A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.
This week: What would happen if everyone on earth stood as close to each other as they could and jumped, everyone landing on the ground at the same instant?
Scene: A page from an Eyelash Wish Log
Under the title, “Eyelash Wish Log,” is a small icon-like picture of a stick figure wearing a black hat, captioned “Wisher.”
To the right of the picture it reads
Wish Bureau ID# 21118378
Date Range: Jan-Apr 2012
Below is a table:
|That wishing on eyelashes worked
Revocation of rules prohibiting unlimited wishes
A finite but arbitrarily large number of wishes
The power to dictate the rules governing wishes
Wish-granting entities must interpret wishes according to intent of wisher
That wish-granting entities be incapable of impatience
Unlimited bread sticks
Veto power over other’s wishes
Veto power over others’ wishes and all congressional legislation
The power to override any veto
The power to see where any shortened URL goes without clicking
The power to control the direction news anchors are looking while they talk
The power to introduce arbitrary error into Nate Silver’s predictions
A house of stars
A universe which is a replica of this one sans rules against meta-wishes
Free transportation to and from that universe
A clear explanation of how wish rules are structured and enforced
The power to banish people into the TV show they are talking about
Veto power over clocks
A Pokay ball that works on strangers’ pets
Hover text: Ooh, another one. Uh. . .the ability to alter any coefficients of friction at will during sporting events.
Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).