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#086: [insert witty statement here]

December 11th, 2009 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Paper Gangsta” – Lady GaGa

As we flail in the throes of examtime, I want to hear all your best (worst) intellectual puns and jokes! Erudition is fun!

This gem from Overheard at UBC was too good to pass up.

“How many free market economists does it take to change a lightbulb?”
“How many?”
“None, the Market would have done it already if it needed replacement.”

Ahahahahah. I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely laughed for a solid minute (or two) at that one. Ah, geekery.

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  • 1 Eastwood Dec 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Okay, here it goes:

    “What are the blobs in the ocular dominance columns called?”
    “You mean the areas rich in cytochrome oxidase? I don’t quite recall the scientific term.”

    And this one was taken straight out of the biopsychology textbook, from a section on neuroplasticity:

    “When I was a student, I learned two important principles of brain development. The first I learned through experience: The human brain starts to function in the womb and never stops working until one stands up to speak in public. The second I learned in a course on brain development: Neurogenesis (the growth of new neurons) does not occur in adults. The first principle appears to be fundamentally correct, at least when applied to me, but the second is wrong.”

  • 2 Tyler Dec 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

    …I dun get it…

  • 3 Eastwood Dec 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    hahaha… all right, I guess it’s only slightly funny.

  • 4 Mary Dec 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I don’t really get the second…and I think I’m reading the blobs one wrong :P

  • 5 Rabi Sun Dec 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Geekiness FTW.