Friday, 3 April 2009
April's here! With thanks to Tom Lehrer
Spring is here! Ah spr-r-r-r-ring is here!
Life is Zooness and life is beer!
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring,
I do! Don't you? Course you do!
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me
And makes April the first a treat for me . . .
All of us in the Zoo
Can be lunatics too
As we post our hoaxes in the blog
And the newspapers print
And our sides need a splint
As the galaxies turn to a frog
When galactic letters came, my cats didn't need to hide
And Bill went to Apache, to photograph ET's side
The stars all shine bright, everything seems all right
When a tartan sheep makes the news,
La la la la la la deedidooo, doo doo doo doo doo . . .
We've gained notoriety
And caused much anxiety
In the Serious Society
With our fun
But APOD has like piety
And with this propriety
There's quite a variety
Of brain-raising fun!
But it isn't a law in astronomy
To preserve all po-faced-ness autonomy . . .
So if you like to tweet
And the Grauniad's sweet
And we'll classify cats and clouds too
And maybe we'll mew
At a kitten or two
While we click for spaceships on the zoo
We'll April Fool all, amid laughter and merriment
And next year, and next, in our Zooey experiment -
My grin will be widening
With all my ribs tightening
As we fool all people
- in a cellar or steeple! -
With April Fool's Day at the Zoo! Da-dum!
These lyrics were inspired by the immortal Tom Lehrer; the original song is called "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park".
Credit: Our new zoo paper)
(When everybody was gloomy because Voldemort had come to power, did you notice how Fred and George's joke shop did a roaring trade? Did the recession prompt a lot of jokes or did I miss them all every year until now?)
Update, 21st April ish: Hahahahaha our sense of humour gets everywhere. Apparently Kevin swears he "was barely involved"!