Friday, January 4, 2013

Funny Friday

When we recently drove down to Canberra, via mostly open highway, as a family for the Christmas get together, Number One son Thomas was at the wheel. I mentioned that he might be driving a little fast; he said something or other about driving like a FOP. I pointed out to him that at the speed that he was driving, we were at risk of going back in time, that if we were to do so and meet ourselves from an earlier period, the encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, destroying the entire universe! I granted him that that was a worst case scenario, that the destruction might be localised, limited to merely our own galaxy or possibly only Canberra. (I acknowledge that if the obliteration could be limited to only the politicians in Canberra, he would earn the gratitude of the entire Australian population). 

That, however, inspires today’s Funny Friday theme, time travel (warning: geek humour)...

Future Man tells the 50’s about social media:

"Please help me, Doctor, I keep seeing into the future!"
"Ah. And when did this start?"
"Next Tuesday afternoon."

The regular Corn Corner segment will in future be interspersed with a new one, the Limerick Spot. The limericks may be risque (the best ones often are) or not, but they will be witty and humorous.

Although the limericks will not usually be in keeping with the theme of the Funny Friday items, today's one is. It was written in 1923 by Professor Arthur Buller (1874-1944), a mycologist (a biologist who studies fungi) who liked to write limericks for amusement. Some were published in Punch, including the following one which commented upon Einstein's Theory of Relativity (warning: more geek humour):

There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She started one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

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