Page 1 of 1

ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:44 am
by rchschem
For example, since Reubens painted several works with "cross" in the title, I picture Pee Wee Herman on the cross.

I also remember something about "Campbell's Onion Soup..." that helps with remembering the order of the geological periods.

I obviously don't remember it well.

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:48 am
by quizbowllee
Kyle, please come over for gay sex.

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

:dance:

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:04 am
by pray for elves
quizbowllee wrote:Kyle, please come over for gay sex.
Are you propositioning Mr. Haddad-Fonda?

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:07 am
by quizbowllee
DeisEvan wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:Kyle, please come over for gay sex.
Are you propositioning Mr. Haddad-Fonda?
We actually have a Kyle on our team... But, this little acronym came about a long time before he was on the team. It was quite humorous when I had a group of 8th graders playing the State Championship Round at ASCA 2002 and a bonus came up where they had to identify the class and order of (insert forgotten animal here). They very excitedly started conferring with loud exclamations of "Kyle, please come over for..."

I'm just glad they didn't want the genus and species... :neutral:

But, hey, whatever works...

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:40 am
by rchschem
quizbowllee wrote:Kyle, please come over for gay sex.
I guess this takes Kyle off the name list, eh?

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:48 am
by Mike Bentley
I think we learned it as

"Kyle, please come over for good spaghetti" but I always suspected that it was dirtier than that.

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:50 am
by evilmonkey
I learned
Kangaroos play Chess on Flourescent Green Squares

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:11 pm
by Matthew D
or King Philip came over for green soup
But I do rememenber the Kyle, came over eposide I about fell over laughing

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:03 pm
by Gonzagapuma1
Matthew D wrote:or King Philip came over for green soup
But I do rememenber the Kyle, came over eposide I about fell over laughing
The OC tells me it's "King Phillip came over for great sex" so I go with that.

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:56 pm
by Sir Thopas
King Philip Caught Our Family Getting Stoned is how I do it.

We also started to get something for a bunch of the amendments last year, but I've since forgotten most of them.

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:49 pm
by BGSO
King Phillip Came Over From Germany Singing, here though I do like the Kyle one more

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:26 pm
by Siverus Snape
My favorite mnemonic for remembering geologic periods (edited from ACE camp).

Can Ollie See Down My Pants Pocket? Tom Jones Can. Tom's Queer
Cambrian Ordovician Silurian Devonian Mississippian Pennsylvanian Permian Triassic Jurassic Cretaceous Tertiary Quaternary

Re: ITT suggest your handy memory tricks/devices

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:11 am
by Stephen Colbert
For Mohs scale of mineral hardness:

Two good Cubs followed a(n) fat (obese) quarterback to Comiskey Diamond.

Talc, Gypsum, Calcite, Fluorite, Apatite, Feldspar (Orthoclase), Quartz, Topaz, Corundum, Diamond.

Of course, back when I was in eighth grade, U.S. Cellular Field was still Comiskey Park.