January 11, 2018 4:59 AM   Subscribe

Star Wars cantina music as a math problem. Sound required. [single link reddit video, but TOTALLY WORTH IT]
posted by phunniemee (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
No blasters! No blasters!
posted by chavenet at 5:21 AM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Your calculator! It'll have to wait outside. We don't want them here.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:35 AM on January 11 [8 favorites]

IÔÇÖm tired of John Williams and his cliched epic gestures; the whole soundtrack for further movies should be the cantina music looped forever.
posted by thelonius at 5:38 AM on January 11

Wow, a kindred spirit! I used to sit in class with my eyes closed and see if I could tell what was being written on the chalkboard using only sound. There's rhythm and duration; taps and scrapes. Now I want to actually attack that question so I can see what is predicted for the cantina theme rhythm and how it matches with this formula.

Also, they really should have used a chalk board for this.
posted by dbx at 5:42 AM on January 11


Still can't believe it's called that.
posted by zamboni at 5:52 AM on January 11 [6 favorites]

No dashed sevens...this will be hard to learn.
posted by klausman at 6:03 AM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Sadly that top rated comment resolving the calculation down to the speed of light trips up on the product of binominals with a -4f instead of +4f. Unless I'm missing the joke. Nobody enjoys a maths joke more than me, except perhaps my wife and some of her friends. Come to think of it...
posted by Molesome at 6:12 AM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Yeah, it messes it up, but to be fair it's clearly math abuse of the kind where you 'prove' that 0=1. So the fact that they get within spitting distance of a real number is hilarious.
posted by Merus at 7:26 AM on January 11 [4 favorites]

zamboni: the etymology of "jazz" is hotly disputed, but one reasonably-respected theory is that it was indeed a variant of the word we now say as "jizz".
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 8:27 AM on January 11 [4 favorites]

Heh heh. You said "hotly".
You guys have better ears and/or speakers than I do, I barely hear a thing.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:34 AM on January 11

(It's now a subreddit)
posted by Jpfed at 9:02 AM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Han solved for X first!
posted by Frayed Knot at 9:04 AM on January 11

Seems it's a lot easier to play with pencil rather than saxophone
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:35 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]

*Kloo horn
posted by tobascodagama at 12:06 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]

from that subreddit: the imperial march
posted by numaner at 4:46 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]

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