Hopping Obvious May 2, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
A friend of mine gave the department colloquium today on his nanotube research. Early in the talk was a classic quote:
I'm going to start with something really obvious. It is obvious the same way a kangaroo thinks that hopping is the best way to get around is obvious. Obvious!
If someone makes a statement like that in a talk it usually sends up a big red flag: I won't get what they are about to say. It wasn't that bad this time, however. But it was hard not to laugh out loud. I think I missed at least half a slide keeping quiet…