Sometimes You Just Can’t Help Yourself

Submitted by: dunno source via Oddly Specific

“What are we going to do tonight, Brain?”
“Same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the- What is going on over there?! Get a room you two! Blasted grad students.”

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22 Responses to Sometimes You Just Can’t Help Yourself

  1. Seibee says:

    In the forge room, though? That sounds pretty dangerous..

  2. dm_punks says:

    Dangerous is kinky.

  3. Sparrow says:

    “Previews, processions and parades, you’ve got to grind,
    Grind it out…”
    (Ten million interwebz to anyone who knows what song that’s from. 🙂 )

  4. cTo says:

    Haaaaaaa, us grad students totally got it on with our S.O.s in the dark room in the back of my lab.

  5. Helen says:

    Okay, I know about this.

    This is a metalworking lab at a college, most likely. They don’t want you to grind down the joints on welded, forged or cast metal pieces because it leaves messy, rusted metal dust EVERYWHERE that hard-hittin’ metal artists are unlikely to sweep up. My guess is that the lab is where you might patina pieces, but not make a giant filing mess.

    The forging room or the casting area is probably messy to begin with, so the professors prefer that you do it there.

    Just guessing.

  6. adam says:

    Well, Helen, that would make total sense if everybody on the interwebz didn’t have such a dirty mind. “Grinding”, in this case, is evidently referring to the sexual act….and in every other case.

  7. chwazymoto says:

    I knew what kind of grinding the sign referred to (I had assumed it was an optics lab) but the whole point is that I was making a JOKE. I love my science as much as the next squint, but lighten up 😉

  8. Sparrow says:

    Uh, yeah, that album did some out twenty years ago, didn’t it? Crap. I’m old…

  9. The One Guy says:

    Meh, too many people have dirty minds.

  10. Druston says:

    And because I feel it is my duty to do so, as no one else has…

    Narf!

  11. Ken says:

    Helen, the reason that grinding is likely prohibited in that particular lab is that the residue from grinding can damage walls and equipment (the mes itself is easily swept up). Probably, the forge room has a dedicated grinding area.

  12. Malcolm says:

    So hath decreed Hephaestus.

  13. astra says:

    yeah, a dedicated grinding area!

  14. ray says:

    I have a dirty mind, but I also work with metal, so I had to wonder for a few seconds why this sign made it on this website. I don’t consider this sign strange at all.

  15. Snark Attack says:

    Yeah, its called a RAID. Or a repeatable instance. OBVIOUSLY they want all the rabid WoW players to go to the Forge room because that way the heat will let them sweat off some of the excess weight they’ve accumulated by never leaving the computer. And they stick anyway, so who would really notice? 😛 Yay for the lab trying to think of the gamers’ health! 😛

  16. Bohred says:

    This is in a metallurgical school or steel mill. A small steel sample is taken from a forge or furnace. The sample is then ground or sanded to produce a flat clean surface. The sample is then taken into the Lab where it is analyzed with a gas spectrometer. The sample has to be clean and flat. Clean so it is not contaminated, flat so it seals on the spectrometer’s burn hole vacuum gasket. You do not want grinding dust near the spectrometer, it’s messy and damages the machine.

  17. ThetaSigma says:

    Yes, it’s undoubtedly a metalurgy, but I suspect the maker of the sign was fully aware of the double meaning.

  18. PSU ANSC says:

    This probably has nothing to do with metallurgy it looks like a feed analysis lab at some universities’ animal science department. Forages are feeds like hay or silage that are based on the stems of grasses or corn.
    This room probably has digestibility trials for forages running in it, to do these trials the hay must be broken into smaller particles via grinding to simulate chewing which creates a great deal of dust.

  19. PSU ANSC says:

    Ignore last comment, cant read

  20. Sir Captain Obvious says:

    Quickly, to the forge room!! Meet me there, I’m bringing the…. supplies.

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