Sunday, May 03, 2009

Harvard vs MIT: Who has the better sense of humor?

Check this out. I am an MIT alum working at a Harvard hospital. Now I know why I don't fit it.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This experiment speaks volumes - but since you work at a Harvard hospital, and the Prez, first lady, and half the Supreme Court come from Harvard and I don't want the police at my door, I will refrain from comment. (:
I just wonder, could either group of students properly use the word "lose", as opposed to "loose"? No one can these days, it seems.

nonlocal

Fibro Witch said...

This is hysterical. But what do you expect from a college that graduated Click and Clack!

Anonymous said...

A few years ago, students from Cal Tech handed out t shirts to MIT freshmen at orientation. The shirts had the letters "MIT" on the front, in the traditional font. The back read "because not everyone can get admitted to Cal Tech. Some freshmen wore the t shirts all day. A much better prank, IMHO.

fellow 'tute alum said...

That was a play on a shirt that was around my freshman year in the 90's - except it said "Harvard" on the front, and "because not everybody can get into MIT" - there were quite a few Harvard frosh who wore them, too. Another shirt design that I loved was one that had, on the front, the MIT logo and "Every other school is just a college." Then, on the back, "only MIT is hell."

And then there's IHTFP - Insitute of Hacks, Tomfoolery, and Pranks; I Hate This F***ing Placel or I Have Truly Found Paradise. I had a fantastic experience there, and loved every minute of it.

Anonymous said...

Harvard may have the bigger name, but the MIT people are definitley smarter.

Paul Levy said...

..but appear to have spelling problems!

Paul Levy said...

While you're at it, figure out this one!

(13837) X (Your Age) X (73) = ?

Anonymous said...

Paul,

I just did your calculation...I have no idea how it works, but that is just nutty!

Bill

Engineer, Michigan State said...

It works because 13837x73 = 1010101

The 1 on the right produces the product equal to your age. The 1's in the hundreds, ten-thousands, et cetera produce products repeating your age.

farzana said...

Okay, that is really nerdy and someone has way to much time on his/her hands. It works because 13837 x 73 = 1010101.

Of course, this trick only works if you're 99 or younger as the math breaks down once you get 3-digit ages, but that's the unusual case. And it sort of works if you have an age that's in the single digits if you ignore the zeros in the answer. Very nerdy:)

Anonymous said...

Engineer and farzana,

Thank you. That actually makes sense now that I see it in writing. Kind of simple, actually.

Bill

Anonymous said...

Since we're being nerdy, 69,307 x age x 14,443 does the same for 3-digit ages (and works for 1- and 2-digit ages if you ignore zeroes, as noted above).

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow - Anon 5:57 is even more nerdy than the rest of us. Must be from MIT:))

JoJoJangJang said...

Hm... being from Caltech, I reluctantly have to say I find the sign hilarious and identify more with the MIT group. :)

KERaven said...

You're far from the only MIT alum working at your Harvard Hospital, Paul. I share your feelings about fitting it. It's just not the same, is it?

Anonymous said...

This is a riot! Harvard students have a sense of humor, but in true fashion, only appreciate their *own* humor. Humor from outsiders is just so inferior. LOL! (And I can say that...I went to Harvard.)