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GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:46 am
by eric_marsh
As is our tradition on Tuesdays, I sit in on a discussion between Professor Hardy and his graduate students. The topic is, as always, the most recent advances in physics. You see, the esteemed professor is the world's premier authority on the subject of the Grand Unified Theory of Physics.

I listen very carefully to the professor's words. Suddenly, something connected and I see a glorious vision of how all the pieces fit together - I alone understand the Holy Grail of physics, the Theory of Everything!

Leaping to my feet I shouted out in triumph! "Woof! Woof! Woof woof woof!"

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:51 am
by ROU Killing Time
Funny, but I must toss a yellow flag on the field.

Parenthetical penalty; Illegal double use of "as always." 10 yards, still first down.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:56 am
by eric_marsh
Thanks for the catch - I will tweak.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:21 am
by ROU Killing Time
No problem.

I've taken to slapping myself REALLY hard every time I type "as always."

I've had to switch to my left cheek recently. Bone is showing through on the right side of my face.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:31 am
by Phenopath
Eric, I like this a lot. A minor suggestion (feel free to ignore), replace "his group of physicists" with "his graduate students".

It is great that you are making up the running now that ROU is slacking.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:33 pm
by eric_marsh
Thanks for the suggestions. I had not considered the "as always" to be a problem though I can see how it can be overused. It seems to me that it's not a bad shorthand.

I could probably make another pass over this one and tweak it some more but I think it's basically pretty good. Perhaps I'll take another look later.

I presume that everyone know that the protagonist is a border collie.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:15 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Phenopath wrote:It is great that you are making up the running now that ROU is slacking.
People who live in glass houses, Pheno...

I'm just saying... :P

Argh, when will this cold finally go away... cold medicine... head filled with cotton...

OK, i admit it. I'm blocked

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:22 am
by tbaker2500
Hee hee.. This is a good one.

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:25 am
by m_a_kelly
eric_marsh wrote:I presume that everyone know that the protagonist is a border collie.
That's one smart doggie. This one was lots of fun for me to read. :mrgreen:

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:10 am
by gord42
eric_marsh wrote:I presume that everyone know that the protagonist is a border collie.
Well, I knew it was a dog, but a border collie specifically? Is that important? Did I miss a clue?

Re: GUT instinct

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:12 pm
by eric_marsh
gord42 wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:I presume that everyone know that the protagonist is a border collie.
Well, I knew it was a dog, but a border collie specifically? Is that important? Did I miss a clue?
That's because border collies are the only dogs smart enough to figure out the GUT. :)