Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Gravitation

GRAVITATION, n. The tendency of all bodies to approach one another with a strength proportion to the quantity of matter they contain — the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength of their tendency to approach one another. This is a lovely and edifying illustration of how science, having made A the proof of B, makes B the proof of A.

2010 Update: The force that divides horizontal from vertical and binds the spirit to the stomach.

21 comments:

weirsdo said...

The superstring binding us to earth and other dimensions.

Nicole said...

Some call it Love....

Lila said...

Gravitation: The tendency for meat-eaters to put gravy with animal-product on tofurkey, not knowing any better.

tsduff said...

You have come up with the supreme update.

Gravitation: The inescapable relationship between myself and a bowl of fresh potato chips.

actonbell said...

gravitation: a close synonym for aggravation. It's intense.

Anonymous said...

This blog is preoccupied with food. Last Monday the subject was "Custard," while the Monday before that it was just simply "Eat."

Thom said...

GRAVITATION, n. My Grandparents both made their own decisions I wonder if this might pull them together. I do believe it has.

TLP said...

Gravitation: The enemy of youth. Gravity never quits. It pulls your face down, your butt down... everything down, down, down....

Now it's got my mood....

Karen said...

Cheer up, TLP! I don't know why Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity in the first place. It makes absolutely no sense and I just ignore it.
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Jim said...

Grave, gravitation, next is grief?

Here is a LITTLE list for you to consider:
Keywords directory GR:
... grave(289) grey(33) grudged(2)
gravel(12) grey-headed(1) grudges(5)
gravely(10) greyheaded(1) grudging(2)
graven(55) greyhound(6) grudgingly(4)
graven image(25) greyhounds(1) gruel(4)
graver(4) greyly(1) grueling(1)
Graves(50) grid(1) gruesome(3)
gravest(6) griddle(1) grumble(6)
gravestone(3) gridiron(1) grumbler(1)
graveyard(21) gridlock(1) grumbles(1)
graveyards(6) grids(1) grumbling(7)
gravitate(3) grief(228) grumpy(1)
gravitates(1) grievance(5) grunge(2)
gravitation(9) grievances(14) grunt(9)
gravitational(5) grieve(48) grunted(1)
gravitational attraction(1) grieved(50) grunting(4)
gravitational field(1) grieves(15) grunts(4)


Hope this helps, I vote for a grunt type word before you finish.
There were more but Blogger cut me off at 4096 characters for the comment.
Hope this helps, :)
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Jim said...

I remember what I wanted to say, I think our/the Senators have a list like to read for their filibuster speeches. :)
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Karen said...

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Hey everybody, look who's here ... It's Grandpa Jim! How's KP doing?
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sauerkraut said...

Quantity of matter = mass (something for which many of us disaffected Catholics there is no gravitation).

word veri: exaped. I exaped having to go to mass this week.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I find the commentary on this blog is exceptionally witty.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, is that from one of your Unitarian chants? Filium Eleison?

And some call it a squeeze, Nicole.

Lila, not being curious might be a better interpretation. I'm sure the Prince of Persia appreciated it. (And welcome back, sis)

Terry, don't fight it.

And depressing, Actonbell.

Anonymous, the blogger likes to eat custard.

Thom, both walls and mountains withstand gravity only for a while. (Before you ask, of course I don't know what that's supposed to mean.)

I don't know, TLP. Gravity didn't bother me much as a youth and neither did friction.

Wise, Karen.

Jim, that would make the Senate much more interesting.

RIng the bell, Karen.

Sauerkraut, it's really an excellent point- how can mass be for the soul?

Thank you, other anonymous. We seem to have found the tribe of anonymi.

quilly said...

GRAVE any place of interment; a tomb or sepulcher

I personal pronoun indicating self

TAT to make lace

Ion suffix denoting action

GRAVITATION, n. the act of tying one's self into a grave.

Cooper said...

the reason I won't make it to heaven.

karma said...

levitation from graves. not to be confused with elevation

lol TLP :) so this one's for you:

cledisti: short distance. As in, 'due to gravitation, my ass is now cledisti from the floor'

weirsdo said...

No. They talk about "the interdependent web of existence." Gravity seems just plain independent.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Cooper! That was great.

Doug said...

Or lacing yourself in, right, Quilly? But that's traditional.

Cooper, that couldn't have been more clever. I suspect cleverness is why you won't get to heaven.

Karma, I forget you people levitate all the time.

Not to St. Einstein, Weirsdo.

Ariel, I agree.