Great, now I want a hamburger.
I'm not an Engineer (regrettably), but I've done this myself when I had to help set up and cook for an annual Star Trek club picnic. My job was to coordinate/schedule the use of two grills and an outdoor stove to cook about 125 lbs. of meat and side-dishes for around 95 people. Luckily, I managed things with surprising efficiency and I even got to have some actual fun once the last item went on the grill.
haha my mech eng friends and i (i'm an info sys major) love to talk like this to annoy our non-engineering major friends. we'll discuss the most mundane stuff and add in projections and wild theories, like trying to decide the proper pepperoni-to-sausage proportions on a large pizza, and the ideal placement of said toppings for maximum tastiness. our ultimate goal is to science our friends into a coma ^_^
it's always like this in a group of people with a level of knowledge on a specific topic that was a greater part of life for more than 4 years ;)
i'm an ethno-linguist.. and with my friends while planning the barbecue we'd probably analize the origins of the word 'hamburger' for more than an entire day while encountering funny (for us unly) connections to other words in other languages and cultures
we also had a time we thought it was funny to write to each other in phonetic transtription :)
those things make it impossible for 'outsiders' to become part of our group :P especially when we speak 3 languages at a time, after 2-3 beers we add german, that makes 4.. and at the end of the evening we might start adding a 5th one that we've only heard in movies :)
This is so right-on for an engineering group! The only other thing that strikes similar fear into the hearts of food-service people is when a group of engineers sets out to figure the exact amount each of them owes for dinner!
And then when they go to pay a $200 bill with 12 different cards.
I’m hoping the entrée’s front façade manages to blend in with the surrounding environment (while remaining aesthetically pleasing). Barbecue form should follow function yet it’s important to have some curb appeal on your lunch and … ;)
Heh, and I thought our Math Department was bad about planning stuff.
Well I didn't think someone could actually be more complicated with making a barbecue than me and my friends O_o'
Still it sounds delicious x3
Is there a favourite button?
Yep! At the bottom of the info box there is a "favourite this" link. It will add it to your personal favourites, that you can access via your profile ^^
Ah yes... I was also wondering about that. But actually it seems you can't "favourite" a past comic when sailing through the archive or asking for a random comic. The "favourite this" link is not visible.
Oh, hey, you're right, Tom! I'll flag this for Trevor's attention.
Okay, fixed now! (thanks Trev!)
I'm in IT. We order pizza online and then criticize their website. As for grilling, well I'm going to have to see if you can control a grill over wifi.
Can you install linux on a grill?
Try This grill: http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Wi(red)Fi.aspx#PPic4
Delux BBQ with 3xUSB port!
What about the sauce? ketchup, brown sauce or BBQ sauce? The wrong sauce could be a disaster...
And with each sauce, how much would be too much, and how much would be too little?
You need to calculate the tastiness of each possibility and then figure out the perfect suace to meat racio for each possible combination.
I've just added you a week's worth of arguing havn't I?
Totally unrelated, I just noticed that you don't capitalize your "i"s.
I enjoy dotting them.
*nomnomnomnomnomnom* mmmmmm, I love perfectly structured burgers... :3
An engineer friend of mine spoke at his college graduation. Among other things, he discussed how you know you're an "enginerd" if you discuss the structural integrity of your food.
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Most of these are direct quotes, sadly. I will have you know, however, that the coleslaw was fantastic.