Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Norwegian LipDub VidShizzle!

My goddaughter Rikke is in art school in Norway and does these amazing videos with her school mates. I would be pleased if you would share them with your professors.

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17 comments:

  1. I never feel like commenting until Frod has put up and deleted 6 or 7 first.

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    1. Well, I didn't want to complain about them, the way we do on CM. They look like such nice girls, quite unlike the emaciated-yet-surgically enhanced, tattooed, heavily pierced ones we get around here.

      Also, in the sciences, we're trained rather thoroughly that whenever one sees a mistake, one should correct it. This is particularly so whenever I made the mistake. What do you do, sir? If you don't like the detritus I leave behind, just ask the moderators to delete it, although be kind to them, since it's the weekend.

      (With any luck, this guy will turn out to be an economist.)

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    2. Wait, you're known for deleting posts? I have never noticed. :o)

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    3. And FYI: the above is not meant to be sarcastic. We need a 'sincere tone' symbol.

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    4. If you think you can do better, let's have it, then. Put it over there by the live T-Rex.

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  2. Awesome.
    It took a lipdub from Norway to be contain a less diverse cast than the one from Grand State University last fall:-)

    http://collegemisery.blogspot.com/2011/09/grand-valley-state-university-lipdub.html

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  3. Can't watch this in my location. Copyright etc. Could someone post a five-page executive summary?

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    1. It's a well-produced music video of a bunch of girls, none of whom have tattoos and all in G-rated attire, lip-synching and dancing to the tune, "Loser Like Me."

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    2. @AdjunctSlave: Frod's just playing with you. He likes to kid around sometimes after he's been awake all night staring at stars.

      The video actually features a Norwegian kindergartener named Rikke who does a zany pyrotechnic Foucauldian monologue about the dangers of higher education. She's some kind of prodigy. The entire video lasts almost two hours, during which the child talks nonstop while balanced on one hand. The cameo appearances by Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Alan Simpson, Al Gore, The Spice Girls, and Julie Delpy were delightful, but the truly breathtaking part was in the last three seconds when Nora Ephron popped her head into the picture, smiled right at the camera, and said, "I love you!"

      Incredible.

      Words cannot do it justice.

      I'm going to watch it again right now--for the fourth time.

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    3. Thanks Bubba. I'll have to mark the URL for the next time I'm in a civilized country with no copyright issues. But I am disappointed at the cast of stars. No Earl Scruggs? No Yaro? No King Harald V? Strange indeed.

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    4. SB, so when's your lipdub coming up? I'd like to request you do it upside down balancing on one hand.

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  4. @CC: The actual actual video was, indeed, commendable, wasn't it? As I watched it, I smiled (with glee). It made me wish I could be 18 again. If I were a Hollywood producer, I'd hire Aina and Stian and all the actors.

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    1. They look altogether too wholesome to be in Hollywood, sweet children.

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  5. I do love Rikke's video, and so many of these lipdubs seem to celebrate the innocent and vitality of so many of our very best students.

    I love it when kids go to college and have a blast. I had 2 different sorts of experience in college. Undergrad was ridiculously bad; I was too young and too immature for it. But grad school ended up being for me the great social experience, and I always regret that I went to a big party school as an undergrad and really only got so little of the benefit of it.

    But in more than 25 years of teaching, I've been grateful to meet so many students who eat it up and get the fun and the education from it all. College can be a remarkable experience, and one of the main reasons why I've been involved with RYS and CM is that so many forces seem determined to beat that notion out of all of us.

    Cal

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