I will never understand why Tom Lehrer is not a massive thing on tumblr.

sci-fantasy:

lauraannegilman:

thecrackintheteacup:

For anyone who doesn’t know, Tom Lehrer was a Harvard mathematics lecturer who did musical satire in his spare time during the 50s and 60s.

He’s basically a lyrical genius: ridiculously clever and funny and awesome.

His songs cover pretty much every topic imaginable as well, from the political (the atomic bomb and world war three) to social issues (tolerance, drugs, homosexuality and religion) to environental issues (pollution and animal welfare) to the macabre and the kinky (masochism, necrophilia and dirty novels). And all in a tongue-in-cheek, amazingly still relevant way.

Tom Lehrer fandom, where you at?

(Party at my place.  Bring the cheap jug wine and a couple-dozen pizzas)

In the filk and dementia communities, where we’ve always been.

(Jug wine hell, I’m bringing Tully.)

cc: @filkyeahfilk

Hey followers, who would like us to do a series of Tom Lehrer posts?

be prepared (for the undead gay apocalypse)

dalisrhinoceros:

auber-jean:

i blame @rabbittmouth’s brilliant poem and @dog-of-ulthar’s terrible influence.
to be sung to the tune of the tom lehrer march of the same(ish) name

be prepared,
for the gays are coming back!
be prepared,
to face their gay and undead wrath!

be prepared to face the monsters that you made
when you said our love would send us to our grave.

be prepared,
for every tragic story told
there’s a corpse
ready to come back for your soul.

you thought “oh what a plot twist!” when you killed her for the grief
of her girlfriend’s watching horror, or his husband’s disbelief…
now for each gay who had to die, it’s eye for eye,
so be prepared!

be prepared,
for the gays are gonna rise!
be prepared,
‘cause now they’re coming for your lives!

when we’re dead make sure to bury us real deep,
or we’ll come back up to catch you when you sleep!

you couldn’t bear
to keep the queers around,
but don’t bur-
-y what you can’t keep underground.

is it too much to ask for, for a story we survive?
is it too much to ask for, for the queer kid not to die?
“apparently” the undead hordes declare,
well, be prepared!

@animatedamerican, @filkyeahfilk