Sunday, May 06, 2007

Planets in space

Since Pluto, is not a planet, The Science channel has a contest for a new mnemonic to replace "My very educated Mother just showed us n..." Click on this link, or go to this site:
"Submit your very own gem of a mnemonic for a chance to see it on air during Space Week. And enter to win a telescope."
This submission is by me, Andrew Lerner:

Man Visions Eight Major Jumbo Spheres Unified Neatly.
Man's Vision: Eight MajorJumbo Spheres Unified Neatly.
My Sight = My Vision: Eight Major Jumbo Spheres Unified Neatly.

What is your reaction to my creation?
TO ENTER: The Science Channel Space Week Mnemonic Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on May 1, 2007 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 12, 2007 ("Sweepstakes Period"). To enter, visit, access the sweepstakes entry form, and provide the information requested. As part of your entry you will have an opportunity to submit a new mnemonic memory aid (a "Mnemonic") for learning the order of the planets, although doing so is not required for entry into the Sweepstakes. Submit your entry so that it is received by Sponsor's server by 11:59 PM ET on May 12, 2007. Limit one entry per person per day. By entering, participants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decision of the Sponsor and Promotion Administrator.

By submitting a Mnemonic with your entry, you grant permission, without limitation, for your Mnemonic and your name, city and state to be displayed online and on air on the Science Channel. Further, you warrant and represent that the Mnemonic is your own original work created by you and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Mnemonic and that your entry does not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, publicity and privacy. Submitting a Mnemonic that is copyrighted by another individual will make you responsible for any legal action the legal copyright holder might take against you.

By submitting a Mnemonic, the entrant grants the Sponsor all rights of ownership, reproduction, and use of the Mnemonic for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or further permission, including but not limited to an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to assign, use, publish, edit, adapt, modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, display, copyright, create derivative works or otherwise exploit the Mnemonic, for commercial or non-commercial use, and without compensation to the entrant. By submitting a Mnemonic, the entrant waives any and all rights he or she may have to the Mnemonic. To the extent entrant has any rights in the Mnemonic, the entrant assigns all such rights to the Sponsor by submitting the Mnemonic.
What is your reaction to the above rules, considering my creativity?

5/12,16/07 I Made an addition to Wikipedia of my mnemonic quote above. Please go to the following address, or click on the following to see it.
Below is a portion of the page seen at the address preceeding this sentence. My contribution is shown in red.
However, this definition was not accepted, Pluto was declared a dwarf planet. Hence, new mnemonics invented:
Man Visions Eight Major Jumbo Spheres Unified Neatly -
Many Various Elephants Might Just Slap Ugly Newts
Maximum Volume Eventually Makes Jazz Singers Utterly Nauseous
Men Very Easily Make Jugs Serve Useful Needs
Moving Vans Evicted My Jealous Stuck Up Neighbors
Must Viewers Endure Michael Jackson's Screwed Up Nose?
My Very Exotic Mistress Just Showed Up Naked
My Very Evil Mother Just Served Us Nothing

Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

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