The Frontal Cortex

Mariah Carey

When I mutter about the fourth culture, about the possibility of bridging the cultural chasms separating art and science, I should make it clear that I’m not talking about stuff like this. In fact, I think there’s something mildly offensive about turning one of the more profound equations of modern physics into a lame, self-aggrandizing album title.

Comments

  1. #1 Ashley Moore
    April 14, 2008

    I looked through the track titles hoping for a ‘Travelling on a light beam’ or ‘Twin Paradox’, but alas, it was just standard torch song fare.

  2. #2 Angeline
    April 14, 2008

    I wonder what the E stands for. Energy? Ecstatic? Some other two cent buzzword that is equivalent to Mariah Carey times Carey?

  3. #3 jonah
    April 14, 2008

    Emancipation. I thought the least she could do is stick with E = energy

  4. #4 PhysioProf
    April 14, 2008

    In fact, I think there’s something mildly offensive about turning one of the more profound equations of modern physics into a lame, self-aggrandizing album title.

    I hope you are just kidding around. Because if you are serious, then I think your offenso-meter is in need of some major fucking recalibration.

  5. #5 Jonathan Shaw
    April 14, 2008

    Jeez, you’re a grump. He was clearly kidding. besides, mariah carey’s music is much more offensive than her album title.

  6. #6 Rachel
    April 14, 2008

    Anyone who has a lingerie closet double the size of my apartment and butterflies as mascots has clearly got a good understanding of the important forces in the universe.

    Just a genius she is…..

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x52xjs_mariah-careys-lingerie-closet-on-op_shortfilms

  7. #7 coreydbarbarian
    April 15, 2008

    at the risk of further offending the professor, might i add my name to the list of the offended?

    i drive a delivery route on the weekends for extra cash, delivering pharmaceuticals to 16 walmart pharmacies in an 8hr span. each store has a large advertisement for mariah’s album posted at the entrance.

    if they are still up next weekend, i’m bringing some black duct tape. at least for the “e=mc^2″ part. ;)

  8. #8 Dave Munger
    April 15, 2008

    According to this article, the actual title of the album is E=mc{+2}.

    I don’t quite understand how that got translated into E=mc^2 for the album cover, though. The article goes on at quite a length why the title is “additive, not exponential.”

    Whatever.

  9. #9 db
    April 28, 2008

    E stands for eeeediot.