It is the third day of the year. I reflect upon great issues of the past twelve months and see evidence of disproportion. Decidedly, I reflect! Too much has been written about politics, religion, tremendous upheavals, downheavals, outheavals and heavals of all locative grammatic cases, but not enough about socks. I wrote about socks four months ago but the subject has otherwise been neglected. Let us correct that.
An example: We were once called Men of Steel because our iron-rich soil affected our diet --to the point of immigration to America. We had to escape incessant island fogs that caused us to rust. This serves as an example of loose ends, unravels which must be raveled before progress is possible. True facts must be woven to accommodate individual variations without creeping down our ankles.
As a schoolboy, my preferred method of study was hypnopedia --much in vogue during the 1950s-- but it left many loose ends. Boards of education accepted this innovation across the country, arguably without sufficient research beyond it doing some harm to socks. However, we learned the absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence --which is why roll-call was taken each morning and we wore out a lot of socks.