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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Mischief and Craft Reply with quote

Mounting evidence that our Universe is a virtual environment in which we are unknowingly subjected to arbitrary situations and our responsive behaviour tracked by some extra-universal engineer(s) has to be seen in the unerring propensity for the application of 'mischief and craft' to frustrate us at almost every turn and in the most mundane of ways. Take for example my dropping a piece of toast thickly coated with marmalade this morning. That piece should, by all the laws of physics, have fallen through very short distance to the work surface and landed harmlessly right side up leaving the minimum of cleaning work behind it. On the contrary - and I kid you not - I watched those laws briefly suspended while the toast worked, struggled almost, to flip itself over to land preserve side down on the surface.
This kind of thing happens just too frequently in my life (and yours?) for it not to be the prank of a junior technician, quite possibly the lab errand-boy, having a malicious little tinker while the engineers are at lunch. No serious research fellow is going to suspend the laws of physics to indulge in such frivolous departure from protocol, but the pimply intern is a different matter. Proof positive I think, that we are The Simms!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttered_toast_phenomenon

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the minor substitution of the pimply intern as the source of the mischief, I think you'll agree my case is pretty watertight! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit happens. Very Happy

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