ANd his own song.
GUess that excludes him from what looks to be an awesome thrift formalwear thread (all I have is the j. press shirt and I keep looking and looking!!!! but if I eventually build a tux-y thing i'll poast)
I was listening to the countdown on XM2 the other day, and they mentioned some top-5 album selling 62,000 (!!) copies last week. When I was in high school, I don't think 62,000 copies would get an artist in the Hot100 chart in Billboard! Now, I don't know whether they were counting digital downloads, but I have to assume they were, as who buys physical albums these days (notwithstanding the fine gents in this thread buying vinyl).
A friend of mine just released his 5th album, and called it 'Shuffle' because nobody listens to albums straight through anymore. I immediately downloaded his album from iTunes and listend to it straight through, just to tell him I did. Albums aren't really stories any more. But the really good ones still are (I'm thinking of the latest albums by Muse, Fun! and Gillian Welch).
If anyone actually wants to do this, mathematica does polynomial interpolation quite easily
try using the python data mining toolkit + a dictionary with connotation to construct a valid dataset
speaking of which, the key to thrifting is solving travelling salesman on a vertex weighted graph (weights give a value assessment given by your favorite bayesian network for cost/benefit analysis of a store on a given day)
depends on the error threshold which you define to be your rigor
given that threshold, there will necessarily be a polynomial of high enough order to approximate your data within that threshold
According to my calculations, I'm approximately 85.76% (its math. get it?) responsible for you looking good today. Your welcome bro.