Web Side Story

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | July 18, 2009 2:03 pm

Recently CollegeHumor put out the funniest video I’ve seen on the internet in a long time… The dancing are singing are great and lyrics are both clever and hilarious!

I dedicate this post to Bora, PhysioProf, IsisVanessa, Arikia, and everyone I’ve had the pleasure of getting lost on the internet with.

Best line: ‘Pandora! I just found a site called Pandora… And suddenly equipped like I’m hanging out at hipster bars!


Comments (17)

  1. Is that Arikia and me in the red and purple?

  2. If only Leonard Bernstein could see this!

  3. Sven DiMilo

    Pretty funny, I agree.

  4. LOL!! We are tres hot singers. Thanks, Sheril, this is amazing.

    Best line: ‘Pandora! I just found a site called Pandora… And suddenly equipped like I’m hanging out at hipster bars!‘

    I stopped listening to Pandora after I moved to Williamsburg for just that reason!


  5. Catharine

    That’s a riot. I love it.

  6. wow. very very well produced , and amazingly hilarious. good job all, good job!

  7. Science literacy may be floundering… but college humor sure ain’t!

  8. Christina Viering
  9. Thats hilarious, But I must say I am disappointed they didn’t remake the knife fight scene. (mac vs PC users?)

  10. (mac vs PC users?)

    Ha! I love the way your creative marine biology mind works Kevin! Seems they left the violence and heartache out of this, but platform wars would’ve been awesome.

    Did you catch the mouse clicks in the intro instead of snapping? That was a nice touch.

  11. Noni Mausa

    Very well done! I am especially taken with the leading lady and lad — and was disappointed that searching around CollegeHumor I couldn’t find the credits listing their names. I expect to see them popping up in “real” movies and want to keep an eye on them.


  12. Guy

    Go to , scroll down below the video itself, and click on the “VIEW CREDITS” box:

    Tony Kyle Harris
    Maria Lindsey Liberatore

  13. my favorite line:

    “read the ads, and it’s almost like paying.”

  14. Noni Mausa

    Thanks very much, Guy.


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About Sheril Kirshenbaum

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a research scientist with the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy where she works on projects to enhance public understanding of energy issues as they relate to food, oceans, and culture. She is involved in conservation initiatives across levels of government, working to improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. Sheril is the author of The Science of Kissing, which explores one of humanity's fondest pastimes. She also co-authored Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future with Chris Mooney, chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Sci-Tech Books of 2009 and named by President Obama's science advisor John Holdren as his top recommended read. Sheril contributes to popular publications including Newsweek, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, and The Nation, frequently covering topics that bridge science and society from climate change to genetically modified foods. Her writing is featured in the anthology The Best American Science Writing 2010. In 2006 Sheril served as a legislative Knauss science fellow on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy. She also has experience working on pop radio and her work has been published in Science, Fisheries Bulletin, Oecologia, and Issues in Science and Technology. In 2007, she helped to found Science Debate; an initiative encouraging candidates to debate science research and innovation issues on the campaign trail. Previously, Sheril was a research associate at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and has served as a Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. She has contributed reports to The Nature Conservancy and provided assistance on international protected area projects. Sheril serves as a science advisor to NPR's Science Friday and its nonprofit partner, Science Friday Initiative. She also serves on the program committee for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She speaks regularly around the country to audiences at universities, federal agencies, and museums and has been a guest on such programs as The Today Show and The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. Sheril is a graduate of Tufts University and holds two masters of science degrees in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine. She co-hosts The Intersection on Discover blogs with Chris Mooney and has contributed to DeSmogBlog, Talking Science, Wired Science and Seed. She was born in Suffern, New York and is also a musician. Sheril lives in Austin, Texas with her husband David Lowry.Interested in booking Sheril Kirshenbaum to speak at your next event? Contact Hachette Speakers Bureau 866.376.6591 info@hachettespeakersbureau.comFor more information, visit her website or email Sheril at srkirshenbaum@yahoo.com.


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