dogfishing

September 30, 2014 #inventions

A just invented a new toy. The way it works is simple: try and let out all the line without letting the dog get the ball.

dogfishing

To do this you will need to turn in a circle as the dog races after it. Of course, this is not easy to maintain, because if you get to far from the dog, it’ll go after the line itself. So the fun of the game is keeping it close enough that they keep chasing it, while letting all the line out. Which means you have to turn faster and faster in a circle as you go.

It’s actually pretty fun, so I think people would buy this. Plus it’s great exercise fo yo dog.

Also good for teaching fetch.

Also good for cats.

the sands of Arabia

September 12, 2014 #letters

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?” -Richard Dawkins