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#4583

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Sept. 17, 2013, 5:44 p.m.

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//Discussing Newton's third law, how throwing stuff off a vehicle will get you moving Schafer: So you're in a college class, and the professor gives you some problem like this: "Say you take your girlfriend or your boyfriend for a boat ride in a pond. But, you lose your paddlers. How do you get back to land?" See, this question is just bad. Like, they want you to say something about taking off your clothes and throwing them out the boat, but you could just swim! In fact, you could probably wait a bit and eventually just drift back to shore. Billy Leete: Why don't you just throw your girlfriend out of the boat?

#1761

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April 9, 2010, 6:21 p.m.

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//We were talking about labor supply, which led to labor unions, which led to teacher unions, which led to teacher licensing, which led to this. Hinkle: Ladies and gentlemen, guess what was the hardest licensing test I ever took. Student 1: Driver's license? Hinkle: Nooo, no. Student 2: Teaching license? Hinkle: Nah. It was my captain's license. Students: What? Hinkle: Ya know, boat captain. Students: You were a boat captain!?! Hinkle: Yup. Student 3: What's the biggest that your boat can be? Hinkle: 100 tons //Later he explained that they accidentally gave him the 100 ton test instead of the 12 ton test, but he passed anyway

#1742

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March 28, 2010, 2:56 p.m.

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//at crew Elliot: Holy shit, theres a HUGE boat headed our way! Contreras: wow, can we we weigh 'nuff and look? Elliot: Yea sure. All 4, weigh nuff! //Everyone turns around to look. //A little pleasure craft strolls by. Everyone: What?!

in rowing, everyone except for the steerer ("coxswain") faces away from the direction of travel, so nobody sees oncoming boats besides the cox'n

crew, elliot, contreras, boat