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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 07:53 pm
And perhaps I am also, as I shall now do the sheepy thing of posting a meme that [ profile] the_neon_one and [ profile] z_zeg have just posted. That would be the "guess the song" meme, and I couldn't recognize any of either of their songs. Oh well. Guess titles/ artists:

1. So that's how you found me, rain falling around me, looking down at a worm with a long way to go. And the traffic was hissing by, and I was homesick and I was high.

2. The streets are cracked, and there's glass everywhere. And a baby stares out with motherless eyes, under long gone beauty on fields of war, trapped in lament to the poet's core.

3. I want to cover you, I want to cradle you, I will never let you go. Sweet sweet songbird, you're singing to me, yeah you open up what's closed and you help me be free.

4. He saw the magistrate taking every dollar and leaving five cents. So he said, you can't do that to my people, can't crush them under your heel...-- Jayne, The Hero of Canton, from Firefly. Guessed by [ profile] seirai.

5. "Lonesome stranger, won't you share my bed," the sidewalk siren at the bus stop said. "Love is a tear in a salty bay..."--A Dave Carter song to which [ profile] skolem_hull does not know the title.

6. Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on main street. Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street. Your typical city involved in a typical daydream, hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.-- Truckin', by the Grateful Dead. Guessed by [ profile] rabiya_al_basri.

7. Winding paths through tables and glass, first fall was new. Now watch the summer pass so close to you. Too late to keep the change, too late to pay, no time to stay the same, too young to leave.

8. Someone changed the world while I was sleeping, turned the sky into the ground. I took off my armor and I laid it down.

9. Daddy always thought that he married beneath him, that's what he said, that's what he said. When he proposed he informed my mother he was probably her very last chance.

10. The breath from your own lips, the touch of fingertips, a sweet and tender kiss, the sound of a midnight train, wearing someone's ring. Someone calling your name, somebody so warm cradled in your arm.

That's it.

Oh, except today Jeremiah and I wrote a math problem involving Luke Skywalker buried in carbonite marbles. It was going to be snow, since I think we left him on the ice planet Hoth, but that didn't work out in the way of having a well-defined math problem. But we were out-geeked by Barry having a problem involving Mr. Darcy and related rates.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Sadly, all I can pin right now is #4: The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne. from Firefly.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Yep! And I even picked the hardest line I was patient enough to find.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Also, I fully approve of questions about Luke Skywalker and Mr. Darcy. My linear programming textbook had a section describing Professor Snape's dairy business...
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh, our question was much better with Luke in it. I'm sure Barry's was better for Mr. Darcy's presence, too, but we in particular are on some terrible section of the (calculus) book with a gazillion problems about how much work it takes to empty variously shaped containers of water and to pull ropes up the sides of buildings. They're really awful, these "real world" problems that still have no interest whatever.
Friday, October 30th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
High school math is horrible for those. "Real World," bleck, who needs that?
Friday, October 30th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Well, most of the lines had "the man they call Jayne" in them, which was a bit too much of a giveaway.

Yeah, I remember high school geometry in particular being awful that way.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
#6 is Greatful Dead "Truckin'"!

I never get these before someone else does! Whee!

Though I'm kind of surprised to find myself not having figured out #4, though.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Also yes. And see above. :)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
#5, Dave Carter. I never do remember any titles, though.
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)