Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat Man Falls

So! you, in your pedestrian
wisdom, in your knowledge of where each
thing is, and how each thing
drops, will stand behind whatever is left
of me, and tell them all about
my options.

You will speak with authority about
all the things that anyone
can see from the curb, or from the comfort
of their lving rooms, and you
will encourage people to guess if
I saw them too.

"He could have done this," or
"he could have grabbed that", they will say,
in reponse to your diabolical
questions - but my fellows will wobble
forward, nobly, and tell them:
"Gravity did this."

"Gravity is to blame for the conspicuous
absence of Fatty as we have come to
know him, and enjoy him. Gravity,
plain and simple Gravity, is to
blame as a fat man falls, and
falls and falls, and
falls and falls,
and falls."

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