Vatican Rag

I can’t believe someone found these videos! In spite of all my joking about heroes, Tom Lehrer really is one of them. I grew up listening to this guy, sometimes waiting years before finally getting some of his jokes. Being raised Catholic, though, this one was always pretty clear. If you can get the album this came from, the intro really makes the song (and takes away some of the elements that might appear to “bash” – but maintaining all the necessary satire).

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One Response to “Vatican Rag”

  1. Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!…

    Mathematics is not fun. But mathematicians are. At least Tom Lehrer is. He was born on April 9th in 1928 and majored in mathematics at Harvard when he was 19. Besides studying he sang humorous songs for his friends and colleagues accompanying himself …

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