Ah, I still remember when the Animaniacs also did a periodic table song. AsapSCIENCE, you have done them good.
Now, kids everywhere in science classes will have to learn this song and the world will be better for it.
The Trondhjems Studentersangforening is a Norwegia choir that has been around for 100 years. On Norway’s Constitution Day, the choir gathered around the statue of Olaf Tryggvason to sing “Olaf Tryggvason”. Unfortunately, there was a hungover teenager there who had decided to set up shop at the bottom of Olaf’s feet.
That teen will forever rue the day he decided to pass out right at that spot.
That’s what you get for taunting an ostrich.
Going to a trade school has its pros and cons. For instance, I graduated two years earlier than all my peers with about half the amount of debt, so I have two years working experience on them. The trade off? Well, I never got a kick ass valedictory speech by someone like Stephen Colbert. I was also never invited to join any sorority houses. Or college parties. Or anything fun for that matter. Unless you count that time I was invited to drink warm (and possibly stale?) tequila out of a Mountain Dew bottle, but that was more of painful learning experience than anything else. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Carlos.
That’s beside the point. Over the weekend, Stephen Colbert delivered an amazing speech to The University of Virginia, highlighting some fun facts, such as UVA’s high ranking in Playboy magazine as the nation’s best party school. He kept the mood light through the beginning of speech, saving the more inspirational reflections for the end, telling the UVA graduates, “Your life will not be defined by the society we have left you.” He touched on the self-absorption of his generation saying:
It may seem that all that’s left for you is unpaid internships, Monday to Tuesday mail delivery, and thanks to global warming, soon semester at sea will mean sailing the coast of Ohio [...] Don’t worry if we don’t approve of your choices. In our benign self-absorption, I believe we have given you a gift, a particular form of independence, because you do not owe the previous generation anything. Thanks to us, you owe it to the Chinese.