Friday, February 6, 2009

“Give me a lever big enough and I’ll move the world.” –Possibly Archimedes, possibly a clever student of his that got screwed on bylines, 2

Archimedes’s Hell is stocked with various giant levers. Some are made out of wet cardboard. Some are made out of crazy straws, and one is a long slinky. All he has to do is move the world and he’ll free-fall back onto earth. The aim of Hell is to torture, but as the great lever made of balsa wood proves, taunting is a back-up plan.

1 comment:

  1. I love your pieces, but after deeply appreciating two of the longer ones in a row, the shortness of this one added to the tartness of the punchline made me laugh out loud.

    *still grinning*


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