Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tom Lehrer's New Math

I had to post this some time -- it's my favorite of the several youtube videos illustrating Tom Lehrer's "New Math".  This one includes all the surrounding patter:

Actually, the "New Math" presented here is the way I was taught subtraction, and it isn't too bad. It's nothing compared to the "New New Math" ...

From Tom Lehrer's wikipedia entry:

Lehrer has said of his musical career, "If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while."

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