Now with roentgenium, copernicium, flerovium, and livermorium!
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you liked this animation you'll LOVE Tom Lehrer's music. Click here
Click here for a terrific little animated introduction to the element
from the last student in the last class Lehrer ever taught, circa
Wow! Click here
earliest known Tom Lehrer recordings! Wow!
Video of Tom performing
math tunes. Click here.
Click here for
a 2003 Australian interview with Tom.
for an interview with T.L. by The Onion.
Want to know more about Mr. Lehrer? Check out his Wikipedia
for a 9k PDF file of the lyrics to The Elements.
Is Roy Zimmerman the new
Tom Lehrer? Judge
for yourself. I like him!
Bad NEWS! My stock of The Element DVD's have sold out. But
they're still available on Amazon.com.
Psst! Geek-boy? How about your very own Periodic
Table Shower Curtain?
those who are interested, I completed primary animation
of Mr. Lehrer's snappy little ditty involving the periodic
tables sometime early in the year 2000. I thereupon
added it to my web site for all to bask in the glory
of Saint Thomas. Shortly thereafter I was contacted
by friends of Mr. Lehrer who said that he had seen
the animation and was quite pleased with the result.
My happiness gland soon exploded from delight overload.
Six years, and about two million downloads later, I was contacted
by the WestEd company who thought the animation would be a valuable
resource to offer to their education-oriented audience. After some
minor financial haggling they, Tom, and I agreed to the deal and
the animation can now be found on Art Sussman's "Dr. Art Does
Science" DVD. I couldn't be more pleased.
Since 2000 the animation has gone through several minor changes,
mostly involving the addition of new elements.
Animation copyright Mike Stanfill.
Mike Stanfill, Private Hand -
2330 Jonesboro - Dallas, TX 75228 - 214-320-2293