Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nerd Humor

I poured my soda into the glass a little too fast, and as the foam rose, I did the "Don't go over, don't go over" chant and sighed with triumph as it stopped just above the rim. But as I was exulting "Yay", Ameranth was commiserating with "oh no". A tiny trickle had slipped over the side opposite me.

As I wiped it up, I said that since I hadn't seen it drip, it hadn't really happened. Ameranth replied "Schrodinger's Coke?"

I do enjoy our nerdy jokes.

For my relatives who probably won't get the reference- here's a short Wikipedia explanation: Schrödinger proposed a scenario with a cat in a sealed box, wherein the cat's life or death depended on the state of a subatomic particle. According to Schrödinger, the Copenhagen interpretation implies that the cat remains both alive and dead (to the universe outside the box) until the box is opened.

EDIT- And look at that- the next day, The Big Bang Theory has a Schrodinger's cat reference! Maybe we are geeks, not nerds, after all.


In Real Life said...

I love the Schrodinger's Cat episode of Big Bang Theory! Schrodinger's Coke: Hee Hee! :)

knitwit said...

So funny! Geeks or nerds, you're my kind of people!