This is the funniest email I have ever received from a prof. Keep in mind that he is a chef and opened his own restaurant.
"Back in my day, we had surgery while we were still working and we never
stopped. I had my kidneys removed on a coffee break once and then cooked a
meal for the Swedish prime minister right after. Anyway, about my washtub. I
'd just used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was
known as... a walking bird. We'd always have walking bird on Thanksgiving
with all the trimmings: cranberries, injun eyes, yams stuffed with
gunpowder. Then we'd all watch football, which in those days was called