Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод (seminarist) wrote,
Виталий Е. Ермолин, студент холодных вод
seminarist

...is inadvisable

Loading up an empty elevator car with discarded Christmas trees, pressing the button for the top floor, then throwing in a match, so that by the time the car reaches the top it is ablase with heat so intense that the alloy (called 'babbit') connecting the cables to the car melts and the car, a fireball now, plunges into the pit, is inadvisable.

The New Yorker, April 15 2008

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