Jonathan Coulton

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Code Monkey Like You Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Code Monkey Like You Edition

You may not have noticed because of all the New Years hubbub, but today is Friday. I know, it sneaked up on me, too. But it is Friday, and you know what that means… Last week I finally broke down and bought myself a Raspberry Pi, which is basically just a small, credit card sized motherboard that is used to teach programming to kids/clueless adults like myself. I’d been mulling over th... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Betty and 23andMe Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Betty and 23andMe Edition

Ahhh…it’s Friday. Mere hours from the freedom of the weekend. Let me help you get there by providing some tunes. You may have read earlier this week about a patent granted to personal genomics firm 23andMe. The company has developed a system to help prospective parents choose the traits of their future kids. According to Wired: The patent describes a technology that would take a custom... »

In Defence of Statutory “Rape”

In Defence of Statutory “Rape”

Obvious trigger warning is obvious The geek blogospheres blew up a little this past week when Glee basically ripped off Jonathan Coulton’s cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”. This has a host of its own problems, which have been covered extensively elsewhere. (Seriously, did they just expect JoCo to be small enough that people wouldn’t notice the unoriginal cover... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I Don’t Like to Make Political Statements Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I Don’t Like to Make Political Statements Edition

I know I said I was sick of the election, and I was. But I’m also joyful (I know, I know. It’s not a politics blog. I’ll try to contain myself.) Regardless of who you were rooting for in this contest, I’m amazed every year how a nation of 300 million can come together on one day and choose a new leader and not devolve into anarchy (in most places, at least.) »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! She Never Wore Socks Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! She Never Wore Socks Edition

Buckle your seat belts, people, because today is about to get more awesome sauce. It’s Awesome Sauce Music Friday. This week’s song is yet another tune from fantastic Jonathan Coulton. He is the new generation of music star, using the Internet to publicize his work. Most of his music is licensed using Creative Commons, which gives fans of Coulton’s work the freedom to make music ... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! The Bad-Ass F@#%ing Fractal Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! The Bad-Ass F@#%ing Fractal Edition

Hello lovelies! Are you ready to rock? Of course you are. Because you’re fabulous. This week’s song comes from Jonathan Coulton. He’s written songs on a variety of topics, from biology, to astronomy, to the zombie apocalypse. Today we’re featuring a song on math called “Mandlebrot Set” from his 2004 EP When Tradition Meets Tomorrow. The song is named for the lat... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Falling Down a Spiral Staircase Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Falling Down a Spiral Staircase Edition

Hello, all you lovely Teen Skepchick readers, and happy Friday! Awesome Sauce Music Friday, that is. This week we’re featuring an artist we’ve used before: Jonathan Coulton. But instead of a wonderfully geeky song about zombies, we’ve got a wonderfully geeky song about “that giant book that’s written inside you.” Jonathan Coulton is a former computer programmer ... »

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Zombie Edition

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Zombie Edition

It’s Friday, that means it’s time to unwind a little with some sweet tunes. This week, I thought we’d stray a little into the nerdy side of things with Jonathan Coulton’s zombie anthem RE: Your Brains. (If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Coulton, I recommend just searching his name on YouTube. Fan videos abound!) »