Obligatory “Leaving On A Jet Plane” Posting

At the airport, waiting for my flight to Toronto. As someone who is small enough to comfortably sleep on a plane, I’m a fan of the red eye. A ~5 hour flight + 3 hour time difference means a daytime flight results in losing a day. A red eye flight means a short night’s sleep which (a) isn’t that unusual for me and (b) makes it easier for me to fall asleep at the appropriate Eastern time.

Wearing this shirt – it’s a test to see how nerdy my seat mate is1.


  1. The security guard found it very amusing – 10 nerd points for him! []

8 Replies to “Obligatory “Leaving On A Jet Plane” Posting”

  1. No, the cat’s not dead! It is a test to see how nerdy they are. And, probably, whether or not they are pessimistic or optimistic.

  2. LOL! I see you passed the nerdiness test!

    For the record, on the back of this tshirt, it says “Schrödinger’s cat is not dead”.

  3. I was just thinking… since quantum blah-blah-blah means Schrödinger’s cat is both alive and dead (or not alive but not dead), Schrödinger’s cat is a zombie, which would explain why you love that cat so much since a) it is a cat and b) it is a zombie.

  4. Hmmm… I don’t think Schrödinger’s cat is really undead (i.e. died, but then re-animated), but rather is simultaneously alive and dead. Plus, Schrödinger’s cat is just a thought experiment, unlike zombies which are totally real!

  5. Well thanks Dr. Angels on the Head of a Pin. Zombies are pretty much simultaneously dead or alive. How they got there is fairly irrelevant to the fact they are both dead and alive and about to eat your brains.

    Also, maybe Schrödinger’s was dead when it was put in the box and it has now been revived by quantum theory. So there.

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