Recently, I developed a standing appointment with my two youngest children. Every Saturday morning we spend some time watching cartoons. Not the recent stuff, we only watch the classics. Thing2 loves Tom and Jerry. Thing1 likes Pink Panther (because he is pink, of course). I love Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. We all enjoy the chase scenes of the Coyote and Road Runner. Both twins were expressing some sympathy for the Coyote. “He tries so hard, why does he always have to lose?” I explained that, if the coyote won and caught the Road Runner, we would be watching a very short cartoon where the Road Runner gets eaten for dinner. Is that a cartoon anyone would want to watch? Unwavering Laws of the Universe #1: The Road Runner must always beat the Coyote or else it’s a really short, potentially gruesome experience. Beep! Beep!