Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Alanis Morissette was right. It is Ironic.

In 1687 Sir Isaac Newton published his Laws of Motion, the second of which states that "the mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal, opposite and collinear."

It's often occurred to me that basic laws such as this could be applied on a much wider basis to incorporate human interaction as well as the physical movement of inanimate objects. His second law, for example, must have lots of broader application in the World we live in today.

Haven't you seen lots of examples where the consequences of an action is diametrically opposite to that which was intended? Buying the wife a lovely Ab Trimming Machine for her birthday, for example? Or invading Iraq?

My most recent example is installing a high-tech, green energy, self-charging Mole deterrent in the garden. It seems to have attracted the little buggers.

9 comments:

Dave said...

Are you sure Oz isn't just burying bones?

brokenbiro said...

A mole could bump into that sideways and suffer some damage - mole-lateral damage, that is.

Rog said...

Dave: I wouldn't put it past him just winding me up with no bones involved.

Clare: If I find that pesky mole I'll bury it alive!

Sarah said...

A bit like Dave sending out bleating not well signals..only to get abuse in return, do you mean?

I could let you borrow Tilly for a small fee. She is an ace mole catcher.....even if your garden ends up resembling the Somme after.

Christopher said...

Golden Rain usually does the trick.

Macy said...

Could be another scientific law applies to your mole pal... evolution?

Rog said...

Sarah: If she's such a good molecatcher she could have worked for MI6.

Christopher: These moles are too used to taking the piss.

Macy: A breed of moles that are attracted to vibrating mole deterrants? By jove you could be right.

Scarlet Blue said...

I like moles. They do an extroadinarily good job of digging over the garden so that I don't have to bother.
Sx

Rog said...

Scarlet: You can have mine with pleasure!