The Bee Gees' 1977 falsetto stomper Stayin' Alive could be the latest tool in the fight against people dying, according to a new study. Bloomberg soberly relays that the slouchy beat of the squealy white-men-big-hair disco evergreen was found to help medical students attain the correct pace for chest compressions. The …
"...leapt out of bed and dashed across the room to the tape recorder..." was this followed by ripping the power lead out, beating the player repeatedly against the wall and jumping up and down on the pieces? If so I'd consider that a perfectly reasonable response to Meatloaf!
We use the chorus from "Nelly the Elephant" by the Toy Dolls. However, you have to be careful to ignore either the one beat pause in the middle or the last beat otherwise you give them 31 compressions rather than the recommended 30.
That was recommended to us by St John Ambulance and has been confirmed by doctors and Heart Start.
Lets face it... ANY Meatloaf could be said to cause the effect you've described.
In the same way, perhaps any record by The Smiths could have the opposite effect, thus freeing up the life support machine for the next poor unfortunate.
Wonder if I could get some research funding to confirm this by experiment?
No, Whitney Houston's version is the abominable one. She is flat or sharp on almost every held note.
Of course, you may not have any idea who Whitney Houston is - this kind of thing happens with a lot of retirees. I'll let you get back to your old gramaphone records now ...
I wrote the damn post and I know full well what I meant, and it was not what you merely thought it meant. Are you suggesting that there's an El Reg rule somewhere that requires all reference to musical works to include attribution to the original lyricist even if referring specifically to a version made by some other recording artist that is well known and, importantly, central to the point being made? Gee, I must have missed that one in the orientation session.
I'm sure there's a bunch of people in a queue somewhere that's not orderly enough for your liking, so go and bother them.
"You guys can be so, like, literal. "
What I like best about them is their insistence on pointing out the meaning of the allusion of the icons they choose to use to highlight the drift of the <ermmm> whatever it is <s> I am </s> they are (I mean) talking about </ermmm> despite the mouse-overs available to otherwise competent computer users.
But you may not have already noticed that which is why I wished to point out to you that the use of pictures of Paris Hilton for example in this example exemplified the need for a reappraisal of the need to repeat the need because she is somewhat repetitive.
Paris because we don't have an ERM icon
To coin a phrase.
I found this out at my SJA refresher. Before we were tought to use nellie the elephant or pop goes the wea. Not pop goes the weasel but
Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the wea.
To get the right number of compressions, really helped!