pageok
pageok
pageok
A Brilliant Academic Presentation Using PowerPoint Slides:
The topic? Chicken. The Q&A at the end is particularly informative. (Hat tip: ZSM)
RichardP:
Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken. (chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken!)

Chicken chicken chicken chicken, "Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken":
Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken. Chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken. Chicken, chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken, chicken chicken chicken "chicken chicken" chicken "chicken chicken" chicken.
--Chicken
5.2.2007 11:13pm
Andrew Hyman (mail) (www):
Chicanery!
5.2.2007 11:29pm
Justin (mail):
But.....what *is* chicken?
5.2.2007 11:35pm
Andrew Hyman (mail) (www):
A chicken is a descendent of Tyrannosaurus Rex. T. Rex was so big that it needed very light bones, or else it would collapse. Then an asteroid hit the Earth, and wiped out the food supply of old T. Rex. So, he and his descendents eventually lost a lot of weight, but kept the light bones. The bones were so light, that he could take flight.

At some point, the chicken emerged. The precise point all depends upon how we define the chicken. But this much is certain, before that first chicken squawked upon the Earth, there was the chicken egg. No doubt.
5.2.2007 11:41pm
F. Reede (mail) (www):
Wow. Good crowd.
5.2.2007 11:43pm
David Malmstrom (mail):
rather, is stewing chicken chicken?
5.3.2007 12:30am
bornyesterday (mail) (www):

But.....what *is* chicken?


Soylent Green is chicken!

...

Wait, no, that's not right...
5.3.2007 12:58am
Q the Enchanter (mail) (www):
English would be so much easier if there were just one word.
5.3.2007 1:10am
SlimAndSlam:
(I know this comment violates the prohibitions on profanity and substantial exaggeration, but still:)

ROTFLMFAO
5.3.2007 1:37am
James968 (mail):
Soylent Green is chicken!
...
Wait, no, that's not right...


Na, it Just Tastes Like Chicken.
5.3.2007 1:42am
Paranoid:
Academics.. the air must be really thin up there.
5.3.2007 1:47am
18 USC 1030 (mail):
Chicken is what the customary meaning in the industry believes it is....
5.3.2007 2:15am
Dave N (mail):
4:05 of my life I will never get back.
5.3.2007 3:34am
occidental tourist (mail):
I think they could have done it well in 2:05 instead of 4:05, but having invested a 15th of an hour based on my respect for Orin's body of work, I feel no compunction whatsoever about trying to hijack this thread to talk about what isn't on youtube, instead of what is, i.e., the mountain dew puppet commercial:


Fact: Window puppet shows are illegal in New York City



and for Bernard Harcourt:


Do you know what they do to puppets in prison?



I can only imagine that the lack of availability of this commercial on youtube is some kind of clever counterintuitive marketing program where you make a commercial and essentially try to prevent people from seeing it.

By the time this is over, maybe networks will be paying pepsico to run it, rather than the vice-versa.

Brian
5.3.2007 10:10am
CEB:

But.....what *is* chicken?



A young chicken, suitable for broiling and frying?
5.3.2007 11:13am
M. Python:
... without so much rat in it!
5.3.2007 11:34am
Andrew Hyman (mail) (www):
Lucky thing it's not a pet, or else it would be poisoned by imported Chinese chicken food.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from YouTube, of course?

Since the University of Washington is a state-funded institution, and since this Power Point presentation may therefore qualify as "state action", do we have a possible violation of the dormant commerce clause, since Congress has not spoken on the subject of inane Power Point presentations?

I could go on and on. :)
5.3.2007 4:34pm
Bleepless (mail):
Clearly, the speaker is not a quack.
5.3.2007 10:58pm
Michael Barclay (mail):
Powerpoint chicken chicken chicken!

chicken
5.3.2007 11:59pm
Eric Jablow (mail):
I don't understand. Obviously, the original paper was done in pdfTeX. So why did he use PowerPoint instead of TeX's prosper or beamer packages?
5.4.2007 8:45am
Dr. Thingo:
The paper and talk were inspired in part by this comic.
5.5.2007 9:25pm