Monday, December 8, 2008

The Engineer

He had set up a device to help him consume his soup. A bowl (of soup) was set atop a stack of books. Then, he laced together a number of celery stalks, and angled them up towards the bowl. This created a sort of channel from the bowl to his mouth. He would then kick out one of the books. This was supposed to cause the bowl to spit forth a bit of soup. With any luck some of the spit soup would land in the celery channel, and with a bit more luck the soup would be able to pass down the entirety of the long channel and into his mouth. It was not the most efficient way of eating soup – this he would willingly admit – but it was, as he was always repeating, the most interesting way.

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