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27-03-2009, 18:51:54
Here's my idea;

They are books like "For Idiots" guides, but these are for geniuses. So you take very easy topics at over analyze them making them seem very complicated.

So "How to Boil Water for Geniuses" will address the issue based on heat transfer, surface pressures, classical chemistry, and the like.

What do you think?

Don't worry, I'm not fooling myself into thinking I could actually write them.

Immortal Wombat
27-03-2009, 19:47:04
Who would read them?

27-03-2009, 19:58:35
People pretending to be smart.

27-03-2009, 20:05:34
that is genuinely a very good idea. if you had a collection of hyrothermodynamics professors write it, it could become a kind of novelty gift book.

a genius' guide to boiling an egg
a genius' guide to sending an email
a genius' guide to turning on a lightbulb

there's so much you can write on each simple subject that would actually be quite interesting.

27-03-2009, 20:08:01
Flying a Kite for Geniuses
Drinking a Beer for Geniuses
Trolling Counterglow for Geniuses
Playing Chopsticks on a Piano for Geniuses

27-03-2009, 20:08:56
a genius' guide to turning on a lightbulb

I like that one.

How many geniuses does it take to turn on a light bulb?

Funny you should ask that, here's a 235 page book on the matter.

27-03-2009, 21:49:49
This is a brilliant idea.

28-03-2009, 01:40:06
Originally posted by Japher
People pretending to be smart.

Aren't those the Idiot books...?

Maybe these could be for geniuses pretending to be thick.:gotit:

Provost Harrison
29-03-2009, 01:37:40
Originally posted by protein
a genius' guide to boiling an egg

I would naturally expect a full analysis of the thermal transfer to the water and the specific heat capacity of the water, and a full biochemical overview of the thermal denaturation of albumin. And at least an introduction to the silicate chemistry involved in the shell of the egg.

And sorry, before I forgot, an introduction to oology and it's relevance to the egg farming sector.

Thanks :D

30-03-2009, 08:27:39
Originally posted by Japher
I like that one.

How many geniuses does it take to turn on a light bulb?

Funny you should ask that, here's a 235 page book on the matter.



you know, 2-3-5 are numbers in the Fibonacci series!

30-03-2009, 08:28:59
Originally posted by Provost Harrison


30-03-2009, 12:25:48
Maybe we should rename Counterpoint to Counterpoint: Threads for Geniuses.

30-03-2009, 12:28:28
forge new sex

Provost Harrison
30-03-2009, 12:34:40
I've always liked the word oology...looks funny :D

30-03-2009, 12:41:54
I think this is a great idea, and now it's publically available on the internet he's lost all copyright claims to it!

31-03-2009, 19:28:24

Put I've trademarked Oology™!!!

The only reason I shared is because I won't do anything about it.

Like my idea for a toilet paper roll (the cardboard part) that duals as a toilet tank cleaner.

31-03-2009, 19:32:51
Only posting to express my shock and amazement that a thread entitled "For geniuses" would have 100 views in this forum.

Starting petition to rename site to "Counterdelusional."

31-03-2009, 19:34:17
Most were hoping to find a definition of the word "geniuses"

Many were sourly disappointed... as usual

Immortal Wombat
31-03-2009, 20:21:10
this forum may be full of idiots, but some of them are delusional idiots

01-04-2009, 08:09:46
Or rebels who love breaking the rules.

01-04-2009, 08:10:33
but probably the former

01-04-2009, 08:11:43
Maybe that's just my delusion