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Expanding on a previous post about Tom Lehrer, and in what is becoming a grand tradition of single link YouTube posts about him, 6funswede and YouTube present the entirety of An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer.
posted by griphus (15 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
YES! *pumps arm in air in show of wild enthusiasm*
posted by jokeefe at 5:42 PM on March 26, 2008


YES! *composes witty musical couplet in show of droll amusement*
posted by DU at 5:44 PM on March 26, 2008


he's not dead? that's a relief!
posted by pxe2000 at 5:55 PM on March 26, 2008


Oh holy crap this is awesome.
posted by tepidmonkey at 5:56 PM on March 26, 2008


This is what I get for being so excited. It is not, in fact, An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer, but a mix from all of his albums.
posted by griphus at 5:59 PM on March 26, 2008


Hey, MY Tom Lehrer post wasn't single-link (and was titled "Is He Still Alive?"). Anyway we need a regular dose (maybe a continuous intravenous drip) of his kind of humor, so let me add another YES!
posted by wendell at 6:03 PM on March 26, 2008


Awesome! I first discovered Tom Lehrer as a little kid going through my parent's old records. He twisted my sense of humor in the right directions very young. Thank you so much! This rocks!
posted by MythMaker at 6:18 PM on March 26, 2008


Me too--as a little kid, I didn't understand most of what I thought was so funny (except poisoning pigeons in the park); I was rewarded even more amply when I listened to him again with the years behind me.
posted by not_on_display at 6:25 PM on March 26, 2008


79 years old and still kicking!
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:30 PM on March 26, 2008


"National Brotherhood Week" is as sharp today as it was 40 years ago -- and probably 40 years from now, more's the pity.
posted by escabeche at 6:34 PM on March 26, 2008


The entirety of "An Evening Wasted..."? Where's "Oedipus Rex"? "The Elements"? I wait with bated breath...
posted by kersplunk at 6:43 PM on March 26, 2008


Dammit! Missed the comment by griphus above.
posted by kersplunk at 6:55 PM on March 26, 2008


kersplunk: The entirety of "An Evening Wasted..."? Where's "Oedipus Rex"? "The Elements"?

There may be many others but they haven't been discarvard.
posted by normy at 9:28 PM on March 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


WOOHOO!!!! Fucking hell... amazing. It is of course the entirety of That Was The Year That Was, but never mind
posted by criticalbill at 5:40 AM on March 27, 2008


I've been a Lehrer fan for years, but have never actually seen video of him performing before. Now that I have, I think my suspicions are finally confirmed as to why the man is a "confirmed bachelor" at age 79...too bad he never officially came out. I have to wonder if this influenced his lamentable decision to stop performing and touring.

(On a not unrelated note, the fun fact for today is that Lehrer went to summer camp with Stephen Sondheim.)
posted by Asparagirl at 10:07 AM on March 27, 2008


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