Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Crazy Old Man" Syllogism


Milk goes in the refrigerator.
Milk goes on Raisin Bran.
Raisin Bran goes in the refrigerator.

Hey, at least I can still remember to put on trousers most days.
And I know what 'syllogism' means. 

45 comments:

  1. If it makes you feel a little better buddy my brother accidentally puts things in the wrong place such as pepper in the fridge, it's not just an old person thing! When you start putting those trousers on over your head you'll know you're in trouble, great post man!

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    1. Especially if I go to Walmart with them on my head.
      Ooh, bad example. I'm not sure anyone in Walmart would know the difference.

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    2. i woke one day with a long-sleeved shirt on as pants, a sweater on backwards, and a puncture wound through my lip. there was, what was referred to by my roommate then as "pastasuvious" all over the kitchen. and an empty bottle of whisky somewhere in the yard.

      enjoy the chilled pepper and raisin bran folks!

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    3. I woke up inside a pillowcase once (well, not completely; I had tucked my feet and my arms inside).
      Long story short, it involved a bottle of Sambuca.

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  2. If A equals B, and B equals C, then A must equal C. Right? I think I remember this as being the cornerstone of Western philosophy. And they didn't even have fridges back then.

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    1. That's what happens when you don't have cable. You come up with all sorts of cockamamie theories.

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  3. Just keep puttin' on those trousers one leg at a time. Some days that is the best we can do.

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    1. pay no attention to her. they DO go on your head. then you hand your son the camera so he can capture the moment for us. i know the mrs wouldn't want any part in those shenanigans.

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    2. Ohhhhhhhhh...........now I have an idea.

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  4. I don't think I've ever put cereal in the fridge. I would put milk in my cereal though. Not the fridge mind. A fridge has no place in cereal.

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    1. As long as I don't put milk in the pantry, I'd probably be okay.

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  5. I'm concerned about two things.

    1) Where did you put the milk?
    2) You are down to your last beer.

    That is all.

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    1. I drained the bottle of milk when I made myself a bowl of, yes, raisin bran. I tossed its empty carcass in the trash.
      Oh, no, there's a whole refrigerator full of it in the cellar.
      Beer, not milk.

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  6. Doing the math today, so if a = 2 and c = 4 what does B =? haha Remember to wash the trousers too, to many stains and they may become see through.

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    1. B=Pythagoreans Theorem.
      I only wash my trousers when they're so dirty they can stand by themselves in the corner.

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  7. Don't feel too bad, I once asked how do you cook a lunchable.

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    1. You mean you DON'T?
      Hmm....that may explain the melted plastic.

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  8. I've been known to look all over the house for my glasses when they are sitting on my face!

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    1. I once tore the house apart looking for my cellphone. Finally, I asked Mrs. Penwasser to call it so I could maybe find it.
      Predictably, I found it in my trouser pocket.
      Good thing I had it on vibrate.
      Then I asked her to call me again.

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  9. Nice one. (But the other side of the fridge looks like a Jamie Lee Curtis commercial.)

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    1. It's all Mrs. Penwasser.
      Please note the blue can of beer.
      That baby's mine.
      And he's got plenty of brothers in the downstairs fridge.

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  10. Is that for your child size bowl of Raisin Bran? Hope you watch Parks and Recreation! Julie

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    1. That stuff really gets me moving.
      I think I should check out P & R.

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  11. I am with Juli, where did you put the milk?

    I do this all the time. Forever putting things in the wrong place and then not being able to find it when I need to

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    1. The last of the milk went onto my cereal.
      And it's ALWAYS in the last place you look.
      Which, I would think, makes sense.
      I mean, why would you continue to look for something after you've found it?

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  12. I didn't even know "syllogism" was a word.
    When you start putting the milk in the cupboard....then we'll start worrying about you.

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    1. I think it's Greek in origin.
      But, I could be wrong.
      It's all Greek to me.

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  13. What's that Raspberry Lime stuff? That doesn't sound like a good mix of fruits to me.

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    1. It's raspberry-lime flavored carbonated "Fizzy Water." Mrs. Penwasser loves it. I can't stand it. You may notice that a can of beer is next to it. That I like.

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  14. I used to put the can opener in the fridge.
    Now we have several.

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  15. Hey, I won't tell you what I used as laundry detergent once...

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  16. are hummus and bran flakes the new rice-krispy treat ingredients for you and the mrs?
    do it

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    1. Mrs. Penwasser loves hummus. To me, they're just mashed up garbanzo beans. Or the neighbor's cat.

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    2. cat paste is not as yummy as hummy. harder to fit in a pita too

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  17. At least it wasn't the frosted shredded wheat. Those little guys can't take the cold.

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    1. With all those layers of sweet goodness?

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  18. i was on the phone with my mom the other day and she was obviously getting huffy and irritated about something. she said, "i need to leave the house, but i can't find my phone anywhere!" um... mom, you're talking to me on it. that's how i just heard you say that from 30 miles away.

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    1. Yep. Something I would do.
      I actually called Mrs. Penwasser (when she was my girlfriend) at her home on her home phone (before cell phones existed). During our conversation, I asked where she was.
      Oh my. That was 27 years ago. Great Googli Moogli, the deterioration had already begun!

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  19. I caught myself putting a box in the fridge the other day too, Al. I refuse to admit it to anyone in my family yet though since I didn't actually close the door to the fridge, it didn't really happen, right?

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    1. Depends what was in the box, I suppose.

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  20. I do that all the time. It's much better than leaving the milk in the cupboard, because the cereal will not go sour if put back in the wrong place.

    Just never put the dish soap in the dishwasher.

    xoxo

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