Who could have guessed there were so many food prep puns out there? The votes are counted and the winner of our October caption contest did an amazing job of packing more darn clever puns into one caption than previously thought humanly possible -- I'm still stumped by one -- someone want to explain "Lissa Juice" to me?
elPresidente won 33% of the votes with this pithy item, "Some musicians are following the OpAmp cookbook to the tee - they've diced the
wafers and put them in a thin DIP, then chopped the inputs, sliced the bits, and
mixed in the IF. They even turned the pot and knife switched. A byte was tried,
after a hesitant nibble, and there was a rather flat response across the band
even after trying SPICE. With reluctance, it LED to the conclusion that the
potential of this recipe would really show with Lissa Juice. Figures!"
SylvieBarak came in second with "open "sauce", surely ;)" with 23% of votes.
elPresidente will soon be receiving Daniel Guidera's color version of the
cartoon bearing his winning caption.
In the mean time, sit back and give us a few suggestions for our November
I spy a bread board on the left of the illustration and some pots on the right. Can't tell if they are variable pots or watt? The filter is a fine pass and the dip (ladle) is being inserted while liberally sprinkling smd capacitors. Looks like a very strange home brew experiment if I do say so..
I wonder if "El Presidente"'s username is based this episode of Gilligan's Island:
Season 2, Episode 3
"The Little Dictator"
First aired September 30, 1965
When El Presidente Pancho Hernando Gonzales Enrico Rodriguez of Eucuarico is exiled on the island, he foments a revolution and convinces Gilligan to become his puppet leader. This episode is in effect a satire of the military politics of many Latin American countries during the 1960s.
Ahhh -- a Bowditch curve -- cute, very cute. And if you search Lissajous on Wikipedia, it has a link to spirograph, which provided many happy hours of entertainment when I was a kid. I think I feel an article coming on...
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