Blog Entries: 3
Recognitions:
Gold Member

## "Bob and Alice" why them?

 Quote by Pengwuino I remember a hilarious thread about this a couple of years back. Somewhere along the line someone said "it's 10x better than Observer 1 and Observer 2".
Tell me, tell me! What thread was it?

 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor I use a workbook that goes over the other line, trying to use as many names as possible. One problem has "Andy, Mandy, Candy, and Randy"; another investigates the fish tank of Xiao Li; there's a pole-vault problem featuring Sergei Bubka; and the sky-diver Branco. After a while, you start missing Alice and Bob.
 Mentor Blog Entries: 1 Back during my school exams in the UK there was a massive drive for political correctness. Therefore all exam questions would feature a boys name, a girls name and an ethnic name. "George, Stacey and Rajij went to the park..."

Recognitions:
Gold Member
Homework Help
 Quote by Chi Meson I use a workbook that goes over the other line, trying to use as many names as possible. One problem has "Andy, Mandy, Candy, and Randy"; another investigates the fish tank of Xiao Li; there's a pole-vault problem featuring Sergei Bubka; and the sky-diver Branco. After a while, you start missing Alice and Bob.
Okay, I understand who most of these people are, but who the heck is skydiver Branco?

I would have gone with skydiver "Dummy" Mahan. He presents a lot more opportunities for physics scenarios. Dummy Mahan's real name was Frederico Mesa, but his boxing name of Fred Mahan gave him better opportunities as a boxer in the late 20's. His nickname came from the fact that he was deaf and dumb. He fought for the welterweight championship a couple of times, but lost both fights. Along the way, someone had suggested that the pressure change created by skydiving might cure his deafness... and the couple times he tried it, it seemed to give him hearing for very short periods after the jump.

Which led to one of the worst hype events in sports history. Mahan would parachute from an airplane to cure his deafness with a bevy of reporters to record the miraculous event, which should get him into the news and increase the interest in his upcoming boxing match.

Unfortunately, the parachute failed to open.

 Recognitions: Gold Member Homework Help Science Advisor I also think there should be at least one phsyics problem involving Ted throwing softballs from a 700 ft high skyscraper. (Ted Stepien threw softballs from a skyscraper he owned to celebrate buying the Cleveland Cavliers. Unfortunately, he failed to account for the wind and the softballs blew off course, smashing a car windshield, fracturing a man's cheek, and fracturing a woman's wrist. The ensuing panic resulted in numerous other minor injuries. The incident inspired one of the greatest TV episodes in history - the WKRP Thanksgiving episode). Plus, there should be a physics problem involving soccer referee Nicole and 100,000 angry mirror wielding fans in an alternate history where Nicole actually has Liu Ling retake her penalty shot when goalkeeper Briana comes off her line early to make a save, denying the fans the opportunity to see Brandi rip her shirt off (i.e. - a replay of Arthur Clarke's short story "A Slight Case of Sunstroke").

Mentor
 Quote by BobG Okay, I understand who most of these people are, but who the heck is skydiver Branco? I would have gone with skydiver "Dummy" Mahan. He presents a lot more opportunities for physics scenarios. Dummy Mahan's real name was Frederico Mesa, but his boxing name of Fred Mahan gave him better opportunities as a boxer in the late 20's. His nickname came from the fact that he was deaf and dumb. He fought for the welterweight championship a couple of times, but lost both fights. Along the way, someone had suggested that the pressure change created by skydiving might cure his deafness... and the couple times he tried it, it seemed to give him hearing for very short periods after the jump. Which led to one of the worst hype events in sports history. Mahan would parachute from an airplane to cure his deafness with a bevy of reporters to record the miraculous event, which should get him into the news and increase the interest in his upcoming boxing match. Unfortunately, the parachute failed to open.
Wow, he must have gone ballistic.

Recognitions:
Homework Help
 Quote by lisab Wow, he must have gone ballistic.
I see what you did there.

Mentor
 Quote by Chi Meson I see what you did there.

Recognitions:
Gold Member
 Quote by lisab Wow, he must have gone ballistic.
Lisa,

As in terminal velocity ballistic ? hehe...

Rhody... sh.., now, where is that damn rip chord !!!

 Quote by BobG Okay, I understand who most of these people are, but who the heck is skydiver Branco? I would have gone with skydiver "Dummy" Mahan. He presents a lot more opportunities for physics scenarios. Dummy Mahan's real name was Frederico Mesa, but his boxing name of Fred Mahan gave him better opportunities as a boxer in the late 20's. His nickname came from the fact that he was deaf and dumb. He fought for the welterweight championship a couple of times, but lost both fights. Along the way, someone had suggested that the pressure change created by skydiving might cure his deafness... and the couple times he tried it, it seemed to give him hearing for very short periods after the jump. Which led to one of the worst hype events in sports history. Mahan would parachute from an airplane to cure his deafness with a bevy of reporters to record the miraculous event, which should get him into the news and increase the interest in his upcoming boxing match. Unfortunately, the parachute failed to open.
Oh man, that's gotta hurt

Blog Entries: 1
Recognitions:
Gold Member
 Quote by mankin2006 Oh man, that's gotta hurt
But easy to do. The only hard part is the ground when you come right down to it.

$\copyright$ 3970 BCE, Cain Adamson.

Cain was a very funny guy. In the words of Abel Adamson, "He slays me."

Recognitions:
Gold Member
 Quote by Jimmy Snyder But easy to do. The only hard part is the ground when you come right down to it.
Jimmy, you are volcano-bait for sure!!

Recognitions:
Gold Member
 Quote by Jimmy Snyder But easy to do. The only hard part is the ground when you come right down to it.
Lisa is trying to out do you, but you keep coming back with priceless gems... what say you (Saturday Night Live Lisa ?)

Rhody...

Blog Entries: 1
Recognitions:
Gold Member
 Quote by turbo-1 Jimmy, you are volcano-bait for sure!!
Like the majority of my jokes, that one's lifted. I just edited my earlier post.