There are several excellent versions of this song on YouTube, but the reason I like this one is that the elements pop-up and get placed in the periodic table, as well the "unknown elements" at the end. There is even a list of the elements which are missing from the song. It's a great day when you can be entertained and learn something at the same time!!
Here's another version -- there's no list at the end, but a clever placement of the unknown elements with the tag at the end of the song -- vote for which one you like best!!
I'm not sure why I like the somgs of Tom Lehrer so much; it may be the humor, but I think it's because he is so clever. Check out the irreverent "Vatican Rag", the disturbing "Masochism Tango", the intriguing "I Got It From Agnes", and enjoy the end of the world by nuclear annihilation in "We'll All Go Together When We Go."
With a motto like "When you care enough to hit send", the company "someecards" has some of the most clever electronic cards you'll find. There's bound to be one someone you know needs to see. There are more than 30 categories; I especially like the confession and flirting e-cards.
Here are a couple of workplace cards:
Some are NSFW (not the pictures) since they are mostly innocuous. Read the captions for the real entertainment.
So an Israeli woman buys her mother a new mattress as a suprise. What a wonderful daughter, right? She then throws out the old matress only to discover that her elderly mother was using it as a piggy bank. Mom's life savings, one million dollars, was inside the old mattress. I guess that's why it was so lumpy. As the trash had already been taken away, the saga continues with the family digging in several landfills. For the full story- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31203790/ns/world_news-weird_news/
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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