Ah, the Ig Nobels. I had all but forgotten them. I actually attended high school with Marc Abrahams, the originator of the awards (wearing the top hat at the podium in this video
), though I didn't actually hang out with him or anything. I might have lost some money to him in a poker game or two along the way, but that's about it. Anyhow, I whimsically started perusing the family of websites and came across this
I'll be putting in my application shortly. I cannot conceive of a more prestigious organization to aspire to.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick
OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy
English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."