(Shy Virgins….OY! I recruited you to to post on the FP dammit! – promoted by buhdydharma )
Welcome to ThreadBare.
ThreadBare was inspired by word-association, a play on the ‘threads’ of conversation we weave into our Webland. The ‘bare’ part inspired its use as a more personal, ‘soul-baring’ type of thread. Since we spend all week regurgitating facts and linking to sources and quoting experts and verbally sparring, it might be nice on a Saturday to think and feel about things.
What kind of things?
Any kind of things. Personal issues, preferably your own. Societal issues. Site-related issues (issues, please, not ‘issues’). Things that make you happy. Or sad. Or angry. Or mad. An interjection starts the sentence right. No, wait, that’s SchoolHouse Rock. Equally awesome, but not relevant…
And did I mention the possibility of obscure references? I probably should have.
ThreadBare, the Future.
Believe it or not, ThreadBare has fans. Fans I don’t care to disappoint. I will continue to post this thread on alternate Saturday nights as a service to those fans. I thank anyone who chooses to participate, and understand anyone who doesn’t. There are plenty of threads to choose from, and we need them all to make Webland strong.
This week, ThreadBare is inspired by the Road2DC participants who have put their idea into motion. Webland is rife with criticism of the status quo and ideas for change. Webland, however, is woefully lacking in action, lacking in motion. So tonight I offer the laws of motion-hat tip Sir Newton-to ponder.
And yes, I know, government is not an object. Government is a system. But these rules are, as Elle Woods would say, ‘simple and finite’, though I doubt that just ‘any’ Cosmo girl would know them. So I’m not asking you to ratify them or even follow them….just consider them.
1. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
2. The relationship between an object’s mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.
3. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
What external forces will finally spur you to motion? Or are yours internal?
Will we have the mass and acceleration to supply the force we need to create change?
Will our reaction be equal in force to the actions we oppose?
When will we stop being the reactors, and start being the actors?
Don’t like physics? Then just tell us what moves you.
As always, ThreadBare comments need not be limited to the topic proposed. I’ll be most amused if you ignore it completely.
In two weeks, I’d like to offer some stress-reducing tips in ThreadBare: On Your Nerves
Until then, be well.