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xkcd: We Didn’t Start The Fire?

Does the alt text in today’s xkcd remind anyone else of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire”?

… a less painfully eighties (is there any music-video cliché not used in this video?) lyrics-only version can be viewed here instead.

Telescopes and bathyscaphes
and sonar probes of Scottish lakes,
Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse
explained with abstract phase-space maps,
some x-ray slides,
a music score,
Minard’s Napoleonic war:
the most exciting new frontier is charting what’s already here.
(Chorus)

No? Just me then?

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