I don't normally direct people who might be young and impressionable to YouTube . . . but oh, my golly!
There is a clip on YouTube of The Muppets' Swedish Chef and Beaker singing "Habanera" from the opera Carmen. After the first three seconds, I was laughing so hard I couldn't see. So here's the link, use it responsibly:
You can thank me later, if you don't die of laughter. I don't know what it is, perhaps the dramatic way they both appear onscreen . . . I can't get enough!
"Bork, bork-bork-bork! Bork, bork-bork-bork!"
"Me me me, memememe memememe. . . . "
I can't stand it!
The other YouTube video I can't get enough of (and neither can Boy, he wants to watch it every day) is the Misheard Numa Numa Lyrics. Now, some of you may be familiar with the Numa Numa Guy. A few years back, when weirdo video clips first started circulating on the internet and being relentlessly forwarded via email, this chubby guy named Gary Brolsma became wildly popular for lip-synching this song into his webcam. The song, "Dragostea O Din Tei" is in Hungarian (? Romanian? Actually, not sure. . . .), something which seems to have escaped the average viewer. All anyone knows for sure is that the chorus contains the words "Numa Numa", hence the nickname for the song. Having watched Gary rock out to this song a number of times, I was well aware that whatever he was singing, it was not English. But a large number of people seem to think that it is, and have "figured out" the words. Someone has now taken the misheard lyrics and illustrated them using stick men and photographs. They are hilariously incoherent, and you wonder what kind of person thought he was saying, "Raise a fresh pear! No my no my A!"
Because all good pop songs contain a reference to farming, right?
So, yes, I should be working hard on a couple of manuscripts, but instead I'm watching stick men act out misunderstood Hungarian pop songs, and Beaker and the Chef do Verdi.
Fine, I'll get back to work! Slave drivers!
But let me also point everyone to the "Meet Jessica" page, where there are shiny new events posted, two of them for this week. So if you live in or around southern Utah, come and see me!