The Happening Meow

A perspective on animals, beer, food, life, and longing through the hourglass; musings made public.

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

True story, I got called in for jury duty myself last month for the first time ever (because going to grad school and basically being a student for ten straight years got disqualified me before) and I was ready to give these exact answers so I could be all… 

on the judge, and then they dismissed all the potential jurors without even going to selection and so I was all… 

I guess I’ll have to save it for next time.

-J

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From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.

Saint Arnold of Metz, The Patron Saint of Brewers (via patron-saint-of-smart-asses)

planetbeer:

I’m going to limit my beer intake to only one a day! ;) #Beer #CraftBrew #DrinkCraft #Beergeek #BeerLove #Beertography #BeerPorn #BeerPhotos #Beergasm #InstaBeer #Beerstagram #ILoveQCB #CraftBeer #BeerHumor

planetbeer:

I’m going to limit my beer intake to only one a day! ;) #Beer #CraftBrew #DrinkCraft #Beergeek #BeerLove #Beertography #BeerPorn #BeerPhotos #Beergasm #InstaBeer #Beerstagram #ILoveQCB #CraftBeer #BeerHumor

beerinbrief:

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal, 22 oz., 7.5% ABV, 35 IBUs. I think I’m in love with Opal. Don’t tell my wife.

beerinbrief:

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Opal, 22 oz., 7.5% ABV, 35 IBUs. I think I’m in love with Opal. Don’t tell my wife.

askuxie:

This is it. This is what Yu has to put up with on a daily basis.
Also technology has finally made it where a ghost can get drunk whenever he wants.

askuxie:

This is it. This is what Yu has to put up with on a daily basis.

Also technology has finally made it where a ghost can get drunk whenever he wants.