April 14, 2016

"We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, vast! But why must it be vast?"

"Instead of all that, what if it's one little room, like a bath house in the country, beige and sandy and marbles in every corner, and they're racing, and some of the marbles happen to roll faster than others, and that's all eternity is? I sometimes fancy it like that."

11 comments:

Curious George said...

Last time red beat white was Little Bighorn.

traditionalguy said...

Just wait until marble small pox's incubation period is over.

Wilbur said...

Slow propaganda day for our friends at NPR, presumably.

Ann Althouse said...

Come on! Admit it! You cared! You cared that [SPOILER ALERT} red popped out after that long white lead.

There was no reason to want white to fail other than the very fact that it was winning. Anyone coming from behind — even/especially red, whom you hadn't even noticed — would win cheers.

traditionalguy said...

And of course this Post has nothing to do with Red being the U. of Wisconsin's color and it showing a come from behind victory at the end by Janesville's favorite son. Sure.

Static Ping said...

I enjoyed it.

What I find interesting is that without the parallel course sections, it appears that none of the balls would have passed any of the other balls once the order was established.

Is this some allegory for the Republican primaries?

And will any of the balls be using the women's bathroom after the contest?

Char Char Binks said...

I won $5 on that race!

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Red cheated, by exploiting the course to find a shorter path to the nomination.

Bill said...

Not to get all Pathetic Fallacy and all, but that was rather adorable.

mikee said...

Assuming that Hell is other people, sure, Eternity can be a bad YouTube video, why not?
Although the ten hour loops of He-Man singing are even more eternal than this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7lp9umG2I

Sebastian said...

"You cared that [SPOILER ALERT} red popped out after that long white lead." No, ma'am. Cheering for White Privilege all the way.