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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 8:04 pm

Overheard today at work

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:04 pm

Co-worker 1: I almost went for the pork rinds.

Co-worker 2: You and George Bush.

Co-worker 1: Huh?

Co-worker 2: The first one.

Co-worker 1: Oh, yeah, I’d forgotten about that.

Co-worker 2: I can’t decide. On the one hand, there’s the Little Debbie Double Decker Oatmeal Crème Pie. But that probably has about 50 gazillion grams of fat.

Co-worker 1: In addition to being chemically impervious.

Co-worker 2: To what?

Co-worker 1: Pretty much everything, I think.

Co-worker 2: I guess I’ll just get the plain M&Ms. They don’t have any fat.*

Co-worker 1: Just carbohydrates.

Co-worker 2: Right.

Co-worker 1: But if you don’t burn those off, they turn into fat.**

Co-worker 2: No, they don’t.

Co-worker 1: Yes, they do.

Co-worker 2: No, they really don’t. Because of entropy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, that stuff.

Co-worker 1: Ah.

Co-worker 2: Carbohydrate molecules are smaller than fat molecules. So fat molecules break down into carbohydrates. Carbohydrate molecules don’t build up into fats.**

Co-worker 1: Ah.

Co-worker 2: Entropy.

Co-worker 3: You guys have the most interesting conversations.

Co-worker 1: But it’s all in code.

Co-worker 2: Yeah, we’re really talking about what a [jerk] you are.

Co-worker 3: Oh. Well, at least I’ve got that going for me, then. Now gimme some M&Ms.

*Actually, one 1.69-ounce pack contains 10g of fat, 6g of that saturated. Which is only one of many reasons why our vending machines ought to offer SweeTarts, which are fat- and cholesterol-free, if not exactly Atkins-friendly. But I digress.

**DISCLAIMER: This might not actually be completely accurate.

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