January 12, 2006

Getting Geological on his ass

I wanna see the rest of the Alito Hearings in Frank J's world:

A large gray thing hit Biden in the face and knocked him to the ground.

"We agreed that Alito was not allowed to bring any rocks to these hearings!" Schumer exclaimed.

"That was a chunk of concrete!" Alito said defensively.

"It's the same thing!"

"Oh yeah?" Alito scoffed. "If a chunk of concrete is a rock, tell me whether it's igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic?"

"He's getting geological on your ass!" Bush laughed. "No wonder people call him and his friends 'wiseguys.'"

Go see what Ted Kennedy had to say....

Posted by caltechgirl at January 12, 2006 12:06 AM | TrackBack

Concrete is sediment. Concrete is poured, like sand and rock flowing down a river. It's mixed with water, and then settles out.

Pretty easy, right?

Asphalt on the other hand is metamorphic, as it is laid down flat in layers, then compressed into final form.

Posted by: Bill at January 12, 2006 09:57 AM

I laughed when I read it there and I laughed when I read it here, but mostly cause I could so enjoy actually watching someone chuck hards substances at TK.

Posted by: oddybobo at January 12, 2006 11:41 AM


Of course the not so obvious funniness is that Concrete is a big joke in our house, DH being a geologist. Concrete is not a rock. It would be sedimentary, but it's just not a rock.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 12, 2006 11:44 AM

We shall pass a law proclaiming it to be a rock. Anyone who says different goes to jail.

Posted by: Bill at January 12, 2006 05:50 PM