iPod iChing - Universal Jerk?
In celebration of the AAS Annual Meeting, we pick one of the numerous press announcements of this week, and consult the mighty iPod:
Oh, Mighty iPod - this accelerating acceleration business, ok it is less than 3σ, but seriously, does the Universe have a non-zero jerk?!
Whoosh, goes the randomizer. Whoosh.
- The Covering: Three Babies - Sinead O'Connor
- The Crossing: The Cool, Cool River - Paul Simon
- The Crown: Eight Miles High - Roxy Music
- The Root: Tangled and Dark - Bonnie Raitt - too funny, must read if you don't know it
- The Past: La Serenata - Pavarotti
- The Future: Any King's Shilling - Elvis Costello
- The Questioner: Ode To Boy II - Alison Moyet
- The House: (I'm Always Touched) By Your Presence Dear - Blondie
- The Inside: Alison - Elvis Costello
- The Outcome: Spring: Four Seasons - Vivaldi
#11 is Sorted for E's and Wizz - Pulp; #12 To have and to have not - Billy Bragg.
Hm, well not sure what to make of that, except that the iPod sure knows The Root and The House!
Anyone care to explain The Outcome?
As always, the Key as explained by Sean
More on Schaefer's claim at Cosmic Variance
Ode to Boy II - I think the iPod likes me...
When he moves I watch him from behind
He turns and laughter flickers in his eyes
Intent and direct when he speaks
I watch his lips
When he drives I love to watch his hands
White and smooth almost feminine
I have to watch him
In his face age descends on youth
Exaggeration on the truth
He caught me looking then but soon his eyes forgot
And everything he seems to do
Reflects just another shade of blue
I saw her searching into you and ached a while
I watch his lips caress the glass
His fingers stroke its stem and pass
To lift a cigarette at last
He dries his eyes
From the shadows by the stair
I watch as he weeps unaware
That I'm in awe of his despair