Skepchick Quickies, 8.18
- Undercover filming with an African witchdoctor. (From Donnie.)
- 7 scientific reasons a zombie outbreak would fail (quickly). (From cerebus40.)
- Wil quits w00tstock.
- Ray Bradbury fan? So is this chick (NSFW! [From Dave]):
Does Wil follow Wheaton’s Rule? I think not.
I just want to say that I think that was the BEST SONG EVER!
I wish I could nominate docqwho’s comment at the YouTube page for COTW:
How about for her next song “Get meï»¿ off Isaac Asimov”?
That was an excellent video – time to spread it around…
Last line sells it.
Love, love, love this song! Yeah for smart women who like sex with smart men! Have you guys seen Molly Lewis’s “Open Letter to Stephen Fry”? It’s an appeal to him to let her carry his baby for the good of humanity. AWESOME.
@MiddleMan: I was thinking it’d be, “Heinlein, let’s 69”.
That’s the best song and video, ever! Hyperbolically speaking.
My entire iTunes purchase history now consists of Tim Minchin’s album “Ready for This?” and Rachel Bloom’s “Fuck me, Ray Bradbury”.
@biodork: That’s an excellent song too. :D Thank’s for posting it.
Slackers! I can’t believe it’s Aug 18 and the Skepchicks aren’t even mentioning the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ladies gettin’ their vote on!
Too bad Ray won’t see that video, because he thinks we have “too many internets.”
In the early 1980s I was at a dinner at the Disneyland Hotel where Ray Bradbury gave a talk. He looked at the room and declared that we were all “science fiction.”
It was during a Society of Women Engineers convention.
I don’t really remember much else about his talk. Though I do remember more from the talks by Bonnie Dunbar and Admiral Grace Hopper.
How am I supposed to check out Fahrenheit 451 to the high school students with a straight face now?
I should mention that being less than five meters from Bradbury during that talk gave me the exact opposite reaction from the sentiments expressed in that song. During that convention I also got to meet Larry Niven, same reaction (and I actually enjoyed both Footfall and Lucifer’s Hammer). Ewww!
I have learned to separate the writer from what he/she writes. Which also helps that I have been married for over thirty years to someone who does write… software. (rimshot!)
As someone who stood in line for *hours* at Comic-con, in order to get his signature in my 1st edition copy of “Martian Chronicles,” I completely agree with this song… :-)
Okay, having the refrain as an earworm gets annoying after a few hours. But then I consider the looks I’d get if I started singing it loud, and it’s funny again.
The video is made rather funnier by the point that Mr. Bradbury will turn 90 this Sunday (August 22).
I have to admit this, I am guilty, indirectly…of Mr.Bradbury seeing this video. I emailed this video to a person that I know KNOWS Ray Bradbury. Mark Edwards (friend of the JREF and California skeptic and blogger and everything else wonderful) KNOWS Ray Bradbury and went to visit him with the wonderful Susan Gerbic….and …they showed him the video. Susan has a photograph of him watching it on her facebook page (as well as Mark). I’m not sure of his reaction. However, they are lovely people, and Ray Bradbury signed a book for my daughter. He is her favorite author! When I heard they were planning to show him the video I made them promise to get the book signed FIRST!
Aaah…. while awesome: that song is *stuck* in my head. Either that or I had previously unknown feelings for Ray Bradbury.
You must log in to post a comment.