With the easter weekend coming up, we came across little language joke. Permuting the words of a sentence a bit will yield another perfectly good sentence with a slightly different meaning:
Jesus ist für mich gestorben (Jesus died for me) can be shuffled to
Für mich ist Jesus gestorben (As far as I’m concerned, Jesus doesn’t matter). Fun for all the family!
And while I’m in that festive mood, let me have a little shootout of secondary figures in the whole christian story: Jesus vs. Satan.
It may be surprising, but Jesus wins this one hands down. Here come the short playlists (just going by song titles as otherwise Satan would have the whole 13 track Get Behind Me Satan on his side; and after removing duplicate versions of the same song):
I’ll leave it to you to figure out what that means, whether the names are used seriously or to mock them, to feel sorry for ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ just being an album title and thus not making it to the list or even to try and generate meaningful numbers from iTMS search results which I can’t.
On Google, Jesus wins as well with a 10:1 margin. Perhaps we should force news stations to put more Satan related stuff on their sites. Being ‘fair and balanced’ and all…
What, no Jesus and Mary Chain in your library? :)
I think there used to be but those must have been MP3s only which I got from a friend and which I considered to be disposable at some stage.
But everyone needs Psychocandy!
I’ll see what I can do. :)
Have you tried “devil”? I only had one result for “satan” (namely, Cake) but 13 for “devil”.
Ooooh, 13… Now that’s a coincidence…
I tried to avoid ‘devil’. Partly because the idea for this came from hearing the CYHSY and the Flaming Lips song in succession, partly because both Satan and Jesus seem to be words which don’t need translation.
But what the heck… here we go. After removing duplicates I end up with 13 tracks as well.
Received data seems to be invalid. The wanted file does probably not exist or the guys at last.fm changed something.