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Merry Christmas



Background sound (press ESC to stop): Jakub Jan Ryba's "Czech Christmas Mass" (Hey master, get up quickly); a 41:39 MP3 recording here



Merry Christmas! This special season is also a great opportunity for Matias Zaldarriaga and Nima Arkani-Hamed to sing for all the victims of the anthropic principle who try to live in the bad universes (audio - sorry, the true artists have not been recorded yet):

  • WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    SO YOU GET GALAXIES!

    GOOD TIDINGS WE BRING,
    FROM FROM VILENKIN
    DON'T CRY IF YOUR WORLD SUCKS
    IT'S MUCH BETTER OUT THERE




    WE WISH YOU A TINY HIGGS VEV
    WE WISH YOU THE RIGHT UP QUARK MASS
    WE WISH YOU A GOOD WEAK SCALE
    AND A HAPPY VACUUM.

    You can't live until you get stars
    You can't live until you get stars
    You can't live until you get stars
    So bring them right here.

    GOOD TIDINGS WE BRING,
    FROM FROM VILENKIN
    DON'T CRY IF YOUR WORLD SUCKS
    IT'S MUCH BETTER OUT THERE

    WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    WE WISH YOU A TINY CC
    IN A BIG MULTIVERSE!
Yes, your humble correspondent sees it differently (audio).



Single vevs

  • Trashing discretuum,
    with a one-choice vacuum.
    Laughing with our boss
    and with David Gross... (( Ha, ha, ha ))

    Vevs are 'bout to ring
    Making spirits bright
    What fun it's to determine
    the one background that's right.

    Oh, single set [of] single vevs, single all the way!
    Grab all other vacua and throw them right away.
    Single set [of] single vevs, single all the way!
    Oh, what fun it is to thrash anthropic beasts of prey.

    Landscape is now gone,
    so let's have some fun
    Take Witten along
    And sing predictive song.
    Begin with the state
    Two-fourty-eight E-eight
    Start to calculate the numbers
    and crack! You won't be late.

    Oh, single set [of] single vevs, single all the way!
    Grab all other vacua and throw them right away.
    Single set [of] single vevs, single all the way!
    Oh, what fun it is to thrash an..thropic beasts of prey.

Incidentally, the most famous classical old Czech Christmas carol "Nesem vám noviny" (lyrics, imprecise English lyrics, LM audio) is also sung by those who bring you good news from the landscape of Bethlehem.

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reader Quantoken said...

This Christmas is not so merry, Lubos. Now it's time to hear some bad news. It's important to know because it directly relates to your beloved homeland, the Czech Republic, and the fact that your national leaders sold out the interest of your people.

Check out this news. The Russians are going to cut off gas supply to Ukraine, unless the Ukraines unconditionally accept the Russian terms. It's none-negotiable. A while ago when I first hear about the dispute, the Russians insist on trippling the natural gas price immediately. Now they are talking about quadrippling the price. Clearly the Russians now feel they can demand more.

Why that relates to Czech? Because the Rusians threatened that should Ukraine steal gas from the pipeline without authorization, they will cut off the gas supply altogether so the countries west of Ukraine won't get any gas either. If you look at the map, the pipeline goes through Ukraine, then through Slovakia and then Czech, and then onto Germany and other western European countries.

Czech is in a very vulnenable position because your leaders sold your people out. A while ago, your leaders sold out 99% of sharehold of your national gas company, which supplies virtually all of the gas to the whole country, to the German. So the German is in complete control of the pipeline within your territory. If there is a shortage, the Germans can well let all the gas flow right through Czech to Germany, and you get not a single cubic meter.

Not to meantion that the Germany has recently started construction of an under-sea pipeline to bypass other countries and get exclusive gas supply from the Russians.