Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ode to Science and other Stuff

On my ride to school yesterday I saw a bumper sticker that read "What our schools need is a moment of science." I thought it was almost as sweet as the bumper sticker they were giving away for free at a hardware store in Salmon, ID that read "save 100 deer, kill a wolf."

Anyways, enough about bumper stickers, this post is supposed to be about science. So back to the moment of science, what a great idea, I wish we would have thought of it back during our PHS announcement days. I'm sure we could have come up with some great moments of science, for example Beef Guy or Captain Diction could have explained how science allows us to turn lead into gold or some other important scientific law. I wonder if Andy and Rob still remember that sweet Korean rap about turning lead into gold?

The bumper sticker also reminded me of the signs that were put up around the PHS science building that said "stop science before science stops you." First of all I thought it was pretty sweet that someone decide to put those up but I always wondered what that meant, how was science going to stop me? Or what is a moment of science anyways?I guess it's hard to explain such details in homemade signs or bumper stickers.

One of my favorite applications of science was when we would use it as a cheer at sport events. For example, instead of yelling "go cougars" or "go bulldogs" we would yell out "science"! I also believe that we made some student government posters that just said science in big letters on them with "PHS Hoops" in tiny letters in one of the corners. That way if someone accused of us making nonsensical posters and wasting school supplies we could say "what are you talking about? That poster's for PHS hoops." I learned the important lesson at that time that you can make almost any anything legitimate if you associate it with sports (I think Jed had a couple of good PHS golf posters that fall into this category and I remember one Tony did about "the giant shapeless mass" I think it was).

Well, this isn't really an ode. Oh well, that bumper sticker made me laugh on my ride to school yesterday so I thought I'd share.


  1. This post gave me at least seven nostalgic smiles and made my eyes tear up. What subversive buggers we were.

    "Even the Giant Shapeless Mass has a ticket to the game, why don't you?" And I seem to remember Duerden helping me draw a big blob-type thing with a bunch of arms holding various silly things and one of his arms was holding a ticket. I'm still laughing at that one!

    Jed and I had to make posters for the golf team. I remember Jed, with his abundance of artistic talent, being very good natured about putting artwork to some of my silly ideas. I remember one of our posters had a chicken bucket full of golf clubs, and saying that golf was...wait for it...finger lickin' good. HAH!

    But my personal favorite was one that simply read...





    We giggled our way down the hall, taped it up and RAN OFF. I think it stayed up for about 5 minutes.

    And that 'moment of science' is genius! "And now...a moment of science" I imagine it being a bit like Muppet labs were there's one egg head guy doing the explaining, and his lacky repeatedly eating a fat one. That'd be huge!

  2. Nacho: I'm a little concerned right now. About... your salvation and stuff. How come you have not been baptized?

    Esqueleto: Because I never got around to it ok? I dunno why you always have to be judging me because I only believe in science.