Mathematics MisUsed
Parden me for this small rant on my part. I get frustrated at people who use mathematical terms in contexts that are not appropriate.
The example that triggered my current rant is the release of a new CD by underground hiphopper Cryptic One (actually New Yorker Ian Goldberg, who's half AfroAmerican and Half Russian). Labeled AntiMobius Strip Theory, the CD is proclaimed by one reviewer to be the "finest existential effort" of a "postmodern poet who could spit insightfully about his own saliva." Deep!
If you are into hiphop, you can find and listen to certain tracks of the CD via the Internet...I passed on this opportunity.
And oh yea...why a math title for a CD that has nothing to do with mathematics? Cryptic One responds: "Everything has more than one side to it, every situation, every problem, every solution. The title also plays on cycles, and how things loop on themselves, like a Mobius strip." [taken from prhymemates.com]
AntiMathematical Hogwash!
