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  • The Big Party

    Originally posted by bernard
    At the Party with the Physicists

    One day, all of the world's famous physicists decided to get together for a party (ok, there were some non-physicists too who crashed the party). Fortunately, the doorman was a grad student, and able to observe some of the guests...

    • Everyone gravitated toward Newton, but he just kept moving around at a constant velocity and showed no reaction.
    • Einstein thought it was a relatively good time.
    • Coulomb got a real charge out of the whole thing.
    • Cauchy, being the mathematician, still managed to integrate well with everyone.
    • Thompson enjoyed the plum pudding.
    • Pauli came late, but was mostly excluded from things, so he split.
    • Pascal was under too much pressure to enjoy himself.
    • Ohm spent most of the time resisting Ampere's opinions on current events.
    • Hamilton went to the buffet tables exactly once.
    • Volta thought the social had a lot of potential.
    • Hilbert was pretty spaced out for most of it.
    • Heisenberg may or may not have been there.
    • Feynman got from the door to the buffet table by taking every possible path
    • The Curies were there and just glowed the whole time.
    • van der Waals forced himeself to mingle.
    • Wien radiated a colourful personality.
    • Millikan dropped his Italian oil dressing.
    • de Broglie mostly just stood in the corner and waved.
    • Hollerith liked the hole idea.
    • Stefan and Boltzman got into some hot debates.
    • Everyone was attracted to Tesla's magnetic personality.
    • Compton was a little scatter-brained at times.
    • Bohr ate too much and got atomic ache.
    • Watt turned out to be a powerful speaker.
    • Hertz went back to the buffet table several times a minute.
    • Faraday had quite a capacity for food.
    • Oppenheimer got bombed.
    • The microwave started radiating in the background when Penzias and Wilson showed up.
    • After one bite Chandrasekhar reached his limit.
    • Gamow left the party early with a big bang while Hoyle stayed late in a steady state.
    • For Schrodinger this was more a wave function rather than a social function.
    • Skorucak wanted to put everybody on his web site.
    • Erdos was sad no epsilons were invited.
    • Born thought the probability of enjoying himself was pretty high.
    • Instead of coming through the front door Josephson tunnelled through.
    • Groucho refused to attend any party that would invite him in the first place.
    • Niccolò Tartaglia kept stammering throughout the evening.
    • Pauling wanted to bond with everyone.
    • Keynes was keen to question the marginal utility of this party.
    • Shakespeare could not decide whether to be or not to be at the party.
    • John Forbes Nash wanted to play a n-person zero sum game.
    • Pavlov brought his dog; which promptly chased after Schrodinger's cat.
    • Zeno of Elea came with two friends - Achilles and the tortoise.
    • Bill Gates came to install windows.
    • Bertrand Russell kept wondering if the cook only cooks for the guests, who cooks for the cook?
    • Witten bought a present all tied up with superstrings.
    • The food was beautifully laid out by Mendeleyev on the periodic table.
    • Riemann hypothesised about who would arrive next; to which Newton retorted, ' hypotheses non fingo.'
    • Chadwick was handing out neutrons free of charge.
    • Everyone was amazed at Bell's inequality.
    • Watson and Crick danced the Double Helix.
    • While Fermat sang, 'Save the Last Theorem for me.'
    • Maxwell's demon argued with Dawkin's friend, the selfish Gene.
    • Russell and Whitehead insisted on checking the bill for completeness and consistency. Godel said it was incomplete and it can never be proved otherwise.
    • Epimenides the Cretan announced that only non-Cretans spoke the truth.
    • Rontgen saw through everybody.
    • Descartes cogitated, 'I think I am drunk. Therefore I am at the party.'

    Too funny!
    Diane
    Last edited by bernard; 07-03-2006, 12:55 PM. Reason: We have lost the first post!
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  • #2
    Bernard

    I loved it...we could develop one for PTs, probably, with all their different emphases on what's important in the "working body"

    Nari

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    • #3
      Nari,
      That could be a hoot.
      Luke Rickards
      Osteopath

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      • #4
        I'll give it some thought.....

        Nari

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        • #5
          Nari,
          here is a list for a start! Good Luck (but the list seems to me a bit old)

          PTs
          Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
          We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

          Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
          If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
          bernard

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          • #6
            Thanks Bernard!!

            A useful start...and as you said, the list is old. I notice Michael Shacklock doesn't appear. McKenzie at the top is interesting...

            It is more a historical list, but worthy of a bit of gentle satire.

            Will see if I can get something together before I fly off to Canada next week.


            Nari

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nari
              I notice Michael Shacklock doesn't appear.
              It is a pity! and David Butler is missing, too.:thumbs_do (but I noted that it was an orthopaedic list...
              Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
              We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

              Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
              If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
              bernard

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              • #8
                Interestingly enough, David appears at the end as a sort of footnote.

                Why orthopaedics??? What shortsightedness...


                Neuronut

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                • #9
                  Nari,

                  you missed that one =>

                  The Seven Most Influential Persons in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Today
                  and I missed David in a hidden footnote. :cry:
                  Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
                  We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

                  Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
                  If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
                  bernard

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                  • #10
                    That's OK - I don't think he would be too pleased being placed in an orthopaedic cupboard anyway!

                    I have started a physiotherapy list; a few I have problems with - don't know Kaltenborn or Sahrmann or Cyriax. So will have to check them out more. And does anyone know who Kendall is??? I know she is/was concerned with muscle function..

                    Should be fun. Maybe it could be taken up with the SC group in Nanaimo for an hour or so...


                    Nari

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                    • #11
                      Nari,
                      here is some information =>
                      Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
                      We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

                      Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
                      If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
                      bernard

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                      • #12
                        physiotherapy dinner party

                        Ok here goes for draft #1:


                        Butler did a splendid on-the-table performance of the DRG under c-fibre attack.

                        Cyriax tractioned the cook prior to neck manipulation to extract the chook recipe.

                        Elvey drew pictures of Breig's cadaveric nerve roots all over the tablecloths

                        Evjenth thought the drink waiters needed a little more ROM in their DIPs

                        Jull sang 'dura mater' instead of 'alma mater' at the close of the evening.

                        Kaltenborn mobilised the racks of lamb for finger food

                        Kendall found the whole thing a little testing

                        Maitland treated everybody thumbs down

                        McConnell taped the entire evening

                        McKenzie had a lovely time with the group once he centralised them

                        Moseley was found in the kitchen educating the chef's chronic burnt hand

                        Mulligan thought the snags could have been a little more balanced

                        Shacklock thought the neuromatrix was a little tough but blended with everything

                        Sharmann was disappointed not to find a muscle in the oysters.




                        Please add your own!!!

                        Nari

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                        • #13
                          Nari,

                          Just Splendid! :thumbs_up:thumbs_up:thumbs_up
                          Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
                          We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

                          Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
                          If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
                          bernard

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                          • #14
                            Just an afterthought - does everyone know what snags are? or is it Australian only?

                            (snags = sausages)

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                            • #15
                              I had no time to search :embarasse

                              Have they a good taste?
                              Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. L VINCI
                              We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. I NEWTON

                              Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not a bit simpler.
                              If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein
                              bernard

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