Fuck snowflakes  

WildWon1982 35M
625 posts
6/3/2006 9:15 pm

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Fuck snowflakes

This topic courtesy of Kalie. Fuck the linkage to the bio and the picture. I don't know how to do that, and I'm too drunk to learn.

Anyway, fuck snowflakes. What the fuck is the point of these fucking things? Has anyone ever actually seen a real one? No, they melt on your finger before you get the chance to get a good look. The whole world only knows about two types of snowflakes.

1) No two are alike. That's what our teachers told us in elementary school (by the way, what the fuck is up with the state of New York? I lived there for ten years, and they can't pronounce shit. The whole world knows how to pronounce "elementary," but not upstate NY. We say it "El-uh-men-TARE-y" like a bunch of retards. I saw a school play of a Sherlock Holmes story, and the kid put on a lame British accent and said "El-uh-men-TARE-y, Dear Watson." I wanted to stab myself in the ear.) to make us feel better. "You're all unique, like a snowflake. They're all different, but all beautiful." Yeah, so are titties, but we don't get taught about them till college, or when we sneak the pornos out of our parents' closets.

2) Paper cut-outs. We look at the crappy Rankin Bass animated snowflakes at the beginning of Rudolph and Grinch and shit, and we get this weird idea of symmetrical designs on the snowflakes, and they're all different. Yeah right. We all did it, we folded the paper five different ways, then took our rounded scissors, cause God forbid natural selection take over and let the stupid kids hurt themselves, and cut out like three sections, then unfolded them, and let our teachers placate us and call us artists.

So yeah, fuck snowflakes. They're cold, they're ugly (when you look at one in a microscope, they ain't symmetrical for shit), and they melt too fast.

If anyone wonders why my attitude's changed, it's cause I'm drunk, and I'm pissed off about being lied to. Details to follow once sobriety sets in.

Kaliedascope61 43M
4084 posts
6/3/2006 9:58 pm

I'm from texas. What the fuck is this snow shit you keep talking about? I heard I can write my name in it.

MWWwantsmore 52F

6/4/2006 9:32 am

Well I hope you all had a drink for me!

jlr774 45M
157 posts
6/10/2006 8:50 pm

Mr. WildWon:
Snowflakes are actually very interesting to look at. They
tend to be close to having 6-fold symmetry (which means
they look nearly the same when rotated a multiple of 60
degrees), and yet they can be very different. How does that
happen? Well, a water molecule looks sort of like a line with
a 60 degree bend it is, and when water freezes two of these
molecules pair up to form a shape like this:
| |
\ /
except all the angles are 60 degrees (this shape is called a
regular hexagon, by the way). So why all the different shapes?
What you see in a snowflake is a bunch of these hexagons
stuck together, and the only rule is that you have to match
the edges up. The little tiny hexagons come into the snowflake
core from all sides, so the resulting shape is usually "balanced."
For instance, you're not going to get a long, skinny line of these
shapes, but rather a more hexagonal clump. Within these
constraints, you can get a large variety of shapes, leading to
the myth that no two snowflakes look alike. (Not quite true, but
close enough to the truth.)
Anyhow, yeah snowflakes are pretty awesome, so don't be
dissin' them.
This concludes science hour.

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