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I need any and every type of media dealing with numbers?

Asked by Mrgelastic (508points) August 25th, 2009

I’m taking an acting class, and were doing a project on numbers.
My director told us to bring any and everything dealing with the subject.
does anyone know a song, a book, a video, an article dealing with numbers, preferably in a basic sense (No calculus)

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YARNLADY's avatar

What about the scoreboard at a sports game, or the departure and arrival charts at the airport and online.

hearkat's avatar

I’m partial to the Inchworm song, which I remember from Sesame Street.

Sesame street would be a treasure trove for this… contemporary artists (like Feistsong was used in an iPod commercial) have done versions of their songs for it.

filmfann's avatar

The movie Pi

wildpotato's avatar

Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott.
“One (is the Loneliest Number)” by the Beatles Three Dog Night. thanks, fann. It’s been a long day…still no excuse. Also a good cover of the song by Aimee Mann. This might be interesting for an acting class because you can see a scene in a movie set to it – watch Magnolia.
I second Sesame Street songs, and Pi.

filmfann's avatar

@wildpotato AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE (is the lonliest number) was by Three Dog Night!
Don’t let AstroChuck see a mistake like that! He’ll go postal on ya!

asmonet's avatar

@hearkat: Danny Kaye did it better. Plus, Thumbelina!

hearkat's avatar

@asmonet: Thanks! I knew it was from something else.

simpleD's avatar

25 or 6 to 4. Chicago.
Se7en. Movie.
6th Sense. Movie
Revolution 9. Song.
19. Song.
1941(film). Movie
12 Angry Men. Movie
4-leaf clover Song
Oh so many more.

PerryDolia's avatar

One is by Nilson from The Point, before Three Dog Night

filmfann's avatar

Me and my Arrow the point?

gailcalled's avatar

New Math, sung and played by Tom Lehrer. The guy on YouTube is lipsynching. He is not Tom Lehrer, but the voice and the piano playing and the laugh track are from the original vinyl. This video does have a blackboard, which helps. It is original, clever, witty, and catchy.

1984, by George Orwell.
9 to 5, movie
24, TV show

dee1313's avatar

Hmm. The only thing I can think of is a couple of webcomics and a site about numbers.

www.xkcd.com
http://brownsharpie.courtneygibbons.org
http://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/numbers.html

I’m a webcomic junkie who enjoys math jokes.

Ansible1's avatar

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? 1,2,3, CRUNCH!

wildpotato's avatar

867–5309
Also, a sunflower head, broccoli floret, seashell that comes to a point, your own body – you can talk about the Golden Ratio

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I second the Tom Lehrer song!

YARNLADY's avatar

A “Pot-Shot” saying from Ashleigh Brilliant “If God had approved of the metric system, he’d have given us ten fingers.”©

Source unknown: There are only 10 people in the world, those who know binary and those who don’t.

SuckaFreeCitizen's avatar

“The Magic Number” a song by De La Soul

Jeruba's avatar

The inchworm song from the wonderful 1952 movie Hans Christan Andersen, starring Danny Kaye.

[Edit] Oops, @asmonet beat me to it. Good girl, asmo, for remembering the great old ones.

sdeutsch's avatar

Don’t forget Schoolhouse Rock! The number songs are toward the bottom of that list – Three is a Magic Number is my favorite!

jeffpetersen's avatar

Here’s a fun song about Pi by Hard n’ Phirm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfr7xG6smhU

gailcalled's avatar

Sdeutch reminds me of Bill Hailey’s Rock Around the Clock.

mramsey's avatar

The Nines. Such a fantastic movie!!

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