Associative thinking

Today’s (5/27-28/17) Daily Post (SF mid-peninsula) front-page headline:

Caltrain to cut 1,000 trees*

And what my mind took me to immediately was

Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire

Associative thinking strikes!

“A Day in the Life”, from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), with the verse:

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
I’d love to turn you on.

You can listen to the whole song here.

*Caltrain is cutting down trees to electrify the commuter line from San Francisco to San Jose. It’s not malevolent arboricide.

2 Responses to “Associative thinking”

  1. TommyBoy Says:

    Perhaps you had been primed to hear that with the recent celebrations for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary.

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