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Three is the Magic Number – School House Rock

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School House Rock audio of “Three is the Magic Number”

Blind Melon
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School House Rock rock video of “Three is the Magic Number”. Music by Blind Melon.

“Somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity
You’ll get three
As a magic number”.

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare (1564-1616).  The Tragedy of Macbeth.
The Harvard Classics.  1909-14.

 
[A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron]
Thunder. Enter the three Witches

  1. Witch.  Thrice the brinded 1 cat hath mew’d.

  2. Witch.  Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whin’d.
  3. Witch.  Harpier cries; ’tis time, ’tis time.
  1. Witch.  Round about the cauldron go;         4

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George Bush

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“If you’ve retired, you don’t have anything to worry about — that’s the third time I’ve said that (Laughter). I’ll probably say it three more times. You see, in my line of work, you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again, for the truth to sink in, to kinda’ catapult the propaganda.” (Applause)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail – thou must count to three

Monty Python-Holy Hand Grenade

A reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, “Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals …

 

Now did the Lord say, “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out.

 

Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

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Features Section

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ImageThis section includes three videos and three songs of Three is the Magic Number. This includes songs and videos by School House Rock, Blind Melon and De La Soul. We also include a featured article by the late Professor Alan Dundees on the number three in American culture. This section concludes with an interview with Zip FM, Tokyo, Japan by Michael S Eck, author of The Book of Threes.

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Welcome to threes.com – A Generalist’s Playground

Image For about 30 years, Michael Eck has been thinking about threes. Things that come in threes. Now he combines that esoteric interest with his attachment to the Internet by creating what he hopes will be the book with the most authors ever (a lot more than three, anyway).

Image He suggests that in our minds we break concepts into three parts to understand whatever it is we are thinking about. We use threes to define systems. We use the third or middle point with regard to the extremes to define a point of view. Yadda yadda yadda.

Image The concept is simple. Just think of something that comes in threes, then go to this site and contribute it. For example: the colors on the American flag; Caesar’s most famous words, “Veni, vidi, vici” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”); the number of legs on each side of an insect.

There are three ways to enter your thoughts into the Book of Threes. 1). You can join and request author rights by contacting us. 2). If you want to remain anonymous, log in with username: anonymous, and password: guest. 3). You can send us your ideas using Contact Us and we will enter the information for you.

Now it’s your turn . . .
 

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