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Webcam, ongawa! and more nerdy t-shirts.

I have a working webcam now and it looks like HAL. Thanks, R.

I have been walking around all day saying "Ongawa!" and laughing at myself since reading a post in which a friend saw a license plate bearing that personalization and in sharing with Vogon, he automatically associated it with the 250' jump tower at Fort Benning. Old paratroopers never die, they just go to hell and regroup. (Speaking of that, I have some material fomenting on the upcoming anniversary of the invasion of Grenada, but it's harder to get him to talk than it was to get my older relatives to talk about family history.)

I wore my Weapon of Math Instruction shirt all day today and nobody said a word. One of the elementary school math teachers chuckled at it, so at least I amused someone with it. I am now debating pre-ordering one of the LibrArian tees because the librarian battle rap in Little Dee has been hilarious. Where else would someone rhyme anything with "foie gras"?

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favoritebean
Aug. 28th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
That Weapon of Math Instruction shirt is awesome!!!! I wish I was better at math so that I could wear it. We could even drive over to their bookstore to get it. Unfortunately, zedmanauk still has tremors when he has to go to the tech campus. Poor guy.
oddharmonic
Aug. 28th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
I suck at match and wear it proudly.

This is what I know about the quadratic equation: it describes a parabola on a graph and I can derive it from the Pythagorean theorem. I have no ides /why/ I need to know that, but it was on every problem set (nightly homework) in Saxon math for three years.

Should you guys wander in the direction of the campus bookstore, they also have a caffeine shirt and a "DNA is life" shirt. I am going to have to wander there in person to get Laurel a Caltech shirt as the cute kids' one I originally ordered was out of stock and the suggested substitution is cute, but it has BEAVERS in giant arched text so I kept it for me and will find one that just says Caltech for her.

College t-shirt Wednesdays at her school have become a challenge for me because I am not a fan of orange (Texas) or maroon (Texas A&M).
rainingvodka
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
When I did airborne school at Benning we never trained with the 250' tower -- they were having "issues" with it or something. So I missed out on one of those "universal" soldier experiences. Oh well. At least I DID go to some of the strip clubs on Victory Dr. =)

that shirt looks awesome. heh
oddharmonic
Aug. 28th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Bummer.

Re the club's on Victory Drive, Vogon replied "Whoo hoo! Rick's Lounge!".

In lieu of funny math joke shirts, I have discovered the amazing selection of funny librarian joke shirts. (:
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