Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Question (Part II)

Disney & Tarrintino themselves, could not have provided for a more tense story; in a scene reminiscent of the brave Scots facing the might of the English armies (or so the experienced team claimed from first-hand knowledge?), the youthful challengers squared up against the mass of experience. As each team took its turn, fair banter (in cricket it is properly termed 'sledging' the opponents) was exchanged. During one of these encounters, Prepatation's statements caused Tantor to completely crack-up & he fell rather solidly half way through their launch. But just to show the 'lighties' their dedication, they hobbled back for the next launch ' only to trip again soon thereafter.

Scientific investigation revealed that this continuous falling was nothing to do with a disregard for physical fitness, or the less than smooth terrain being traversed, but rather had to do with the unique notion of straight line momentum, inertia & the curvature of the earth. As any physicst would explain, any body in motion will resist a change to this state unless acted upon by an external force (inertia). In this case the mass differences between the moving bodies & that of gravity were so close, that straight line acceleration (well, measured in geographic terms anyway) effectively occurred. A momentary loss of traction due to the increasing distant to the earth (straight line vs. curved surface) & resulted in the body experiencing an uneven distribution of mass (which is already rather perilously frontally balanced), finally resulting in the less than graceful, but ultimately thunderous arrival, more akin with rudder-elevator pilots attempting the FAI circle landing.

To be fair, each team was matched in a variety of conditions, ranging from windless sink, moderate wind & sink, and a rather fresh breeze & sink (the less than upward air movement description added by the pilots). To ensure proper scientific discipline being observed, certain 'performance enhancing' stimulants were administered in highly observed & measured dosages to both teams, and other than the additional BS resulting from the sugar high, no material improvements were observed between the teams.

Much to everyone's surprise, the average launch height is higher for the light-weight team. The best launch of the day was provided by The Brain who won the bragging rights until the next practice, when Dorey will surely attack this accomplishment with a more suitable weapon. And so, the day concluded, as each side withdrew to treat their wounded (well the heavies did suffer some friction attrition & apparently exceptionally high doses of lactic acid build-up). More importantly to those waiting with baited breath was the outcome of this most 'scientifical of experiments' (ref: Tigger. 2006); irrefutable proof that age does appear before beauty, but the latter is the most powerful when harnessed with youthful speed, whereas the former statistically tends towards the attraction of mass, particularly in the Kimberly region according to some knowledgeable observers.

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