Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Oct 25 12:44:41 PDT 2012
On Thu, 25 Oct 2012, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:
> On 10/25/12 09:22, Andrew Holway wrote:
>>> Well, there was the propeller-top beanie and hazing when I first arrived
>>> at graduate school, the secret physics handshake, the decoder ring, and
>>> the wierd robes they made us wear in quantum mechanics "to keep us safe
>>> from virtual photons", but by in large, no. I mean, except for The
>>> Ritual. But I can't talk about that. They'd kick me out of the club.
>> I'm sure its connected with a magic circle and league of mystics.
> So depressed about my academic trajectory right now. All we got were
> HotPockets, coffee, and the expectation to publish 15 papers before we
Sadly, HotPockets hadn't been invented yet when I went to school. Of
course that's likely the reason I'm not quite dead yet -- twinkies and
beer being much more nutritious.
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