*snicker*

You guys like randomness, right?

This video tickles my funny bone, just like last week’s. Except that this is nerdy humour at its worst, instead of weird-kultural-kitsch.

**You’ve been warned.**

### I Will Derive

LyricsAt first I was afraid, what could the answer be?

It said given this position find velocity.

So I tried to work it out, but I knew that I was wrong.

I struggled; I cried, “A problem shouldn’t take this long!”

I tried to think, control my nerve.

It’s evident that speed’s tangential to that time-position curve.

This problem would be mine if I just knew that tangent line.

But what to do? Show me a sign!So I thought back to Calculus.

Way back to Newton and to Leibniz,

And to problems just like this.

And just like that when I had given up all hope,

I said nope, there’s just one way to find that slope.

And so now I, I will derive.

Find the derivative of x position with respect to time.

It’s as easy as can be, just have to take dx/dt.

I will derive, I will derive. Hey, hey!And then I went ahead to the second part.

But as I looked at it I wasn’t sure quite how to start.

It was asking for the time at which velocity

Was at a maximum, and I was thinking “Woe is me.”

But then I thought, this much I know.

I’ve gotta find acceleration, set it equal to zero.

Now if I only knew what the function was for a.

I guess I’m gonna have to solve for it someway.So I thought back to Calculus.

Way back to Newton and to Leibniz,

And to problems just like this.

And just like that when I had given up all hope,

I said nope, there’s just one way to find that slope.

And so now I, I will derive.

Find the derivative of velocity with respect to time.

It’s as easy as can be, just have to take dv/dt.

I will derive, I will derive.So I thought back to Calculus.

Way back to Newton and to Leibniz,

And to problems just like this.

And just like that when I had given up all hope,

I said nope, there’s just one way to find that slope.

And so now I, I will derive.

Find the derivative of x position with respect to time.

It’s as easy as can be, just have to take dx/dt.

I will derive, I will derive, I will derive!

Just to make *sure* you have fun, I thought I’d add another video. It’s a short one… and old, as made-for-internet animations go. And if you’ve never seen it, you should have.

### I Will Survive – Alien Animation

Actually, let’s make this a proper I Will Survive Festival…

If you’re easily offended, you might want to avoid this next one. ‘Sacrilegious’ is a term that could well be applied to it. Obviously, it tickles my funny bone regardless.

### I Will Survive – Jesus’ Version

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Anja, on 2 June 2008 at 10:39 am said:Bahahahaha… you rule.

That’s hysterical.

babyamore, on 2 June 2008 at 11:08 am said:very funny finds ! Love them.

Naomi, on 2 June 2008 at 1:05 pm said:Thanks gals, I’m glad you enjoyed them 🙂

Bettina, on 2 June 2008 at 3:14 pm said:*snigger* *snort*

Baaahaaahaaa

Brilliant!

widdleshamrock, on 3 June 2008 at 10:00 am said:ROFL !!!!!!!!

They are all good.

Suze, on 3 June 2008 at 11:27 am said:HAHA! Too funny. Random is good!

Naomi, on 3 June 2008 at 11:31 am said:Woohoo! No-one’s offended!