These engineering and science tech-centric
jokes, song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends
and websites across the Internet. I check back occasionally for new fodder, but
it seems all the old content is reappearing all over (like this is). The humor is
light-hearted and clean and sometimes slightly assaultive to the easily-offended,
so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
An engineer, a psychologist, and a
theologian were hunting in the wilderness of northern Canada.
Suddenly, the temperature dropped and a
furious snowstorm was upon them. They came across an isolated cabin, far removed from any town. The hunters had
heard that the locals in the area were quite hospitable, so they knocked on the door to ask permission to rest.
No one answered their knocks, but they discovered the cabin was unlocked and they entered. It was a simple place
... 2 rooms with a minimum of furniture and household equipment. Nothing was unusual about the cabin except the
stove. It was large, pot-bellied, and made of cast-iron. What was strange about it was its location ... it was
suspended in midair by wires attached to the ceiling beams.
"Fascinating," said the psychologist. "It is obvious that this lonely trapper, isolated from humanity, has
elevated this stove so that he can curl up under it and vicariously experience a return to the womb."
"Nonsense!" replied the engineer. "The man is practicing the laws of thermodynamics. By elevating his stove, he
has discovered a way to distribute heat more evenly throughout the cabin."
"With all due respect,"
interrupted the theologian, "I'm sure that hanging his stove from the ceiling has religious meaning. Fire LIFTED
UP has been a religious symbol for centuries."
The three debated the point for several hours without
resolving the issue. When the trapper finally returned, they immediately asked him why he had hung his heavy
pot-bellied stove from the ceiling.
His answer was succinct. "Had plenty of wire, not much stove pipe."
...from the BasicJokes web site.