Monday, December 20, 1999
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Copyright © 1999 Darren Bleuel
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[[Close-up of King Luca's notepad showing a math formula and the conclusion: "Don't run with scissors!"]]
"Science," said Luca, "is
More than equations.
The math is just language
To state the relations."
[[Luca peers at the last drop of beer in his glass, which is marked "0.1g".]]
"Know then that all things
Must obey certain rules,
Like a tenth gram of beer
Contains nine trillion joules.
[[9e12 Joules = 2.5 million kilowatt-hours]]
[[Luca sits with Suzy in a pub. A drunk confronts him.]]
Then this drunk guy got pissed and
Called Luca a geek!
Like a lesson plan, Luca
Said "Observe this freak!"
[[Luca snatches an empty tray from a passing server, and deftly uses it to block the drunk's punch.]]
"You remember what Newton
Said about 'action?'
Now watch for the equal