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July 27, 2010

James Mason vs the Pirate

As you know, Corbin is really into playing pirates right now (which means I am too) and I’ve always loved They Might be Giants (despite their current evolutionary tendencies) so is it any wonder that this video would bring a smile to my face. I hope it gives you a little chuckle too.

Flansburgh & Linell perform Why Does The Sun Shine at The Royal Festival Hall with pirate accents and a James Mason impression. June 26th 2010

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

Yo ho, it’s hot The sun is not
A place where we could live
But here on Earth there’d be no life
Without the light it gives

We need its light
We need its heat
We need its energy
Without the sun
Without a doubt
There’d be no you and me

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

The sun is hot
(It is so hot that everything on it is a gas – Iron, copper, aluminum, and many others)

The sun is large
(If the sun were hollow, a million Earths could fit inside and yet, the sun is only a middle-sized star)

The sun is far away
(About ninety-three million miles away! And that’s why it looks so small)

And even when it’s out of sight, the sun shines night and day

The sun gives heat
The sun gives light
The sunlight that we see
The sunlight comes from our own sun’s atomic energy

(Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and helium)

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into helium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

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