Have you ever heard of Newton's Cradle?
Just a hint--it's not the bed baby Isaac slept in. You might not be familiar with the scientific name. Perhaps, like me, you simply refer to it as that thing with silver balls that you pull out the end one and let it go and the last ball in the line pops out. Yeah! That thing!
Today a colleague shared a cartoon with me. She had it on her phone, and I had just come in from the 13-degree parking lot after duty, and I did not have my bifocals on my watering eyes. So it took me a minute to get the joke. I felt like Elaine trying to decipher cartoons in The New Yorker. But I stopped short of drawing a pig at the complaint department saying, "I wish I was taller."
The colleague was sending it to a former teacher at our school. My co-worker said, "I've got the caption blocked out, but it says, 'Why physics teachers should not do playground duty.' " It was a drawing of five kids on five swings on a swing set. A man stood at the end, holding one of the kids and his swing off to the side. Preparing to let him go, and whack all the other kids on their swings. I don't want to post the cartoon, but here's a link.
Yeah. It was a New Yorker cartoon.