Hello everyone, I wasn't quite sure which forum to fit this under so if it's the wrong one please forgive me. I recently wrote the following for my campus's humor magazine but I have a feeling like other people here will enjoy it as well. For the record, P121 is the physics course on my campus that all the engineering and science majors need to take (ie virtually everyone) which covers basic kinematics. Enjoy! RIME OF THE PHYSICS STUDENT It's late at night, my mind is weary Eyes are bloodshot, vision bleary I know not what I'm really thinking My sanity is surely winking Yet I stay up for I am not done With homework for P121. My mind's back from a temporary lull And contemplates a bouncing ball Then reasons shouts out, with great diction, "Idiot! You forgot friction!" So I cross out numbers written there And hang my head in great dispair. I am at a lost an panicked too Because I don't know what to do! I factor out "t", I integrate But the mistakes do not abate I feel like a failure and a fool... What's life like in the business school? But I see throught that confusing mist After all, I am a physicist! I know the movements of block and book Using laws from Newton and Hooke I know the bowling ball's energy Based on it's squared velocity. I now see myself years down the line Where physics glory is all mine The secret of dark matter I know Having found the neutralino My proof is so clear and bold I win myself some Swedish gold! But as I start my acceptance speech I hear a harshly ringing screech A startling thought to my mind does creep- Oh my God, I've fallen asleep! It's eight in the morn, not late at one And my damned homework's still not done! I stare at my paper with a frown And jot some garbled numbers down And before I can think anymore It's in my bag; I'm out the door And as I'm walking I pray my best That problem won't be on the test!