You unlock this door with the key of imagination

  • masculumpedes

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    Feb 06, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
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    Picture if you will an orange. There is absolutely nothing special about it. What it will do is something entirely different. Right now all you have to know about it is that it's going on a journey. It sits tittering on the very edge of a hill, the wind inching it along the transition of a moment between moving and not moving. Then finally it starts rolling downhill.

    The orange continued to roll down the hill pushing ever further into incredulous speeds. It rolled past a blind camel, a gay stripper and for some strange reason a flaming refrigerator.
    It didn't care. It couldn't care. It was movement personified.

    The orange hurtled faster and faster down the hill speeding it's way to a rather odd destiny.
    Oranges don't have any precognition. They don't have any sense of what's to come. It can't. It's a fucking orange.
    So it was not surprised when it hit the bottom of the hill and pushed up the next smaller hill by it's own momentum. It was not surprised when it slingshot into the air, arced through the sky and was gone.

    Meanwhile pacing about in a ripped up warehouse, the doctor knew the police would be on him soon. He had to escape.
    It's too bad for the good doctor that this would not be so. He choose a rather inappropriate time to look up at the skylight and an orange, moving at terminal velocity, flew through the skylight and hit him right between the eyes.

    For Everything.....There is a reason. icon_wink.gif

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    Feb 06, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    I don't believe the orange was moving at terminal velocity and I wont believe it until I have the height that the orange obtained when it was flung into the air and the distance that it dropped and if that sky light had any glass/plastic coverings also, was the drop through the skylight a clean drop? assuming the average house a skylight will have a tunnel from the external roof to the internal roof all things considered about what we know the orange should have been moving in not just a downward trajectory but also moving forward (forward for the orange) and likely would have hit the side of the skylight walls.

    While the orange may have hit the doctor I don't believe the orange was moving at terminal velocity.
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    Feb 06, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    Well, the title does say "imagination", so I guess the orange was moving at "terminal velocity" as far as the doctor was concerned. icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 06, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    If the orange's movement was solely the result of Earth's gravity, it would reach a point of absolute speed that cannot be exceeded, which is not all that fast, even if it were dropping through the air, much less rolling down a hill.

    Plus if it did somehow manage to attain "incredulous speeds" it would disintegrate from the rotational force. Even the most sophisticated automobile tires can only tolerate limited rotational speeds, and tires are much tougher than the relatively fragile skin of an orange.

    After passing through a skylight, its speed only what it had obtained by rolling downhill, the orange's energy would hardly kill a human. Soak him in orange juice, perhaps, but nothing fatal.
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    Feb 06, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    LOL.....Ok...notice the thread title.......where exactly does this come from? icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 06, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidAfter passing through a skylight, its speed only what it had obtained by rolling downhill, the orange's energy would hardly kill a human. Soak him in orange juice, perhaps, but nothing fatal.

    Actually not so Red.

    The orange rolled down hill and then with it's own momentum it rolled up and off into the air. (I assume it rolled off a cliff)

    The orange at that point is going up because of the energy it collected rolling down the hill, however, the orange will eventually stop rising into the air at which point all energy it had will have been lost (used), the orange will stop rising, pause for the briefest of moments before starting to fall again and will fall only as fast as the air and gravity allow.

    The reason I want the height the orange obtained is to workout if the orange could actually obtain terminal velocity, which is the maximum speed the orange can fall (or be pulled down to) earth while fighting the resistance of the air it's falling through assuming of course there where no air currents.
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    Feb 07, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    malefeet saidLOL.....Ok...notice the thread title.......where exactly does this come from? icon_wink.gif




    I'm not sure I get the point, but the thread title is taken from the opening narrative of "The Twilight Zone," voiced-over by Rod Serling.

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    Feb 07, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    So you could, if you desperately wanted, calculate the terminal velocity of the orange...

    By making reasonable assumptions about the mass and the geometry of an average Valencia orange, and the atmospheric conditions one could (if they really were taking this too far) get a plausible idea of what the terminal velocity would be.

    If someone were to do this, they would find that the terminal velocity is close to 31m/s (slightly more than 110km/h). Falling vertically through a distance of 50m would accelerate the orange to this speed in roughly 3 seconds under Earth's gravity.

    If the orange was, in fact, orange one may assume that the energy it imparts on the unsuspecting doctor (all 200J of it!) would be mostly dissipated in the smooshing (yes, the technical term!) of the orange. The momentum would cause the doctors head to ricochet and probably give him some pretty bad whiplash but would not likely kill him.

    But that would be taking things a little too far... icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    Tom_Tom saidSo you could, if you desperately wanted, calculate the terminal velocity of the orange...

    By making reasonable assumptions about the mass and the geometry of an average Valencia orange, and the atmospheric conditions one could (if they really were taking this too far) get a plausible idea of what the terminal velocity would be.

    If someone were to do this, they would find that the terminal velocity is close to 31m/s (slightly more than 110km/h). Falling vertically through a distance of 50m would accelerate the orange to this speed in roughly 3 seconds under Earth's gravity.

    If the orange was, in fact, orange one may assume that the energy it imparts on the unsuspecting doctor (all 200J of it!) would be mostly dissipated in the smooshing (yes, the technical term!) of the orange. The momentum would cause the doctors head to ricochet and probably give him some pretty bad whiplash but would not likely kill him.

    But that would be taking things a little too far... icon_redface.gif

    Far enough is never far enough ;) and we aren't really taking into account prevailing winds, was it raining? cold? atmospheric pressure (which does have an impact even if marginal) and what the material that makes the skylight is comprised of, the orange could be smooshed on the skylight before it ever reaches the individual or worse, the skylight could be damaged raining down pieces of sharp glass/plastic that is the actual culprit of killing said individual icon_smile.gif

    mmm never to far icon_razz.gif

    I like the word smooshing, it's almost as good as spaghettification.

    Gotta love the smart ones though hehe icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    Did anyone else get completely freaked out by the scene in the tunnel as a kid? I had nightmares for weeks.

    However now that I'm older, I think the movie, with that crazy tunnel scene, is absolutely amazing.

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    Feb 07, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    haha, I think we need to consider the possibility that the previous night was cold, and that the orange was frozen solid. We can't rule it out! Reminds me of one of those stories... This was told to me by one of my lecturers.

    ...In an issue of Meat & Poultry magazine, editors quoted from "Feathers," the publication of the California Poultry Industry Federation, telling the following story:

    The US Federal Aviation Administration has a unique device for testing the strength of windshields on airplanes. The device is a gun that launches a dead chicken at a plane's windshield at approximately the speed the plane flies.

    The theory is that if the windshield doesn't crack from the carcass impact, it'll survive a real collision with a bird during flight.

    It seems the British were very interested in this and wanted to test a windshield on a brand new, speedy locomotive they're developing.

    They borrowed FAA's chicken launcher, loaded the chicken and fired.

    The ballistic chicken shattered the windshield, broke the engineer's chair and embedded itself in the back wall of the engine's cab. The British were stunned and asked the FAA to recheck the test to see if everything was done correctly.

    The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and had one recommendation:

    "Use a thawed chicken."

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    Feb 07, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    The falling glass and debris from the skylight fell into his eyes;thus blinding him. The evil Doctor Georbush figured his plan was foiled. Then suddenly, the Police and SWAT break through the doors just as the Doctor remembered he was the half brother of Endora. He clicks together the Ruby Red Slippers he was wearing that he purchased with TARP funds, snaps his fingers and disappear into thin air; leaving behind all of the dancing dildos he stole from the basement of the National Republican Library in FagTown, Gayfornia. Hondo was pissedicon_twisted.gif Then tells his crew, " guys, I'd hate to see all of these rubber dicks go to waste, F$ck it, let's party". They backed the SWAT van up to the door of the warehouse. Flung open the rear doors and blast the music. One of the officers remembered there were a few bottles of Dicky Lube left over from the Parish they raided over on the corner of Cheney Ln and Palin Dr. And those bruthas got busy!

    As for the Evil Dr. Geobush, he was never heard from again. Although, there have been sightings of him near the US Capitol marching and chowdering screaming, "Ha Ha...you fags still can't get married"...

    To Be Continued...

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    Feb 07, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    OMG you guys need to find more to do. Malefeet, you need work! Lil'Tanker and TomTom...you've been sucked in....no, not sucked, sucked in. Geez..... LOL So this all leaves me pondering, does an orange hitting a guy between the eyes make any noise if no one is around?
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    from one of the funniest southpark ever



    watch it here .. icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 07, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    I remember that story, I never knew if it was true or not though but I thought it was funny and such a simple little slip up icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    eb925guy saidLil'Tanker and TomTom...you've been sucked in....no, not sucked, sucked in.

    But but but but TomTom is uh... hawt icon_biggrin.gificon_redface.gif
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    eb925guy saidOMG you guys need to find more to do. Malefeet, you need work! Lil'Tanker and TomTom...you've been sucked in....no, not sucked, sucked in. Geez..... LOL So this all leaves me pondering, does an orange hitting a guy between the eyes make any noise if no one is around?


    I guess you could do some rough estimates...

    No. That would be taking it too far.

    Tanker, I don't know if this story is actually true. I do know that they do use chicken cannons for stress testing designs. I also know that at least one group has used frozen chickens with the thinking that if the design can survive a frozen chicken, then a thawed one will be a piece of cake.

    Smooshy, chicken-y, flattened cake.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    Tom_Tom said...The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and had one recommendation [for the British]:

    "Use a thawed chicken."

    I really want to believe that's an apocryphal story and not true.
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles said
    malefeet saidLOL.....Ok...notice the thread title.......where exactly does this come from? icon_wink.gif




    I'm not sure I get the point, but the thread title is taken from the opening narrative of "The Twilight Zone," voiced-over by Rod Serling.




    OKAY......can't anything and everything happen..........in The Twilight Zone? icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    djohn767 saidThe falling glass and debris from the skylight fell into his eyes;thus blinding him. The evil Doctor Georbush figured his plan was foiled. Then suddenly, the Police and SWAT break through the doors just as the Doctor remembered he was the half brother of Endora. He clicks together the Ruby Red Slippers he was wearing that he purchased with TARP funds, snaps his fingers and disappear into thin air; leaving behind all of the dancing dildos he stole from the basement of the National Republican Library in FagTown, Gayfornia. Hondo was pissedicon_twisted.gif Then tells his crew, " guys, I'd hate to see all of these rubber dicks go to waste, F$ck it, let's party". They backed the SWAT van up to the door of the warehouse. Flung open the rear doors and blast the music. One of the officers remembered there were a few bottles of Dicky Lube left over from the Parish they raided over on the corner of Cheney Ln and Palin Dr. And those bruthas got busy!

    As for the Evil Dr. Geobush, he was never heard from again. Although, there have been sightings of him near the US Capitol marching and chowdering screaming, "Ha Ha...you fags still can't get married"...

    To Be Continued...

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    I love it........icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 07, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
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    Feb 07, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    Tom_Tom saidTanker, I don't know if this story is actually true. I do know that they do use chicken cannons for stress testing designs. I also know that at least one group has used frozen chickens with the thinking that if the design can survive a frozen chicken, then a thawed one will be a piece of cake.

    Smooshy, chicken-y, flattened cake.

    I believe jet engine manufactures use frozen chickens in testing to find out if the rotors can withstand the impact of a bird in flight (well during take off) I think Boeing does it after the few incidences of aborted takeoffs caused by flocks of birds where sucked into the jets in the US, don't quote me on it though I'm going off a really old documentary I watched a few years ago my brain might not be thinking right!