Friday, December 25, 2009

Marshall Plan for the Planet

Original Post: December 25, 2009
Updated: January 3, 2010

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When I read this article about actor Jeff Bridges' character in the current movie Men Who Stare At Goats in a magazine received the day before Christmas Eve, I laughed out loud! How timely and appropriate!

If you read carefully, you will see mention of Jim Channon's commanding officer. Victoria, the wife of that officer once kept my RPK device on a table in her living room in Santa Fe as a conversation piece. She told me that it never ceased to evoke lively discussions. I'm tempted to call Victoria's experience Women who stare at hanging objects! HarHarHar! When she returned the device to me after several months, it had undergone an inadvertent fall off her table with the result that one of the tiny 1-inch long links in one of the two spring assemblies was missing. That is why the red object now hangs at a level one inch above the silver object. See:



The second RPK experiment is nearing operational status. The above RPK device has now been modified so that the objects again hang at the same level. (One spring link has been removed from the spring chain attached to the silver object.)
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