Can you wash a melon?

March 26, 2008

59 North Americans get sick so 1500 Hondurans (mostly single Mothers) loose thier jobs?  Do North Americans not know how to wash fruit?  I wonder how many Honduran children will get sick because thier mothers can no longer afford to feed them properly?

Yes, I’m cynical today.  This world just seems upside down to me.

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One Response to “Can you wash a melon?”

  1. benjamin ady Says:

    “Do North Americans not know how to wash fruit?”

    Nope.

    “I wonder how many Honduran children will get sick because thier mothers can no longer afford to feed them properly?”

    Let t=the amount of time since the 1500 mothers got fired.

    Let s=the amount of suffering in the world

    Let c=how much the average North American cares about s

    then … as t goes to n, (c*t)/s goes to zero, for any and all values of n.

    Isn’t it true in a numerical sense that the health of a North American is more valuable than the health of a Honduran? I mean dollars and sense wise. I mean if you take the amount of dollars spent on health care in the U.S., divide that by the nubmer of people in the U.S., do the same deal in Honduras, and then compare the two figures, what’s the ratio? 3 figures? four? five?

    Also cynical today. very very upside down.

    Actually more than upside down. Upside down implies flipped over in three dimensions, so that what was previously pointing in the positive direction on the z axis is now pointing in the negative direction on the z axis.

    But I read this sci fi story once where some people developed the ability to sense the 4th spatial dimension. And they could go out into it (It’s at right angles to all three of our spatial dimensions, right?) and flip over. And if they took some ketchup with them when they did that, then the ketchup, now flipped over in the 4th dimension, had strange psychoactive properties similar to (but not exactly like) the properties of alcohol. And it was *very* yummy to eat plain–a dangerous combination (kind of like with certain martinis). The world is not merely upside down. It’s flipped over in the 4th spatial dimension. Or possibly in even higher dimensions than that.

    For cynicism, I recommend reading Ecclesiastes. It aggravates the condition =)


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