2012-05-01

Why I voted for Spherical Cow

OK I liked it because it was an old physics joke.. actually the version I had dealt with was Spherical Chickens, (the Big Bang Theory used chickens), but the canonical version is cows. The joke as it was told to me many years ago had to do with Centralized Soviet planning and putting physicists in charge of dealing with egg production. The punch line of course being "First we assume a spherical chicken..." at which point any one who has had to deal with Physics realizes how far away it is from the real world and engineering.

I actually hoped my suggestion of Pop Soda would win so that we could bring up Mr Hotdogs long lost friend.. but it would seem it was not to be. But I voted for Spherical Cow because I was worried I would end up with the "Sulphur" release again. I also voted that naming conventions need to be revisited. Out of the list (stolen from Mo):

  1. Yarrow
  2. Tettnang
  3. Heidelberg
  4. Stentz
  5. Bordeaux
  6. Zod
  7. Moonshine
  8. Werewolf
  9. Sulphur
  10. Cambridge
  11. Leonidas
  12. Constantine
  13. Goddard
  14. Laughlin
  15. Lovelock
  16. Verne
  17. Beefy Miracle
  18. Spherical Cow
I can only remember Zod, Werewolf, Constantine, Goddard, Verne and Beefy Miracle.. and out of those releases only Zod and Verne (for its background)  really stick out in my head. I look forward to seeing what the results from the second poll was.
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