It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 …

Today, I read an article on the CNN website that Politics today lacks humor. It was stated by Alan Simpson during his eulogy for the late president George H.W. Bush.

So, I started thinking and was going to delve into what I thought was really missing from politics today – for my blog today.

Then, the oddest thing happened and the following resulted. Crazy how my brain works, so – my synopsis on the current political situation will just have to wait.

Thank goodness for that, huh?


1 – One, Uno, Singular, Alone, Sole, Unique

Interesting findings from Wikipedia include –

In Mathematics,  1 is the natural number that follows 0 and precedes 2 and the multiplicative identity element of the integers, real numbers and complex numbers.

By definition, 1 is the magnitude, absolute value, or norm of a unit complex number, unit vector, and a unit matrix (more usually called an identity matrix).

It is also the probability of an event that is almost certain to occur.

In Science, Dimensionless quantities are also known as quantities of dimension one.

1 is the atomic number of hydrogen. And, +1 is the electric charge of positrons and protons.

In Philosophy, One is the ultimate reality and source of all existence. Philo of Alexandria (20 BC – AD 50) regarded the number one as God’s number, and the basis for all numbers

In Other words,

1 is the value of an ace in many playing card games. In baseball scoring, the number 1 is assigned to the pitcher. According to 3 Dog Night, “1 is the loneliest number”.

The beginning, once upon a time…

One way, One place at a time, One party, One heart, One King, One God – just, One.

One is more than nothing, and less than two.

One requires faith


2 – Two, Duo, Pair, Twins, Dual

Interesting findings from Wikipedia include –

In Mathematics, Two is the smallest prime number and the only even prime number (for this reason it is sometimes called “the oddest prime”). An integer is called even if it is divisible by 2. Two is the base of the binary system

In Science, 2 is the number of polynucleotide strands in a DNA double helix.

2 is the first magic number. 2 is the atomic number of helium. And, 2 is the number of brain and cerebellar hemispheres.

In Religion, 2 is important in Judaism, with one of the earliest references being that God ordered Noah to put two of every animal in his ark. Later on, the Ten Commandments were given in the form of two tablets.  In Jewish law, the testimonies of two witnesses are required to verify and validate events, such as marriage, divorce, and a crime that warrants capital punishment.

In Other words, 2 in baseball scorekeeping, is the position of the catcher.  In Chinese culture, 2 is considered a good number. The most common philosophical dichotomy is perhaps the one of good and evil, but there are many others. According to both Tina Turner and Rod Stewart ” It Takes Two”.

Two way player, Two party system, Good things come in Pairs, Two if by Sea, 2 Hearts beating as 1, and All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth.

Two follows One, and precedes Three.

Two generates love, based on faith.


3 – Three, Treo, Thrice, Triple, Triad

Interesting findings from Wikipedia include –

In Mathematics, Three is the number of non-collinear points needed to determine a plane and a circle. 3 is the first odd prime number and the second smallest prime. 3 is the smallest number of sides that a simple (non-self-intersecting) polygon can have.

According to Pythagoras and the Pythagorean school, the number 3, which they called triad, is the noblest of all digits, as it is the only number to equal the sum of all the terms below it, and the only number whose sum with those below equals the product of them and itself.

In Science, Three is the atomic number of lithium. Three is the ASCII code of “End of Text”.

Three is the number of dimensions that humans can perceive. Humans perceive the universe to have three spatial dimensions.  Also, the ability of the human eye to distinguish colors is based upon the varying sensitivity of different cells in the retina to light of different wavelengths. Humans being trichromatic, the retina contains three types of color receptor cells, or cones.

In Religion, many world religions contain triple deities or concepts of trinity.

Christianity refers to 3 gifts from the Magi, Christ rose from the dead after 3 days, Peter denied knowing Jesus 3 times, Jesus was tempted 3 times in the Garden, the Holy Trinity

In Other words, Three remains the largest number still written with the number of lines corresponding to the value.  To this day, 3 is written as three lines in Roman and Chinese numerals. 3 in baseball scorekeeping, is the position of the 1st base.  Wait, What? Who’s on 1st??

3 in a row wins in Tic,Tac, Toe and according to Lynyrd Skynyrd “Gimme 3 Steps ” is a great lyric, while for the Commodores it was “Three Times A Lady”.

I think I still have a 3 piece suit (is that still around?), Three sheets to the wind (wonder what that means? LOL), you have to try that Triple Decker sandwich, and what about the 3 Musketeers (candy bar, story, or both), and some might say, 3 Strikes & you’re out. Teachers say 1, 2, 3  – Eyes on me.

Three follows two.

One seemed like it was so alone, until 2 came along – and that seems to have led to 3.

Three generates hope, based on love.

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