Storm by Tim Minchin

post by Vladimir_Nesov · 2009-03-15T14:48:29.060Z · score: 15 (22 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 7 comments

I'm sure many of you have already seen this performance. Tim Minchin's beat poem "Storm" is about the sceptical, secular understanding of the world, stupidity of quackery and supernatural, weight of dishonesty, and joy in the merely real. Contains strong language.

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comment by TobyBartels · 2013-01-12T02:28:22.625Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Here's a version with the story animated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U

comment by MichaelHoward · 2009-03-15T16:25:02.219Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Here's his interview for The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Podcast.

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2009-03-15T16:38:56.526Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Surprisingly, I haven't found anything impressive from him beside this single performance. His earlier works are quite silly, maybe he's changing the style?

P.S. Your link doesn't work ("Service Unavailable"). This direct link to mp3 download works for me. The interview starts with this quite hilarious performance, where he sings a sceptic's challenge.

comment by MichaelHoward · 2009-03-15T17:17:50.471Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Eek! It worked when posted (I checked the link). Hopefully it'll be back.

[Edit 16 March - it's back!]

comment by Court_Merrigan · 2009-03-21T01:18:02.048Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Oh - I just commented on this on another thread. Didn't see this.

Hilarious.

comment by MBlume · 2009-03-15T21:19:35.632Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Excellent link -- thank you.

This post inspired me to do a quick test run on whether LW supports embedded video in posts, and the answer appears to be no.

Of course, some might claim this is a feature, not a bug.

ETA: On my mac, it appears embedding works in Safari, but not in Firefox. Not sure about other browsers/OSes. I can post my test page publicly if that would be helpful.

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2009-03-15T21:53:00.099Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I've already filed a report on this issue.