Is Hell exothermic or Endothermic ?

 

I just read this at http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/?start=41&viewid=1006 and it cracked me up so badly I needed to share it! Here:

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington engineering mid-term. The answer was so “profound” that the Professor shared it with colleagues, and the sharing obviously hasn’t ceased…
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or Endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote Proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law, (gas cools off when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

“First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let us look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, “…that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you.”, and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze.”

This student received the only A.

– Unknown

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Left and Right

Left and Right

I read this and had to share it.

I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate questions and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

— I don’t really know the reason, I just know I’ve forever been the type of girl who answers after stating that it “depends”. I have a little bit of everything and everybody of any time or place. I’m not an artist, but I create art; I’m not a scientist but I am a part of it. I’m attune with the world, it’s ugliness and wonderfulness. I know I’m both left and right, I’m everything, I’m me, myself and I.

I know, I know, this commercial from CocaCola is somewhat old, but still it moves me bad!
The combination of elements: kids singing such a powerful song, bright optimistic images, and compared positive facts, is flawless, and brings a smile to my face and makes my eyes get wet every time!
I haven’t actually checked to verify the facts they give are accurate, and against my usual way of thinking, I don’t mind -in this case- at all.
I feel like this video in a minute truly makes you want to believe in a better world, and even get some hope. And sometimes, we need that faith, we need it badly, and I love how simply this CocaCola commercial gives it to you.
So beautiful it could easily be Unicef’s or some other organization’s of that kind commercial.
Just thought I’d post it ’cause you might like it. xo

Aside

Clash by Nicole WIlliams

I don’t even know if I liked this book, so I’m gonna write a bit about it and then see how many stars I’ll give it.

*THIS REVIEW MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS; CONSIDER YOUR PRYING LITTLE CURIOUS EYES WARNED.*

The first 50% of this book was good, they love each other, we see some of the problems they’re enduring, they bicker, they get jealous, they miss-communicate, but they work it out. Cool. Up until then a solid 4 stars for me. And then, all kinds of madness comes along. Lucille, the girl who is the leading female in this book and whom I disliked so badly from 58% to 93% of the book, I think that’s all I’ll remember her for, started not only making not only all the mistakes she already made and swore wouldn’t do again, but she also does it so profoundly, is a wonder her feet didn’t land in China.
I won’t tell you what happens to trigger half of this book, but I’ll tell you what: you do not handle things the way she did. Sure, at first you’re pissed and all, and still I don’t agree, but whatever everyone has their own ways of coping; what I cannot condone is all the heartbreak she gave Jude, me, and if it is at all relevant after so much crap, hers too. It is frustrating, it makes no sense in my head (ok maybe a little but her over-dramatic ways of thinking and her over-the-top-wrong ways of acting, I dont’t get).
What I feel like is that this author created such a perfect male specimen, she forgot to give something to Lucille too. You see, I don’t feel like she is worth of all that Jude Ryder is. Don’t get me wrong, they are both pretty flaw-full, but in terms of deserving the other based on their actions wise, nope, she does not get my forgiveness.
What I could not believe (Well, there were several things) is that I even found myself hoping Jude would tell her to piss off before the HE! I wanted her to work hard for the HEA, I wanted to feel like she earned it, but she didn’t in my eyes, and that sucks, because I still feel like at the slightest bump, she wouldn’t only fall, but she’ll drag Jude down with her, punch him in the head with the rock while telling him she still loves him, run before he gets a chance to go after her, and then come back and say she’s sorry and she won’t do it again. I was left feeling like she should have suffer a taste of her own medicine, I don’t hate her, I just don’t support the ways she acted(and yes, I remember she is a fictional character).
It was a good attempt for an ending, and book for that matter, but I liked the story so much (Idk why but I got so into it I burst out crying several times) I feel it somehow got ruined.
This is just my opinion. I wouldn’t say I “liked” the book per see, but I liked Jude enough, even though I felt he was getting played and I actually saw him somewhat weaker because of all the crap he took from her. It’s just that I don’t think is right the way she handled things! (Yes, I’m going back to it) You’re confused (about the stupidest of reasons), you talk to him, try to get his point of view and him yours, and try to reach an agreement, stick to it, if after working it out you still need space, fine take it, but try first! And don’t drag him along! And for christ sake if you need space from someone like Jude then at least pick a good reason! That sweet boy in Jude’s game couldn’t have had say it better:
“Mom told me that love is like a seed. You’ve got to plant it to grow. But that’s not all. You need to water it. The sun needs to shine just enough, but not too much. The roots have to take hold,” he continued, narrowing his eyes in concentration. “And from there, if it pops its head above the surface, there are about a million things that could kill it, so it takes a whole lot of luck too.”
I’m off to sleep with a bitter-sweet taste in my heart thanks to this book, I’m giving it 3stars because I couldn’t love it and 4 seems like I’ll be rewarding having my poor feelings punched at without reason. 3 seems fine, neutral, and fair right now. Then again, I may change it tomorrow and give it one, or realize I should be mature and accept life happens and shit does too and give it five. Who knows..

Other quotes I loved (There were several):

“Everything means something. Whether we want to admit it to ourselves or not.”

“Love is what brings you together, Lucy. But it’s the blood, sweat, and tears of hard work that keeps you together,” she began, choosing her words carefully. “Love isn’t only love, sweetheart. It’s hard work, and trust, and tears, with even a few glimpses of devastation. But at the end of each day, if you can still look at the person at your side and can’t imagine anyone else you’d rather have there, the pain and heartache and the ups and downs of love are worth it.”

OH! Yeah, And I DI-ED three times plus went trough two trips to hell, when I read this:
I just wanted you to know I’d be chasing after you right now, naked if need required it. But because I’m respecting your need for time and space, I’ll force myself to lie here in bed and pretend I’m asleep.
I think I’m never forgetting this phrase. God Lucille, shame on you woman!

22/10, quoting Montaigne

“There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened” – Montaigne

I read this a while ago, but it’s so ground keeping, that I though I’d post it.

You know how we’re always complaining about little and silly things that seem huge at the moment? Well, I invite you to freeze your steps for a minute and ask your self, is it really that bad? Would it help that I’m constantly going with negative vibes? The answer my friends, is no. But believe me, most of the time, it could be worse. So I’m sorry but I can’t comprehend or condone people who always look for flaws, or downs, or cons, or essentially are afraid of themselves and the air they breath.

I understand there’s ugliness, I get that sometimes it overwhelms us, I even agree that it maybe is bigger than the good, but people, you’re alive, you have air in your lungs, your senses with you,  a beating shiny red heart and hopefully a couple of neurons, so no, there are not so many terrible things.

If you’re still struggling for air, reaching bottom but haven’t yet drown, you’re not only still alive, you also still have the chance to go back to the surface.

You can overcome the most ugly of all awfulness, is up to you. And believe me, you could always be much worst, even if you can’t see it now; so take your choice, keep yourself in the darkness and bring yourself even more down, or start moving with all you might to the surface. Is never too late, and is always worth it.

Have a nice day!

Crash by Nicole Williams

I have so much to say about this book, I’m not gonna say much. Or maybe I will. I can’t know right about now since I’m suing all gods available for being a year overdue on delivering me a Jude. But anyway..

This is the story of Lucy, a 17 year old girl who’s set on saving the world, but nothing too philantropic, she’s just a good girl with a witty mouth. And Jude, a hot bad, bad boy, who’s heart is so to-melt-for you’ll be getting warm feelings for him all through this book.
Basically it’s all about them finding their ways to cope with the other while being at high school and while bearing heavy problems from their past. She’s not the typical to-slap-for girlfriend who gives him hell about his temper, actually it was a pro for me how she handles him.
For Jude, is all about doing better and being better to deserve her, melting our poor-neglected-of-such-love-hearts in the process.
He messes up, and I know I should’ve not liked several things he did, BUT I DID NOT, I LOVE JUDE AND EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM.

I had a few issues with this book though.
First, Lucy.
I get her antagonism towards school bull, totally agree with her, but then, she let’s hall-rumours get to her. What’s up with that? And she doesn’t like this cheerleader girl, but she’s her closest girlfriend. Not cool. And depending on her status with Jude, she doesn’t tolerate or all but jumps Sawyer. NOT, freaking, ok. But well, I managed. In fact, I didn’t dislike Lucy, she made her way to my heart because well, even though I hated her at times during the book, we all make mistakes and even more so when your soul deep in such an intense relationship.(Not that I would know, you hearing me Zeus?)

Lucy gets this Jude, a hoot guy who upfront tells her he’s not good news. Stating things like this:
“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers, or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.”

But then, the guy in question, shows his true colours, the real man behind all the bad-boy pose, the heart behind the rough scarred exterior. And we start falling for him, as she does. Who wouldn’t when he says stuff like this:
About how much time they’ll be together: “something between one day at a time and forever” (…)
“I’ll be here, each day and every day on, as long as you want me to be”

Or a personal favorite: 
“Why, Jude? Why are you so damned determined that I need to have the best?” I asked, leaning forward. He lifted a shoulder, his eyes cast down. “Because, Luce. Because you’re the most important person in my life.” 

YEESS! And is not just the sweep you off your feet phrases, is what he does, how he is with her, he is just the epitome of what should be on the top of the *Bad boy to fall in love with*, or *Bad boy with the sweetest heart*, and related charts.

We get a really scary part, at least for me, in the beginning which shows us exactly how many shades of bad the world Jude comes from is. But they deal. At least in the beginning.
There’s a part tough, in this book I cannot get over with, and have to bring out: after claiming she believes in Jude and has his back, Lucy all but shoves it in his face and sends him packing about an incident that.. ok I’m spoiling the story. What you should know is that I hated that Lucy girl three times ’till 2090 in that moment (and others), BUT Jude, being the guy I fell in love with, doesn’t let her go easily, nope, letting her revindicate with me, and well, we get in a happy, sweet, entertaining and even interesting journey. But is not all pretty people, in fact, I should warn you my friends, this is one hell of a ride. It had cry moments, sappy times, pissed off moments, beautiful times, great moments, and a whole bunch of amazing highs and awfully rough lows and, whew! this is just one of those books that actually make you feel the whole thing. Well, at least it did it for me.

And then we have Sawyer. Oh, Sawyer. I won’t let you know ppl anything about this man, other than I HATE THAT CHARACTER AND I’D HIT HIM IF HE WAS REAL. There.

Those cons though, are minor compared to all the perfectness that is Jude Ryder. And just the book in it self, look, yes, it has things I didn’t like, but all in all, I loved it. Is all because of this reaching maturity age thing, that makes me realize that when a book makes me dislike someone strongly, or cry my heart out for the author unfairness, etcetera, bottom line is it made me feel, and that’s what this all reading thing is for me: an alternate believable wonderful reality. It didn’t hurt though having that HEA thrown at me.
Therefore, the 5 stars and the shadows that’ll be under my eyes tomorrow, since there is no way I won’t start the second Crash in a few minutes.

Another quote I loved: Humility was a good thing, but being a martyr was as bad as believing you were god’s gift. I was done with the routine 
And a heart crushing epic one: You can’t be friends with the person you were meant to spend your life with

Quote

“Romeo and Juliet, say …

“Romeo and Juliet, say they didn’t die but Juliet got pissed and took off. Everyone would know it was Romeo and Juliet, would always be Romeo and Juliet, even if later Romeo hooked up with Nancy. No one ever heard of Nancy, doesn’t even sound right, Romeo and Nancy. Everyone knows Romeo’s meant to be with Juliet. Even if Romeo loved Nancy, Nancy would always know she was never Juliet.” For you, by Kristen Ashley

Just finished this book. My review, though short and maybe silly since I’m basically asleep with my eyes open, you can find it in GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9624788-elianne-ferrer