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Saturday video break: The updated elements song

Surely you know Tom Lehrer’s song “The Elements”:

But seeing that video, you can also see that there have in fact been many more that have since been discovered. So what we need now is an updated elements song that includes all the subsequently discovered elements. And it should also be in atomic number order, with a digression where the periodic table splits. Fortunately, such a song exists:

I for one did not know there were now elements with three-letter symbols. You learn something new every day. By the way, it was Olivia that showed me this video. She’s in the fourth grade. I’m pretty sure I didn’t have any chemistry in school till I was in the seventh or eighth grade. Kids today, I tell you. And now, for something completely different, here is Daniel Radcliffe singing the Tom Lehrer elements song:

And you thought Hermione was the smart one.

Harry Potter and the Truly Awful Presidential Candidates

You tell ’em, Daniel Radcliffe.

[Daniel Radcliffe, star of the “Harry Potter” movies, says] that he has been “disgusted, amazed, stunned” by candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination, such as Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann, who have beenĀ openly hostile to gay rights.

“But they disgusted me less than candidates like Rick Perry, who madethat ridiculous advert wearing ‘the Brokeback jacket‘, and I think pretend to be homophobic just to win votes.”

Guess this means that even a grant from the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program probably won’t be enough to get his next movie made here. Link via Trail Blazers.