Ig Nobels; Toronto Understands; Also, Dick Van Dyke

Morning announcements

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.




  1. Posted August 5, 2008 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    That one’s not in Stockholm, I take it?

  2. Josh Jasper
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    No, it’s the funny one, in Cambridge Mass.

  3. john darc
    Posted August 7, 2008 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    uh, forgetting Diagnosis Murder much?

  4. Posted August 7, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    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.

  5. Posted August 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m not *that* old!

    …but I guess I’m older than you guys…

  6. Posted August 15, 2008 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Presumably, the Ig Nobel set will prominently feature ‘Nugget Man’, yes?

  7. Posted August 27, 2008 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Thanks for linking to us! XO
    Less Lee Moore & Popshifter

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