Thursday, April 24, 2014

There is less danger in a smooch than there is in a kiss.
A smooch is 3 decibels louder than a kiss. Nobody 
knows who just kissed me, but then again, nobody
knows who invented the decibel, but everyone knows

it was first used to quantify signal losses in telephone 
circuits in 1931: the year my Papa entered high school, 
four years before King Kong climbed the Empire State 
Building, four years, two hours, before King Kong died.

It’s funny: King Kong is always alive at the beginning
of the movie, and never alive at the end. This is the way
that sound travels, which is a nice way to say die, but no
better than what it is: is a logarithmic unit used to express 

the ratio between two values of a physical quantity:
the difference between this, and what you cannot see,
over yonder, which we often refer to as that.


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