Wednesday 19 December 2012

It's just physics, innit ?

A man walks up a hill without a pack. He uses x units of effort.

He walks up the same hill carrying a 10kg pack. He uses x+10 units

He loses 10kg of bodyweight (crash diet/liposuction ?) and walks up the hill again carrying a 10kg pack. He uses x units, Right ? And if so why does it not feel like that?

And why does the coffee and cheese buttie feel heavier in your pack than in your stomach ?  I think we should be told.

And still on the subject of mysteries of the Universe 'n that..
If it all goes pyramid shaped on Friday, you know who to blame

No not him ! Terence McKenna, who dreamed the whole thing up while doing mescaline in the good old '70s.
McKenna previously featured on this blog courtesy of Dangerous Danny, whose continued absence from the blogosphere detracts greatly from the gaiety of nations.


  1. I might suggest the application of some arcane algebraic formula to your calculations but, then again, I never got beyond simultaneous equations myself. Fortunately, as it happens. Isn't NY great fun at times. Such a cheery wee soul. He gets better with age - unlike some!

    1. Of course, as a lawyer, all you need to know about mathematics is pound signs and zeros.
      Neil Young has made some excellent music but, for me, a Little goes a long way.I'm quite sure he has never been described as "a cheery wee soul" before !