Wednesday, September 05

Completely Unfair Comparisons: Buffalo!

by Sean Adams

There are plenty of places on Woot where you can find helpful information. This is not one of those places. Every week we will be comparing 3 pairs of things that shouldn’t be compared using this formula: Unrelated Thing X vs. Unrelated Thing Y in terms of Function Z. Facts will be misunderstood, overlooked, or changed for the sake of the argument. Enjoy.

1. Ghosts vs. Sulfur in terms of Blocking a Door
A real ghost will certainly keep people out of a room, but here’s the problem: they need to go into the room at least once to see the ghost, get scared, and decide never to return. In that way, the ghost hasn’t blocked the door; it’s made people refrain from trying to use that door in the future. Unlike a ghost, sulfur has actual weight to it. You put enough sulfur up against the door, no one’s going to be able to push through. Nor would anyone want to: after all, the smell of sulfur wafting out from under a door doesn’t exactly scream, “c’mon in!”


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