Photos: Top ten Colorado School of Mines pickup lines

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It's a good news-bad news situation for the Colorado School of Mines. Good news: The college is known around the country for the brilliance of its students. Bad news: This reputation has resulted in a whole series of online Mines jokes, with many of the weirdest ones involving pickup lines for fellow engineers. Below, check out our photo-illustrated top ten. We suspect you Mines enrollees and alums out there will despise them -- but at least you understand why they're stupid. We're only guessing.

Number 10:

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"You fascinate me more than the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus."

Number 9:

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"You're so much cuter than your avatar."

Continue to keep counting down our list of the top ten Colorado School of Mines pickup lines.


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Eva Wilke
Eva Wilke

Solomon Assefa Keeranat Kolatat Leo Assefa Christophe Van Laer

Bob Efram
Bob Efram

Awesome! But so stereotypically not happening.

Ryan Wallace
Ryan Wallace

I coach lacrosse at Mines, and I asked my guys about this, and they said "Nobody asked you for your help, Denver Westword. Keep these to yourself."

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

The best was obviously "Let's convert our potential energy to kinetic energy."

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I went to engineering school in another generation, but I always thought the women geeks were pretty damned cool (as were the tomboys--sometimes the same women.) Sadly, there was about one in each 1980's classroom, and the profs treated them like shit, claiming they should get used to it because they'd be treated like shit at work. 

They were also treated like shit by their families, who thought they should study something "for women." I tried to personally encourage one of them I thought was a sharp gal (she helped me with my calculus, and I was always the B student that helped the A students) to stick with it when she was under pressure from family to change majors. Of course, I was also attracted to her, though I managed not to hit on her.

This was at a time when some of the sharpest engineers I met were women, because they had to be sharp. Two of my best instructors were women. I despise most of the feminism bullshit, but I respect the hell out of what I'd call a real feminist. I'd go so far as to call them hot, and the kinda gal I'm talking about wasn't successfully trained to hate that.

Sadly, as the candidates become more numerous, the quality seems to go down. In software (as opposed to manufacturing), I've only found a few, over the years, who have the grit and self-respect I learned to love. What's worse, the quality of work seems lower, on average. I guess it's great there are more opportunities for them, but it's no longer like they're so inherently respectable.

In short, I guess geek attraction ain't what it used to be--for me, at least.

Lorenzo Gallegos
Lorenzo Gallegos

As a Mines student, I can confirm that all 10 of these have worked for me.

Amanda Lehman
Amanda Lehman

You're so much cuter than your avatar... using it!

Charlene McCune
Charlene McCune

No... not for the average joe.. he would need to back it up with some intellect.. or it won't fly...

Monica Mendoza
Monica Mendoza

Aaron-Tina Fernandez doesnt your son go to mines

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

1. Cute.

2. How about putting all of them on a single page so I don't have to click? I don't see the ads anyway thanks to AdBlock Plus.

3. Why not use photos of real Mines students instead of stock photos? Are you too lazy? Yes, I think you are.

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