But walloped by geese is a LOT more painful.
Sad thing is I have seen female mallards pecked to death by their over amorous drakes!
My great-grandfather always used to say, “If you fall off a bicycle, you have to get right back on!”
And when he fell off his bicycle, sure enough, he got right back on. And when he fell of again, sure enough, he got right back on again. And again.
My great-grandmother, watching his valiant efforts, said something I’ve never forgotten:
“You have to pedal, you damn fool!”
By Dr. Seuss?
I wanted a copy of that book but couldn’t pay the bill.
With my new clip-in pedals, I fell off trying a track stand waiting for a red light, beside a bus. It was not one of life’s prouder moments.
The difference isn’t in philosophy, it’s in physics. The wheels act as gyroscopes to keep the bike upright while in motion. Applied inertial, as it were.
But then, nine times out of ten physics is far more useful than philosophy.
TSA now allows nail clippers on an airliner. What are they thinking?
Death by nail clippers would be horrible.
Sounds like a fun book, placed on my want list!
“Trampled to death by geese” was Kierkegaard’s expression.
I prefer the botched version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ66wHRhe2U
Again, neither definition works and the analogy it creates is weak. A little preachy and not his best work.
A few reasons why little kids don’t take falling as seriously as adults:
1) Not as far to fall.
2) Not as much weight behind whatever body part they land on.
3) Mom’s around to kiss the boo-boo.
4) They’re probably not paying the doctor bills.
I’ve familiar with “Slow Death by Rubber Duck,” but now I’ll have to look up “Pecked to Death by Ducks”
Tim Cahill is great. I also read “A Wolverine is Eating My Leg,” “Jaguars Ripped My Flesh,” and “Road Fever” is one of my favorite books ever.
July 31, 2013