The great Chuck Jones is a biggie with yours truly as BRT has a blurb about one of the truly great artists of all time with his intuitive sense of what makes cartoons memorable and forever young as the Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote toons are as fresh today as they were 60 years ago as seen by this gem titled Ready Set Zoom. :)
In honor of the great Mr. Jones is the Cartoon Laws of Physics, a tome penned by an unknown author, that captures the same tongue in cheek humor in delineating the laws just as the esteemed Mr. Jones did in creating his masterpieces contained in the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies universe.
Cartoon Law I
Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation. Daffy Duck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.
Cartoon Law II
Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly. Whether shot from a cannon or in hot pursuit on foot, cartoon characters are so absolute in their momentum that only a telephone pole or an outsize boulder retards their forward motion absolutely. Sir Isaac Newton called this sudden termination of motion the stooge's surcease.
Cartoon Law III
Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter. Also called the silhouette of passage, this phenomenon is the specialty of victims of directed-pressure explosions and of reckless cowards who are so eager to escape that they exit directly through the wall of a house, leaving a cookie-cutout-perfect hole. The threat of skunks or matrimony often catalyzes this reaction.
Cartoon Law Amendment C
Explosive weapons cannot cause fatal injuries. They merely turn characters temporarily black and smoky.
Jones based the Coyote on Mark Twain's book Roughing It, in which Twain described the coyote as "a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton" that is "a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry."
I rest my case and ... Thanks Evolution is True for discovering these wonderful Cartoon Laws