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Very well put.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cannon Jones <jcjones(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1998 10:33 AM
Subject: RE: Smarter Engineers!!

>[john] Gee, and they say Engineers can't take a joke.  Boy, society sure is
>wrong about us.  Lighten up!
>Personally, I thought it was pretty funny.  Keep'em coming Stan.  Also, I
>enjoy the quotes after your name and the Dilbert stuff that you send.
>John Jones, EIT
>Pell City, AL
>"If you're gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough!"  --Bob Barnett, PE
>what a stupid comment
>>This humorous contribution was sent by my son, a young mechanical
>>engineer who is currently running 100,000 DOF FEA models of heart
>>in Austin, Texas:
>>A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo, and
>>the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back
>>are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a
>>whole, because the general speed and health of the whole keeps
>>by the regular culling of the weakest members.
>>In much the same way, the human brain can operate only as fast as the
>>slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills
>>brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain
>>cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the
>>weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient
>>machine. The results of this in-depth epidemiological study verifies
>>validates the causal link between all-weekend parties and engineering
>>performance. It also explains why, after a few short years of leaving
>>university and getting married, most engineers cannot keep up with the
>>performance of the new graduates. Only those few that stick to the
>>strict regimen of voracious alcoholic consumption can maintain the
>>intellectual levels that they achieved during their university years.
>>So, this is a call to arms. As our country is losing its technological
>>edge we should not shudder in our homes. Get back into the bars! Quaff
>>that beer! Your company and country need you to be at your peak, and
>>shouldn't deny yourself the career that you could have. Be all that
>>can be!  Drink all that you can drink!
>>--- Anonymous Brainchild
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