There’s a new Kris Holm poster on Unicycle.com. It’s funny because I was just saying the other day that they should sell posters with pictures of Kris Holm or other unicyclists on them. John Drummond must have read my mind. Anyway, here’s a link:
Yep, that’s how I understand it. All trees grow perpendicular to the central axis of the Earth. So the trees at the equator point up and they gradually get more squint the further north or south you go. That’s why you don’t see trees at the north and south poles, they grow along the ground and are all covered in snow. Or was my geography teacher wrong?
Yes, I can assure you that this is how early explorers knew their latitude. For example, it is so obvious that the picture of Kris was taken at about 45 degrees latitude because the trees are growing at that angle, stretching toward the sun - at the equator. And to prove this point, check out Vancouver’s latitude. See, geography is not that hard.
The clouds? Oh, well, yes. The clouds, too, are of course, at an angle relative to the latitude from the equator. Right? That is, unless there is an atmospheric anomaly that would, of course, cause the clouds to be based on the proper gradient that would allows for them to be in balance with the mutually affecting high and low presure systems that would be dominate in that area at the time of the photograph. Of course this does not apply to the area just around the edge of the Burmuda, semi-permanent, high presure system which naturally has little to do, directly, with the barometric presure of B.C. Thus, it doesn’t matter what the clouds look like in this photograph. Kris is still the King, and that all I want to say about that.
I unicycled to the State Fair just a few blocks from work. All the
suits and skirts mosey down out of the office buildings for lunch to
get some of that wholesome fair fare. As I passed a couple of skirts,
one says to the other, ‘Dork.’ The other cut sultry eyes in my
direction and said, ‘Ya? I gotta get me some Dork, then.’
The main concern with Mr. Holm’s picture isn’t the angle of the trees or the
angle of the clouds. Mr. Holm is certainly the best of the world in his
skill, but a safety helmet and tons of safety stuff without shirts is an
irresponsible attitude. People like Mr. Holm are opinion builders and have
lots of responsabilities forming those opinions…
> directly, with the barometric presure of B.C. Thus, it doesn’t matter
> what the clouds look like in this photograph. Kris is still the King,
> and that all I want to say about that.