9.12.2005

"Ya Whippersnapper!"

A college student at a recent Carolina football game challenged a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his.

"You grew up in a different world," the student said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "Today we have satellite television, jet planes, space travel, man has walked on the Moon, our spaceships have visited Mars, we even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing and, uh .."

Taking advantage of a pause in the student's litany, the old geezer said, "You're right. We didn't have those things when we were young; so we invented them, you little shit head! Now what the hell are you doing for the next generation??"

(via email)

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11 Comments:

Blogger Worldgineer said...

Hover cars. I hope he answered "hover cars", because they really screwed that one up.

12/9/05 11:43  
Blogger k_sra said...

It all rests on your shoulders now, Worldy.

12/9/05 12:01  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Nah, Moller has too far of a head start. I'll happily provide any tortoise entertainment solutions the world needs, however.

12/9/05 12:08  
Blogger k_sra said...

(bangs fist on table)

Bring on the Tortoise Entertainment!

12/9/05 12:31  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

I know you're aware of my work, but for reference:

Tortoise Flipper
Tortoise Reverse
Tortoise Shell Games
Tortoise Coaster

(ok, I admit that last one's more for the humans than the tortoises (torti?)

12/9/05 12:37  
Blogger k_sra said...

I was hoping more for a video clip or at least a funny picture...

12/9/05 13:05  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

I'm not sure torti care for such things.

12/9/05 13:13  
Blogger k_sra said...

Maybe not, but I certainly do!

12/9/05 14:09  
Blogger graculus said...

I 'was' that old man!

12/9/05 15:33  
Blogger J.a.G. said...

that's a genius answer. i hope to be that smart one day :)

12/9/05 17:05  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

[k], you want tortoise entertainment?

Print out, cut out, assemble, and play.

12/9/05 17:29  

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