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How to Pronounce 16

How to Pronounce 16

How to Pronounce 16
Duration 2 min 45 sec
Published 8th Sept '13

How to Pronounce 16, or 16, is the title of a video uploaded to the Pronunciation Book channel on the 8th of September, 2013, and is the 62nd video in the 77 Days Video Countdown.

Video DetailsEdit

16 lasts for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. For the first 2 minutes 30 seconds, The Announcer makes the following speech (a.k.a. the 16 speech), after which there are 15 seconds of silence until the end:

"A greeting for the morning
Wake and stand up. Face a window, or the brightest wall. Place each hand on its opposite shoulder, and remember a time when you were accelerating. Lower your hands slowly, while you take five deep breaths.
A ritual for business
Set your work on a surface in front of you. Place a blank piece of paper on a surface in front of you. Recall a coworker's dream that has gone unfulfilled. Imagine it briefly. Now begin the work. With each completed element, draw a facet of your coworker's dream. When the task is done, the dream is done.
A meditation for the city
Select an inessential object and carry it outdoors. Place the object in front of a building that intimidates you. Take a picture of the object with the building in the frame. Show the picture to a friend in a different city.
A salutation for tomorrow
Stand on a hill with a prime number of friends. As the sun sets, throw a cube into the sky.
A prayer for data
Before sleeping, remember that you are a system, and speak aloud the answers to these questions:
What did I do today that I did not want to do?
When was a time that I made a careful choice?
Who did I speak to in a dishonest way?
Who did I want to speak to, but did not?
When was I not deliberate, and what was the result of my automatic action?
A song for the stars
Pull a petal from a flower
Pluck a flower from the pot
Place the flower in a jar
And put it in a sunny spot
Push a shovel in the sand
Dump the sand into a pile
Shape the pile into a castle
Watch it crumble with a smile
Tell the sky your day's adventures
Ask the sun about the moon
Ask the clouds about the ocean
Tell the stars you're coming soon
Something is going to happen... in 16 days."

TriviaEdit

  • The rhyming scheme for A Song for the Stars is ABCB ABCB ABCB.

SpeculationEdit

  • Is this linked? Weird image half way through the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDGKQZf38vg Video put up by user oogredherringoog. Wikipedia says about red herring "As an informal fallacy, the red herring falls into a broad class of relevance fallacies. Unlike the strawman, which is premised on a distortion of the other party's position, the red herring is a seemingly plausible, though ultimately irrelevant, diversionary tactic. A red herring may be intentional, or unintentional, it does not necessarily mean a conscious intent to mislead"
    • OOG = Out of Game. I'd say it is irrelevant and most likely not made by Pronuncationbook staff
    • I agree, as PB seems to provide connection proof by posting related content BEFORE the video.
  • "The bystanders - now friends - had glimpsed a forceful motion; relentless and perfectly concealed, that could create and destroy and lift entire societies into the sky" from day 21 has a similar theme to the lines: "Push a shovel in the sand / Dump the sand into a pile / Shape the pile into a castle / Watch it crumble with a smile."
  • "Ask the clouds about the ocean" - PB is in the cloud. Nicole is in the Ocean.
  • "Select an inessential object and carry it outdoors. Place the object in front of a building that intimidates you. Take a picture of the object with the building in the frame." 32 has a line where the announcer says "Everyone can sympathize with taking objects outdoors and taking pictures of structures." The two may be related.
  • The first verse of A Song for the Stars is likely a reference to the Jar from 34.

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