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Scientists Develop New Theory on Light Emission
A Volume 3, Issue 9
November 30, 2007 Ham and Roast Beef Night Included in this issue:
Ram of the Week
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Thoughts To Ponder
So Damn Awesome
For years, it has been believed that electric bulbs emit light, but recent information has proved otherwise. The new information suggests that electric bulbs don't emit light; they suck dark. Because of this, scientists are now petitioning to have the misnomer 'light bulb' changed to Dark Sucker. The Dark Sucker Theory, as it is now being called, coupled with the existence of dark suckers conclusively proves, according to scientists, that dark has mass and is heavier than light. This breakthrough is being heralded as one of the biggest discoveries since the invention of Albert Einstein in the scientific community. The Dark Sucker Theory, though still in its infancy, has given light to the way we view the world. First, the basis of the Dark Sucker Theory is that electric bulbs suck dark. For example, take the Dark Sucker in the room you are in. There is much less dark right
next to it than there is elsewhere. The larger the Dark Sucker, the greater its capacity to suck dark. Likewise, Dark Suckers in a parking lot have a much greater capacity to suck dark than the ones used to 'light' the interior of our domiciles. As with all things, Dark Suckers don't last forever. Once they are full of dark, they can no longer suck. Scientists contest that this is proven by the dark spot that develops once a Dark Sucker becomes full of the darkness. Currently, a team of top scientists are attempting to determine if there is a way to re-suck the darkness out of the Dark Suckers and store it in another container so that the Dark Suckers can be made to be reusable, rather than just disposed of. The first breakthrough in this new theory came when a scientist became trapped in his laboratory during a blackout. He lit a candle and instantly saw that the darkness around him was sucked
Sucker (Dramatization) away into the candle, as opposed to the old way of thinking wherein light pushed the darkness outward. A candle is a primitive Dark Sucker. A new candle has a white wick. You can see that after the first use, the wick turns black, representing all the dark that has been sucked into it. If you put a pencil next to the wick of an operating candle, it will turn black. This is because it got in the way of the dark flowing into the candle. One of the disadvantages Continued on page 3
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Thursday - National Gazpacho Day (yum) .
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Rambelle of the Week Alicia is a sophomore here at our beloved Angelo State. She comes from the thriving metropolis of Greenwood, TX, home of the prancing weasel festival. She is majoring in history and minoring in English (couldn’t handle the sciences apparently), and she plans to teach at the high school level. Alicia is a joy to be around, and she inspires everyone she comes in contact with. She truly is a deserving Rambelle of the Week.
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Weekly Rant So how ‘bout them Cowboys. Actually I could care less about football…just shoot me ok? It’s just not my thing. Well anyways, don’t y’all hate the crazy wheels on the shopping carts? I know I do, and I do everything I can in order to not select the rollingly challenged grocery holders. I think the Chinese factories that make all these carts should be fired. Yes, fire complete factories. The workers can stay because they are good people. I just believe that as a customer, I am entitled to a pleasant, no-holdsbarred shopping experience, and these nincompoop shopping carts are like a friend who keeps you from meeting girls, or the girl’s friend who you want to meet because she doesn’t let her near you. I think you may perhaps know what I am talking about. Oh the oddities! -George Ferguson
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of these primitive Dark Suckers is their limited range. However, they are portable and can suck the dark away from you where ever you move with it. There are also other portable Dark Suckers. In these, the bulbs can't handle all the dark by themselves and must be aided by a Dark Storage Unit. When the Dark Storage Unit is full, it must be either emptied or replaced before the portable Dark Sucker can operate again. Secondly, dark has mass. When dark goes into a Dark Sucker, friction from the mass generates heat. Thus, it is not wise to touch an operating Dark Sucker. Candles present a special problem as the mass must travel into a solid wick instead of through clear glass. This generates a great amount of heat and therefore it's not wise to touch an operating candle, either. Also, dark is heavier than light. If you were to swim just below the surface of the lake, you would see a lot of light. If you were to slowly swim deeper and deeper, you would notice it getting darker and darker. When you get really deep, you would be in total darkness. This is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the lake and the lighter light floats at the top. That is why it is called light. Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were to stand in a lit room in front of a closed, dark closet, and slowly opened the closet door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet. But since dark is so fast, you would not be able to see the dark leave the closet.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation....EVERY Christmas Eve!!!!
Quote of the Week
mistletoe!!!! :-* hehe
“It’s not his fault he’s Asian!” This Week’s Happenings Television… If you want it back let us know…
-Anne Smith Eating tortilla soup while watching a christmas story 24 hour marathon in my underwear by the fireplace -Brian Wingert
When our favorite shows come back we will put random ones here… i.e. Lost...
BSM Activities Ignite @ 7:30 PM on Monday Freshmen Bible Study @ 7:30 PM on Tuesday Logos Lunch @ 12 PM on Friday
Holiday Dinner Theatre, "XSR: Die!," 7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 & Dec. 6-8, 1 p.m. Dec. 2, Modular Theatre. Graduation, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Dec. 15, JC/SA.
Consumables of the Week Drink:
Make sure you have at least one this week
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Glen Meadows Baptist Church would like to invite you to its college ministry! We meet at the Lake House at 9:00 AM on Sunday Mornings, as well as Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Come early and stay late and use our free washers and dryers, as well as the big screen TV, free food and drinks, and a load of fun. Come by and check it out. Oh yeah, the Lake House is across the street from the Glen Meadows, which is west on Knickerbocker. Take a left down American Legion Road and it is the first lake house on the right.
POETRY TIME Snow Gliding gently to the ground Leaves Falling through the crisp autumn air Love Enveloping the hearts of thousands Hope Renewing spirits of the downtrodden
Powering out of Texas, Vendetta Black is a breath of fresh air to a stagnate music scene. Their captivating live show and undeniable passion in their music keeps fans coming back for more. Make sure to catch these guys on tour. It is an unforgettable experience! $5 cover; Show starts at 9pm You can check out Vendetta Black at: myspace.com/vendettablackrocks
Peace A fading thought to which we cling
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Christmas A time of joy, celebrating Larry King
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Thoughts To Ponder •
Do penguins have knees?
Why do we say we're head over heels when we're happy? Isn't that the way we normally are?
If ketchup is good on french fries, how come it isn't good on mashed potatoes?
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Words of wisdom from the great Stephen Colbert
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"Now, I'm not the smartest knife in the spoon, so explain this to me -we're supposed to help folks out of poverty by giving them a financial reward for being poor? Doesn't add up. If being poor is a never-ending money party, where's the incentive to be rich?"
Lois Griffin -- I Am America (And So Can You), pp. 165
From Family Guy Thank you Danasha Hill
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Jokes You May or May Not Find on Laffy Taffy Wrappers Q: Where do sick boats go? A: To the dock! (wow, that's awesome)
Q: What's an owl's favorite subject? A: Field Mice! (hahahahah)
Horoscopes Aries- Peeing in the shower is not advisable due to the fact that urine causes athletes foot that doesn’t go away for at least 5 years. Taurus- Have you ever noticed that salad fills you up, but doesn’t satisfy? Gemini- Try bison steak this week. While purchasing it you will meet your future spouse. Cancer- How ‘bout them Yankees? Leo- Reading the Ram Page kills brain cells.
Q: What's a vampire's favorite food?
Virgo- Fry 3 eggs each day and your cell phone bill will be much lower.
A: Bloody Mary's (lol, so true)
Scorpio- Learn to play an instrument. It makes you more better smart. Sagittarius- ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!
Q: Why did the squirrel swim on his back?
Capricorn- Ode to the freakishly small television. You suck, freakishly small television, I cannot see you from 7 feet away.
A: He wanted to keep his nuts dry!
Aquarius- Save the pennies! That’s what the hippies used to say. Now look at what happened to them. They are goodbye. Pisces- The actions of your cat (namely puss-puss) will prove detrimental to your well-being.
Hello, again, and welcome back to our continuing examination of Why Stephen Colbert is So Damn Awesome. This week, in our 9th installment, we have decided that in honor of Stephen Colbert's recently passed half-birthday (Nov. 13) we shall now have a moment of silence to pay our respects to such an awesome person being alive for another half year. Also, we should pray that he continues onward to his real birthday so he can continue being awesome for the world. Thank you. We hope you will now join us in singing the traditional half-birthday song, God Bless America. And a 1, and a 2, and 3 -- Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood bless America! Land Colbert loves! Stand beside her, and guide her, to his loving arms full of love. From his browline, to his staunch chin. To his jaw set firm in truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuth! God bless America! His home, sweet hooooooooooome! God bless America! Colbert's awesome!
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Darwin Awards John, a real estate attorney, was skimming leaves from his pool when he noticed a palm frond caught in the power lines. Years of education equipped John with enough reasoning power to become a successful litigator. Yet his education did not equip him with sufficient acumen to avoid becoming a toasty critter, when he reached up with the long metal pole and poked at the palm frond. John was, for once, the path of least resistance. His family, perhaps as an homage to his litigation skills, sued both the utility company and the pool supply store, which failed to disclose the danger of using the pool skimmer on power lines.
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1992, California) Snakes flick their forked tongues in the air to "smell" the world, collecting molecules and analyzing them by pressing the tip of their tongue into small olfactory pits. An inebriated twenty-year-old man, apparently unaware of this biological fact, took umbrage when a wild rattlesnake stuck out its tongue at him. Tit for tat! He held the rattler in front of his face and stuck his tongue out right back at it. The snake expressed its displeasure at this turn of events by biting the conveniently offered body part. The toxic venom swelled the man's face and throat, choking him to death.
Ok Ram Rugby fans, this year there are only two home games left, so plan for them. Saturday, December 15, 2007 (alumni game) Saturday, January 19, 2008 (University of Texas) Remember: new players are always welcome.
So come to find out that Dr. Maxwell is the professor that drew the pictures on the boards in the Cavness Building. Apparently Dr. Maxwell is an amazing artist, after interviewing a former student of his, Dr. John C. Smith, III, we learned that during Labs, Dr. Maxwell would draw the experiment on the board, and you could look down and it would look exactly the same. As Dr. Smith recalls, even the glimmer of light and shadows were impeccable.
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