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Scientific Observation Made During Furniture Removal


As I’ve grown older I’ve noticed how time passes much more quickly now than when I was young. I see this as evidence that time is actually accelerating.

Recently I’ve noticed another interesting phenomenon.

The force of gravity intensifies with the passing of time making household objects (like furniture) harder to move as we grow older. That gravitational increase also acts upon the aging body, redistributing body mass towards the abdomen causing the effect known as the middle-age spread.

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7 Responses to “Scientific Observation Made During Furniture Removal”


  1. 1 Marleen
    June 29, 2016 at 3:44 am

    I heard a comedienne yesterday on the radio who said her theory about climate change is that there are so many women reaching perimenopausal years that the heat is messing with the whole word.

  2. June 29, 2016 at 8:14 am

    That seems like another aspect of the so-called aging population, yet another weapon in the baby-boomer’s arsenal during its war on young people 🙂

    The “generational war” has been a recurring theme in the Australian Media in recent weeks.

    Here is one example: http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/brexit-proves-baby-boomers-should-get-less-of-a-vote
    It presents a quite ironic idea considering the low participation rate by young voters in the recent Brexit referendum in the once United Kingdom; and also the high percentage of eligible young voters in Australia who haven’t bothered to register on the electoral role.

  3. 3 Marleen
    June 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I find that to be a bizarre article. Here, if I hear anyone complaining generationally it’s older people or middle age people complaining about younger people (and I don’t find that very common either, thank God). The new season of Survivor, as you probably know, is going to have generational teams. I hope it doesn’t “start” something like that or make it more common here (in either direction). I have heard (from a distance… like on television, although I can’t remember what show or where) of people being annoyed by the entitled attitude of millennials, but I just don’t see it personally or hear about or observe it in real interactions.

    There is one exception I’ve experienced, but the negative attitude reaches beyond generational discontent. I have gone out twice now (in a couple years as this person lives in PA) to dinner with someone who works with my children’s dad (the person I married). Both times, she’s taken a dive into topics like she doesn’t know why people don’t want her to have her own money or why everyone should be equal. This (recent) second time, she brought along a guy she often travels with (for work), and he was saying the same kinds of junk. Look, in real life, no one (with any momentum) is trying to make everyone equal…

    …unless what he was saying (when he was talking about grades on tests as an illustration) is that the richest people or the people with the most advanced degrees are the only ones who deserve to live (and if anybody else wants to live it’s not fair). And they had to bring up things about their grown kids to be at least a little crabby about (in her case not so crabby about her own kid with her husband but very crabby about the kid of her husband from a previous wife… but still, she did find a way to get her dander up about her own child too, on what I found to be an uncalled for reason).

    But I have never ever heard before of trying to take away the idea of one person one vote in the sense the article seemed to hint at, like maybe half a counted vote for an older person. That’s terrible. Here, the closest we have to that is Republicans trying to make it hard to impossible for poor people to vote. Then there’s the money (especially dark money) as speech distortion in elections. I think we will overcome these problems. The corporations as people distortion will likely take a bit longer. But we will get there. One of my sons and I were talking today about the fact there was almost no bullying at his high school.

    It was such that if anyone did start to bully someone that bully would most likely find him/herself chastised or shunned to some degree by the other kids. This was (is) a very intelligent bunch and proportionally high in Jewish population (as well as Asian, Indian, and middle eastern). But maybe we should figure out who is less worthy, and garnish their vote to prove superiority. No, we have enough actively Jewish people in this country that look out for others as much as themselves that there is sufficient salt to keep us from rotting (which is amazing and very heartening considering how many dopes there are too).

  4. 4 Marleen
    June 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Did you paint the couch?

  5. June 30, 2016 at 8:16 am

    No, it’s a copy of a photo I found. I added the colour with hi-lighter pens and pencil

  6. June 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

    An interview with the author of that article can be found here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/old-vote-count-less-elections/7551466

    To me it sounds like 1) the writer is even more clueless than it seems from the article. or 2) He just wants to have “fun” stirring up controversy.

    Regarding his article’s title: Brexit Proves Baby Boomers Should Get Less of a Vote, maybe a better approach would be for the “younger” generation to actually USE the vote they have. Even following his argument, a reduced “boomer” vote would still have more value than no vote from a millennial.
    One of the distinguishing features of the Brexit vote was the low participation of the younger generation who now don’t like the result.

  7. 7 Marleen
    June 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    One of the most searched questions after the vote, in the UK, was “What is the EU?”


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