Monthly Archives: July 2014

Transcendental Darts

So I made that video about different kinds of infinity, and then had to go deeper into explaining Cantor’s diagonal proof that one infinity really can be bigger than another, and then of course needed to answer some frequently asked questions about infinite digits going to the left in a reverse-cantor, and now I’m on to further explaining how the infinity of all the rationals is 0% of all real numbers.

I forget which other video I even mentioned the dart thing in, but yeah, the original script had so many tangents on so many topics that I edited out a potential infinity of spinoff videos, and every time I work on one of those it breeds more… we’ll see what happens next.

Carpool Lane Songs

These are some of the songs I invariably sing when in the carpool lane. Sometimes I fantasize about properly making an entire album of carpool lane songs and then touring the country as a carpool lane rock star, but for today I decided to settle for making rough recordings of a few.

The first, the original carpool lane song:

It’s easy to make up lyrics to the above song indefinitely, but sometimes I want to mix it up.

Lyrics:

Oh, you know that I like diamonds,
but you don’t have to buy me a ring, no no,
just take me in the carpool lane,
and I’ll have everything.

And I don’t need a fancy car, no no,
just as long as it’s built for two, so you,
can take me in the carpool lane,
that’s what I want to do.

Yeah, I just want to have a simple life
Without any traffic or this honking and hubbub and lanes closed slow rolling rubber necking braking

No I don’t need a fancy vacation,
no, I’m happy to travel nearby, so I
can take you in the carpool lane,
and you can take me in the carpool lane,
yeah, we’ll both be in the carpool lane,
and baby, that’s all I need.

Just before entering the carpool lane, I like to burst into the chorus of this one, which someday I’d like to record properly with a full band behind it:

Lyrics:

Life’s too short for the slow lane,
so let’s take the fast lane.
It’s better when we’re together,
You don’t have to be alone.

I know you like your independence,
Wanna control the situation,
But you’re just lettin’ all the other people in your way,
so baby get inside my car.

’cause I know just where to go,
I know just where to go,
Come on, sugar baby, don’t you see
those magical letters H-O-V

I wanna HOV it baby, with you.

I’m goin’ faster than you’re used to,
but just relax and let me drive you.
Baby you know I’m gonna keep you safe
So don’t be scared.

Don’t gotta worry ’bout the others,
It’s more fun when we’re together.
You know I want a high occupancy vehicle,
so baby get inside my car.

’cause I know just where to go,
yeah, I know just where to go, oh, oh,
Come on, sugar baby, don’t you see
those magical letters H-O-V

I wanna HOV it baby.

We’re gonna fly down the highway
we’re goin’ faster, than the rest are
and we’ll arrive at the same time
we’ll be together, when we get there.
Oh, oh, oh, oh…

Maybe someday I’ll share some of my Loading Bar songs.

Edit: Ok fine, here’s a sneak peak!