Re Mathman in the "Whole Package" thread on "The Edge."
"Laughs at analysis, mocks understanding" is, IMO, better than "impervious to analysis, surpasses understanding" because "laughs" and "mocks" are connected and "laughs at analysis" has a good assonantial punch. Also, "lives in a place in my heart that surpasses understanding"--think about it. Does that place for Michelle really surpass understanding or does the place "go beyond" understanding? Also, the role played by the heart in the laughs and mocks is active, whereas impervious is passive and surpasses is active. Also, laughs and mocks are shorter, punchier words.
Yanking yo chain, MathIce. I loved what you wrote about da total package