August 24, 2008

Things That Make Your Head Hurt

--->  counting to infinity
--->  visualizing the edge of the universe ahead of you
--->  visualizing the edge of the universe getting smaller behind you
--->  trying to thread a needle
--->  trying to thread a needle with two threads at once
--->  listening to Elvis sing in the ghetto

Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns . . .

--->  drinking the last beer in the refrigerator
--->  waiting for someone to comment
--->  dreaming of dragons
--->  dreaming of really big angry fire breathing red dragons
--->  wondering what gravity really is
--->  asking how light can be a wave and a particle at the same time
--->  wondering what gravity really is
--->  hitting your head in a car wreck
---->  hitting your head on the corner of the mantlepiece
--> hitting your head on your brother's head

you try
  * * *
Credits -
         Words and Music:  In the Ghetto, by Scott Davis



  1. Assume that there is true equilibrium on the international space station, with no measurable gravity. On earth, when you light a candle, the smoke goes up, because the heated gases are less dense than the cooler air around them. What happens when you light a candle on the space station?

  2. Trick question . . . if you light up you have to step outside, just like down here.


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