|How to Pronounce 16|
|Duration||2 min 45 sec|
|Published||8th Sept '13|
Video Details[edit | edit source]
- "A greeting for the morning
- Wake and stand up. Face a window, or the brightest wall. Place each hand on its opposite shoulder, and remember a time when you were accelerating. Lower your hands slowly, while you take five deep breaths.
- A ritual for business
- Set your work on a surface in front of you. Place a blank piece of paper on a surface in front of you. Recall a coworker's dream that has gone unfulfilled. Imagine it briefly. Now begin the work. With each completed element, draw a facet of your coworker's dream. When the task is done, the dream is done.
- A meditation for the city
- Select an inessential object and carry it outdoors. Place the object in front of a building that intimidates you. Take a picture of the object with the building in the frame. Show the picture to a friend in a different city.
- A salutation for tomorrow
- Stand on a hill with a prime number of friends. As the sun sets, throw a cube into the sky.
- A prayer for data
- Before sleeping, remember that you are a system, and speak aloud the answers to these questions:
- What did I do today that I did not want to do?
- When was a time that I made a careful choice?
- Who did I speak to in a dishonest way?
- Who did I want to speak to, but did not?
- When was I not deliberate, and what was the result of my automatic action?
- A song for the stars
- Pull a petal from a flower
- Pluck a flower from the pot
- Place the flower in a jar
- And put it in a sunny spot
- Push a shovel in the sand
- Dump the sand into a pile
- Shape the pile into a castle
- Watch it crumble with a smile
- Tell the sky your day's adventures
- Ask the sun about the moon
- Ask the clouds about the ocean
- Tell the stars you're coming soon
- Something is going to happen... in 16 days."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The rhyming scheme for A Song for the Stars is ABCB ABCB ABCB.
Speculation[edit | edit source]
- Is this linked? Weird image half way through the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDGKQZf38vg Video put up by user oogredherringoog. Wikipedia says about red herring "As an informal fallacy, the red herring falls into a broad class of relevance fallacies. Unlike the strawman, which is premised on a distortion of the other party's position, the red herring is a seemingly plausible, though ultimately irrelevant, diversionary tactic. A red herring may be intentional, or unintentional, it does not necessarily mean a conscious intent to mislead"
- OOG = Out of Game. I'd say it is irrelevant and most likely not made by Pronuncationbook staff
- I agree, as PB seems to provide connection proof by posting related content BEFORE the video.
- "The bystanders - now friends - had glimpsed a forceful motion; relentless and perfectly concealed, that could create and destroy and lift entire societies into the sky" from day 21 has a similar theme to the lines: "Push a shovel in the sand / Dump the sand into a pile / Shape the pile into a castle / Watch it crumble with a smile."
- "Ask the clouds about the ocean" - PB is in the cloud. Nicole is in the Ocean.
- "Select an inessential object and carry it outdoors. Place the object in front of a building that intimidates you. Take a picture of the object with the building in the frame." 32 has a line where the announcer says "Everyone can sympathize with taking objects outdoors and taking pictures of structures." The two may be related.
- The first verse of A Song for the Stars is likely a reference to the Jar from 34.
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