo, wait....

    Is this like a Knock-Knock Joke only everyone is deaf so no one can say,"Who's there?"


    LOL


    You are the only one who ever gets Me on. Here.

    Honey, not only do I get you, in my original post instead of saying "I couldn't gauge crowd reaction" I was going to say "My joke was like a tree landing without a forest" but I figured given the preceding that'd be way too much to take in.