Monday, 25 October 2010

Here comes the Science Bit. Concentrate.

During a conversation at the weekend, and for reasons which I can't now remember, the subject of Tom Lehrer's song "The Elements" came up. For those of you who haven't come across it, this is a (slightly comic) song about all of the elements of the periodic table (or at least those known in 1959). If you have come across it, this will probably take you back to your schooldays:

In case you're wondering where you've heard the title of this post before, I point you in the direction of Jennifer Aniston. Because you're worth it.



Raybeard said...

Tom Lehrer - a great comedian with acerbic wit who'd have been in his erm, 'element' if he was performing today. One of my several favourites of his is the too short but achingly funny 'Vatican Rag'. He could well have been succeeded in this country some years ago by someone like Richard Stilgoe, but maybe that type of act, singing self-penned satire at the piano, is no longer in fashion and appreciated as it once was. Pity.

oneexwidow said...

Hmmm... Tim Minchin does (although not all of his work could be termed satire):

In this country there's the likes of Kit and The Widow and Topping and Butch doing a similar type of act.