Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quick note: talking to MM on the phone tonight. Now MM is an incredibly smart guy, I mean scary smart. However, I have, on a few occasions, scared him with my thought processes; mostly because I think very differently than he does (the whole linear vs. intuitive thing).

The example that he brought up - he's running a game and there's some peculiar situation. He gives me a clue to solve it. The clue: dog on a dunghill. He said that I thought about it for about 20 seconds and then piped up, "Odysseus." Scary part? That was the right answer. It had been a question on a Western Literature course & it had baffled him. The fact that I got it right with no context is what freaked him. At that point he started wondering whether we were even the same species.

4 comments:

"Generic" Joe Tortuga said...

You've done that to me, at least once. It's shocking because I know I'm well read, yet you're light years ahead of me. That's probably what I get for actually paying attention in Calculus class.

Sewicked said...

I paid attention in Calculus. It was in Ms. Bill's English class that I didn't pay attention.

"Generic" Joe Tortuga said...

I always figured she shtupping someone from the football team. It was kind of disgusting. But for some reason the romances under the desk in calculus stuck with me (maybe I noticed it more).

Worse case, I plead phenobarbitol for most of my high school career. There's a lot I don't remember anymore.

Sewicked said...

You can always blame the drugs. And I blame my hair for my total oblivion to the romances, etc. Either that or the joke in college about the densest element known to man really is accurate.