joustpong is like a circus

January 3, 2009

So, lately I've been digging Britney Spear's new song Circus. And now I know why...

Here is the title screen to my original Atari 2600 game JoustPong:

And here is a (badly out of synch) fairuse excerpt from Circus, around 1:18 in...


Considering the inspiration for the JoustPong theme was a cross between a badly tuned toy ukulele and half-memories of what Super Mario Brothers 3 sounds like when paused (actually I think the riff is chromatic), I probably don't have too much of a case here.

Actually, other people can here the similarity, right?
rstevens It might be worthwhile comparing and contrasting the scientific controversy behind "polywater".