03 April 2007

We are the Engineers...

And at PZ's blog, engineers are the topic of the day.

First, a bunch of us (and some medical professionals, plus a few misguided science types who appear to have not read the instructions that the post was directed at engineers and doctors) invaded the comments of a post to proclaim our support of science and denounce our high-profile creationist breathren. Whoohoo, I'm the 2nd guy on the list.

Second, here's a link to arguably the worst engineer in a galaxy far, far away.

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At April 05, 2007 8:33 a.m., Anonymous Sarge said...

My late aunt who was an aeronautical engineer on occasion had a beer or glas of wine too many, and she had a clever little ditty that she would sing:

The engineers have shaggy ears
They do not stop at trifles,
They hang their balls
Upon the walls
And shoot at them
With rifles.

You engineers, what can I say?

At April 05, 2007 9:08 a.m., Blogger King Aardvark said...

Wow, never heard that one. We sing other stuff too. I unfortunately missed out on a lot of singing stuff when I was in school because I only transfered into engineering in 2nd year, hence I missed out on a lot of the initiation and ritual.

At April 05, 2007 2:45 p.m., Anonymous Sarge said...

It seems to have been an all- purpose ditty, I've heard it in the army and civil war reenacting as "canoneers" and in my teenage years in appalachia as "The Mountaineers" which I'm told was probably the original version. Who knows?

My parents told me that I was a very unsatisfying, alarming, and disturbing child, and I confess myself to have been somewhat confused by those lyrics. My aunt after all, didn't have shaggy ears, hers were quite glabrous. I was informed by a relative at the time and place of one such performance that she also lacked balls and a rifle. I went to my room and got a selection of balls and my BB gun and proferred them for her use. Everyone but my parents thought this was funny.

At April 05, 2007 3:26 p.m., Blogger King Aardvark said...

Hmm. I think my mom would not find that funny. My dad would.

Some people have no sense of humour.


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