Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Carlos Mencia

Yup. He has no shame.

So, it's been a while since I have last posted. I dunno. I geuss it's just the way that the world is going for me right now. Anyways, life is going well. I just don't have much to talk about. I changed the oil in my car yesterday. I have been playing too much Simcity 4. I can't really think of anything else to say.

However, I do want to talk a little about hurricanes. Have you ever noticed that The west coast of Africa, Europe, and the west coast of America nearly never have hurricanes, besides the fact that California would have a typhoon since it's in the Pacific?

There's a reason for this. The coriolis effect is what we call the inertial forces exerted upon the earth when it rotates. The sun rises in the east because of the direction that the earth is spinning. Any ways, Hurricanes and typhoons predictably move from east to west, most of the time. Air pressure and water temperature can make a hurricane move differently than the normal east to west pattern, but it's rare.

So, if you ever want to move to a coastal climate, I would suggest the mediterranean, but if you choose other wise, go for the western coast.

Discordant thought; what would a platypus egg omelet taste like?

3 comments:

Rev said...

What are you referring to about Mencia having no shame?

The fact that he steals bits, thinks that he's better than everyone else, and his real name is Ned Holness?

Fucking hack.

Scooter said...

Well, those would be shameless acts, all right.

Drunken Chud said...

not just the coriolis effect, it's also the repective action of the gulf stream in the atlantic, and california/north equatorial current in the pacific. they pretty much dictate where the hurri/phoons are going to start and stop. of course yes, prevailing winds and whatnot but the gulf stream itself practically makes it impossible for a hurricane to to hit the west coast of europe or acrifa due to the water temps. it cools the water of the carribian as it heads toward europe and then as it pulls the water from europe it starts to warm as it comes into the carribian, and warm water is what a hurricane needs to live. same thing with the coast of cali, they have unusually cold water as the california current pulls water from the gulf of alaska and cools the coast of cali as it then feeds into the north equatorial current. that's the big reason. it's like fire, it burns where there's fuel. and it follows the fuel. but the coriolis effect plays a huge part as well.