Saturday, January 19, 2013
Gabriel and Anders
Mr. centigrade himself, or Anders Celsius, was a Swede. Not the root vegetable, but from that part of the globe which includes Lapland. Worth noting too, the Laps so impressed Walking Stewart he placed them in the upper percentile of people. And of course Walking Stewart was correct because obviously some "Moral Motion" must have cart-wheeled, or accidently slipped, south from Lapland into Celsius' Sweden, because in the end, it really does seem more sensible to think of the moment when ordinary, unadulterated rain water freezes as zero, instead of the 32 degrees, where it freezes on Fahrenheit's thermometer. As for the digital thermometer, whether set to C or to F, they are clearly all part of a plot devised by battery merchants and their odious allies to hasten the end times, or the condition of "Fishless-ness," as I will from now on be calling it.