Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

High-latitude humor

Correspondence between Jeff and a friend doing a postdoc in England on a day when the sun rose at 5:21 AM and set at 9:57 PM:

from: T.
to: Jeff
date: Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Hi Jeff,

Things are pretty well, it's even starting to warm up a bit here. I could even feel that big yellow thing in the sky giving off heat today, which is a novel experience. Do you also have a big yellow thing in the sky?




from: Jeff
to: T.
date: Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Aaaaacchh! Big yellow thing in the sky, it hates us, Precious, yes it does. It burns us and we curses it! We curses it forever!