TGIF: Early Edition

Sometimes something crosses my laptop too good to reserve for Friday.  First, you need to know about Charlie the UnicornWatch 1 and 2 (which features scuba diving unicorns).  The latest installment that I eagerly present finally features an underwater theme and I could not be happier.  A wonderful sing along is available at 3:27.  Remember the seastar REALLY REALLY LOVES YOU. I will post the lyrics to the song as soon as I find them. UPDATE: The are below the fold…hat tip to Jason R.


When you’re feeling all alone
The world’s a drone
And nobody’s shown any love to you

When your heart is cold as stone
Just change your tone
Get rid of that groan and the world will too

Come swordfishes, love you
Jellyfishes, love you
Starfish, I LOVE YOU
You know it’s true
Catfishes, love you
Carpfishes, love you
In the ocean blue

Lungfish, blackfish, alligator, icefish
Armorhead, hammerhead, anaconda, flathead
Manta ray, sting ray, fangtooth moray
Goblin shark, grass carp, round river bat ray
Noodlefish, hagfish, man o’ war, ladyfish
Black eel, baby seal, sprat, koi, electric eel
Lamprey, pejeray, yellow-edged moray
Salmon shark, sleeper shark, featherbacked eagle ray

Well, you can ignore this plea
That’s fine with me
But one day you’ll see that my words are true
Oh, if you find that you agree
I guarantee
That you will soon be feeling the love too

And, swordfishes, love you
Jellyfishes, love you
You know it’s true
Catfishes, love you
Carpfishes, love you
In the ocean blueee

Dr. M (1714 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

7 comments on “TGIF: Early Edition
  1. I’m geeky enough to have been pleased just by the sea creature name-drops in the musical number, even if they shot by rather fast. Even hagfish love you!

  2. I love charlie the unicorn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    he is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yeah, and i also like THE DOOR
    charlie the unicorn fans will know what im taling about

  3. This is the first I have ever heard of Charlie the Unicorn, thank you for the great laugh lucky for me I sit in my own office otherwise my co workers would think that I am mad not that they don’t already, but laughing out loud would only confirm this. :)

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