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Geekbrainchainreaction: Graham Norton, Tom Lehrer, Danica McKellar and The Electric Company

Jenn & Kels & I are fans of The Graham Norton Show, and one of the recent re-runs included Daniel Radcliffe singing Tom Lehrer’s song about the elements. (Entertaining and impressive as that is, Lehrer’s original is still not to be missed.)

I recognized the song, of course, but didn’t think any further on it until a couple days later, when I listened to The Nerdist podcast with Danica McKellar – which happened to include a long tangent on Tom Lehrer’s music and revealed to me that Lehrer was actually responsible for two songs from The Electric Company¬† that, over the years, have occasionally popped up in fragmented form in the back of my mind.

Of course I had to look them up on YouTube, and the music and animation are as loaded with 1970s childhood goodness as Garanimals and Fisher-Price schoolbuses:

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March 10, 2012 Posted by | 1970s, geek, Television | , , , , , | Leave a comment

But can she play “Enter Sandman” on Expert?

A couple Decembers back, Jenn & I spent a night gaming with our friends Keith & Marcia, and I wrote about playing “Cue Me”:

Too many rules to explain here, but it was a ton of fun and my wife totally wins bonus points for guessing the answer “Boston Tea Party” on the single-word clue “harbor.” Also, seeing her throw sets of 12-sided dice hit some middle-school-D&D-playing nerve in me and made her even more attractive than usual. Nerdgrrrrreow.

Yeah, well, Danica McKellar playing Rock Band on last night’s Big Bang Theory had a similar effect.

Rock On, Winnie Cooper.

Image: Sonja Flemming/CBS

January 12, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, eighties, geek, Television | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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