Like Galileo Dropped the Orange

Want. Beer. Go!

Reach arm forward.

Grasp. Sip…


It happens.

When it does we have these to thank:
It’s a molecule of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Note the *A* and the three *P*’s. The *A* is adenosine. The *P*’s represent one phosphate each. Adenosine triphosphate.

ATP is the biochemical equivalent to the right music on loud or a six pack of beer in the Tank. The ‘energy Currency of the Cell.’ It makes stuff Go. Like your arm when it reaches for a beer.

Want. Beer.

Here’s the Deal: Thermodynamic energy is stored in the chemical bonds between each of those *P*’s. When the bond is broken the energy is released & works like a spark struck to fuel.


When the phosphate bond in ATP is broken, the molecule becomes adenosine diphosphate (ADP). When the phosphate is reattached in the mitochondria it is once again adenosine triphosphate.


Guess they tried to teach me this crap in high school. But I thought it was Stupid – like the other dumb bull they tried to cram down my throat. Like Don’t Drink & Drive.

Yeah I got news for you Pals – drinking & driving is Patriotic…and cool!!

Alrighty then kids. That’s the Lesson for today…

2 Responses to “Like Galileo Dropped the Orange”

  1. 1 Leighton Cooke August 25, 2006 at 8:10 am

    Gosh, is beer that complicated. That’s probably why so many people in Amsterdam smoke spliffs.

  2. 2 Mike E August 25, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    Hey everyone,

    Leighton Cooke is squatter in Amsterdam & keeps a groovy blog about it. I check that shit out.

    Funny thing: it’s the spliffs that make me stare at the wall & maybe drool a little while I think about how powerfully nifty ATP is…

    I need beer to dumb me down.

    Great to see you, Leighton. Oh and that’s spectacular Advice re: eat Thai shrooms and giggle and change the world.

    Cheers to it!

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