Friday, January 04, 2008


ATTRACTION, n.  The influence which tends to establish neighborly relations among things.  There are various kinds of attraction, but the attraction of gravity is the most celebrated.  In a woman, however, it is distinctly inferior to the attraction of vivacity.

2008 Update: The inversion of revulsion.


Minka said...

attraction, n. a forceful pulling in opposing directions

Tom & Icy said...

Like going too far East you end up in the West, too much attraction creates repulsion like familiarity breeds contempt or maybe that's putting a backward spin on a cue ball. The more I learn the less I know. Wisdom is photoshopped Folly. Waking too early causes naps. Logical thinking creates chaos. Now my mind is blank. Don't taze me bro!

Anonymous said...

Attraction will make you do really stupid things you wouldn't normally do and you'll giggle while doing them!

Unless you're me. Then you just do idiotic things on a daily basis.

TLP said...

That gravity. It never quits.

Anonymous said...

Attraction: that which irresistibly tugs on one's heartstrings -- such as a beautiful tune, a lovely smile, and/or a well-stocked fridge.

just sayin'... magnets aren't the only thing attracted to a refrigerator door. (trust me, i speak from experience) ; )

Anonymous said...

AT in this place

TRACT a bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin and destination.

ION an electrically charged atom

ATTRACTION n. a bundle of electrically charged nerves which short circuit the brain permitting irrational, counterproductive and often embarrassing and behaviors.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL @TLP's definition! That's just too good. Here is my addition:

Attraction, an apple looks for gravity.

Karen said...

Barack is the main attraction today!


G said...

attraction or a traction: "Traction refers to the friction between a drive member and the surface it moves upon." Well then, that about sums it up.

Miz BoheMia said...

Attraction... *sigh* Eeeevil energy that'll make the most feminist bohemian a b---h to her man... giggling is not my forté I tell you, NOT. MY. FORTÉ!!!

DAMN YOU Attraction!

Jamie Dawn said...

This word makes me want to get out my childhood magnet set and play.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that I feel lately that you are speaking in code?
That is probably why I am attracted to this get the next chapter.

The Old Mule said...

attraction: good tires, deep tred, down South.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, that's true physically and metaphorically. Just one semester of graduate school? One?

Icy, I want that read at my funeral.

Jenn, do you giggle daily? I've got $5Canadian says yes, payable in Chicago.

TLP, don't let it get you down.

Neva, I hear you, sister.

Quilly, what you just assembled let no man put asunder.

Clever, Ariel. Or an apple seeking a prominent forehead.

Congrats, Karen.

Pretty much, g.

Miz B, take a moment to contemplate Bob Euker. It's what we do.

Jamie Dawn, home school never lets out. By the way, I love the new avatar but wonder if it is was done to you rather than for you. How's the weather in Afghanistan.

No code, Mo'a. Just that part of the alphabet.

You bet, mule. Or metal shoes.

Nessa said...

My witticisms have vanished in a haze of wine induced euphoria, making everything attractive.

Cooper said...

It's fatal of course, but usually cured by a fifteen minute conversation.

TLP said...

First for Saturday. Although what attraction that holds I don't know. Still it's there.

Nessa said...

I'm here to read a story but the story is not here.

Tom & Icy said...

Attraction: a bird admiring your car. Oh no. A day late and dollar short.

Anonymous said...

Atrraction: it's been so long damned if I remember

Doug The Una said...

Nessa, in vino aspira.

Cooper, I hear you. Reminds me of your soup slurp date.

TLP, it's a victory for the little people. It's about change. You have experience.

Nessa, it is now. I should have accepted your wish for a focussed persistent 2008.

A squeegee short of an off-ramp, Icy.

Pia, put your mirror back up.