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    See how many people are old enough to remember them.
    Ballad of Irving
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    Senator Bobby
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    21 Dec '15 18:431 edit
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    See how many people are old enough to remember them.
    Ballad of Irving
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw&list=PLE1InrZfsJQmzE4Cq8OTDGzr0dPvpsn8d

    Senator Bobby
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiuL_rezDZo
    Allan Sherman, Camp Granada:

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    Tom Lehrer 'The Irish Ballad' Live, 1960:

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    21 Dec '15 18:55
    A synchronicity, I just had an argument about Manamana last night.

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    Tom Lehrer was great sonhouse, good call.
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    21 Dec '15 19:56
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    Tom Lehrer was great.
    I knew him. We used to have lunch together on campus and talk about black holes. They were just sci-fi then; no one actually detected one until years later. He was a fine professor, by the way, not just an entertainer. Of his songs, I liked "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" and "The Masochism Tango" best.
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    21 Dec '15 19:57
    Originally posted by moonbus
    I knew him. We used to have lunch together on campus and talk about black holes. They were just sci-fi then; no one actually detected one until years later. He was a fine professor, by the way, not just an entertainer. Of his songs, I liked "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" and "The Masochism Tango" best.
    WOW !
    Wonder how many people remember That Was The Week That Was tv show?
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    21 Dec '15 20:001 edit
    Originally posted by moonbus
    I knew him. We used to have lunch together on campus and talk about black holes. They were just sci-fi then; no one actually detected one until years later. He was a fine professor, by the way, not just an entertainer. Of his songs, I liked "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" and "The Masochism Tango" best.
    Get the heck out! Are you a mathematician? How did you meet him? I have seen him a lot on TV and such but never met him. I think he is still alive.

    When he went national and all that did he give up the math part, did he write papers? (Rather than just grading them🙂
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    21 Dec '15 20:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Get the heck out! Are you a mathematician? How did you meet him? I have seen him a lot on TV and such but never met him. I think he is still alive.

    When he went national and all that did he give up the math part, did he write papers? (Rather than just grading them🙂
    Yep, he's still alive.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lehrer
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    21 Dec '15 21:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Get the heck out! Are you a mathematician? How did you meet him? I have seen him a lot on TV and such but never met him. I think he is still alive.

    When he went national and all that did he give up the math part, did he write papers? (Rather than just grading them🙂
    We were at UCSC in the 1970s.
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    22 Dec '15 16:40
    Originally posted by FishHead111
    See how many people are old enough to remember them.
    To remember them, nope; but to know them, certainly.
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    And you'll find quite a few more here:
    <http://www.headington.org.uk/adverts/odd_songs/index.html>
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    23 Dec '15 19:101 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    To remember them, nope; but to know them, certainly.
    [youtube]VjA6bA1qtfQ[/youtube]

    And you'll find quite a few more here:
    <http://www.headington.org.uk/adverts/odd_songs/index.html>
    Don't forget the Limeliters,

    Have some madeira my dear

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    And Vikki Dougan

    "She wore a gown cut so low in the back, she revealed a new cleavage'🙂

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    24 Dec '15 02:17
    Victor Borge and Dean Martin, Punctuation marks!

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    24 Dec '15 12:14
    The Little Nash Rambler

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    24 Dec '15 13:46
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    The Little Nash Rambler

    [youtube]enqNl7tdLR4[/youtube]
    I remember that one, got a giggle! I wonder how many people here knows what a Nash Rambler is?

    You know, a funny thing happened at work. A bunch of people here are from India.

    I have a project I am working on that needed an old time transistor radio.

    So I found one at a yard sale, working yet!

    I turned it on and it was playing a local talk show.

    I said to this woman co-worker, look at this.

    She stared at it, looked it up and down and said with amazement, 'What is it"?

    Too young to recognize what it was🙂
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    24 Dec '15 14:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Victor Borge and Dean Martin, Punctuation marks!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ91SVKryYU
    So sad nobody knows who Victor Borge was today.
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