I rediscovered an old favorite, User Friendly, and started poking around in the archives. I came across this:
I got the joke/pun and laughed out loud, but then I started wondering what a brane actually was so I went a-lookin’ (using define:”whatever” you need defined without the “” in Google’s search box) and found this definition at good ol’ PBS:
brane: any of the extended objects that arise in string theory. A one-brane is a string, a two-brane is a membrane, a three-brane has three extended dimensions, etc. More generally, a p-brane has p spatial dimensions.
Peabrain. Oh, those physicists!
I wonder what a no-brane(r) is? *gigglesnort*
Whadya mean, I must have one?
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Wow. That one went right over my head. I must have a P-brane.
I have no clue what string theory is. Something tells me it ain\’t about how you lace your sneakers. But then again, maybe it is. I just like puns.
I dont get it. Like Sparkling it went right over my head.
OK, I\’ve got to know from you two: Is it the User Friendly comic that\’s not working, or my, uh, explanation/own silly pun?IMO, it doesn\’t really matter if you don\’t get physics, since all you need to know is that \”brane\” rhymes with \”brain\” and the undead with cravings = zombies. Well, that\’s all I needed to know.