Zametki na polyah (akor168) wrote,
Zametki na polyah
akor168

"Охота кроликов на лис и волков"

Миша Вербицкий вот тут рассказал классический анекдот(на английском, правда). Скопирую, пожалуй, его у себя под катом.


A bunny rabbit is sitting in a clearing in the woods, typing away on his
laptop computer. A fox comes along, and asks the bunny rabbit what he is
doing. The rabbit replies, "I'm writing my PhD dissertation."

"What are you writing about?" asks the fox.

"The title of the thesis is: 'Predation by Bunny Rabbits on Foxes and
Wolves,'" said the rabbit.

Predation by rabbits on foxes and wolves?" exclaimed the fox, "But rabbits
don't prey on foxes and wolves--that's counterintuitive!"

"Well" said the rabbit "perhaps you would like to come down into my
burrow, and see my data!" The fox follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole,
and a few minutes later the rabbit emerges brushing fox fur from his arm
and picking bits of fox out of his teeth. He returns to his typing.

A few minutes later, a wolf comes by, and asks the rabbit what he is
doing. "I'm writing my PhD dissertation; it's titled: 'Predation by Bunny
Rabbits on Foxes and Wolves,'" said the rabbit.

"Predation by rabbits on foxes and wolves?" exclaimed the wolf, "But
rabbits don't prey on foxes and wolves--that's counterintuitive!"

Well" said the rabbit "perhaps you would like to come down into my burrow,
and see my data!" The wolf follows the rabbit down the rabbit hole, and a
few minutes later the rabbit emerges brushing wolf fur from his arm and
picking bits of wolf out of his teeth. He returns to his typing.

A few minutes later, a grizzly bear emerges from the rabbit hole, turns to
the bunny rabbit, and says, "The second chapter looks fine. I'll read the
third chapter next week."

Moral:
IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS;
WHAT MATTERS IS WHO YOU HAVE FOR A THESIS ADVISOR.

* * *

Scene: It'a a fine sunny day in the forest, and a lion is sitting
outside his cave, lying lazily in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.

Fox: "Do you know the time, because my watch is broken"
Lion:"Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you"
Fox:"Hmm. But it's a very complicated mechanism, and your great claws
will only destroy it even more"
Lion:"Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed"
(incredulous pause)

Fox:"That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with great
claws cannot fix complicated watches"
Lion:"Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed".

The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he comes back
with the watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and
the lion continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased with
himself.

Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in the sun.

Wolf: "Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because mine is broken"
Lion: "Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you"
(loud guffaws)
Wolf: "You don't expect me to believe such rubbish, do you?. There is
no way that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV"
Lion:" No problem. Do you want to try it?"

The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back with a
perfectly fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.

Scene: Inside the lion's cave. In one corner are half a dozen small
and intelligent looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated
work with very detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge
lion looking very pleased with himself.

Moral:

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY AN ADVISOR IS FAMOUS
LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIS STUDENTS.


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