August 15th, 2013

krazy koati

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

Let me step ever-so-briefly out of the running narrative of daily life for a pop culture type essay. It's inspired by the climax to Monsters University, but touches also on Monsters Inc, so, there's some spoilers involved and please don't read it if you don't wish to be spoiled.

My question, though, is: does the Monster world actually understand human psychology? Because they don't seem to do very well at getting the emotion-generated energy that they want, considering.

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Trivia: Samuel Langley's experimental aircraft of 1903, the Great Aerodrome, was rated as having a 52 horsepower engine, although in practice only 40 horsepower was available in 1914 when Glenn Curtiss was refitting it for the Wright patent trial. Source: First Flight: The Wright Brothers And The Invention Of The Airplane, T A Heppenheimer.

Currently Reading: Astounding Days, Arthur C Clarke.