Crazy ‘Bout Those Dwarf Males Profizzah

The Southern Fried Scientist is TA’ing Invertebrate Zoology with Cindy Van Dover at the Marine Lab here. They are having their students create a 2-3 minute podcast of a published article on invertebrate biology, called Topic in Marine Invertebrate Zoology (TiMIZ), and he is posting them to his blog and the course YouTube Channel.

I must say that I am B L O W N  A W A Y by all of their performances. Especially the latest one which I absolutely had to embed here. It stars an undergraduate working on a project with me on the population structure of the vent scaleworm Branchinotogluma. These up and coming spineless idols just put out their new release Lazy Vertebrae about this paper on Osedax (one of our favorite worms here at DSN!).

Did you hear that?? DAMN!! Those are some amazing lyrics. SFS will have the lyrics up on his blog post soon. But here are my favorites:

“All the ladies are the pimps and the men are the ho’s”
“Heterotrophic degradation equals crazy delicious”
“I’m crazy ’bout those dwarf males Profizzah”

UPDATE: Lyrics are posted here.

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6 comments on “Crazy ‘Bout Those Dwarf Males Profizzah
  1. Lazy Vertebrae
    Wake up to the sound of itunes
    Call Cassie just to wake her up too
    Hello?
    What up Childs?
    Yo Kirsten whats happenin
    You thinking what Im thinking?
    DEEP SEA VENTS
    Man its happening

    But first my hunger pains are sticking like duct tape
    Lets hit up some dinning and mack on some crabcakes
    No doubt sly and sandy could outcook King Triton
    I love those crabcakes like Van Dover loves Chiton

    Fish, no snails, no clams, annelidae!
    I told you I’m crazy for those dwarf males profizza
    Yo wheres the place to find em?
    Deep sea vents, old chum
    Lets hop aboard the Challenger, got things to get done
    I prefer Alvin
    Thats a good one too
    Snorkeling is the best
    True that
    Double True! (two snorkel masks one over the other)

    Gray whale carcasses
    Step on it sucker!
    Whatchu wanna see Childs?
    Bulbus sac muther f@#cker

    It’s the Dwarf male-WHAT-annelidea
    Yes, the dwarf male-WHAT-annelidea
    We love the dwarf male WHATE- annelidea
    Pass the dwarf male- WHAT- annelideadeadeadea

    Yo down to the whale bones
    Red plumes and green stuff
    They got the root sheaths
    Packed with bact-teria
    Got endosymbionts to be nutritious
    Heterotrophic degradation equals crazy delicious!

    Worm tubes are these dwarf males homes fo sho
    All the ladies are the pimps and the men are her hoes
    Its all about the sugar momma, baby
    Hundred ‘leven to one
    Polyandry like crazy

    3k meters to the seep
    Osedax, an all-new genus
    Two different types of peeps
    Species Frankpressi, Rubiplumus

    No seen gut or mouth but got a crown like King Midas
    No kisses from this queen even if you try-dis
    Shes got a trunk of muscles and glands
    Gonna use em to get males; sharing never the plan
    Hope you all paid attention; to teach was our quest
    And after this last chorus theres gonna be a test

    On the Dwarf male-WHAT-annelidea
    Yes, the dwarf male-WHAT-annelidea
    We love the dwarf male WHATE- annelidea
    Its the dwarf male- WHAT- annelideadeadeadea

  2. hahaha Cassie and I spent about twelve hours to create this. The lyrics took me three hours to work out. The ones you quoted are those I’m particularly proud of :)

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