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Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind

RSS By: Leigh Rubin,

A cartoonish look at life...

What Goes Up Must Come Down...Most of the Time.

Feb 27, 2011

When you hold a tennis ball at arms length and release it you could assume with some certainty (assuming this took place on planet Earth) that the ball would drop, or fall to the ground. (The exception being that if my border collie/Aussie Sheppard mix was anywhere within 10 feet in which case the ball would end up in her mouth and then you would be obliged to play “fetch the ball” with her for the next several hours until either your arm or the dog would tire out...Trust me; your arm is no match). Anyway, the point is that gravity tends to pull things down, hence the expression, “What goes up must come down.” Well, I know it goes against all accepted laws of physics but I believe I have discovered a loophole in the law. (And I’m not even physicist...or a lawyer!) You see, every year about this time I receive a friendly letter from my insurance company informing me that they are going to increase my monthly premium. This annual tradition has been going on as long as I have had private insurance and if past performance is an indication of future results then I can reasonably assume that the rate will keep increasing every year until I am either broke or dead. While both of those choices are somewhat unappealing I’d prefer the former to the latter. I think my dog would too. She doesn’t really seem too concerned about money...or the laws of physics.


Newtons Revised Law


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