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Saturday, July 04, 2009

We Get Our Physics Lessons from James Bond

Here is the conversation:

The Boy:When that giant window breaks in Empire Strikes Back - why did Luke and all that stuff fly out? Were there giant fans?

Me: Ummm, no (shuffles to fill coffee) ummmm.......it was a pressurized room. It's called pressure - outside the window was just like, oh like high altitude atmosphere ....(gets coffee) you know, like on a plane.

The Boy: Oh you mean like, if you get a hole in a plane?

Me: Yes exactly - like if there is a hole in a plane you get sucked out until the pressure stabilizes or something.

The Boy:Unless you hold on.

Me: Ummm, I don't know that you CAN hold on. It depends on the pressure I think which would probably have something to do WITH the altitude but I'm not sure.......

The Boy:No, you just hold on if that happens.

Me:I'm not sure that works.

The Boy (insert Disgusted Tone): Mom, I SAW Goldfinger. Goldfinger got sucked out and James Bond held on. That's how it works. You just hold on.

Me: (surrenders to six year old logic) Yes. I'm sure that's it.

The Boy: Luke Skywalker never saw Goldfinger - because it wasn't made yet. Star Wars was a long time ago, remember?

Me: Yes, and Far Far Away.

The Boy:Right.

How can you argue?


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Right. Just hold on.

Wait - he saw "Goldfinger"? So he can also rob Fort Knox anytime he feels like it.

Gidge said...

Woman you've met him, you know he could've robbed Fort Knox anyway!