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MARIAN CALL SINGS MY “TOM LEHRER’S THE ELEMENTS II”

We did this song at w00tstock. It’s something I wrote as a companion piece to Marian’s Marian Call Sings the Classics project. For everyone who asked, here are the annotated lyrics.

TOM LEHRER’S THE ELEMENTS II

by Mike Selinker and Marian Call

Now, if I may digress momentarily from the main stream of this evening’s symposium, I’d like to sing a song which is based on Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements.” I did find it a bit restrictive that Mr. Lehrer limited himself to substances that actually exist. Here’s a version of that song, but with a slightly different set of substances.

There’s isogen and necrogen and mithril and vibranium,
And arcanite and kryptonite and also unobtanium,
Latinum, gundanium, jumbonium, chelonium,

And carbonite and corbomite and scrith and wonderflonium,

Energon and metatron and flubber and shazamium,

Naquadria and claudia and also adamantium,

Vizorium, rodinium, sakuradite, and nucleon,
Stealth ore, ghost rock, Rearden metal, dragonbane, and phlogiston.
Dilithium, trilithium, phazon, and amazonium,
Bombastium, pizzazium, melange, and randomonium,
Illudium Q-Thirty Six, ice nine, and thiotimoline,
Oxium and octogen and polarite and soylent green.
 
Mike: Technically, Marian, soylent green is not an element. It’s a compound made of something else.
Marian: Oh, what’s it made of, Mike?
Mike: Soylent green is people.
Marian: Ick.
 
There’s liquid schwartz and ruby-quartz and oxypheromalkahyde,
Eridium, turbidium, darksteel, and meta-cyanide,
Balthazate, bendezium, byzantium, and magicite,
Protonite and grimacite  and phostlite and there’s solaranite,
Froonium, bazoolium, bolognium, and beerium.
Infernium, nuridium, and slood and atmosphereum,
There’s Caesiumfrancolithicmyxialobidium-
rixydixydoxidexidroxhide, and obsidium.
There’s mordite, morphite, nethicite, uru, and monopasium,

And tylium and trinium and xen and upsidaisium.
Jerktonium, afraidium, red rain, and raritanium,
Cuendillar, celestial bronze, plasteel, and dalekanium.

And then there’s “love”… the one that saved the world in The Fifth Element.
But the 5th is really boron if you’re wondering what the hell I meant.

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HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

Look at how HuffPo, the supposed LIBERAL blog, called her video a ‘rant’.

ANY TIME Black people or not-Black POC are speaking about racism, 

The white mainstream media calls it a ‘rant’ to delegitimize it. 

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