Tom Lehrer interview

To my great surprise, Tom Lehrer is still alive – he just hasn’t made any records for 35 years. For those not in the know, Tom Lehrer is a mathematician who became a very popular satirist and singer in the 60’s. His humour was sharp and dry, and his tunes were catchy. His academic background often showed, for instance in his elements song, which is simply all the elements set to music.

After making a few records he returned to academia, as you can read in this interview (via Random Tom Lehrer quote:

I do have a cause though: Obscenity. (pause) I’m for it.

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