Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Oh. My. God.

You gotta watch the video!


The Herald Sun: THE contemplative poems of William Wordsworth have drawn lovers of literature to England's peaceful Lake District for two centuries. Even without a hip hop beat.

But in an effort to make the region's most famous poet more relevant to a younger audience, local tourism officials have released a rap version of Wordsworth's 200-year-old classic of Romantic verse: I wandered lonely as a cloud.

The reworking manages to "stay true to the original sentiment with some slight variation of the lyrics", Cumbria Tourism insisted.

Accompanying the hip-hop theme on its website is a video featuring "MC Nuts" - a giant dancing red squirrel.

Have a look at the new video, or read the original poem.

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Is this a joke? I can buy the hiphop lyrics but why the man in a--what is it--deer suit? Sorry I was never good at identifying animals. It's got to be a joke.

Bill Crider said...

Pretty expensive joke, though.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

No doubt about it, I've lived too long.

Bill Crider said...

Nah, Cap'n. You have many good years ahead.