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Chiron Beta Prime

I can’t think why I have never before mentioned my appreciation for the music of Jonathan Coulton. After all, he’s the singer/songwriter behind such classics as Skullcrusher Mountain, a beautiful love song told from the viewpoint of a deranged megalomaniac scientist to the captive object of his affection. Some people may find the bit about the pony distressing, but it is all clearly “from the heart”.

In the same vein, I heartily enjoyed his latest “Thing a Week”, Chiron Beta Prime, a Christmas family message from… well, listen and see. I will say that the phrase “robot overlords” appears in the refrain, and…