Wednesday, August 26, 2009

modern-day helen of troy

niniane: are you coming to dinner?
Suz: No, we are working around the clock to push out new features.
Suz: We're launching a bunch of stuff this week.
niniane: oh cool.

... a couple days later ...

niniane: How are your many launches going?
niniane: You are the face that shipped a thousand launches.


Spam Diaries said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch

Yishan said...

What's amazing is that it took hundreds of years* for that pun to be even possible.


*I am counting from the time Christopher Marlowe said that, not from the life of Helen.

Anonymous said...

i laughed out loud reading this. (and I haven't laughed this whole week).

Unknown said...

I discovered your blog while idly following some links about Isaac Asimov. Reading your post about him before reading this one made me wonder if you recalled that at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II, Heinlein, Sprague de Camp, and Asimov used to pass the time inventing fanciful puns and pseudoscientific elaborate jokes. Among these was the definition of a new unit of measurement, the millihelen, defined as the amount of beauty sufficient to launch a single ship.