We can officially announce that we’re taking part in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony on October 2nd. We’ll be doing a short pre-ceremony concert. There will be geeks aplenty, and more than a few actual Nobel Laureates in attendance. In case you can’t make it, the ceremony will be recorded and rebroadcast on November 28th on NPR’s Talk of the Nation/ Science Friday with Ira Flatow. So there’s that.
Here’s a very nice review on Popshifter of our show a few weeks back in Toronto with Jonathan Coulton, which has some sweet things to say about his opening act*.
Completely unrelated to either of the above, an old and dear friend of ours, Mike Mendyke, is in a barbershop quartet with Dick Van Dyke. Yes, that Dick Van Dyke. Anyway, the group is called Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix, and they have a brand new CD out featuring children’s songs. We mention this fact because a) we used to sing a cappella, so this speaks to us where we live; and b) Dick Van Dyke is completely awesome.
That one’s not in Stockholm, I take it?
No, it’s the funny one, in Cambridge Mass.
uh, forgetting Diagnosis Murder much?
Is there any truth to the rumor (which I am starting right now) that you’ll be performing “Big Dick Farts a Polka” at the Ig ceremony?
Y’know, to kick off the thing with some real class.
I’m not *that* old!
…but I guess I’m older than you guys…
Presumably, the Ig Nobel set will prominently feature ‘Nugget Man’, yes?
Thanks for linking to us! XO
Less Lee Moore & Popshifter