November 29th, 2003


Better Late Than Never

The theory of relativity says that two observers in constant motion relative to each other will see each others' clocks as running slowly -- each will see the other one's clock as being slow, and each viewpoint is entirely valid. I have been moving very rapidly this past week: from Boston to Manchester to Chicago to San Jose to Washington and back to Manchester again. This, therefore, is why I am only today reading everyone else's posts from Thanksgiving Day, and why you're only seeing me post this Thanksgiving meme now.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Spurious abuses of science aside, I didn't want to let the weekend get away without doing this one. It's rare to come across a meme that is such a good idea, so I should chime in.
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