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Wnderer
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Wnderer   7/2/2014 1:04:27 PM
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Thank you. I really enjoy the caption contest and Daniel Guidera's artwork. I commend Rich Pell on his sophisticated sense of humor. The cat could never get the hang of the spectrum analyzer. My favorite was the Octopus's Garden lyrics.

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kfield   7/2/2014 2:46:48 PM
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@wnderer  "I commend Rich Pell on his sophisticated sense of humor." 


So I guess you're saying the other judges (like me) do not have a sophisitcated sense of humor?

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Wnderer   7/2/2014 3:06:31 PM
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@kfield So I guess you're saying the other judges (like me) do not have a sophisitcated sense of humor?


Don't worry. Even if you don't have a sophisticated sense of humor, you still have acute appendicitis.

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The octopus will be obsolete
MeasurementBlues   7/3/2014 12:05:28 PM
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Voice control on test equipment will meen you can probably get away with only three or four hands on your bench.

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kfield   7/3/2014 8:17:11 PM
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@wnderer "Don't worry. Even if you don't have a sophisticated sense of humor, you still have acute appendicitis."

Ahh, you're sweet!

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majortom84   7/10/2014 9:12:47 AM
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So, I'm not too proud to ask: are there to be no hints for us unsophisticated?  The only thing I can come up with is something to do with Schrödinger.

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Wnderer   7/10/2014 9:29:59 AM
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@majortom84 So, I'm not too proud to ask: are there to be no hints for us unsophisticated? 


On these nature programs they often compare octopus intelligence to cats. Here's a quote.

http://www.sciences360.com/index.php/octopus-intelligence-8369/

"However what we know of octopi has led to their intelligence being described by scientists as roughly equivalent to that of a dog or cat."

Here is someone else's joke on the same theme.

octo_v_cat

 

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kfield   7/11/2014 10:33:56 AM
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@majortom84 "So, I'm not too proud to ask: are there to be no hints for us unsophisticated?"

I'm with you Major Tom, this one left me scratching my head!

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Max The Magnificent   7/11/2014 10:45:48 AM
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@kfield: I'm with you Major Tom, this one left me scratching my head!

I've lost track -- what are we talking about?

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kfield   7/11/2014 10:47:56 AM
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@maxthemagnificent "I've lost track -- what are we talking about?"

 

The caption that won honorable mention because it cracked Rich Pell up. Can you explain?

 

He really is smarter than the cat." -- Wnderer

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