Man, who's not shellshocked with he recent stockmarket moves? Ugh.
July 13, 2002
Joke of the Moment
"Ivan, do you know Einstein is coming to Odessa."
"Who is he? Is he a famous pharmacist?"
"No, he is a famous physicist. He is the author of the 'Theory of the Relativity'."
"Well, how can I explain this...? You see, you have two hairs on your head. Is that a lot or a little?"
"And now let's imagine you found the same number of hairs in your soup... "
"Can it be true? He is coming to Odessa with this stupid joke?"
from a page of jokes from Russia. Some of them don't make the cultural divide too well, but this one was a (possibly accidental) funny take on some other "explaining relativity" setups I've heard.
Contest of the Moment
Ranjit's moonmilk site is having a haiku contest. Submit the best haiku (there are some strict number-of-characters restrictions as well) and moonmilk will sponser it being monogrammed on a brick at Garner State Park in Texas, heavily damaged by recent flooding.