Friday, April 15, 2005

A Law of Physics?

Physicists, help! Is there some law, like gravity, that states that the people who holler the loudest have the most to hide? Is there a formula that will help me figure out how funny that is? Like this: If x= the importance of the current social issue (as measured by the number of minutes FOX news spends on it) and y=the speed at which sanctimonious politicians race to legislate the problem away, can we safely say that xy=MF which is the Magnitude of Funny that comes from finding out that they're cheating on their wife or have a relative who embodies this current social issue? Does the formula then prove that the sanctimonious politician must be cheating on his wife or have a relative who embodies the current social issue? Anyway, this story from today's Tennessean makes me wonder. Note, Senator Miller is both cheating on his wife and, according to today's City Paper, has a gay brother. Somehow that ups the Magnitude of Funny.

3 Comments:

Blogger Imogene_Pix said...

Nice comment. I've often wondered about this myself. Says something about laws of mathematics, science and how to define the world around us or the fantasy to do so at least.

4/15/2005 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be more than happy to tell you the formula, but because you are a girl, you would not be able to understand it.

LE

4/15/2005 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

LE, poor, poor LE. It's not because I'm a girl that I can't understand anything you might tell me; it's because you make no sense.

It's probably all that time you spent at that other school for smart kids in Illinois imbibing in the rites of Spring. You don't hear about that kind of nonsense from UofC alumns and, if we could find one that was social enough to stop by and chat (a hard task, I know), I'm sure s/he would be able to explain it just fine.

4/15/2005 03:25:00 PM  

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