Video Sunday - Poetry & Misc.
Poetry may be too strong a term. But today we do have at least two videos that can be called poetic. The third is a book video and four and five are.... well, you'll see.
Now I don't know how many of you listen to Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! the NPR News Quiz with regularity. If you do, you may recognize what I'm about to show you. Recently there was a Bluff the Listener Challenge where a real news story was read alongside two fake ones. The player must guess the correct news story. In this particular case they failed because the real story was the video you are about to see. It was about getting kids excited about poetry. Observe.
The funny thing? Wordsworth adapts really nicely. Don't know if I can countenance daffodils spelling out the words, "Check It" though.
This next one carries hints of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's still nice, though.
Thanks to Bookninja. Then we have our requisite children's book trailer. Simple. To the point. I'm not sure why more authors aren't doing this. Seems like cheapo advertising to me.
Thanks to Heather for that one.
Okay. Now we get goofy. When I was a child the television show Animaniacs presented this segment. Little did I know at the time that it was a bizarre homage to an infamous series of Orson Welles rants done while recording voice overs. Animaniacs gives the words to Maurice LaMarche and the result is here.
Don't get it? Watch the same clip but with the original Orson Welles rant. Gold, lovelies. Gold. There's a reason I didn't understand this as a child.
A very big thank you to Dan for discovering these. I am not, however, going to post the William Shatner and Casey Kasem ones.