Meet The Elements!

Helen Fields is a good science writer that is a friend of a friend that I came across here on the interwebs.  She always has lots of interesting tidbits, but today was a real joy for me — a video of the They Might Be Giants Song "Meet The Elements" — which, for some baffling reason, I had never heard.

Go hug a chemist today!

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19 thoughts on “Meet The Elements!

  1. Maybe you never heard it because it is a kids song… We have the Meet the Numbers CD. Santa brought it for the whole family this year, because Mommy and Daddy were getting awfully tired of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  2. They Might Be Giants are so frelling cool. I dig intellectual rockers.I first heard of them when they covered Istanbul (Not Constantinople) way back when. Loved them ever since.The band "Barenaked Ladies" has a similar style. They wrote the theme to The Big Bang Theory, which is just too cool for words. "Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery that all started with a big bang!" Love it.

  3. They Might Be Giants are so frelling cool. I dig intellectual rockers.I first heard of them when they covered Istanbul (Not Constantinople) way back when. Loved them ever since.The band "Barenaked Ladies" has a similar style. They wrote the theme to The Big Bang Theory, which is just too cool for words. "Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery that all started with a big bang!" Love it.

  4. Yeah, there are a couple of TMBG albums that are "kids' albums" but are quite entertaining for adults. Trying to get my kids to listen to those as opposed to the incredibly evil, eardrum-shattering "Kidz Bop" albums that all children everywhere seem to adore in an inverse relationship to how much it bugs their parents.Great song and great video, though.

  5. Yeah, there are a couple of TMBG albums that are "kids' albums" but are quite entertaining for adults. Trying to get my kids to listen to those as opposed to the incredibly evil, eardrum-shattering "Kidz Bop" albums that all children everywhere seem to adore in an inverse relationship to how much it bugs their parents.Great song and great video, though.

  6. I assume it was on that disc that had The Sun? I think they did a whole album with that similar theme. They're great, we saw them perform at MassMoca. Really fun. By the way (Kirk's comment reminded me) did you see Sheldon sing about the elements of the universe to the tune of the Major General's song?

  7. I assume it was on that disc that had The Sun? I think they did a whole album with that similar theme. They're great, we saw them perform at MassMoca. Really fun. By the way (Kirk's comment reminded me) did you see Sheldon sing about the elements of the universe to the tune of the Major General's song?

  8. Mia LOVES TMBG. Seriously. We have Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, Here Comes Science, No… She knows just about every word to every song. I am glad Mia listens to this and not other crappy kids music. hehe. We saw them live and they are super entertaining. :)

  9. Mia LOVES TMBG. Seriously. We have Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, Here Comes Science, No… She knows just about every word to every song. I am glad Mia listens to this and not other crappy kids music. hehe. We saw them live and they are super entertaining. :)

  10. Depends on the kid, I think. My nephews (11 and 9) have no problem with their parents liking their music. My niece (almost 18!) is the same way. But I think most kids would find it mortifying if their parents liked their music starting around the age of 12 or 13…about the same time when just appearing in public with them is mortifying.

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