Not as Mature as I Thought?

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  1. Johnny Angell

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    So my wife and I are driving along, listening to NPR Science Friday. A caller with a very serious question comes on the air asking about the newly discovered "Rings around Uranus." Silence in the car for a minute or two, then I say to Stacy, "You know, I guess I'm not as mature as I thought I was." She starts laughing, I don't have to explain a thing to her.

    I'm hitting the big 6-0 this year. Is there hope for my (maybe our) sense of humor to grow-up or am I just doomed to be a 5th-grader forever? BTW, do I have to explain this to anyone?:b And this is a real discovery, click here for further details.
     
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    "We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public." - Bryan White
     
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    Non-sense, balderdash and poppy-cock !!!

    You are to be congratulated on NOT 'growing up' ! If something is funny to you, then it's funny ! BTW, Uranus has always been my favorite planet [​IMG]
    What, you think you are mister mature just because you listen to NPR ? I'll bet you find most bathroom humor funny. Be proud of it.

    Imagine a world where everyone grew up. It would be boring as hell !
     
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    Hey, my Dad is almost 78 and I KNOW he would have laughed at that one! And he's all the better for it!
     
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    Oh yeah, this was back in college so it's not fitting into the maturity issue, but one night we were sitting around going through the course catalog and noticed an instructor named Z. Areola. Just imagine him saying his name with a German accent [​IMG].
     
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    Johnny,
    I spent several professional years telling people that my dream job would be science advisor to the president.

    Just so I could tell that joke OVER and OVER and OVER again. Every day, a new phonecall. Could I do that 1461 times? Probably [​IMG]

    "Mr. President, we need to send a probe to Uranus."

    "Mr. President, I recommend further investigation of Uranus."

    "Mr. President, my team and I have prepared a 2 hour brief on the realities of Uranus."

    "Mr. President, I have spoken with your wife...it is urgent we take a hard look at Uranus."

    "Mr. President, Uranus is waiting."

    "Mr. President, Uranus holds the key to the universe."

    I'd even get it in the State of the Union.
     
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    Hey, I'm not so wierd after all. Thanks, gang.[​IMG]

    I did enjoy the moment very much. It was one of these near wordless moments that we share and enjoy. Kind of like telling a joke and letting the listener play the punch-line in her head.
     
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    My dad is 75 and my Mom is 66. Thank god thay have a scence of humor.Friends of mine have commented on just how funny they are. Growing up in my house was just alot of fun. yes my parents have a serious side ( who doesnt ) . Growing up in such a fun way does have its drawbacks. Going to other peoples houses for dinner was just a nightmare. Some people Just take things Just to darn serious.



    Life is too short to not have fun and joke around and laugh when you want to laugh. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Would they find inteligent life there?[​IMG]
     
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    It may not be common knowledge, but the Uranus joke originated shortly after the planet's discovery by a Scottish scientist, Dr. Phil McKrakken.
     
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    I often wonder when farts will stop being funny.

    I mean, will I be in the nursing home laughing to myself after "franks and beans" night?
     
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    Uranus is big and gassy, isn't it?


    Bruce
     
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    Uranus is OK with me! [​IMG]
     
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    The thing that scares me most in the world are humorless people.

    As for Uranus, Johnny, here's another inadvertent funny that had me howling during my first run at college in the 1980s.

    It was 1986, and Voyager II had just reached everyone's favorite planet. I was taking Astronomy 100 at the time, and talking to an old friend of mine, who was very interested in the sciences. I asked why he wasn't taking astronomy, since the instructor was a hoot and the subject fascinating, and he said,



    Unfortunately, this particular friend had a voice that carried a great deal, and this particular quote came along in just one of those perfect silences that occasionally falls in a crowded college lunchroom.

    The only people who WEREN'T laughing were my friend, who was doing his best to try to evaporate, and the foreign exchange students who did not understand the naughtier nuances of the English language.
     
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    futurama scene, using the "smelloscope" to smell distant things

    fry: don't make me smell uranus!
    the professor: i'm sorry, fry, but astronomers renamed uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
    fry: oh. what's it called now?
    the professor: URECTUM!

    CJ
     
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    Where's Uranus?

    - Colton
     
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    This explains why astronomers have been pronouncing it "yur-uh-nus" for quite some time. [​IMG]
     
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    "Young Once - Immature FOREVER!"


    Let's say the planets! Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune & Pluto!

    You forgot Uranus....

    GOODNIGHT everyone!
     
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    A better transcription from the Greek might be Ouranos; in any case, the best way I have found to pronounce the work is to treat the "U" as the vowel in "suit" rather than the one in "cute". Otherwise you wind up like that 50s movie I saw once, Journey to the Seventh Planet, where the astronauts were apprently on a mission to "Urinous". [​IMG]
     

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