s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Raunchy Jokes

Friday, September 23, 2005

Raunchy Jokes

“It’s not the length of the vector that matters, it’s how you apply the force.” [seen on a pink T-shirt sported by a female freshling in the ISR cafeteria]

I was highly offended by this. Not because it’s raunchy in the first place, nor because it combines physics and sexual innuendo, but because the physics involved is totally inaccurate!

How you apply the force directly determines the length of the vector! The two are not separable! Unless she’s trying to say something about how the angle at which the force is applied is more important than the magnitude of the vector . . . but that’s just getting into rather odd territory . . .

Suffice it to say that the next time I make a dirty physics joke, it will be clever, it will be funny and you had damn well better believe that the physics will be CORRECT!


At September 23, 2005 10:43 PM, Blogger Talbot Troy said...

Perhaps she means to suggest that it depends on what source of engery creates the force. Or, with what other vector you cross the vector, assuming you wish to create a truly memorable moment. (No pun too poor.)

At October 04, 2005 10:41 AM, Blogger erin said...

And I totally believe that it WILL be correct. Don't mess with Katya, man. :)

The Incredibles miss playing with you. Not sure about golden bible or scary-looking faces or Family Guy, or especially Air Force man... if they do, not as much as the former.

At October 04, 2005 10:50 PM, Blogger erin said...

I forgot to mention Veggie Tales and the Aussie too. :)

At October 09, 2005 9:55 PM, Blogger Tolkien Boy said...

The correct physics of a sex joke is kind of funny in and of itself. Glad to see you have a blog.

Randomly, the word verification is "busband." We need to find a definition for this lovely word.


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