Sunday, March 25, 2007

Check list

Eli is on the road, stressed out and has a crack of dawner tomorrow morning, followed by a four hour drive and more stress. Don't expect much sense. What brought this post about was hitting the forehead about 10 minutes after starting for the airport and saying

DAMN, LEFT THE THUMB DRIVE IN THE COMPUTER!!%&&^%$*&((&^

Of course, that was where the presentation was. When Eli was a young bunny, times were simpler and we giggled behind the hutch as we snuck a cigarette about the guy's check list. Something like

Spectacles, testicles, wallet, watch, keys.

Today, at a minimum you have to add thumb drive and cell phone. What else?? (and please don't mention the log-log sliderule....)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you have spectacles, there ain't much need for testicles (or do I have that bassackwards?)

But what about the rabett pellets? (or is it pallets?) -- to launch at people who give bad presentations. You'll probably need your carryon catapult for that (I wonder, do the airlines still allow those these days?)

Anonymous said...

Or is it a rabbipult?

Mark UK said...

"If you have spectacles, there ain't much need for testicles"

That is incorrect...

Steve Bloom said...

Hey, Eli, just a note to mention that the finest climate blog snarking opportunity of the year has just made itself available over at RP Sr.'s. Seldom has anyone staked themselves out so thoroughly for Ethon's delectation.

EliRabett said...

Although almost irresistable, when someone who has been trying to shove something down your throat says oops, backing off may be the best policy. Of course, we might remind them before the next meal they prepare.

Steve Bloom said...

His stove is large, his burners many.

Anonymous said...

There are only 4 points to the cross: Spectacles, Tesicals, Watch and Wallet.

Thankfully I have all 4.

Gareth said...

You can keep your tesicals.

It's all balls, anyway.

Pip pip!

ankh said...

As the sign at my local tire shop says:

"If it has tires or testicles, it's going to cause you trouble."

Anonymous said...

Apparently, Bjarne Andresen is taking his paper on the road:

From Science Daily

"Danish scientist: Global warming is a myth"

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 15 (UPI) -- A Danish scientist said the idea of a "global temperature" and global warming is more political than scientific.

Though related, of course, that's a qualitatively different claim from the ones he and his co-authors made in their paper in JNET.