I had the most awesomest conversation at dinner this evening. I was sitting with Andy Collins, Bill Staehle, and Justin Pawela. The conversation pretty much ran the entire duration of dinner. Here's some of the highlights. And by "highlights" I mean "stuff I remember".
Me : So Bill, did you ever find out how many mosquitoes it would take to
kill a cow?
Bill : Oh! I forgot to check that!
Andy : Wait, what?
Bill : Mosquitoes inject anticoagulant into their victims. You would eventually die from it.
Me : That'd be mean, to take a jar filled with mosquitoes, and tape it to a cow.
Andy : And then what?
Me : And then walk away.
Andy : Or you could do line art.
Justin : I wish I hadn't come back to the table.
Bill : I'm a little allergic to mosquito bites. One time I had a bunch on my ear. I lost the rim of my ear because it swelled up so much.
Bill : One time I had 80 mosquito bites on my back!
Me : Who was counting?
Bill : My mother.
Justin : Dedicated mother. What were you doing? Trekking through the rainforest?
Bill : I was playing baseball.
Justin : Baseball my ass. You were in the rainforest.
Justin : You know they put these holes in the sides of cows.
Andy : You're kidding me.
Me : That's ridiculous!
Bill : Yeah! And you can put your arm in them!
Andy : Why would anyone do that?!
Bill : Beats me.
Justin : They just cut a hole there, and attach a cylinder to keep it open, and you can reach down into the cow's stomach. It was at this veterinarian's convention. I got to put my hand into the cow's stomach.
Me : You could totally redirect everything out of the cow.
Andy : What, you mean like cow modding? That'd be awesome! Like an exhaust pipe or something.
Bill : "I'm kinda hungry, but I've been eating for days!"
Me : Then you could hollow out the cow, since it's obviously not going to be needing any of its 4 stomachs!
Andy : "Don't need this anymore!"