Friday, July 30, 2010

Overheard in the Arctic, Chapter 2

1. It's just non-Euclidean geometry. At the poles, parallel lines converge. Put this triangular rock in your bag and take it back to Mountain View. By the time you get there, it'll be a square. --"Crazy" Matt Deans.

2. We should name something after Google. We already have a "Slope of Woe" and a "Dr. Evil's Lair." --Pascal Lee.

3. I was lost once, so I found Hare Krishna. But I was still lost. So I got a GPS. --John Schutt, kick-ass polar explorer.

4. (On the subject of my futuristic helium-elastomer nanolayer Arctic attire) Now you can fit all your clothing in a fanny-pack! --Vicky Glass, firefighter, camp medic, and Chancellor of Incendiary Matters.

5. (On the subject of the Iridium system tripod) This has three legs, but I have four! --Ping Pong Lee, dog and camp mascot.

6. Sarah: I was once accused of being in league with the Guild of Vacuum Pump Manufacturers...
Tiffany: What?!

7. Brian Glass: Watch out for the laser between your legs.
Tiffany: What?!

8. Pilot: It's too dangerous to land, we have to turn around and go back to Devon Island.
Tiffany: I wonder if we can make it back in time for dinner...

9. When the space station called here, it showed up on caller ID as "out of area."

10.Pascal Lee: Here's our press release (handing me a thumb drive.)
Tiffany: Oh my god, you dont use Google Docs?
...then immediately after that....
John Schutt: ...Well, you just type "ANSMET" into Yahoo...
Tiffany: What?! Are you people kidding? This is 2010! (Sigh.) I guess I'll just have to e-abacus you.


Blogger Brett W. Thompson said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing these!!

August 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

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