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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12

Philip Neidlinger (KA4KOE) on July 23, 2004
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This Month's Stiff: Andre Maria Ampere

Entered Mortal Coil: 20 January 1775

Assumed Room Temperature: 10 June 1836

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“Oui, I'm a Pretty Boy!”

After enjoying a brief sabbatical, here is yet another treatise churned up from the dank depths of my twisted mind. Maria makes it an even dozen dudes for our ongoing saga of the pioneers who have made our modern electronic world possible. I doubt if any of us will make a contribution to science so epic as to have a fundamental unit of measure named after us, or perhaps some element or natural phenomenon. “Hey Professor Smith! It measures out to 0.932 Neidlingers!!! Only +3.2% from our calculations!” Yeah…in my wildest dreams! To recap, for those of you who have tuned in late, here is a list of our past honorees on this internet website; Messrs. Maxwell, Tesla, Armstrong, Marconi, Ohm, Volta, Hertz, Morse, DeForest, Fessenden, and Henry. So, without further delay, I present our current dude, Mr. Andre Maria Ampere.

Maria can accurately be described as a child-computing prodigy. How many of us can claim to have mastered the calculus while only in our early teens? Maria had a paper rejected for publication by the Academie de Leon at age 13 as he used infinitesimals in his calculations: he was totally ignorant of the use of the differential calculus at the time and subsequently enlisted the services of a monk to tutor him in this complex subject. He learned the new math quickly. Impressive.

A series of tragedies then befell the Ampere family. Andre's sister died from an illness in 1792. Later, his father lost his head to the executioner's guillotine. Understandably, the young intellectual's world was shattered by these events, and he went into a deep funk for the better part of 18 months. It took the love of a woman to snap him out of his destructive reverie. The girl's name was Julie. The couple wed in 1797 and had a child. Unfortunately, Julie died in 1803. Ampere remarried in 1806, and had another child, Albine. But fate was not kind to Andre, as he and Jenny were legally separated at the time of Albine's birth. He subsequently gained legal custody of the child. His children, however, did not bring much joy to the scientist, and he was quite distressed by their behavior in later years. Andre was a singularly unhappy man.

Despite this personal baggage, Ampere made steady progress in his career, progressing steadily from a humble position as a mathematics professor to a recognized scholar. He was elected to the Institut National des Sciences in 1814 for a paper on partial differential equations. Of course, Ampere's claim to immortality was assured with the 1826 publication of the paper “Memoir on the Mathematical Theory of Electrodynamic Phenomena, Uniquely Deduced from Experience”, which described the properties of electric current, its relationship to magnetism, and how these properties could be demonstrated by a series of experiments. He also established experimental verification of Avogadro's Number, an important constant in the field of chemistry. For Maria's discoveries, the unit of electrical current, the Ampere, designated by the letter A, was named in honor of him.

Philip Neidlinger, PE

KA4KOE

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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by ZL2AL on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
As Usual... first class writing and researching Philip. Thanks very much - Lee
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K2WH on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They aren't DUDES!!!!!!!!!!!

K2WH
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
WH, With a name like Maria, Ampere was a DUDETTE!
Or the French equal to a "Boy Named Sue". SIGH!

There was a young Frenchman named Ampere,
with whom voltage and resistance hampered.
So he stuggled and toiled
until his brain nearly boiled,
and with obervations ever so intense
lambasted us with CURRENT events.

There was a mathmetician named Ampere,
who was not a very happy camper
and could carry on forever about Pi
He was perturbed by Ohm's law
and did not like what he saw
so he punched E and R in the I.

Here is to good old Maria Ampere
with whose name I am going to tamper.
He said "you can make fun of my name,
and make comments ever so wry,
but my friend Volta will take none of
your blame,
as you have no power without E and I!"

I will stop this before someone tells me to go
pound Ampere sand! :-P

73, Cal K4JSR

PS. Lloyd, ESE, you liberal ground rod wetter,
You let Bill beat ya to the know Dudes/no Dudes
debate! :-P

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K3ESE on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
A ground rod works better when wetter,
and a dude is a dude, although deader
Than RNC tactics, and I'm sure
The chimp'll be out the door in '04!

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KG4KTW on July 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I just want to know where does he come up with this stuff?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 21, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip's highly esteemed spousal unit inquired,
"I just want to know where does he come up with this stuff?"

Sheri, you've met me and my bride, Catherine.
You should know that all of this "stuff" comes from
a fevered mind and the inspiration I get from you and
your husband. You know hams are weird. At least the
smart and happy ones are! Even Lloyd, ESE, a no code
CW operator, who orders his meals, with liberal servings, from his favorite Kerry-out place!

73, Cal K4JSR

PS. ESE, Catch you on the "FLIP-FLOP"!!

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA5N on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Anna Maria Albergetti."
"Anna Maria Albergetti who?"
"Anna Maria Albergetti in a taxi honey."

Apologies to the Mary Tyler Moore Show and electrical dudes everywhere (including dead ones)it just didn't work with Andre Maria Amphere.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA5N on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Ampere not amphere. Where the h did the h come from?
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K0EWS on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
THE DUDES ARE BACK !!!! After a long dry spell, here is another one! I've even missed a certain 1x2 declare "they're not dudes!" Wow, the stuff you get used to seeing.
Excellent article, as usual, Phillip, on your own creative way, you've pointed out some wondeful information about Mssr. Amprere. Wow, he WAS kind of a pretty boy, wasn't he? I was taken with how successful he was professionaly, and how miserable he was personally. The guy could have used some good Scotch and some really good R&B as he was certainly singing the blues; that definitely makes him a dude.
Great job, Phillip!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KC8VWM on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

Ampre confirmed and amplified the work of Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish physicist.

Oersted attempted to conclude the relationship of electricity and magnetism. He studied why he observed the strange behavior of a compass within an electric field. Eventually as a result of his research while working with Ampre - the Astatic needle was invented.

As many of us Amateurs know, the Astatic company was also the manufacturer of many Amateur radio microphones we use today.

Like the infamous PE we all know as Philip Neidlinger, KA4KOE, Oersted was also known to have a "magnetic" personality and Ampre learned a great deal from him.

Oersted learned that a current flowing through a wire would move a compass needle placed beside it. This showed that an electric current produced a magnetic field.

The strength and measurement units of the magnetic current was later credited to Ampre. He discovered a correlation between the source of the magnetism and the flowing current. This established a direct link between electricity and magnetism.

Later, an Englishman by the name of Michael Faraday asked this question:

"If electricity could produce magnetism, why couldn't magnetism produce electricity."

I cant wait for the next topic of discussion for another highly acclaimed eham episode of "Dead Electrical Dudes" from Philip Neidlinger, KA4KOE.

The rest is history Dood...


73

Charles - KC8VWM
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KF4VGX on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
That dude ain't Dead ! I saw him at Broadway at the beach this pass weekend.
73
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KF4VGX on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Three Hams were Climbing a Tower ,All three were struck by Lighting. Going to the morgue . The morgue Dude wanted to know how they died. Well so happens they were struck by lighting stated his helper. Looking at the dead dudes he noticed one was smiling. Why is this guy smiling ? He says. ( Helper )Well He was an EC helping the other guys out on the tower, he was struck twice by lighting. He thought someone was taking his picture.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WB2WIK on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Another great article! I missed them.

And I had no idea Mr. Ampere looked like that. Did he ever live in Sacramento, CA?

Is he one of the "girly men" Arnold was referring to?

WB2WIK/6
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA4UF on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
WB2WIK - hey, don't confuse history for current events!

Sorry, couldn't pass up the opportunity. :-)
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KB2IUA on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Can't wait to see who will be unlucky # 13. Keep it up!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by W0FM on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This DED was able to master calculus by age 13 because a boy named Maria would, no doubt, have noting else going on in his life!

Thanks again Phil. Brilliant.

73,

Terry, WFM
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by W6TH on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

Make #13 about a famous Dude.

.:
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by N3AIU on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

When you say "current dude", I assume that this pun was intended?

73, Nick N3AIU
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by W6TH on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!


The word "pun" explained.

A better put on this word was made on the Beggar's Opera, which, it was said, made Gay rich, and Rich gay.

Same for Dude?

.:
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WN3VAW on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Well done, and well missed... don't make it such a long break the next time! Can't wait to read about which Dude you're going to, ah, dig up next!

And... are they "dudes?" Well, I say: Philip, if you say they're Dudes, then they're Dudes!

73
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by N6AJR on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I think you should research Mr. Gaget who assisted in the making of the statue of liberty, and made pocket money by selling new yorkes small statuettes of the lady. Have you bought your Gagetyet ? a common question in the NY area around then.. was turned into gadget which now includes lots of ham stuff, an remember the small statue of lady liberty is the first and only true gadget (gaget)
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K2WH on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I think maybe we should move on to "Live" electric dudes. Ooops! Sorry, I meant "Live" electric engineers.

K2WH
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KZ1X on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I think the next one should be Steinmetz. Everybody forgets about him. He was a bit of a kook ... but at the time he didn't think so.

OK, I won't say more, it'd be a spoiler. I think people will be surprised about how influential he was, perhaps even more than Tesla vs. Edison.

This series should be made into a booklet and sold by the League at the cost of reproduction, to be handed out as "favors" by ARRL-affiliated clubs.

We all stand on the shoulders of giants. We should at least know their names.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by W6TH on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

How many of you New Yorkers have ever paid a visit to the lady looking from the battery? None of youse guys here I bet.

.:
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by N0FP on July 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip,

I can't wait until you get down the list to the "Neper." There has GOT to be a story behind the dimensionless notion of Nepers.

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by AC7KT on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Absolutely fantastic well done.

Lee
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
K2WH, ACCEPT IT! THEY WERE DUDES. AGAIN...THEY WERE DUDES!!!!

PERHAPS YOU SEEK A 12 STEP PROGRAM FOR YOU DUDE DENIAL DIS-ORDER!!! HI-HI

73 AMD CHUCKLES MIKE
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip, yet another smash hit.

K2WH did have an interesting proposal.

Maybe a few live electrical dudes.

Like, SHOCKLY, MR GUNN DIODE, JULIUS BARNATHAN,
FOREST & TOWNS (LASER DUDES).


How about YOU!! Philip...do your BIO!!!!!!!!

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
If philip has to scrape the barrel and do live electrical dudes......How many EHAM live dudes would like to see Philip do his biography.

I have seen philips photo's and his web site.

I think he should do one on himself.
He is a live electrical dude! A funny person also.

All thosein favor, please bother Philip to do it!!!!!

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KK7WN on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
It is interesting to read about these folks. However, infantile comments by some do not do much to further the enjoyment. Are we still somewhere between grades k and 12?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by SM0AOM on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
As usual, very nice reading.

A minor point, Ampere wrote his middle name
as Marie (a common name, even for boys, in catholic
countries).

Charles Proteus Steinmetz was proposed as one of the next DED's, which I certainly second.

More DED's that I would like to see KA4KOE articles about include:

John Napier (natural logarithms, derivation of Neper)

Ernst FW Alexanderson (electrical machinery, high-frequency alternators)

Gauss and Weber (magnetostatics)

Etienne Baudot (high-speed telegraph)

Valdemar Poulsen (arc transmitter, magnetic recordings)

73/

Karl-Arne
SM0AOM
 
Flogging a dead horse...  
by HFHAM2 on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Here we go again... more cr*p for the 2-meter repeater kiddies.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
HF-HAM2, If you bother to look up the profiles of real hams with legit call signs, you will see that the DED series attracts hams that have been around!
Hams that have real technical/engineering skills, and a good sense of humor.

DED's also attract hams that do plenty of ELMERING.

You are entitled to your opinion of course!
However, you will see the regulars here, have real accomplishments.

WRITE YOUR OWN SERIES, LETS SEE IF IT FLIES.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by N0RTU on July 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Another fine article Phil!
I anxiously await the next!

73
de
N0RTU
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
OK on the dude issue.....perhaps K2WH is right.

However to quote an AEROSMITH SONG....Dude looks like a lady!!!!!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA4KOE on July 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Okay, for those who are wondering about my lack of comments, I was in the back woods of Georgia with the inlaws since Thursday, sans hi speed connection.

Thirteen is Faraday....its in the can.
Fourteen is Fleming....its in the can.

Personally, I like 14 best of the current 3 loaded on the site, of course, 12 is running now.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by G7HEU on July 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
by HFHAM2 on July 24:

'Here we go again... more cr*p for the 2-meter repeater kiddies '.

Wow - thanks for your input. I've seen a few of your postings and that was one of the most intelligent. Do a search for 'question pool' on google and get yourself an amateur radio license. You'll be unstoppable then!


Thanks Philip for the read.

Steve
M0HEU / G7HEU.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Steinmetz may indeed be one of our honorees in the future...I found this gem after a brief Google search:

"Here's an interesting anecdote, as told by Charles M. Vest, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during commencement on June 4th, 1999. "In the early years of this century, Steinmetz was brought to General Electric's facilities in Schenectady, New York. GE had encountered a performance problem with one of their huge electrical generators and had been absolutely unable to correct it. Steinmetz, a genius in his understanding of electromagnetic phenomena, was brought in as a consultant - not a very common occurrence in those days, as it would be now. Steinmetz also found the problem difficult to diagnose, but for some days he closeted himself with the generator, its engineering drawings, paper and pencil. At the end of this period, he emerged, confident that he knew how to correct the problem. After he departed, GE's engineers found a large "X" marked with chalk on the side of the generator casing. There also was a note instructing them to cut the casing open at that location and remove so many turns of wire from the stator. The generator would then function properly. And indeed it did. Steinmetz was asked what his fee would be. Having no idea in the world what was appropriate, he replied with the absolutely unheard of answer that his fee was $1000. Stunned, the GE bureaucracy then required him to submit a formally itemized invoice. They soon received it. It included two items: 1. Marking chalk "X" on side of generator: $1. 2. Knowing where to mark chalk "X": $999."

Classic.

P
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KZ1X on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Classic, yes, but an old wives' tale. This story appears in many different forms, and should be on snopes.com (if it isn't,; I didn't look).

Besides, why would GE bring in one of their own employees, as a consultant?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Perhaps. But still funny.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K3ESE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
HFHAM2: another poster-child for hiding, cowardly curmudgeons. Time to find a new hobby, dude...
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Hey folks, lighten up on HFHAM2. He is absolutely
correct about saying that this is all cr*p for the
repeater kiddies and girlie-boys like himself.
However, to real hams-who have real call signs, this is true meat and potatoes.
Something about casting pearls before HFHAM2s comes to
mind. Anyway, he, she, they or it only signed half of
a "nom de pork". His name should be signed as
"HFHAM2/TROLL". I still don't know why he posted here. I don't think anyone did a "TROLL CALL".
Philip, maybe he came here because this article is
"un-abridged"!! :-D

73, Cal K4JSR
Troll Kick, Ga.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
JJH, Mikie asked,
"How about YOU!! Philip...do your BIO!!!!!!!!"

Now Mike, you know Philip as well as I. No one would
believe that these articles eminate from the land of
salt marshes and swamp gas!

The biggest reason Philip hasn't written much about
dudes with magnetic personalities is that he is
living on a diet of Oersteds on the half shell!!
Otherwise I would not attempt to second Gauss his
motives. It just may be due to hysteresis!
Or he may just be saturated to the core and out to
precess. At this point I would hate to see what kind
of spin on such an article. Especially since Philip
suffers from "Dipolar Disorder". That disorder would
also prevent Philip from using any "pole-ish" jokes.
Anyway, I still have faith in Philip. If he were to
write an article involving magnetic personalities,
whether ferro-magnetic or ferri-magnetic, we would
certainly get our NICKLE'S worth!
I guess we will all have to stay tuned for the next episode of "As the Ampere Turns". Untill then we will
just have to stay in a state of flux.
One final thought; Philip, you could write about the
people who developed circulators and isolators.
you could title it "The Ferrite Stuff".
Of course my PHASERS are set for "PUN".
I am going to leave before I get prosecuted under
Lenz's Law.

73, Cal K4JSR
Hysteresis Loop, Ga.
 
Magneto-personality disorder...  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Re: Henry, DED No. 11.
Also: Magneto, The X-Men
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by W9SZ on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Great article in a great series!

A few other possibilities for future articles:

John Alexander Fleming
Edwin H. Armstrong
Mahlon Loomis

And how about one of our own - Hiram Percy Maxim?

Zack W9SZ
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Armstrong - DED 3
Fleming - DED 14
 
Notice  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Dead Electrical Dudes are
2004 Philip Neidlinger
 
RE: Magneto-personality disorder...  
by K4JSR on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
KOE sez; "Re: Henry, DED No. 11.
Also: Magneto, The X-Men".

Must have been pole tergeists!

73 Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
As long as no one else is responding to this topic,
either on or off subject, I will now take this time
to PUNish the unwary:

There was an international group who went on a safari in Africa. While roaming around, a Czechoslovokian and a Norwegian wandered away from the group, where a pair of lions jumped on them.

When the rest of the group realized the two were missing, they searched and located the two lions, male and female, resting under a tree licking their chops.

So they decided to shoot the lions in order to recover the remains.

They split the female lion open and, sure enough, the Norwegian was inside.

Therefore, they concluded that the Czech was in the male.

If some one else does not make a comment I will kill
the hostage, Vaudville, with another pun!

73, Cal K4JSR
Thread Bare, Ga.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What? No posters? I guess I'll just have to tell everyone to go pound Ampere-sand!
A pound of Ampere-sand will cost you the family
Joules!

Don't make me unleash the Mega-pun on your shack!

73'seseseses Cal K4JSR
Goat Rope, Ga.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by G7HEU on July 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Cal

Here's a ditty for you:


After a word or two
We fell out ( me and you )
You're sure I was wrong
And I said that you pong
Let's try to talk it through.

Love from England.

Steve xxx.




 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by WA2JJH on July 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Ahhhhhh! A Pun fun peom by CAL.

ThanKS FOR UR PUN FUN.

You seem to be cut out for it..just like a frank in a bun.

So in DEAD DUDES we can relax, and write some literary
dr5ibble.

I sure beats dread threads, that make hams fight and quibble.

Ah yes ampere.....smart dude, but has to get his gender issue's clear.

We have the unit of amps, not enough your rig gets gets the old voltage regulation cramps.

Bout 20 AMPs at 13.8 VDC, will make your rig output 100WPEP, not average or DC!

I deal with strange new diodes, one takes 60 AMPS at
2 VDC. It will output 40W IR laser. when it hits metal it is a site to see!

We have other AMPS that do RF amplification
If BPL hits...A 5K HENRY for all hams in the nation!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by ON4WIX on July 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Cal,

Did the Czech bounce?

Seventy trees
ON4WIX
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by K4JSR on July 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
No, the lion had cached the small czeck. The only way
for the czeck to bounce would be with using ipecac!

Watch out for those eighty apes in those seventy trees! (It's a jungle out there!)
I've got to go spend some time with my gorilla friend.

73, Cal K4JSR
PUNjab, Ga.

Ps. JJH, with poetry like that we will all be suffering from MIKE fright! ;p

 
LET THE LIMERICKS BEGIN>>>  
by KA4KOE on July 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There once was a lad named Ampere,
Whose friends thought most sincere...
Then one day he threw a switch
And his body began to twitch...
There was nothing left but fried derriere.

*******

In days of old when Amperes were bold
And capacitors weren't particular
They lined them up and discharged them all
And the current went perpendicular (cal wrote this one)

******

There once was a man named Ohm,
Who had guests that wouldn't go home.
So he wired up their dinner chairs,
And electrified their derrieres.
Now its just Georgy and the dog all alone!





 
RE: LET THE LIMERICKS BEGIN>>>  
by K4JSR on July 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
KOE sez,"There was nothing left but fried derriere."
Two questions:
1. Does this mean Mr. Ampere became a fried Ham?
And would the crack have made a good Jacob's
Ladder?
2, If the above had happened in England would Mr. Ampere have become known as the "London Derriere"?

KOE goes on: "And electrified their derrieres."
I can only say, Oh the humanity of it! All of those
*TAILS* of woe! (Does not rhyme with KOE!)

It looks like we have reached the *BOTTOM* of this
thread! We can't go any further 'cuz I've got my
Dr. Scholl's Ampere Eaters on! Send in the SHOCK
troops!

73, Cal K4JSR
Dingbat, Ga.

 
RE: LET THE LIMERICKS BEGIN>>>  
by KA4KOE on July 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
'Scuse me, while I Volt for the door!
 
RE: LET THE LIMERICKS BEGIN>>>  
by K4JSR on July 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I knew you could not RESIST doing that!
I assume that you were at OHM when you said that.
You can confess. ADMITTANCE is good for the soul!

73, Cal K4JSR
Multimeter, Ga. (I'll get you for this, KRP!)
:p
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by HF2PWA on July 31, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
yakakakah--whooopie!
 
Flogging a dead horse...  
by KA4KOE on August 1, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Speaking of dead horsies...theres lots more where that come from --- YEAH!!!!
 
RE: Flogging a dead horse...  
by K4JSR on August 2, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"yakakakah--whooopie!" Oh lookie Philip, Your very
first Dead Electrical Yakakakah Whooopie Cushion!!
DOOOOOOOOD! You have exceeded the pinnacle of success!You have totally whelmed that poor, profligate
poster of perplexed poop! :-D
I do believe that the poor fellow suffers from an
inferiority simplex--too shy and ignorant to have a
complex, a call or a real identity!
I would warn you to "DUCK", but you are already being
read "DOWN" UNDER! ;)

73, Cal K4JSR
Bug Tussle, Ga.

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 12  
by KC5FDW on February 6, 2005 Mail this to a friend!
ANDRE MARIA AMPERE was baptized to be called :
Andre or Andre Maria BUT NEVER Maria.

Specially NEVER if the second name is femenine.

Same goes if the person has two last names, NEVER call using the second last name, always the first or both last names.

Poor Andre Maria Ampere called Maria by English speakers following English rules.

French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese follow the above rules and not the English rules.

Regards
 
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