Tuesday, August 12, 2008

size of the entire universe man

thanks for the "small world" stories shared in the comments of the little boxes post! they reminded me of another little ditty with just as much intrigue... particle man, by they might be giants! it's also a fantastic stand-by karaoke song. here's the video version from the tiny toons animated series.

Particle Man

Particle man, particle man
Doing the things a particle can
What's he like? It's not important
Particle man

Is he a dot, or is he a speck?
When he's underwater does he get wet?
Or does the water get him instead?
Nobody knows, Particle man

Triangle man, Triangle man
Triangle man hates particle man
They have a fight, Triangle wins
Triangle man

Universe man, Universe man
Size of the entire universe man
Usually kind to smaller man
Universe man

He's got a watch with a minute hand,
Millenium hand and an eon hand
When they meet it's a happy land
Powerful man, universe man

Person man, person man
Hit on the head with a frying pan
Lives his life in a garbage can
Person man

Is he depressed or is he a mess?
Does he feel totally worthless?
Who came up with person man?
Degraded man, person man

Triangle man, triangle man
Triangle man hates person man
They have a fight, triangle wins
Triangle man

and here they are at TED: ideas worth sharing.


Steve Jeffery said...

Excellent taste Dr.Bauer. Back with TV series featuring unexpected musical gems, I was tickled pink when "Pushing Daisies" apparently engineered the plot of an entire episode in order to sneak in a singalong of "Birdhouse in your Soul".
I'm not sure I'd fancy tackling that karaoke style though. #-)

Julia said...

They have also have a song about the Sun ("The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas") that I used in one of my astronomy classes. I do love me some They Might Be Giants.