Off-topic request for opinion from all you literary types

minnow at minnow at
Tue Jan 11 16:49:35 EST 2005

Roger reminded me:

>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... :-)

Say, a half-pound lump on a village pond....



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