Newton’s Law & the Undesirable Bloggers of Paradise

I know I should’ve paid more attention in my advanced level Physics class – to the subject, not to the pretty teacher. Mrs K was quite something, even more so complicated than the subject she taught. She was the kind of teacher every young lad wishes for, and she was the kind of teacher who makes every boy-student wish he was good ten years older. Never thought that the boring stuff in A/L class would ever be used in real life, but suddenly, I find myself with a keen interest in Physics, Newton’s Laws, to be precise.

Newton’s first law, which is often referred to as the law of inertia, is simplified as:

“A body persists its state of rest or of uniform motion, unless acted upon by an external unbalanced force.”

There had been quite a number of “unbalanced forces” acting upon the “bodies that were in a state of rest or of uniform motion” in the local blogsphere, and the results have been quite entertaining to watch. Some were well deserved victims of such forces, but some, like DeeCee weren’t. The poor lass got hit by shrapnel, very hard.

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”
says his third law. This, somehow, seems invalid in Paradise, just like the recession and the laws of economics that doesn’t affect the island nation. We seem to defy convention somehow. “Equal and opposite reaction” is not what the bloggers who lack good judgement and common sense practiced in Paradise, they just took pleasure in hitting hard and blowing things out of proportion. Worse than my 11 year old son playing Counter-Strike on a good day. At the end of the game, there was shite all over the place. Lots of casualties, but the terrorists are still at large.

Blowing things out of proportion is not heroism, unless you are mentally disturbed or secretly Taliban. As far as I know, we the bloggers of Paradise are a peaceful bunch who enjoy a certain level of camaraderie and we do not entertain trolls, bullies or anything undesirable in our back yards. Arrogance has no place in the civilised world. Threats don’t mean shite to us. Professionalism is not limited to worlds, it’s how one conducts himself in public that matters. Age is not in the numbers, its the maturity demonstrated that matters.

One of the best advices I have received in my adult life, is from a great man I admire the most. Talking of what he would wished me to be, my father uttered just two words. He said, “be nice.” Yes, son, just be nice to people.

Going back to Newton, the law number two says:

“The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive force impressed; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impressed.”

Which, simply put means, if the Bloggers United push the undesirable ones out in a certain direction, he is bound to travel in one straight line. Straight to hell.

Now, that’s a thought.

The second law also explains Gravitation, which reminds us of how hard we could fall, no matter how high we fly.

Thank you Newton, now I understand how Physics and the forces work, should I ever decide to put them to test.


  1. The physics angle kind of confused me...but I like your father's advice, it's very good.

  2. Nice analogy - food for thought!


  3. Haha, nicely put.

    I love the reaction his awful post got. And though it's obviously not made a mark on him, that was never the point. It was us, sticking up for one of the best bloggers around, R. Although he (NB) keeps thanking everyone out there for this celebrity status, that is definitely not the kind of celebrity I'd ever like to court. Those known for being the opposite of the kind of person your father thought you should be. Of course, we don't know him, but the little bit we have to go on is... well... as you so eloquently put it... shite.

    It was never our intention to make a dent in the thick skin. Just to show our support to a friend. That's the nice thing about this blogosphere, I've realized. In the end, the troll became irrelevant. It was R that mattered :)

    Bad apples will be bad apples.

    But the bunch isn't too shabby at all :)

  4. nicely put SI... Mrs. K seems like one of those rare endangered species, at least in the A/L classes... :)