Happy Tesla Day!

My dad has a total boner for Nikola Tesla. I always wondered why, and then I read about him in The Oatmeal:

Click this pic to get hilariously schooled on why Tesla rocked and Edison was a douchebag.

OMG! I had no idea! Nikola Tesla was awesome!!! And Thomas Edison really was a dickhead.

For an even more scholarly version of Tesla’s accomplishments, check out The Drunk History, Vol. 6 with Crispin Glover and John C. Reilly. All history lessons should be like this one.

Toasting Nikola Testa with a double G&T! Dude, you ruled.

9 thoughts on “Happy Tesla Day!

  1. My favorite two inventor/scientists are Nikola Tesla and Paul Dirac. Tesla was the best inventor ever.
    And I couldn’t make heads or tails of what was going on in my quantum class until we got to Dirac notation. Then it was, ironically, like reading poetry.

  2. meganvsbeer says:

    Edison really was a dick. He used to have his goons smash movie cameras when film studios weren’t paying him for “his patents.” Nothing but a two bit mobster.

  3. When I was teaching, the kids once had to read a book about Edison and other inventors. I mentioned off the record that Edison was a jerk who stole all his best ideas from others, and come test day that tidbit made it into ALL their essays. Win. I didn’t have as much like with defaming Columbus.

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