posted on 08/04/2013 9:27:49 AM PDT
I can see it becoming more than a theoretical exercise - when Carney speaks the truth during a press conference...
posted on 08/04/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT
(Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
posted on 08/04/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT
(Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
I stumbled across the What If site a while back.
Very cool mental jumping jacks.
posted on 08/04/2013 9:43:50 AM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
Pitch #2 should be a changeup going 70% the speed of light. The batter would never be able to hold up after he gets a look at that first heater. Pitch #3 should just be a 62mph knuckleball. Batter strikes out on three pitches, swinging at the last one 12,000 times before it gets to the plate.
posted on 08/04/2013 9:53:11 AM PDT
Does the infield fly rule still apply?
posted on 08/04/2013 9:54:04 AM PDT
I believe the batter, catcher and umpire would be instantaneously turned into a radioactive puddle of goo so a pinch hitter (from another state) would be awarded first. But even before that occurs I believe the game would be postponed on account of nuclear winter in the immediate area of the game.
posted on 08/04/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT
("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
So is it a strike or not?
Silly premises lead to silly conclusions. Nothing new in that.
posted on 08/04/2013 10:14:50 AM PDT
Interesting website. I’ve been aware of the XKCD cartoons, but not this.
posted on 08/04/2013 10:25:40 AM PDT
(Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
In the novel, "The Killing Star" by Charles Pellegrino, we're attacked by aliens whose opening salvo is 1,000 rocks massing a ton each that strike the Earth at 90% of the speed of light.
posted on 08/04/2013 10:32:10 AM PDT
by Kip Russell
(Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
posted on 08/04/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT
(Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
posted on 08/04/2013 11:32:59 AM PDT
(Let them eat Lead.)
In a word, all are toast [in an imperceptible instant.]
posted on 08/04/2013 12:03:47 PM PDT
(Government governs best when it governs least!)
Whatever would happen, I am pretty sure that C.B. Bucknor would get the call wrong.
At least the batter won’t see what’s coming.
posted on 08/10/2013 3:43:33 PM PDT
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