Off-topic request for opinion from all you literary types

Roger Burton West roger at
Tue Jan 11 04:34:56 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:53:13PM -0700, Otter Perry wrote:
>On Monday, January 10, 2005, at 06:02 PM, mecha godscylla wrote:
>>"...the child is watching the teakettle's small hard tears
>>dance like mad on the hot black stove...."
>The only thing that came to me is the behavior of drops on
>a very hot surface -- if there were some water drops condensing
>from the kettle, say.

Leidenfrost effect. Very impressive when it's a lump of potassium
dancing on water, too... :-)


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