I think I could probably find a whole bunch of people willing to start a fan club for Lehrer, based on that last contribution. Ah, college. Sometimes you make me sad on others’ behalfs.
“I hold your hand in mine, dear,I brush it, to my lips!I take a healthy bite from Your dainty, fingertips.My joy would be complete, dearIf you were only here!But still I keep you hand asA precious, souvenir!”
No fella could ignore, the little girl next door,She sure looked sweet in her first evening gown…Now there’s a charge for what she used to give for free,In my home town.
Enjoy some delightful madness…from St. Thomas….
The Tom Lehrer Collection is well worth buying, if only to get his songs from The Electric Company. I was fortunate enough to see Tomfoolery in Boston, which was way better than the Broadway version, because Lehrer himself helped orchestrate and guide the production. It was awesome!
Oh so close, but not quite right according to this source. Mind you, I’d prefer it if Tom Lehrer had been the original inventor. His recipe certainly sounds easier.
A couple of years ago, on The Big Bang Theory, one of the characters got drunk and sang Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements” – one of my favorite Lehrer songs right behind “The Vatican Rag.”
Ah, for the good old days when only Werner Von Braun felt the need to learn Chinese.
We will all go together when we go. Be prepared.
“An awful debility,A lessened utility;A loss of mobilityIs a strong possibility…”
Still my favorite carpe diem, whether he invented jello shots or not.
I still remember first hearing him on Dr. Dementos’ Show.Great Stuff.“Wwwwwind up your Radios!”
Even NCIS used “The Elements”. Love his works. Happy birthday, sir.
Grew up listening and laughing along with family to Tom Lehrer’s records—great to see him mentioned!
My favorite Tom Lehrer song: “Vatican Rag.”
As if I needed another reason to love Tom Lehrer! And “The Ballad of the Irish Maid” has always been my favorite. ;)
“Most books can be indecent books, but recent books are bolderThough filth, I’m glad to say, is in the eye of the beholder,For when correctly viewed, anything is lewd,I can tell you things about Peter Pan, and the Wizard of Oz, there’s a dirty old man!”
From Lehrer’s “Smut”, a pure genius!
“Two, four, six, eight/ Time to transubstantiate!” (Vatican Rag)
Some of his work was for a news humor show called “That Was the Week That Was.”
That’s JIM Lehrer.
First you get down on your kneesFiddle with your rosariesBow your head with great respect, andGenuflect, genuflect, genuflect!
Do whatever steps you want ifYou can clear them with the pontiffEverybody say his ownKyrie eleisonDoin’ the Vatican rag!
“Mr. Lehrer’s muse is not fettered by such inhibiting factors as taste.” How can you not love a performer who garners such reviews as that?
Plagarize, remember why the good Lord made your eyes!But remember always to be calling itResearch.Thanks for the memory, Pab.
I’m just happy Prof. Lehrer is still with us. I wonder if anyone E-mailed him today’s strip.
“Life is like a sewer…What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it…”