The other day I was singing “Part of your World” from The Little Mermaid, but was changing some of the words to match up with the biology equipment I was using and organisms I was studying. I didn’t get very far. My husband Zach thought we should run with this idea, and later in the day he sent me the below lyrics. He is truly the one for me.
So with no further adieu, I present to you Zach Weinersmith’s Adaptation of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of your World”, as adapted for his gross biologist wife:
Part of that World
Look at this bug
Isn’t it dead?
Wouldn’t you find trematodes in its head?
Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl
The girl who’ll squash every braaaaaaain.
Look at this fish
How many oocysts can one brain case hold?
I’m pretty sure Ed Yong thinks
This girl will squash every braaaaaaain.
I’ve got slime molds and fishheads aplenty
I’ve got wasp galls and roadkill galore.
(You want cercariae?
I’ve got eight-hundred-fifty-nine-
But who cares?
No big deal
I want n= mooooooore
I want to be where ichneumids are
I want to see
See ‘em ovipositin’.
Hatchin’ and drinkin’ that spider’s
(Whaddya call it?) Hemolyyyyyymph.
Stayin’ at home you don’t get too far,
But formatting’s required for publication.
Fixing your margins and using
(What’s that word they like?) counterintuitiiiiiiive
Where the fish play
Where the birds coo
I’ll take a bucket of MS Two-Two-Twoooooooo!
Let’s me kill humanely–
Part of that woooooorld
What would I give
If I could live
Outta this meeting?
What would I donate
If someone’d collate
Bet there’s field stations
Or nice foundations
Where no application’s ever needed!
Sick of reviewers.
Aaaaaaaand I’m ready to know what the creatures know
Open a thorax
And get some answers
Which preservative, FAA or
(What’s the word?) isofluraaaaaane
Can I harvest their brain?
Wouldn’t I love
To euthanize these guys up above!
Place in captivity
Part of that woooooorld.