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21 October 2009 @ 11:26 am
Official Units of Measurement  

I’d like to propose a new unit of liquid measurement: the Cosby. As I see it, the Cosby would be defined as “an amount of liquid which is too small to be of any use to anybody but large enough for somebody to rationalize not refilling the bottle, not starting a new pot of coffee, etc.”

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kaffyrkaffyr on October 21st, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
I believe you to be a genius, you do know that, don't you?
maruad on October 21st, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
And it would so named because?
Chaz Boston Badenhazelchaz on October 21st, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm curious about the etymology too. I would have called it a carlin, after George Carlin's "Ice Box Man" piece which you can find on his album A Place For My Stuff.
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on October 25th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: Carlin
Here's the relevant track on YouTube:


It's toward the end: kind of a coda.
Diplomatically brutal since 1999tuluum on October 21st, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
lol :)
Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on October 21st, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a Cosby is slightly larger than the "evil roommate" amount.

The evil roommate is the one who leaves one egg in the carton, one ice cube in the tray, and one swallow in the OJ.

At times when I've lived alone, I had an invisible evil roommate.