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Who Needs a Reason to Watch a Watermelon Explode?

April 16, 2013 by

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Arkem: I just explained your pun to a colleague. His head exploded. Me: Did his head really explode? And if so, would you be willing to give a graphic account of the event? I just wrote that happening to someone and am conducting research. Seriously. Rick looked over my shoulder the other day and demanded […]

I Don’t Know What Gave You That Impression…

September 28, 2012 by

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Me: There are three ideas that came together to call this book into being — Rick: Alcohol, wizards and explosions? Me: (laughing) No… This book is based around three things. The thing with the magic and the alcohol. The thing with the pirates. And this friendship. I’ve mentioned the magic (although I haven’t explained about […]

Because When You Solve For X, Things EXPLODE

July 25, 2012 by

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Formulas and variables and integrals and derivatives: to the casual observer it looks like you’re doing math. But you’re not. Because when you solve for x, things EXPLODE. You’re doing ENGINEERING. — David Malki Rick is a mechatronics engineer. I like to explain this as: I program robots. Rick will tell you that this is […]

Drinking, Flirting and Machiavellian Pizza

August 30, 2011 by

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I was going to tell you all about what I did today, but then I realised I’d already had that conversation. It went like this: <insert here clever and fiendish scheming that makes me look smarter than I am> Arkem: Dastardly 🙂 Me: Well, I am writing about Machiavelli again. It’s catching. Arkem: Machiavelli was […]