In case you’re unfamiliar with Professor Brian Cox, think of him as a modern, British Carl Sagan. Like Dr. Sagan, he’s also a bit of a rockstar in his home country, and known for his particular approach to science shows on the BBC. Hence the parody music video above, which begins as a tribute before moving into the realms of good natured mockery and surrealism in record time.
It’s been a number of years since I fell in love with Tim Minchin, and this song is why. I don’t remember where I stumbled across his work (it may have actually been this Epic Fu post, now that I think about it) but there’s a wonderfully complex balance of pathos and humor that really speaks to me. Since I didn’t really have anything particularly timely to post this week, I thought I might just post something I liked, and maybe turn a few of you onto Tim as an artist as well.
For more, you can check out his youtube channel, but I’d recommend Dark Side or Rock & Roll Nerd for some of is funnier bits, and one of his newer compositions White Wine in the Sun if you’re open to shedding maybe a tear or two at work.