I’m a bit late but fashionably so, I assure you. Before I get to the Really Big Shoe, I’d like to once again tell you all to get your bums (and your hobos) to Connecticut tomorrow for the live Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe! It’s going to be lots and lots of fun and there may (will) be much frivolity immediately afterward at a local pub of some sort.
On to the COTW!
This week’s winner was nominated (I was going to say “nommed” but that made me think of a lolcat) twice for two different comments in the same thread: yesterday’s Quickies. Here’s comment #1:
Steve // Oct 9, 2008 at 9:53 am
Augh! Monkeys are taking jobs away from us! You know someone somewhere is reading this and wondering if they can teach monkeys to work a Frialator.
As always, don’t forget to cast your vote for next week by writing “COTW” in response to your favorite comment.
I guess Iâ€™m safe for now. I havenâ€™t seen any stories about monkeys writing Java code. Yâ€™know, you could do a scale of how complex a job is based on how many monkeys it takes to do it. Waiter = 1 monkey, Shakespeare = infinite number of monkeys. I figure my jobâ€™s somewhere in between.
On a side note, I think all jobs should be rated by how many monkeys could do them, and that information could appear on help wanted ads and in job descriptions. Like, “Help wanted: chemist. 850-monkey level. PhD required.” Or perhaps, “Help wanted: homeopath. Half-monkey-level.” Etc.
Anyway, here’s his other nommed comment:
Steve // Oct 9, 2008 at 11:07 am
@ImrryrNo: How about a reality show where monkeys/apes fill in for you at work while you take a vacation? â€œChimp my Jobâ€ or something.
You just know someone from TLC is reading this and thinking, “YES. Ratings gold!”
So, congratulations to Steve! Your prize is FREE entry to our otherwise-donation-requested life SGU show! I’ll see you there.