Synthesis Band…Err… Artist You’ve Never Heard Of… OF THE DAY!!!: Bo Burnham

I have no idea how this passed under our my radar for so long, but if you haven’t heard of Bo Burnham yet you should probably start checking out his work. This singer/songwriter/comedian has a thinking-man’s way with words and uses his songs to project some kind of sweet comedic gems. It seems that I’ve really missed the gun on this one, because the guy has been on Comedy Central, Last Call with Carson Daily, College Humor and is set to have his own Comedy Central Presents special come this year. To make me feel like an even bigger loser about the whole situation, it turns out that he’s only 18. Fuck.

Bo Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, singer, songwriter, musician, rapper, and Internet celebrity. He was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States, graduating from St. John’s Preparatory School. He currently resides in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Burnham achieved Internet fame in December 2006 after releasing a video featuring his performance of an original song, “My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay”, on YouTube, which has received over 2 million views as of November 2008.[1] The video had been originally posted on, but received no attention there for quite some time. Over the following year, Burnham released 13 videos on YouTube and MySpace, garnering a combined total of 22.4 million views.[2] Burnham’s videos have also been featured on a variety of other websites, including, CollegeHumor, and Comedy Central official site.

22.4 million views? Jesus Christ, Video Matt needs to take some notes from this guy. Check out his song, “New Math”, with the lyrics after the jump.

bo burnham – new math

whats a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy,
and an anteater plus a large hungry mutant ant? an ironic way to die
and whats domain, domain, range (xxy) a kid with too much in his pants
and two balls minus one, six titles at the tour de france.

split a decision with long division,
take the circumference of your circumcision
live like your data and when you’re all “set”
put it all together and whatever you get.

is new math…

whats a bag of chips divided by five, thats a nike worker’s meal
and santa clause multiplied by “i” well i guess that makes him real,
and the square root of the NBA is Africa in a box,
how do u trace a scatter plot? give the pencil to michael j fox.

take the approximate moral proportion of the probable problem of a pro-life abortion
live like your data, and when youre all “set”
put it all together and whatever you get…

is new math.

and if you made a factor tree of the factors that caused my girl to leave me youd have a tree…
…full of asian porn.
C-A-L-C-U-LATOR (see you later) mathematical minds make industrial smog.
and whats the opposite of lnx, duraflame the unnatural log.

support the farmers with a pro-tractor,
link kennedy and lincoln with a common factor (fact, or)
live like your data…blah blah

word problems

if theres a fat guy in a pastry shop with a twenty dollar bill and he’s ready to buy,
in order to predict his volume change you need to know the value of pi (pie)
and theres a metal train that a mile long and at the very back end a lightning bolt struck her,
how long til it reaches and kills the driver, provided that he’s a good conductor,
and if ten percent of men are gay and twenty percent of men are chinese,
what are the odds that a men chosen at random spends his freetime and mealtime while on his knees
and if kim is half as old as bobby who is two years older then twelve year old tori,
for how many more 30 day months will their threesomes be considered statutory rape

cause havin sex is like quadratic expansion if it cant be split then its time to stop,
and havin sex is like doing fractions, its improper for the larger one to be on top,
and havin sex is like math homework, i do it best when i’m alone in my bed.
and squarin numbers are just like women, if theyre under thirteen just do them in your head….

and new math

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