I heard about Tim Minchin first on The Infinite Monkey Cage, where he was part of their show on Randomness, Probability and Chance. He referenced this song, which talks a bit about how, statistically, if he didn’t have his wife he would probably … be with somebody else.
I think the lyrics are pretty genius, although musically it isn’t the best song I’ve ever heard. Give it a listen:
I think he hits the right balance between “well, mathematically, if I wasn’t with you I’d probably be with somebody else (because there are a lot of somebody elses and some of them must be quite nice and would probably like me)” and not being too much of an arse. What do you think?
(And by the way, you can download The Infinite Monkey Cage podcasts here. I find them really good for listening to on train journeys)