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Senior Quote[edit]

Well. I'm turning to the internet for help. This could go poorly...

So, I'm a senior in high school, and next to our yearbook picture we get to post our "Senior quote." They're usually pretentious one-liners drafted from art-house films or hallmark cards, but mine's just gotta be a TMBG (Or State Songs or Mono Puff) lyric. Trouble is they've written so many really great lyrics, it's impossible to sift through them all by Wednesday. So, if you could pick one, poignant lyric to exemplify your high school career, what would YOU use? I'm just looking to get ideas. Current favorites are:

I don't want the world, I just want your half.

Speak softly, drive a Sherman tank/ Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank

I was young and foolish then, I feel old and foolish now.

Thanks! --Homestar Golfer 04:15, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

I don't have any to add, but the latter is the most relevant out of the three you gave, so my vote's for that'n. Akagi 07:39, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Can I suggest "We'll meet at the end of the tour."? I signed everyone's yearbooks with that when I graduated high school. =) --hermy-o-ninny
"Make a little birdhouse in your soul," if you'd like to be absurd. If you'd like to alter a lyric slightly, to make it more applicable to graduating, I'd say "We're older than we've ever been and now we're even older." --Lemita 00:20, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm a senior in highschool, too, and I used "And the truth is, we don't know anything" for my quote. So go ahead, if you want to copy me (it does make an awfully good quote). Otherwise i'd pick "I don't want the world, I just want your half," as that was my second choice. My 3rd, was "the things we cherish are small indeed/so much the larger the need." Ana 20:18, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
How about "My room's comfortably small with rubber lining the walls." Or "Who's gonna build my death ray?" Or "Count the arms and legs and heads and then divide by five." Keep your classmates scratching their heads for years to come. --Oddjob 20:30, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
May I suggest "an adventure we have spurned, we've spurned a new leaf overturned it's a new leaf overturned" from Cowtown. A bit cheesy, but cool nonetheless. Or something of the Puppet Head persuasion (i.e. "the good 'ol days never say good bye" "love and proseperity" "mighty zombie...")
how about "Stand on your own head for a change/Give me some skin to call my own." it seems fitting for someone graduating :P

State Songs Artwork Sighting on MacWorld web page[edit]

In the article named "Review: iTunes 8" there's screen shot of iTunes with State Songs in the lower right corner. In another screen shot in the article a playlist includes Twisting, It's Fun to Steal, West Virginia, Snail Shell, and Letterbox. In yet another screen shot demonstrating the Genius Sidebar includes Baroque Hoedown in the Sky, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Statue Got Me High, Zeroes, Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space.)

See the article here.

XM Radio[edit]

So I have DirecTV, which means I get XM Radio. What stations play TMBG?--Dunklekuh81

Fred usually does.

According to a search on XM's website, Fred, Lucy, and XM Kids play TMBG. --ZippZapp 23:26, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

CMJ[edit]

CMJ listed their schedule for the CMJ music marathon (finally)...and it looks like contrary to earlier reports, TMBG will NOT be playing this year. Wonder why? --Duke33 14:30, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Theme Time Radio Hour[edit]

Dylan played James K. Polk on the Presidents Day show. He also called the band the Hustlers. ----Tedadore2 03:59, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Whither Likes?[edit]

Why was the Likes section of the Johns' biographies removed? I liked it. --BlixieB 01:21, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

I know! I liked it too! --HerRoyalFlyness 01:08, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

New pages?[edit]

What about pages for Opening Acts/People TMBG opened for (beside category:opening acts), Stump The Band and Spin The Dial (that one seems wrong as a song page, it's not really a song). - Wout

We've been meaning to make a Stump-the-Band page. The way I was thinking it might be a descriptive article, and then have a list of known performances. This page is really good, so we could cross-reference our show archive and that page to make sure we have everything. Maybe it would count as a Song Theme? Or a category? ~ magbatz 21:49, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, there's this whole genre of stuff like that, that we don't have categorized very well. That incldues stuff like "Stump The Band", "Spin The Dial", and "Phone Calls From The Dead" that are not really songs. Maybe we could create a new category for them, and have them stop using the song template. I'm thinking a new category called "Live Show Segments" or something like that. What do you all think? --Duke33 22:01, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
I think this is a great idea. That way it can be a little more detailed and show-oriented than the song pages tend to be. --MichelleMaBelle 22:05, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien[edit]

According to the most recent email sent out by TMBG, They have appeared on Late Night more than any other rock band, and have been invited back on the show Thursday, Feb 12. This may or may not be front page worthy, but I think it's worth a mention, at least a heads-up about Their upcoming appearance.--Josherz 17:39, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Yeah - go ahead and put it on the news.--Duke33 18:00, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

In a related note, if you ever find yourself watching Conan, check what mug he's drinking from. I fyou want to check on Hulu, all the episodes there include the mug. Kick Butt. --Dunklekuh81

The real question is what song they are going to be playing. I think they're probably going on to be there before Conan leaves, not to promote an album. Maybe they'll play a classic?! --badqueso 21:20, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps Why Does The Sun Shine? It's gonna be on the next album but it was also the first song they performed on Conan.. -Wout
We should totally start a betting pool on this. I'm not even kidding.--Josherz 23:52, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's The Mesopotamians. Everybody who was betting loses. ~ magbatz 00:49, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

I spoiled it by coming here. D: Wish I didn't. I was betting on/hoping for New York City for some reason. Oh well. --Lemita 01:33, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I was right there with ya, Lemita. I wanted either Birdhouse In Your Soul, New York City, or Hey Mr. DJ. Possibly even Fake Believe. --Jason DeLima 03:44, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Bleh. Disappointing. They played this on Ferguson. I would have preferred something classic but WITH THE DARK could have been awesome. --badqueso 03:37, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Anyone else catch all the Charles Darwin stuff? There was a picture of him next to Abe Lincoln's picture leaning against the keyboard. There was a Darwin fish on an amp and the word "DARWIN" (quotes and all) was on was taped(?) to the bass drum head. The Google tells me that in addition to today being Lincoln's birthday it's also Darwin's, but I get the feeling it's got something to do with Richard Dawkins. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 06:46, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

It isn't just his birthday, he was born 200 years ago. - Wout

33 1/3[edit]

I moved this from the main page. I don't know anything about it, but it doesn't seem news-worthy to me. I mean, there are 597 "finalists". If someone wants to put forth a convincing argument, I'm open to listen:

January 11, 2009
The popular 33 1/3 book series has announced its latest set of proposals, including TMBG's Flood. Head over to http://www.33third.blogspot.com to ensure it gets published.

Album Release Details[edit]

I'd like to work the album release details into the album pages themselves. Currently there is a link that says "Full release details". I'm thinking that we should pull the release details into the main album page itself, and have it so that you can expand/collapse the release details (since they might be kind of long). It would be best to have them in a default collapsed state. What does anyone else think? Got any ideas as to where we could place them seamlessly? --Duke33 02:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

New Song: Electric Car[edit]

Jamie Kitman spoke with some people from NPR about Electric cars at the Detroit Auto show. At the end of the interview, he talks about They Might Be Giants, and how they have "a new song, to be released this fall, about the Electric Car"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99296728&ft=1&f=1006

is a link to the page about the interview. The audio is available there, complete with a sample of the new song at the very end. Beatle_Vette

Banjo Tabs[edit]

I'm currently learning banjo and was wondering if anyone had or knew where i could find TMBG banjo tabs. I know this is odd but i really want to learn a tmbg song on the banjo. --Goodtimes2 not logged in

Have TMBG ever caused you to visit Lincoln, MA?[edit]

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a story for a new magazine in the Lincoln, Mass area (Northwest Life) profiling the Two Johns and their relationship with their hometown. If anyone reads this before February 2, 2009 (yep, Groundhog Day!) who may have gone to school with either of them or saw their return to play a concert at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in 1993 or so, I'd love to get an email from you on your experiences.

/

Greetings from Massachusetts; I'm writing a story for a new magazine on the Johns and hometown Lincoln, Mass. I was wondering if any of you has ever taken a trip to Lincoln specifically to see the land of their upbringing and second album title. If so (and you read this before the end of Groundhog's Day 2009), please drop me a note at bgoslow@yahoo.com and either share a small bit about why you went, what you found, and what people thought when you told them why you were there - and did you pick up any town merchandise as a souvenir.

Thanks! Brian Goslow (bgoslow@yahoo.com), Northwest Life

WMG Owns I Palindrome I?[edit]

I was recently shocked to learn my most popular youtube video was removed because I Palindrome I was owned by WMG! Is this true?!?!?!? --Goodtimes2

Well, Apollo 18 was released on Elektra, which was then absorbed into Atlantic Records, who is now owned by Warner Music. (Confused?) --Duke33 18:23, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
It confuses me more that it has been up there for almost 2 years. How long ago did Warner buy Atlantic? --Goodtimes2
I don't know exactly, but longer than two years for sure. --MichelleMaBelle 22:52, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Vote for TMBG![edit]

Paul and Storm (who covered Spider and parodied Their style, check Theynow's archive) have nominated They Might Be Giants for Secretary of Geek Affairs! Vote before Sunday, February 15 at http://www.paulandstorm.com/archives/geek-madness-geek-16-part-1/#more-767.

piano music[edit]

I have written a number of easy piano arrangements for TMBG songs for my little boy to play. Has anyone else written any piano music that they would be willing to share? If you are interested in trading arrangements, email me at musicwithlaura@bellsouth.net

TMBG at the Grammys[edit]

I was just looking up some pictures of They Might Be Giants at the Grammy awards and I didn't see Flansburgh in any of them. Did he not go? It seemed odd to me. -CBGBrocker22

see this :'( -- 04:07, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

According to a wikipedia article, on which brother Paxus is a main contributor, JF's father passed away February 3rd... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Flansburgh

This is what happened to my Cupid cover for the Dial-a-Song project![edit]

Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone heard it, but I'm the guy who made the cover of Cupid for the Dial A Song tribute album that got canceled. You can still hear it on that wiki page by Ben Simon. If you want to see what happened to the song I used it in this video I made. I'm showing you because the video is part of a contest which is judged by positive comments. So you should post a positive comment if you already have a youtube account! Thanks so much!

Featuring the background of my cover of Cupid (the vocals were taken out for obvious reasons) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPbsGsjiesw

Just heard this on the radio...[edit]

Check it. Specifically, the "audio portrait". — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 00:09, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Boss Of Me Props[edit]

I know this has been up for auction before. Maybe it never sold. But, i thought it was worth posting, that if you have $750 burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy the original props from the Boss Of Me video on Ebay! --Duke33 17:08, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

this again? Same Thing?--Tedadore2 23:01, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

TMBW is blocked at my school for being entertaining. What Communists. --dunklekuh81

Heh, Tmbw is never blocked at my school, seeing as just about 0 staff members know who They Might Be Giants are, much less what that is referencing... well, maybe a few get the reference. Then again, my school has blocked web sites for "education," so... User:Apollo

iTunes Music Store[edit]

When the iTunes Music Store went 100% DRM free, a number of TMBG albums were removed from the store. Basically everything other than the Elektra and Disney albums is gone (Indestructible Object is still available, too). Most notably, this means The Spine Hits the Road is "out of print". --Andy

I'm told that many of these albums will be back soon...so just hang tight.--Duke33 18:08, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Main Page is broken[edit]

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83.250.203.177 10:08, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Just needed to purge the cache. Wonder what was going on? --Duke33 11:42, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

WFUV[edit]

Does someone want to record WFUV's performance today? I won't be able to listen when they're on. --Duke33 13:54, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

The interview started around 11:25am (I'm listening now to the 128kbps webstream--not recording). So far they've talked about Grammys (the actual statues), Tarrytown, and Pirate Girls Nine (which the host said has relevancy now because of Somalia). I'll post whatever songs they play. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 15:35, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I think WFUV usually archives their shows, don't they? If my guess is right you should be able to check back later and listen. --HerRoyalFlyness 20:21, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Mono Puff on iTunes[edit]

I'm not sure where to put this, but except for one track (Careless Santa) Mono Puff seems to have disappeared from iTunes.--HerRoyalFlyness 14:43, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

music disappearance on itunes has been a fairly regular phenomenon recently... it's most likely due to their upgrading of all the music from drm'd 128kbps to non-drm'd 256kbps. all the music should be back up in a little while, though there is one single by a band that i like that has not returned, much to my disappointment. however, i don't think there is cause to worry about tmbg and related things. -- 15:20, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Spelling Bee[edit]

I just thought this was interesting. Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalist Tim Ruiter's favorite artist is They Might Be Giants. I just saw so on the TV. Thought that was cool. --Goodtimes2

I didn't watch, so thanks for telling us. I love little references like that.--HerRoyalFlyness 13:19, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes! I saw that, and I was just shouting out loud about how win that kid is. --Apollo 01:21, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, when I saw thatm I was like OMG!!! My mom was like he like TMBG too! And I'm like I knew i liked him! Apparently it must be an odd coincidence because I was in many spelling bees (team captain as a matter of fact) and we always made it to states. Tmbg must be popular among smart people. --Nerdy4ever95

Signed LP[edit]

How much do you think I could get for a vinyl copy of The Else signed by The Johns and Dan Miller if I sold it on eBay? Check my profile for a photo. --Inunaota4a 04:18, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

I'd guess $20 to $35. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 06:42, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

The Brian Lehrer Show[edit]

It seems TMBG were on The Brian Lehrer show recently, talking about The List. There's video and audio. Unfortunately, the audio stops right as Linnell is about to talk about Europeans who don't say wow.--HerRoyalFlyness 19:44, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Am I the only one...[edit]

... absolutely terrified by the disembodied Linnell head that replaced the old guy at the bottom of the pages recently? Maybe it was the shock of not seeing what I expected and instead saw John, maybe it's the particular pose, maybe it's the whole not-on-a-body thing, but the blood ran cold in my veins the moment I first saw it.

Ok, melodrama aside is this replacing the old guy head? What about Flansy? I like it, but I'll miss the old guy. His place as wiki figurehead seemed oddly appropriate as cryptic a reference as he was while still being distinctly of TMBG.

--Homestar Golfer 04:43, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

It's for John Linnell's birthday, which is today. --Inunaota4a 07:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Yep, we did a Flans head on his birthday, too. It'll be gone by tomorrow. :) --Gannabel

Oh wow that's awesome! I never noticed that. Carry on, Carry on... --Homestar Golfer 03:37, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

WTMD's Top 897 Artists of All-Time[edit]

For anyone in the Baltimore/DC area, TMBG came in at #134 on WTMD's Top 897 Greatest Artists of All Time countdown. --Duke33 17:26, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Craig Ferguson[edit]

Just referenced Dial-a-song. That guy. He is amazing. --Valerie 05:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

What'd he say? :] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 05:48, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Not sure of the context of it, I wasn't paying attention, but he didn't call it by name...was talking to a guest and said that TMBG had a service that changed songs at least once a week. --Valerie 07:19, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I'll catch it West Coast time and elaborate. ;) --MichelleMaBelle 07:21, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
The gossip columnist from the Village Voice was on, and the first thing Craig said (after asking if it was free because he couldn't remember) was how when he used to live in New York he would pick up the Voice because on the back page there were the classified listings and TMBG had their ad for their service where you could call the listed number and hear a song, possibly changing as often as once a week.
He's been referencing them often recently. Or maybe we just missed everything between their appearance and the Istanbul introduction & this. But in any case, the references are really earnest and adorable and solidify him as my favorite late night host. He's really the only one that can bring me to tears of laughter. --MichelleMaBelle 08:38, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, hello Linnell head...[edit]

Pages get cached for people that aren't logged in. You're seeing a page that was obviously cached on Linnell's birthday. --Duke33 19:32, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Studio 360[edit]

Are we sure the Aspen show is going to be broadcast live? It seems tonight's episode is all about The Great Gatsby. --HerRoyalFlyness 01:10, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Studio 360 isn't ever broadcast live, as far as I know (and doesn't have new episodes premiering on Saturday nights). I've corrected this in the news. It should be in next week's episode. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:19, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
My bad, I think the listings said that they would be recording live...I assumed it meant that they were broadcasting live as well, but obviously i was mistaken. --Duke33 01:29, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Confused! The show their website says is this week's show doesn't mention TMBG or sound like the one they're going to be in. Are we sure it's going to be broadcast this weekend? --Ganna Insert non-formatted text here

[edit]

I'm positive that the new logo has been there before today. I think I saw it either Saturday or Sunday. I didn't know it was front page news --Goodtimes2

It was put up on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:54 in the evening. File directories are always helpful. ~ magbatz
What new Logo? -- Jason DeLima - ! - 11:11, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
template:current events / tmbg.com
that make much more sense -Goodtimes2

Uncyclopedia[edit]

In case any one missed it, TMBG was featured on Uncyclopedia: http://tinyurl.com/mu8qk3 ~jadeybeans

Yahoo! Top Searches[edit]

I just noticed on Yahoo's front page, TMBG is #9 in their top searches today, right between the GI Joe movie and Biodiesel. -- LitMatch 14:18, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Bang Bang Banquet[edit]

It's down. Just thought I'd mention it in case, I dunno, the webmaster is unaware. --Dunklekuh81


Ellie Greenwich[edit]

Just wanted to mention that Ellie Greenwich has passed away- writer of Maybe I Know who once passed the Johns busking her song on the street and tipped them $20. Might be worth mentioning on the home page- but it looked like I wasn't able to post updates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellie_Greenwich --Oddjob 18:56, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

You should be able to edit the news on the main page, but not the main page itself. I think it's worth noting here, but i don't know that it deserves front page coverage, especially with all the Here Comes Science updates coming out. It was only one song in all fairness. --Duke33 20:18, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
I thought that was Flans getting the story wrong. In any case the song page references a newsletter that says it was written by Lesley Gore, and every time I hear the story told I hear that it was the granddaughter who gave them the money. Hard to be true since Ms. Greenwich was only 69. In any case, no matter the details, Ellie Greenwich will be missed. She wrote some damn good tunes. --MichelleMaBelle 09:06, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
It was written by Ellie but sung by Gore. Ok, I guess keep it off. Good call Duke, it's not really TMBG news. --Oddjob 19:08, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Interview in "Nature"[edit]

Looks like TMBG was interviewed about Here Comes Science in yesterday's issue of nature. I'm not willing to part with $30 for that interview, but if anyone has a subscription, here's the url: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v460/n7259/full/4601084a.html

At least part of the Nature interview with Linnell is available on their podcast for free here: http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/ Linnell's interview starts at 13:59 minutes in. --BlueCanary 04:54, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for finding that, BlueCanary! --HerRoyalFlyness 15:25, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

tmbg.com[edit]

Just as an aside to the launch of the new theymightbegiants.com, tmbg.com has not changed and still links to the old version of theymightbegiants.com. I assume it is still a bit of a work in progress. --BlueCanary 04:59, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Zooglobble Linnell Interview[edit]

Don't think it's main page worthy as it's a bit short, but the Zooglobble blog has posted an interview with John Linnell where he discusses his childhood musical memories, the challenges of writing a science themed album and a little bit about the process of making the videos. You can read it here. --BlueCanary 05:22, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

TMBG NOMINATED FOR SCREAM SONG OF THE YEAR!!![edit]

The Johns have been nominated for the Spike TV Scream Song of the Year at the 2009 Scream Awards for their Other Father Song from Coraline!

http://www.spike.com/event/scream2009/page/vote/category/33121

...What? Does this make sense to anybody else? It hardly seems an appropriate category. Or appropriate in any other way for that matter. I love it though. --Homestar Golfer 19:13, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


Camden stream[edit]

Someone better be recording this. My laptop has seem to lost its "Stereo Mix" recording option. So I can't. Or it better be streaming again sometime. -- Jason DeLima - ! - 02:44, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Where would be the best place to upload this? Can I upload it to the wiki?
-Skeleton Films
Oh I actually kind of recorded it myself already lol. You could upload it for other people at places like sendspace.com. -- Jason DeLima - ! - 22:07, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm currently downloading the source mp3 for the stream. It's pretty sluggish, but when it finishes (if it worked) I'll upload it somewhere. ~ magbatz 22:45, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
So here's the file for the show. I even chopped it up all nice like. TMBG Live 2009-07-25. It's a steady 128kbps, by the way. And ALSO, this radio station also archived the TMBG Radio Takeover on Y-Rock from a little over a year ago-- if you're interested, open http://205.234.206.38/tmbg.m3u in your favorite media streamer, or if you really want, remove the .m3u from the URL, open it in your browser, and download the thing. It's got interviews and a couple live songs and TMBG choosing songs if I remember correctly. Oh, and if anyone wants to host the files/file from the July 25 show, we could then link to it on the Show page, and that would be swell. ~ magbatz 09:42, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
How exactly would I go about downloading it?> User:Skeletonfilms
The radio show? I guess it may be kind of a peculiar stream-- I open the page (http://205.234.206.38/tmbg) in Firefox, which should be a blip of a quicktime-looking stream and from the file menu click "save page/file as." The download will start, but for me at least it didn't actually start going until I closed out of the page... don't know why. Then it will go on for a long long time moving at about the rate that the stream is broadcast. The stream in fact does seem to just loop forever whether or not anyone's connected to it (I really don't know how these things typically or actually work), so at whatever point you start downloading in the show, it will download, so leave it to download for enough time for it to complete that show cycle, start over, and run to the complete time of the show-- or just start downloading when the stream is at the beginning and download for the hour-or-so that it runs for. Or download it any time for an hour and piece the ending and beginning together-- or figure out a smarter way since I'm sure there is one. Up to you. ~ magbatz

The Making of Electric Car[edit]

TMBG just uploaded a video about the making of Electric Car video. It includes the first part of the demo. It's located Here--Goodtimes2(t)

www.tmbg.com[edit]

It sometimes automatically redirects you to theymightbegiants.com. BUT, I found a new file on tmbg.com which was created on August 23, 2009. Here it is. It looks like it might have something to do with the homepage of the new site. —The thing Talk 16:26, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

That's the content of the old site, which is still available (and still just as enjoyable) at http://www.tmbg.com/froMain.html . But if it's a new uploaded text thing, maybe they're bringing the good stuff back? Or archiving? Then again, the text next to each song (the SWFs like Turn Around) is nothing I remember, so it could be getting done up with extra neatness. Great catch! (Also, not sure if it's new or not, but there's a new Science Is Real t-shirt.)

Emmys[edit]

I hope everyone watched the Emmys tonight! There were a couple of things for us TMBG fans this year. First, John Hodgman was announcer of the evening. Secondly, you all need to see Jon Stewart's speech! He mentioned "Flansy"! I thought I was hearing things! --HerRoyalFlyness 03:04, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Not to burst any bubbles, but I didn't think he meant Flansburgh-Flansy. Directly after the shoutout he said something about "she's sitting at home" so it might have been someone else... --MichelleMaBelle 03:31, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Close. Z instead of S. Jennifer Flanz is a producer on the Daily Show. --vvedge 03:51, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Aww, phooey. Well thanks for clearing that up. That makes more sense. I had no idea there was more than one Flans/zy in the world. --HerRoyalFlyness 10:31, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Radiolab Shorts[edit]

WNYC show Radiolab's podcast feed includes a half-hour minishow with TMBG discussing Here Comes Science and performing songs from the album at Water Taxi Beach in Queens.

Radiolab blog entry with MP3 link --Rljenk 20:05, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

On Jimmy Fallon[edit]

Here is a pretty cool thing you may be interested in: People going to see TMBG perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 6 can sign up to appear on TV behind the band as they play. You don't meet the band, but you can bring a friend. And be on TV. Remember to use the code TMB. --badqueso 01:24, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Crystal Fortress[edit]

Is now on homestarrunner

all about you[edit]

Why do you like to be like encyclopedea? Does it ever get boring? Are there any dull questions ever?

Yes, yes, and no. Yours (everyone's!) truly, 00:32, 29 September 2009 (UTC)