Physics joke from The Big Bang Theory

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  1. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Are any of you fans of the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory? It has some very good geek humor. Anyway, I was watching an episode the other day and one of the main characters, who is a physicist, was going to deliver a paper at a conference. His friend told him to lead off with a joke, so here is what he used:

    A poultry farmer was distressed because his chickens stopped laying eggs. He didn't know what to do about it, but one of his friends, a physicist, offered to help. The physicist came out to the farm, took a bunch of measurements, and went back home to analyze the data. The physicist called the farmer on the phone and said: "Okay, I have a solution for your problem, but it only works with spherical chickens in a vacuum."

    I like it.

    Tom
     
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    I liked the joke too. I'm a bit surprised that enough nerdy-type people watch the show to keep it on the air (maybe they're laughing at us). I've only seen the show a few times.

    The other surprise is that "Numb3rs" is still on the air. My wife likes the show because of the interplay between the characters and I get an occasional laugh at the "math" and "science" being discussed.
     
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    We love Big Bang at my house.
    It's like watching my son.
    He's socially challanged too.
    Some how he's managed a beautiful wife and son.

    knock knock, Penny, knock knock, Penny,knock knock, Penny,knock knock, Penny, :D
    Kills me everytime, but I'm easily amussed.
     
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    I like the show also. At the end of every show there is a producers logo that's on screen for just a few seconds. It looks like a typed written page. If you have a DVR reverse, pause, and read what it says. It's different for every show. You'll like it.

    Here's a link to Chuck Lorre Productions for the vanity cards at the end of the show.
    CLP - Vanity Cards - Big Bang Theory
     
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    I too watch this show. My Monday nights consist of Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and maybe Worst Week if its not too stupid.
     
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    The word "sitcom" suggests laugh track. I cannot watch anything with a laugh track. It drives me nuts. But then, I don't have a TV. I always run through the channels when I'm in a hotel, which is several times a year. There's seldom anything to watch. Sometimes Animal Planet has something interesting, or there's a movie. But the sitcoms get the remote-control zap quicker than anything. Someone says "hello" and there'll be laughter. Is there a better working definition of the word "moronic"? I have seen Cheers on DVD. That program was great while Shelly Long was on it. She was a genius. Diane Chambers was totally insane, and I suspect Shelly Long was a bit wacko, to be able to play the part that well.
     
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    Oh thank you... thank you, thank you! Now I have a web site of Vanity Cards to read!!
     
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    I'm here to tell you there is hope for those socially-challenged geek. My son, who never dated in high school and ate nothing but junk food, got married 3 days after his 23rd birthday to a (relatively) normal girl from Iowa that he met at Brown when she lived next door to him in a coed dorm. They have been married 18 years and have 3 children. He is full professor of physics who studies neutrinos and a gourmet cook and budding wine expert in addition to being a great dad. Last summer they took all 3 kids (9, 11, & 14) to Spain and France for 3 weeks. He lives about 900 miles from me, but he calls me often (usually from airports because he travels a lot for his research). He's just a great guy & I'm really proud of him. (And he drives a Civic Hybrid)
     
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    I agree with you about the laugh track. The Big Bang Theory does have one, and it bothers me. That aside, it is a very well written show.

    Tom
     
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    I don't watch tv, but will make an exception for this show
     
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    They have some good technical advisers. I love the geek humor. It hits close to home.

    Tom
     
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    Yeah, I think a lot of borderline mad scientists - who tinker in their basement or workshop - would really understand the punchlines that sail over an average persons head
     
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    That's hysterical! I dont' watch alot of TV and have never heard of this show, but I'm going to have to see if I can find it tonight (I think someone said that it was on Monday nights.) Any show that can tell a joke like that at least deserves a fair chance. ;)
     
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    If I could tolerate TV I would give this show a chance.
     
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    Must. Re. Sist.

    *sigh*

    He knocks in threes, not fours.
     
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    Also, each knock is in threes, not twos.
     
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    Check out the background of the scenes, my DVR freeze frames clearly, the Prop Dept has a sense on Humor as well as the Set Director.
    Schrodinger's Cat was good......
     
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    I love the show but my girlfriend doesn't. So we watch Jeopardy.
     
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