[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

Simon Wistow simon at thegestalt.org
Tue Dec 22 14:50:30 PST 2009


On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 04:31:19PM +1100, silky said:
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Reese <howell.r at inkworkswell.com> wrote:
> That story is similar to this:
> http://www.elitefeet.com/the-legend-of-cliff-young-the-61-year-old-farmer-that-won-the-worlds-toughest-race

And 

http://www.snopes.com/college/homework/unsolvable.asp

which later got used in Good Will Hunting.

We used to do similar things at the film company I used to work at - get  
a bunch of new grads and get them to do an "impossible" project and 
watch them go. We referred to it as the Wile-E Coyote Project Method 
because as long as no-one looked down then they kept running in thin 
air.




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