|Diamonds are forever
||[Apr. 11th, 2004|04:16 pm]
Lone Mantis of the Apocalypse!!!
so i was sitting up late last night and a lot of things were racking around in my brain at 4:30 in the morning.|
I though i share some of the less personal ones that are remotely interesting.
This first one is kind of boring
My first thought was that of aerodynamics of cars. In this case i was pondering the spoiler. The purpose of a spoiler is to create a down force on the back wheels (on formula 1's there is a spoiler for the front wheels as well). For most commercial cars it is totally cosmetic and serves no real function. Why create this down force? well continuing with the formula 1 example, the car is made as aerodynamic and as light as possible that if a sharp draft were to hit it, it could actually become airborne ( i have seen footage of this, it isn't pretty, the car rises over a hundred feet into the air). Also, it increases traction on the wheels, allowing for less slip. For weight considerations and since it decrease the aerodynamics of the car is why you commonly see that the structure is made of aluminum. then i started thinking of "drafting" where you travel close behind a car to be inside its wake. yada yada yada
The next thing i thought of was nihilism and the circular paradox( is that redundant? i can't think of a non circular paradox off the top of my head)
Then i started thinking about zombies. Like in the new movie "dawn of the dead" and "28 days later" they are all pissed off and run at you. It is explained away as virus, no magic involved. Now this really bothered me, where are they getting the energy to run? I mean the body is pretty much a battery needed water and food to function. I mean they don't even really eat their victims, just fuck around with them til they die, and becomes zombies too so there isn't much food there. And if they are dead, wouldn't the functions of their body that created energy shut down? I mean for a while you could feed off your body assuming that the functions didn't shut down. Your muscles however would be the first thing to go, and the lactic acid build up would be horrendous (not that they would feel that). Also, in the movie these things sit out in the sun for atleast a week. The body doesn't take to well to days of direct sunlight, the skin would peel, most of the water would leave the bodies due to this. This would make the bodies extremely rigid, and not really in the prime for running and the what not. I mean I think under these conditions a zombie could at most live for 2 weeks, just my personal opinion.
on a side note when i did fall asleep I dreamt i was a Crane (from passions). Julian, Alister, some other guy and I were play spades. I was on alisters team. We won. The i dreamt i had a motorcycle and was hanging with crazy skaters. very weird.