The Sunday Yarn ~ Free Energy!

Prompt ~

75 08 August 31st 2014

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The Professor of Physics was surrounded by doctoral students. He was discussing the laws of thermodynamics vis a vis perpetual motion machine.

You cannot get something for nothing, because matter and energy are conserved and you cannot break even – because there is always an increase in disorder; entropy always increases. Many people thought otherwise and devoted their lives to inventing such a machine.

Critics called it lamentable, degrading, and insane to pursue the vision of past ages ………..

The students just nodded.

The Museum of Unworkable Devices at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania has a full gallery devoted to such devices. Visit it when you can.

The eternal nature of the motion that is expected here is the reason for failure. For many insects with a very short life-span the perpetual motion toys could be a source of free energy for many generations. Even our solar system is a perpetual motion system in a much larger time frame. Innumerable generations of human beings continue to enjoy the energy of sun gratis during this time. Unfortunately, the academics translated perpetual as infinite. Many good inventions could not be suitably used because of this little technicality.

We need such machines, today. A focused effort to increase the time-period of such motion along with synchronization between many machines could be the source for large amounts of very cheap green energy.

I want a presentation from each of you on the probability of success for such a strategy.

The students left contemplating the revolutionary strategy.

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The Office!

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Image courtesy of Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed and taken from Wiki Commons
AND/ OR – True is it that we have seen better days ~ As You Like It, Shakespeare

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This room is a parallelogram; one- third larger EW and the ceiling is lofty. It has two doors; an elevated platform with three steps along the eastern wall. It was lit from the roof. The sill of windows was seven and a half feet from the floor.

The old lodge was procured by the Feds.

They set about refurnishing it as the boss’s office. Their specifications were harsher than that of the masons.

The contractor’s men were threatened and abused.

They walked away thinking …… we have seen better days.

words < 100

 

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The Sunday Yarn ~ Of portraits and selfies!

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74 08 August 24th

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Portraits are not selfies – said the invitation to an art exhibition of a budding portrait painter. It piqued my interest – a portrait painter nowadays?

Finally, we were allowed inside the gallery. One of the walls had twelve paintings. A wall full of kaleidoscopic lava-lamps. I was about to move on in search of the portraits but a particular beam of light showed one of them to be a portrait.

I moved closer and examined each of them. They were portraits. Just a tilt of my head or a step right/ left and these appeared to be lava lamps with wax blobs of different colors. A few were pure white and others multicolored including one that was indescribably purplish-black.

The artist had seen me studying his work and walked up. I could not resist asking – what he wanted to communicate?

‘I have tried to capture the conscience of the subjects here that appears like the lava-lamp. Would you like a portrait of your teflon conscience?’

I quickly walked out.

Words  < 200

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Sublimely repulsive

Prompt ~

WILD LIFE

Copyright – Madison Woods

They led a double-life.

Amplexus …… nobody knows if they enjoy it or not.

She took the product of amplexus in her mouth and ……… swallowed it. Her stomach swelled and bulged till there was no place for lungs to inflate. She vomited.

Dr Nebasus recognized them as inhabitants of this earth. He peered in with a laparoscope and fainted. He recovered but never published what he had seen.

To his peers he just quoted from Inferno -
From these two, art and nature, …..
….. scorns both nature in herself
and art her follower; his hope is elsewhere.

words < 100

                                                                                               

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A Musical tale

Prompt ~

Image by Ed Webster and sourced from Wiki Commons under Creative Commons

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Suku (parrot) was named for her habit of repeating whatever she heard in her shrill voice, as a child.

On his deathbed, her father (a wedding fiddler) promised to get her the blessings of the angel of music from heaven.

Suku released her first album that included following songs.

The Haunting of Hill House
Dracula
The Masque of Red Death
The Phantom of the Opera
Frankenstein
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Telltale Heart
Dorian Gray
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Turn of the Screw

She had found the kingdom of Dolorous in music ……

words < 100

 

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