Like good physicists, the conversation deteriorated into sharing bad physics jokes on the night of the banquet. Normally I would take this opportunity to mock my peers, but I really love a good bad physics joke. The cheesier the better. I have one particular joke I always bring out for such occasions. It is so good, I really try to use it sparingly, but it is just too good to be kept to myself. So to assist those of you who might be stuck in a room of 1300 physicists – tell this joke and it is a guaranteed winner (well, it was a winner to the five physicists close enough to hear me, which I thought was a significant enough sampling).
Clever and witty joke teller: "What is the integral of 1/cabin d(cabin)?" (say this out-loud and it will make more sense.)
Physicist who thought they were clever and witty: "How cute! You get a log(cabin)."
Even cleverer and wittier joke teller: "No, you silly goose! It is a beach house you forgot to add the C (sea)!"
I question if there is a better bad physics joke (for God's sake, it is funny on multiple levels!) and I dare you to share your finest.