I can't understand how Wile E. Coyote can run off the edge of a cliff and hang there in the air...

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...for a short period of time.

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 04, 2000


He doesn't really hang there. When in a stressful situation-IE- falling off a cliff- holding a ticking bomb or being under a falling boulder-- Wile E. gets a super adrenaline rush that (as every one knows) seems to compress time, making it appear that he hangs there for a second, actualy he falls like a rock.

-- robert dunn (superprimate@webtv.net), January 04, 2000.

I must be getting tired from working all night. I read your last sentence as ending "...like a stock."

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 04, 2000.


...or he just applies "ACME Y2K Fix-it Kit".

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 04, 2000.

Related Disney magical thinking that brain-dead adults apply:

Like Bugs Bunny, if the plane is crashing, we just safely step out of it prior to impact.

Subtitle: How To Lead the Sheeple Thru Y2K.

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 04, 2000.

ACME duct tape.

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), January 04, 2000.

RON! Perfect imagery. You need only follow thorugh on it. What has to happen before Wile E. Coyote plummets to the desert floor leaving a silhouette in the bedrock six feet deep?

HE HAS TO LOOK DOWN FIRST! and see he's about to crash. We are now at that point in the sequence of events where his suspended animation has begun, but he has not yet looked down. Once he does, as you know, the feet will fall first, then the torso, then his neck will stretch to the breaking point, then his head ill vanish. Last of all you will see a little hand on a loooooong wrist, waving bye-bye.

-- SH (squirrel@hduntr.com), January 04, 2000.

Smoke and mirrors. Very effective illusion, too. I'm in total awe.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 04, 2000.

Ah yes, the Cartoon Laws Of Physics:

Cartoon Law I

Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation.

Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.

Exception: This does not apply to cool characters who've never studied law.

Appendum: Any species capable of flight, upon distraction or vertigo, will lose ability of flight. Conversely, any two feathers held in each hand and waved will (temporarily) give flight to any character that does so...

-- DeeEmBee (macbeth1@pacbell.net), January 04, 2000.

Hey, thanks for the link, DMB!!! Copied the whole website.

-- SH (squirrel@huntr.com), January 04, 2000.

Ron, Very prophetic. Wile E. Investor has just looked down.....

-- Downstreamer (downstream@bigfoot.com), January 04, 2000.


-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), January 04, 2000.

oh hey... this thread just blew a fuse in my brain.

Wile E. Coyote is truly amazing. He happens to be hanging in mid-air right now. Nothing will kill him, and he never gives up. He's my idol.

Here's to you, Wile E.!!

-- Chris (catsy@xxx.com), January 04, 2000.

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