The Cultural Meaning of ‘Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus’

What depths has the anus song? This study takes a look: ” ‘Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus’: Exploring the Social and Cultural Meaning of a Korean Folksong,” Joonseong Lee [pictured here], Journal of Media and Religion, vol. 11, no. 4, 2012, pp. 216-230. The author, at California State University San Marcos, explains: “The immanent approach to the […]

Hey Maths! (Beatles studies)

Improbable recently drew attention to ‘Why the Beatles Succeeded but Broke Up: the Math(s)’, now we turn instead to mathematical considerations of the band’s music (rather than of the band itself). In particular, a paper in a Special Beatles Studies issue of the journal Volume !, 2016/1 (12:2) entitled ‘Hey Maths! Modèles formels et computationnels […]

Thai Dove Cooing Contests – an analysis

Some might say that despite their popularity, Thai dove-cooing contests, which have now been held for more than 30 years, have not received the academic attention they deserve. Either way, things changed with the 2005 (#9) edition of the journal MANUSYA:Journal of Humanities (a publication of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand) in which Professor Wanni […]