Wednesday, April 16, 2008

dandelions are the white trash flower bed

I imagine that when the inventor of the folding bicycle first showed it around to his friends there may have been some confusion about the whole idea.

Friend: Oh my god, I'm so sorry. You worked so hard on that, and now look at it.

Inventor of Folding Bicycle: No, no. It's supposed to collapse like that. That's what it does.

Friend: All that planning and time and hard work for nothing. So sad. What are you going to do now? Go back to grad school?

Inventor of Folding Bicycle: No, you dolt. That's how it works. It's a folding bicycle.

Friend: Oh.... Ummm, I don't get it.

The point of the extremely boring above dialogue is that sometimes an idea takes some getting used to but that don't give up just because you're misunderstood by your friends and contemporaries.

For example, when I custom build an accordion with three changes in the treble to switch between a mildly pleasant vibrato with 12 equal half steps between octaves on the first switch and fifths tuned in a perfect 3:2 ratio with half steps being the seventh root of 3 halves on the second switch, and a third switch where the half steps are the fourth root of 4 thirds and the third tones in the scale are tuned in a perfect 4:3 ratio then all you naysayers won't be laughing anymore.

No. No, you won't.


Fatbot said...

I plan to stop laughing well before then. Because really, who can laugh so much in a world filled with so much misery???

Anonymous said...

Your octaves will be screwed up. The disharmony in the reverb will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

i have made rear wheels with 4:3 spoke ratio. but 3:2 would have been a tad better with better balance in tension.