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The Late Movies: Every Major’s Terrible

Two years ago I wrote an article on the webcomic xkcd and the influence it has on its fans. We had another example this week. Monday, Randall Munroe posted a comic called Every Major’s Terrible. It was a multi-panel comic about the difficulty of selecting a college major, with rhyming lyrics we were told went [...]

The Late Movies: Elemental Music

Dd you learn the elements of the periodic table by singing a song? It’s quite common these days. Me? I never learned the elements at all! Here are some songs about elements, the periodic table, and one about safety in the chemistry lab at the end, because that’s important, too. The Element Song Tom Lehrer sings the [...]

Daniel Radcliffe Sings “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer

“Tom Lehrer is, in my opinion, is the cleverest and funniest man of the twentieth century, and he’s kind of my hero, and he wrote a song called ‘The Elements’ because he was a scientist and it’s basically — it’s the name of every element in the periodic table, and that’s my party trick.” -Daniel [...]