Thursday Night Show and Tell

Generally, I’m not a political-type blogger. I’m not good at making good statements, even though my opinions are very strong. So I leave political stuff to Evil Monkey. But he’s muttering to himself in the third person again (that sidebar is really starting to get to him), so it is my job to let you know that Seed Media has endorsed Obama. I’m sure you all know this by now. You can read the endorsement here. I like our Seedy Overlords, they have been very nice to me letting me hop on this here blog, and sending all my monies to charities, even working hard to get in touch with them when they’re being ornery (I’m talking to YOU, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! If you want mah monies, you need to CONTACT THEM. If not, I’m defecting to the Hirschburg Foundation. You’ve been warned). I even got a tshirt! As a poor graduate student, I support those who give me free tshirts. Yay Seed!
And now for my Thursday night show and tell: Jonathan Coulton.

This was going to be a real post. I have another Journal Club coming up and I need your help in picking my paper! But I’ll get to that.
Have you heard of Jonathan Coulton? If you ever played the game Portal, I bet you have. He is the composer of the end song “Still Alive”. I LOVE this song. It’s my theme song, cause it’s about SCIENCE. And cake. When you have great data at the end of a really long day, it’s fabulous to sing “I’m doing SCIENCE and I’m still alive”.
And I want to share it with you:

But in case you’re wondering, Jonanthan Coulton has done even more classic hilarity! In a perfect theme for Halloween, may I present the zombies:

I also highly recommend “Code Monkey”

I’m actually going to go see this guy in concert in February!! It’ll be awesome. I recommend him highly to all the cool geeks out there. Happy halloween, you readers of Science!

2 Responses

  1. I was very proud of the fact that I identified Coulton as the writer of “Still Alive” the first time I finished Portal!
    I took the fiancee to see JoCo in Atlanta back in March, and it was indeed an excellent show! Enjoy!
    I feel I should plug spiffworld! Mike ‘Spiff’ Booth makes excellent WoW music videos of JoCo songs, including Code Monkey (and a NSFW ‘First of May’).

  2. Here’s another good version of “Re: Your Brains”

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