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8, 11, some number like that...

Snagged from indigoskynet if my memory serves me correctly:

My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.

So much for Mary's violet eyes. They never really did make me sit up properly.

-The Gneech


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Feb. 27th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Johnny Mnemonic
And King Philip Came Over From Germany Swimming.
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Johnny Mnemonic
My biology teacher actually taught us (unofficially, natch) that Kinky People Can Often Find Good Sex...
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Johnny Mnemonic
Your biology teach wins. :)
Feb. 29th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Re: Johnny Mnemonic
That's only one of four, though!

Treble clef: Every Good Boy Does Fine, FACE.

Bass clef: Good Boys Do Fine Always, All Cows Eat Grass.
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering how Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful, Sleepy, Dopey, and Sneezy feel about Pluto's demotion. I mean, Snow White and the Eight Dwarves just sounds wrong.
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, Mickey lost his best pal, so he had to go somewhere.
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh be a fine girl, kiss me.
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
addendum: ... right now. SMACK!
Feb. 27th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I am many things, but "a fine girl" is not one of them.

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Feb. 27th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
The sun is a mass
of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
where hydrogen is built
into helium
at a temperature of
millions of degrees!

Yo-ho, it's hot
The sun is not
a place where we could live
But here on Earth
there'd be no life
without the light it gives

We need its light
we need its heat
we need its energy
Our sunlight comes
from our own sun's
atomic energy

The sun is hot
the sun is large
the sun is far away
And even when it's out of sight
the sun shines night and day!

The sun is a mass
of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
where hydrogen is built
into helium
at a temperature of
millions of degrees!

-The Gneech
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Kathy put sticky candy on Fred's guitar strings.

Or, for the more medically inclined out there...

MEN R CRUDS - Muscular Endocrine Neural Respiratory Circulatory Reproductive Urinary Skeletal - The systems of the body.
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Why isnt there a mnemonic for MNEMONIC?

And if everyone would care to explain what each one means? I just remember straight out.
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Every Good Boy Does Fine (or Every Good Bird Does Fly) is the notes on the lines of a treble clef in musical notation. FACE is the notes between the lines on the treble clef.

My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants is the new one for the planets since they've added Ceres and Eris and re-added Pluto.

The others I don't know. I suggest Google.
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I've also heard that one as Elephants Got Big, Dirty Feet and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge.
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Feb. 27th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
He's such a colorful character. :)

-The Gneech
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes West.
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit cheesed off that now my set of encyclopedia are wrong again.

see, they started off correct, with 8 planets in the solar system. ("including Mars, on which we think there may be life", then somewhere about 1934 they became incorrect, and remained so for 70-odd years, then briefly they were correct again, and now they're way out.

I'm going to pout about that now.
Feb. 27th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
When studying for my Evolution class final in sophomore year of college, I invented a mnemonic for my classmates and I in order to help remember the different periods of the Paleozoic Era:

Chicks On Smack Don't Carve Pumpkins

Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian

It sounds silly, sure, but you're guaranteed to be able to remember it!
Feb. 28th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)

After all the fuss about how the new (major) planet definition was arrived at and what it was, Richard Tresch Fienberg wrote an editorial ( "...we got a definition that reads like it came from bureaucrats, not scientists.") for the November 2006 Sky and Telescope suggesting a new mnemonic for the major planets under that definition:

Many Very Egotistical Malcontents Just Screwed Up Nomenclature.

Expect the definition of planet to a big issue again at the 2009 IAU conference.

Feb. 28th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the old classic Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Boy, did that help me out on a few math tests.
Feb. 28th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
There's a good mnemonic I learned to remember the resistor color code in electronics, but it's not exactly suitable for repeating in polite company. :)

I have, however, met ELI the ICE man. :)
Feb. 29th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
I've heard that color code one and been told it was unforgettable, what with being sexy and racy and all, but I can't for the life of me remember it at all.

I do, however, remember HOMES, and This System Makes It Easy, and Some Hounds Wag Their Tails Nonstop.

(And, heh... I still need to recite the "Thirty days hath September" poem every year when I make my calendar.)
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