Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Like Ike


Anonymous said...

What's with all the youtibe clips?

I can't even see them at work cause of a firewall...

I hate youtube clips..

Dave Kopperman said...

Sorry - I've been too busy to generate actual content, and I hate going dark for so many days in a row.

So, in order:
- Today was Isaac Asimov talking about the early days of science-fiction.

- Yesterday was Billy Joel performing 'Pressure,' in 1994.

- Tuesday was Tom Lehrer performing 'National Brotherhood Week,' in 1968 - specifically for the line, "The Protestants hate the Catholics/and the Catholics hate the Protestants/The Hindus hate the Muslims/and everybody hates the Jews."


Anonymous said...

Was Tom Lehrer a Jew?

He was a huge favourite of my mother's and I always discovered later that all these people she loved all tunred out to be jewish..

Dave Kopperman said...

I'm pretty sure he's of Irish ancestry. But he's a mathematician - that's the next best thing to being Jewish.

You know, Lehrer pretty much was active only in the 60's... and he was a great live performer, I must say.