Physics is sometimes a " blood sport "
You could even say that he…..“GOT BURNED”…by the system! .;-D
As God is my witness, I thought I could fly!
Icarus is a story of hubris, more by his dad Daedulus than himself. He was just a dumb kid.
Sorry… this World works on Physics. You need Pure Magic to make self propelled flight work well. Even Harry Potter needed a Broom!
Wiley, you have mastered the art of poking fun at him without mentioning his name
Wax on. Wax off.
Icarus was an early winner in the Darwin Awards category.
According to the myth, Icarus fell from the sky because he flew too close to the sun and melted the wax on his wings. This myth was invented by people who seriously believed the sun was no farther away than Aaron Rodgers could throw a football.
Icarus and his bone spur .
We had our action and it’s long past time for the opposite reaction. He can’t reach escape velocity soon enough for me.
He made the cartoon physics mistake of looking down.
He should have studied more. Who told him to wing it?
That reasoning just won’t fly.
If only he had gone at night…
Some people still think that way.
Who got to hold his wine?
It’s not my fault – he did it!!
Everyone knows that science and physics and mathematics are a liberal/progressive/socialist plot to undermine the American ideal of Liberty and justice for all (except for those who believe in science and physics and mathematics)
I was doing just fine. In fact I was winning. Then all of a sudden my feathers were stolen.
Gravity is such a Harsh Taskmaster !
Oh yeah, FACEPLANT !!!!!
Hmm, drag from residual feathers would have ensured he would land on his fundament……..so yes, Faceplant. :D
And now we have people who claim gravity doesn’t exist.
An early influence for Charles Darwin to create the Darwin Award.
“Gravity is racist!”
Physics hadn’t been invented yet, and the wings worked – as the story was originally told. The moral, in 700 BCE, was to recognize human limitations. Physics has been invented, so the story has been repurposed with a new moral for 2020, don’t blame the system when you’re an idiot.
Physics? Isn’t that a sciency thing? Republican physics sneer at gravity. They don’t like it, so it’s fake news and it doesn’t exist. They believe in the Wylie Coyote approach to gravity: just ignore it and one day like a miracle it will be gone.
This is the only story about Trump that has made me laugh.
’Bout time to move over to the editorial section and leave this area politically free.
What goes up… does not stay up forever. And no amount of whining will change it.
I wonder if there is a way to litigate against physics? You know. A quantum law suit or something. I mean, there are “Laws” of physics
Morals are there for a reason. Unfortunately, many include injury or death as way show how serious outcomes can become. But they do teach us two terms: folly and consequences, Recent events have have proven that one doesn’t exist without the other. Anybody for a better outcome?
According to J.M. Barrie, all that flight requires is a sprinkling of Pixie Dust and Happy Thoughts. While Pixie Dust seem to be in adequate supply, Happy Thoughts are completely out of stock, on back order, and probably won’t arrive until late next year. If then.
What goes up must calm down, or something like that.
As orange Icarus said, “Physics……we don’t need no stinking physics.”
Physics is a rigged system, but at least it’s easy to demonstrate just how it is on the Newtonian level.
Quantum Physics isn’t quite as obvious.
He just wanted to get high, but what goes up must come down.
Physics is rigged. Why else would going uphill be so hard?
Can we have a moment of silence for all those comic and editorial cartoonists who will be bereft of easy content on January 20th.
His wings were lined with that Make Cartoons Great Again special sauce…
Can I get a gravity do-over? Call my lawwwwwwwyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeerrrrrrrr
Come on! What is going on in Danae and Kate land??? I miss my favorite highly gifted girls!
Haskins the WFT QB?
The election is over, the votes were counted behind closed doors with the windows covered and the observers removed in just enough places to have the correct candidate win, and the Big Lie continues.
He thought he was Lord of the Flies but alas he was only the Lord of the Lies!
@becida You’re right, those stupid Democrats! Sure, they managed to completely steal the presidential election but for some weird reason utterly failed to apply the same successful but devious and underhanded tactics to the 20 (out of 33) US Senate races and 211 (out of 435) House of Representatives races won by Republicans. Good thing we’re not trusting the running of the country to such incompetents, amirite?
and the deep state (er, chasm) didn’t help either
That’s what all “Flat Earthers” say!
The last words of Icarus…“Mmm, the Sun sure feels nice and warm, today.”
Except that the wings worked for Daedalus!
There is a world of difference between something being rigged and outright cheating.
This is what happens when you ignore the science.