Scientist Clarihews

Learning a lot of middle names this way…

James Clerk Maxwell
Said “let there be light” and described it as well
At first he’d written many more
God said “Let there be Heaviside,” and there were four

Edwin Powell Hubble
Found the universe shaped like a bubble
When fearful what Andromeda’d do,
Said “come on baby, don’t be blue!”

Augusta Ada Lovelace
The worlds second computer ace
Quite different from the geeks we see
But probably bathed as frequently

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3 Responses to Scientist Clarihews

  1. Mark says:

    Very cool post and links… very philosphical (to me)… good stuff.

  2. Chaz says:

    Aaaaand for anyone interested, here’s the wiki link about clerihews:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerihew

    “A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The lines are comically irregular in length, and the rhymes, often contrived, are structured AABB. [...] It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view; it pokes fun at mostly famous people.”

  3. Daniel says:

    “Augusta Ada Lovelace
    The *world’s* second computer ace”

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